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Banished Snoqualmie members win case in federal court (May 4, 2009)

A federal judge ruled in favor of nine members of the Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington who were banished last year. Judge James L. Robart said the tribe violated the...

IHS runs out of contract care funds in 4.8 months (May 4, 2009)

Remember "Don't get sick after June?" Well, that's old news. Contract health service funds from the Indian Health Service run out in 4.8 months. "By January, end of February, there...

Apology resolution introduced in House and Senate (May 4, 2009)

A resolution to apologize to Native people for their mistreatment by the United States has been introduced in the 111th Congress. Rep. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma) introduced H.J.Res.46 on April 30....

Pojoaque Pueblo leader completes Boston Marathon (May 4, 2009)

George Rivera, the governor of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico, completed his first Boston Marathon in 3:29.55. Rivera, 45, said he had a tough time finishing the race. But his...

Western Shoshone tribes await Supreme Court action (May 4, 2009)

Members of the Western Shoshone Nation of Nevada are awaiting U.S. Supreme Court action on a sacred site case. A group that includes the South Fork Band Council of...

Climbing bolts being removed from sacred Cave Rock (May 4, 2009)

The U.S. Forest Service is removing climbing bolts from Cave Rock, a sacred site of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. The Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit developed a...

Confirmation hearing for Larry EchoHawk to lead BIA (May 4, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a confirmation hearing this Thursday, May 7, for Larry EchoHawk to be assistant secretary of Indian affairs at the Department of the Interior....

Navajo Nation program offers free eyeglasses (May 4, 2009)

The Navajo Nation Council authorized $300,000 to expand the tribe's eyeglass program. The program previously served elders. But it's now open to all tribal members who need eye exams...

Dean Suagee: Tribes and the green energy revolution (May 4, 2009)

"On the first Earth Day of the Obama presidency, the White House blog declared that this Earth Day is significant in light of “the president’s goal to create a clean...

NPR: Addressing violence against Native women (May 4, 2009)

"The federal government has recently announced plans to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to improve medical clinics, buy more rape kits and bolster the police response to what authorities...

Hopi Tribe works to keep state park open to public (May 4, 2009)

The Hopi Tribe is working with the state of Arizona to keep a park open to the public. The tribe is spending $66,000 to create a parks and recreation...

Ex-Mashpee Wampanoag chair to be sentenced (May 4, 2009)

Glenn Marshall, the former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will be sentenced this Thursday in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts. Marshall pleaded guilty to violating campaign finance laws,...

Turtle Talk: Justice Souter's Indian law legacy (May 4, 2009)

"Justice Souter’s retirement at the end of this Term all but demands a recount of his voting record in Supreme Court cases involving federal Indian Law. He was part of...

Oglala Sioux Tribe working on a new web site (May 4, 2009)

The Oglala SIoux Tribe of South Dakota is working on a new web site. The URL is oglalalakotanation.com. The site contains links about the tribe, the tribal council, tribal programs...

Melvin Martin: More truths about race in Rapid City (May 4, 2009)

As a home grown Rapid Citian, born and raised there, who is also Lakota (and one-fourth white, to be precise about my own ethnic makeup), I see that once again...

Tim Giago: Negative Native images in the news (May 4, 2009)

There are many ways to describe images. An image can be an idol, fetish, icon, statue, effigy or a graven image, or an image appearing on the television news...

Erich Longie: 'Sioux' opponents won't give up fight (May 4, 2009)

"I was dismayed to read my cousin Eunice Davidson’s letter in which she apologized to the Engelstad family and the people of North Dakota for the activities held at...

Column: Obama biased against oil and gas industry (May 4, 2009)

"Considering the brutal recession, you'd expect the Obama administration to be obsessed with creating jobs. And so it is, say the president and his supporters. The trouble is that there's...

Jodi Rave: Awakening the bears from their winter sleep (May 4, 2009)

"In Native tradition, Chuck Jonkel and friends gathered in a celebration of spring along Rattlesnake Creek on Friday to welcome grizzly and black bears from their deep winter sleep....