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Indian cemetery reopens but dispute continues (May 21, 2009)

An Indian cemetery in northern California has been reopened but it's future is unclear and a local tribe is concerned about restrictions placed on their activities. The Colfax Cemetery...

Rep. Heinrich introduces Indian homeownership bill (May 21, 2009)

Rep. Martin Heinrich (D-New Mexico) introduced a bill on Wednesday that seeks to improve homeownership levels among American Indians. The Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act...

Senators seek money for Indian safety and health (May 21, 2009)

A bipartisan group of lawmakers wrote a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, asking for money for the Emergency Fund for Indian Health and Safety. Congress created the...

Montana releases report on Indian inmate complaints (May 21, 2009)

The Montana Corrections Department released a report that substantiates allegations made by Indian inmates at the Crossroads Correctional Center. The report said Indian inmates were strip searched before and after...

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate receives $200K from stimulus (May 21, 2009)

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate of South Dakota will use $200,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The money came from the Environmental Protection Agency. The tribe will use...

John Brown, original Navajo Code Talker, dies at 88 (May 21, 2009)

John Brown Jr., one of the original Navajo Code Talkers, died on Wednesday. He was 88. Brown was a member of the first group of Navajo soldiers who used...

Tohono O'odham jail foes tired of 'sovereign nation' (May 21, 2009)

Residents of a small town near the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona are fighting hard over a proposed detention center on the reservation. The San Xavier Regional Detention Center would...

Nez Perce Tribe concerned after shooting death (May 21, 2009)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is asking the FBI to keep open the lines of communication after another shooting incident on the reservation. The FBI is investigating the...

Muscogee Nation fights state over tobacco taxation (May 21, 2009)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation and the Oklahoma Tax Commission are battling in federal court over tobacco taxes. The tribe filed suit last week after tax agents seized over $100,000 worth...

Strange: Law firm spat over 'Redskins' court ruling (May 21, 2009)

"Here's a post devoted to the perils of "Reply All" and idealism among first-year associates. Brought to you by the attorneys of Quinn Emanuel. The firm just celebrated a victory...

IHS confirms three cases of swine flu in Navajo area (May 21, 2009)

The Indian Health Service treated three cases of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, in the Navajo area. All three patients were released, according to The Navajo-Hopi Observer....

PBS Ombudsman: Concerns over 'Wounded Knee' (May 21, 2009)

"An ambitious and, I thought, powerful and illuminating five-part series on the relentlessly tragic yet often stirring history of the American Indian unfolded on PBS stations for 90 minutes on...

EchoHawk expects to be sworn in as leader of BIA (May 21, 2009)

Larry EchoHawk expects to be sworn in as early as Friday as the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. EchoHawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma,...

Commentary: Controversy over 'Indian' mascots (May 21, 2009)

"Let’s take a look at some of the controversy surrounding college nicknames including logos and mascots used to convey a certain image: Toss The Crusaders – A Massachusetts Christian...

Construction worker dies after fall at Mohegan site (May 21, 2009)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death of a construction worker. Dick Blake, 59, was working on a tribal building when...

Senate Indian Affairs hearing on land-into-trust (May 21, 2009)

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Opinion: Tribal management of forest impressive (May 21, 2009)

"As far as I know, there is really only one place in the United States where a tribe managed to continuously keep control of, and actively manage, their ancestral lands...

Senate confirms deputy secretary at Interior (May 21, 2009)

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed David J. Hayes as deputy secretary of the Interior Department after Republicans lifted a hold on the nomination. Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) and Sen. Lisa...