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Democracy Now: Tom Goldtooth on climate change (May 26, 2009)

"JUAN GONZALEZ: To continue the discussion about climate change, we’re now joined by Tom Goldtooth, executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network headquartered at Bemidji, Minnesota. He is in...

Letter: Remember Indian veterans on Memorial Day (May 26, 2009)

"On certain autumnal days when a cold wind sweeps through the region, mountain people swear you can hear the sounds of people singing and babies crying; the ghosts of the...

Johnny Flynn: Terror torture and the Indian wars (May 26, 2009)

"If you have been following the national debate on the torture of prisoners then you know one side says it is OK to protect American lives while the other side...

Indian farmers prepare for discrimination trial (May 26, 2009)

The plaintiffs in a landmark discrimination lawsuit against the Department of Agriculture are preparing for a trial. Indian farmers and ranchers say they were systematically denied loans and services due...

Time Capsule: Indian health care hearing in 1984 (May 26, 2009)

"Two congressional panels met at the university on May 25, 1984, to hear testimony regarding the lack of adequate long-term-care facilities for elderly Indians. The Joint Select Committee on...

Letter: Tribal leaders ignore 'Fighting Sioux' views (May 26, 2009)

"It’s disturbing to watch what is happening on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and in North Dakota. In both places, leaders are ignoring those whom they’re entrusted with representing....

Visitors drawn to Chief Red Cloud's resting site (May 26, 2009)

More than 10,000 people visit the grave of Chief Red Cloud, a Lakota warrior who is buried on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Red Cloud was born in...

Auburn Community considers buying Indian cemetery (May 26, 2009)

The United Auburn Indian Community might buy an Indian cemetery in northern California, a spokesperson said. Some of the tribe's ancestors are buried at the Colfax Indian Cemetery. "We're...

Navajo community declares emergency over flooding (May 26, 2009)

A Navajo Nation community in New Mexico is seeking help after heavy rains flooded the area. The San Juan Chapter voted Sunday to declare a state of emergency, a...

Australia changes stance on indigenous rights (May 26, 2009)

The government of Australia has reversed its position on the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Australia was one of four nations that opposed the declaration. But new leaders...

Editorial: Reconsider Tennessee recognition bill (May 26, 2009)

"The Tennessee House of Representatives could vote today to give state recognition to local Yuchi Indians who want that validity for their heritage. For supporters, like Chief Lee Vest, it...

Feature: Bringing Internet to the Navajo Nation (May 26, 2009)

"Long before anyone talked of federal stimulus money for rural broadband deployments, there was Sacred Wind Communications--a small incumbent local exchange carrier in New Mexico that has found and continues...

Minnesota bill includes $1.25M for Native languages (May 26, 2009)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) signed a funding bill that includes $1.25 million for Native language preservation. The Legacy Act provides $150,000 to the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council to create...

Chinook Nation to lobby for recognition in DC (May 26, 2009)

The Chinook Nation of Washington is headed to the nation's capitol this week to lobby for federal recognition. Chairman Ray Gardner hopes to answer questions about the bill before it...

Pawnee Nation wants land in Nebraska in trust (May 26, 2009)

The Pawnee Nation lives in Oklahoma now but the tribe is once again making its presence known in Nebraska. The tribe recently acquired property in Nebraska, its first in the...

Barona Band offers environmental scholarship (May 26, 2009)

The Barona Band of Mission Indians of California is offering a scholarship students who are pursuing degrees in environmental studies. The tribe will offer four finalists $1,000, with one receiving...

Nebraska Supreme Court to hear ICWA dispute (May 26, 2009)

The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear an Indian Child Welfare Act dispute this morning. The Ponca Tribe says it was denied representation in proceedings involving two Ponca children. A county...

South Dakota fights Lower Brule land-into-trust (May 26, 2009)

The state of South Dakota continues to fight the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe over a land-into-trust application dating from 1990. The tribe is seeking to acquire 91 acres of historical...

Court Memo: Bringing diversity to the Supreme Court (May 26, 2009)

"Everyone talks about diversifying the Supreme Court. Maybe the time has come for a WASP. There hasn't been a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant put forward in the five nominations since Justice...

Obama picks Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court (May 26, 2009)

President Barack Obama nominated Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court this morning. Sotomayor would be the first Hispanic person to serve on the high court. She currently...