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Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to break ground on center (May 6, 2009)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington will break ground next month on a cultural center at the site of an ancestral village. The center will feature some of the...

Reward for information on missing Crow family (May 6, 2009)

Relatives of a family that has been missing for more than four months are offering a reward for information on their whereabouts. Teddy Little Light, 30, Juliet Little Light,...

New Mexico governor hosts tribes for first summit (May 6, 2009)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) met with tribal leaders for the first summit under the new State Tribal Collaboration Act. Richardson and Indian Affairs Secretary Alvin Warren called the...

Native woman on trial for leaving baby at Walmart (May 6, 2009)

A 22-year-old Native woman is in trial after she left her newborn in a bathroom at a Walmart in Saskatchewan. April Halkett is charged with child abandonment. She claims...

Indian-owned construction firm opens tribal office (May 6, 2009)

Flintco, an Indian-owned construction firm, is launching a Native American Division. About 30 percent of Flintco's business is with tribes. The new office will ensure the company respects tribal laws,...

Aquash murder trial delayed until appeal resolved (May 6, 2009)

A federal judge indefinitely delayed the trial of two men accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Judge Lawrence Piersol said he won't take action until...

Geronimo descendants oppose reburial of remains (May 6, 2009)

Descendants of Apache warrior Geronimo don't want his remains removed from Oklahoma and returned to New Mexico. Geronimo was born in southern New Mexico. He was buried in Fort Sill,...

ICT: John EchoHawk on Supreme Court cases (May 6, 2009)

Indian Country Today interviews John Echohawk, the executive director of the Native American Rights Fund, about three recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that went against tribal interests. "Indian Country...

Norbert Hill: Resolve issues with Oneida Nation (May 6, 2009)

"Why is it that the Oneida tribe can work out agreements with Brown County, Lawrence, Green Bay and other government entities to solve problems of mutual concerns, yet, the village...

Editorial: Indian students deserve fair treatment (May 6, 2009)

"The Yurok Tribe has the distinction of being the largest American Indian group in the state of California, and several of the local tribes managed throughout history to maintain a...

Letter: Taking away a Navajo Nation opportunity (May 6, 2009)

"EPA rescinded its own decision on approving the air permit to Desert Rock. They want to redo, revamp, revise, rework, rethink that they made a mistake giving a permit to...

Ex-Onondaga school teacher faces another trial (May 6, 2009)

A former teacher on the Onondaga Nation in New York faces a second trial for allegedly abusing students. Albert Scerbo, 46, was accused of abusing or endangering 17 girls on...

Turtle Talk: Judge in Indian law cases to resign (May 6, 2009)

"This is big news. Sitting on the Tenth Circuit, Judge McConnell wrote important opinions in many Indian law cases. He wrote the opinion in United States v. Friday, rejecting an...

Opposition to Tohono O’odham Nation jail grows (May 6, 2009)

Nearly 1,500 people have signed a petition to oppose a detention facility on the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona. The tribe plans to build the facility on the reservation. But...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to vote on power system (May 6, 2009)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York will hold a referendum on June 6 to determine whether to develop its own power system. The tribe plans to buy electricity...

Boren and Cole oppose Freedmen investigation (May 6, 2009)

Rep. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma) and Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) are asking the Obama administration not to investigate the treatment of the Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes. Boren and Cole,...

Opinion: Abramoff didn't defraud tribal clients (May 6, 2009)

"Prosecutors, even when they are aware of it, investigate and indict a fraction of those who commit a felony. Typically, they prosecute only those who are unpopular or highly visible...