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No Indian health and safety fund in Obama's budget (May 8, 2009)

President Barack Obama released details of his fiscal year 2010 budget on Thursday but it didn't include any money for the Emergency Fund for Indian Health and Safety. Congress created...

Appeals court set to hear Cobell case on Monday (May 8, 2009)

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the Indian trust fund lawsuit on Monday. The outcome of the appeal will determine how much money, if any,...

Otoe-Missouria man first in family to finish college (May 8, 2009)

Elwood Ott, a member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma, will realize his dream today when he graduates from Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. Ott started Haskell in 1999...

Consortium aims to keep dollars in Indian Country (May 8, 2009)

A consortium of tribes has created the Native American Group to promote tribal, First Nations and Indian businesses. Richard Bowers Jr, the president of the board of directors for the...

Metro Times: Class action Indian health lawsuit (May 8, 2009)

"In the summer of 2004, Native American activist Kay McGowan spotted David Santacroce at a cocktail party. Santacroce directs the University of Michigan Clinical Law Program that gives students...

Law Journal: Child welfare cases in tribal courts (May 8, 2009)

"Postjudgment proceedings involving modifications to child support, custody, and placement will soon be transferable from Wisconsin circuit courts to tribal courts without a hearing. Pursuant to Rule 801.54, adopted by...

Minnesota tribes bank on millions in stimulus funds (May 8, 2009)

Three Minnesota tribes are welcoming an influx of money from theAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The Red Lake Nation will receive over $5 million for road, water, housing and...

Montana tribes recognized for sex offender tracking (May 8, 2009)

The U.S. Marshals Service honored three tribes in Montana for their efforts to track sex offenders on their reservations. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act requires tribes to...

Senate committee plans vote on EchoHawk nomination (May 8, 2009)

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Oneida Nation and county near land-into-trust deal (May 8, 2009)

The Oneida Nation and Oneida County are near a deal over the New York tribe's land-into-trust application, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports. The tribe asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to...

Native leader seeks apology over candidate's ad (May 8, 2009)

A Native leader in British Columbia says a candidate for legislative assembly should apologize for a "racist" ad. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs says...

Five-year-old boy killed in fire on Manitoba reserve (May 8, 2009)

A five-year-old boy died in house fire on the Sandy Bay Ojibway First Nation in Manitoba, the second incident of its kind this year. The fire began early Thursday morning...

Lynne Harlan: Cherokee children reach for the stars (May 8, 2009)

"This week, the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee presented awards to Cherokee schoolchildren throughout the region. As I listened to the stories written by the children and...

Letter: Walker River Paiute Tribe wants lake back (May 8, 2009)

"Walker Lake is owned by the State of Nevada. At this time, all American citizens can enjoy it for free. Involved in Harry Reid's plans are the transfer of the...

Former Wampanoag chairman sentenced to 41 months (May 8, 2009)

Glenn Marshall, the former chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, was sentenced to 41 months. Marshall argued for a sentence of less than a year, saying he...

Kevin Abourezk: The tribal model for newspapers (May 8, 2009)

"Recently, an intriguing idea has taken seed. While not a novel idea, turning newspapers into tax-exempt nonprofits could be just what the doctor ordered, some say. David Swenson, who managed...

Kara Briggs: Getting back to high school math (May 8, 2009)

"Ronald Reagan was president when I graduated from college. Don’t you dare calculate how long ago that was! It’s just an example of the kind of equation I am grappling...

Richard Williams: Indian trust and future generations (May 8, 2009)

"The resolution of the Cobell v. Salazar case is far from complete. In August 2008 the federal district court awarded $455.6 million in restitution to the class of American Indians...