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Aroostook Band election in dispute after two years (May 28, 2009)

A woman who was elected chief of the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians two years ago wants the Maine tribe to call a new election. Marilyn Carlton defeated Victoria...

Thomas Claw, Navajo Code Talker, dies at 87 (May 28, 2009)

Thomas Claw, a member of the Navajo Nation who served as a Code Talker during World War II, died on Tuesday. He was 87. Claw enlisted in the U.S....

HUD announces $252M in stimulus funds for tribes (May 28, 2009)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced $252 million in Indian housing funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said the money...

HUD, Education secretaries visit Indian Country (May 28, 2009)

Two of President Barack Obama's Cabinet secretaries made their first trip into Indian Country on Wednesday. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and Education Secretary Arne Duncan first...

California tribe returns to cemetery amid dispute (May 28, 2009)

Members of the Colfax-Todds Valley Consolidated Tribe of California returned to the cemetery where their ancestors are buried amid a dispute over the site's future. The tribe was locked...

Pueblo woman sought police help before son's death (May 28, 2009)

A Zia Pueblo woman who is accused of murdering her 3-year-old son went to police seeking help just hours before he died, The Albuquerque Journal reports. Tiffany Toribio went...

Augustine Band sparks interest with solar energy (May 28, 2009)

The Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians of California is generating more than power with its new solar energy system. The tribe is the first in the state to win...

Murkowski supports study of Native youth suicide (May 28, 2009)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is calling on the Department of Health and Human Services to fund a study into Alaska Native youth suicide. Murkowski said the $1.2 million study, which...

Margaret Dalton pulled 'fast one' on government (May 28, 2009)

Margaret Dalton, the late former chairwoman of the Jackson Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California, "pulled a fast one" on the federal government in the 1960s, The Sacramento Bee...

Alabama report examines Indian health status (May 28, 2009)

The Alabama Department of Public Health released the first-ever report into the health status of tribes in the state. "Health Survey of American Indians of Alabama 2008: Keeping the Circle...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe to use special border ID cards (May 28, 2009)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona will issue special ID cards to members who cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The tribe reached an agreement with the Department of Homeland Security to...

Editorial: Lawmakers shouldn't decide recognition (May 28, 2009)

"The Tennessee House of Representatives sent a bill that could have given state recognition to local Yuchi Indians to “summer study” on Tuesday, effectively killing the measure for another year....

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe moves on development (May 28, 2009)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is moving forward with plans for a hotel and retail complex in Standish, Michigan. The tribe plans an 80-room hotel and will expand the existing Eagle...

Steve Russell: Ward Churchill faces a third jury (May 28, 2009)

"Ward Churchill’s second jury has spoken. That would be the jury in his wrongful termination lawsuit that found, not irrationally, that Churchill would still be a tenured full professor at...

Column: Shinnecock Nation nears a milestone (May 28, 2009)

"It's not about a casino. For the Shinnecock Nation, it was never about a casino. Or about lost lands. It's not even about the nation's 30-year quest for federal...