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Column: Calling out the use of 'Indian' mascots (May 27, 2009)

"A gutsy little counter-protest took place at the corner of Third and Kings streets before the Giants' Memorial Day matinee Monday. The primary demonstration involved a small contingent of...

Tribes seek cleanup of contaminated Arizona site (May 27, 2009)

The Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe are going to court to seek the cleanup of a contaminated site in northeastern Arizona. The site near Tuba City is littered with...

Margaret Dalton, Jackson Rancheria leader, dies (May 27, 2009)

Margaret Dalton, the former chairwoman of the Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, died on Saturday. She was 69. Dalton, who led the tribe for 30 years, is...

Cherokee Nation blasts Tennessee 'culture clubs' (May 27, 2009)

A bill that would have recognized up to six Tennessee tribes has been shelved after the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma lobbied against it. The tribe convinced lawmakers to remove nearly...

Crow man with troubled past lands in trouble again (May 27, 2009)

A member of the Crow Tribe of Montana has been arrested in New Mexico on securities fraud and other charges, The Billings Gazette reports. Ted Hogan is being held...

Hundreds attend funeral of 3-year-old Pueblo boy (May 27, 2009)

About 600 people attended the funeral of Tyrus Toribio, a 3-year-old boy from Zia Pueblo whose death shocked the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Most people never knew Ty....

Rosebud Sioux President: Stimulus will help tribe (May 27, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Rodney M. Bordeaux, the president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. On May 20, 2009, the Madison Daily Leader, Jon M. Hunter,...

Walker River Paiute Tribe: Work together to save lake (May 27, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Edmund Reymus, the chairman of the Walker River Paiute Tribe. This letter is in response to a letter authored by Mrs. Sandra Essenpreis and...

Navajo Nation celebrates water rights settlement (May 27, 2009)

The Navajo Nation celebrated its historic water rights settlement with the state of New Mexico on Tuesday. The deal guarantees the tribe 600,000 acre-feet on the San Juan River. It...

Editorial: It's time to recognize the Chinook Nation (May 27, 2009)

"Reading the surviving legends of the Chinook people is to revolve through a hidden door into an alternate universe that is at once utterly familiar and yet deliciously exotic, like...

Wisconsin tribes stand to gain from tobacco tax hike (May 27, 2009)

Wisconsin's tribes stand to gain another $81.5 million over the next to years if the state increases its tobacco tax, The Madison State Journal reports. Eleven tribes signed compacts to...

Tim Giago: Let Oglala Sioux president do her job (May 27, 2009)

Former United States Senator Jim Abourezk once said, “There are only two jobs in this country that I would never want: president of the United States and president of the...

Judge asked to reconsider Wampanoag land claim (May 27, 2009)

Two members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts are asking a federal judge to reconsider their land claim. Amelia Bingham and her son, Steven, sued to reclaim land that...

Yellow Bird: Honoring last fluent Mandan speaker (May 27, 2009)

"At UND’s 121st commencement ceremony on May 16, Edwin Benson, Mandan tribal elder, received an honorary doctor of letters degree. Benson will now be added to the list of...

Photos: Swearing in of Larry EchoHawk at BIA (May 27, 2009)

The Interior Department has posted photos of the swearing in ceremony of Larry EchoHawk as assistant secretary for Indian affairs. EchoHawk, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma,...

BIA agrees to decision on Shinnecock Nation (May 27, 2009)

After 30 years, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has finally agreed to make a decision on the federal recognition petition of the Shinnecock Nation of New York. A settlement ends...

Column: NCAI shawl at Sotomayor announcement (May 27, 2009)

"Sonia Sotomayor may or may not be confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice, but she's definitely in the ballpark. "Born in the South Bronx, she was raised in a...

Mark Charles: A Native voice on the war on terror (May 27, 2009)

I am afraid that in our efforts to protect ourselves and our way of life our country have taken several steps towards becoming the very thing which we claim to...

Norton's diplomatic passport missing at Interior (May 27, 2009)

The passport offices at the Interior Department are in such disarray that employees can't locate the diplomatic passport once issued to former secretary Gale Norton, according to a report...