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Appropriations bills moving through House panel (June 10, 2009)

The House Appropriations Committee is busy this month with a slew of fiscal year 2010 appropriations bills. The full committee approved the Commerce, Justice and Science bill yesterday. The package...

Paper runs series on Virginia tribal recognition (June 10, 2009)

The Virginian-Pilot published a three-part series on Virginia tribes and their quest for federal recognition. The tribes were the first to greet the European settlers at Jamestown. They also...

Quechan Nation pleased with action on sacred site (June 10, 2009)

The Quechan Nation is again calling on a Canadian company to withdraw plans for a gold mine at a sacred site in California. The tribe has been working to protect...

Journey For Forgiveness makes its way to DC (June 10, 2009)

The Wellbriety Journey for Forgiveness is about halfway through its 40-day, 6,800-mile journey across the nation. The walk began May 16 at the Chemawa Indian School in Oregon. Participants...

Yakama Nation withdraws from cleanup council (June 10, 2009)

The Yakama Nation of Washington is withdrawing from a natural resources council over tribal fishing concerns. The tribe says the Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality...

Reservation city cracks down on public drinking (June 10, 2009)

A city on the Yakama Nation in Washington is cracking down on public drinking. Offenders up to 90 days in jail and up to a $1,000 fine for drinking...

Summer school offers Native language classes (June 10, 2009)

Pueblo and Navajo students in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are spending the summer learning more about their languages. Griegos Elementary is offering a class in Navajo and another in Tiwa, spoken...

Opinion: Breaking cycle of Alaska Native abuse (June 10, 2009)

"Once upon a time many years ago, when I was occasionally motivated to socialize with other human beings after 6 p.m., I found myself at a party with a mixed...

Spirit Lake men charged with eagle violations (June 10, 2009)

Two brothers have been charged in connection with the killing and sale of a bald eagle on the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation in North Dakota. James Robertson, 44, is accused...

Opinion: Indian people manipulated by mascots (June 10, 2009)

"The North Dakota Board of Higher Education recently voted to prohibit UND from using Fighting Sioux as its nickname. As a Christian who strives to follow the commands and...

Narragansett Tribe seeks surplus Navy property (June 10, 2009)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is seeking to acquire about 400 acres of surplus U.S. Navy property. The tribe has been interested in the Aquidneck Island properties but says...

Financial Times: Venezuela's Indians wait on land (June 10, 2009)

"Chief Sabino Romero is in two minds about Hugo Chávez's socialist revolution. As the leader of a small native Indian community in the remote and lawless mountains on Venezuela's north-western...

Another swine flu case among Manitoba Natives (June 10, 2009)

A boy from the Garden Hill First Nation is the latest cast of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, among Natives in Manitoba. Chief David Hill said the...

Salazar, EchoHawk in Utah for press conference (June 10, 2009)

Note: Press conference has been moved to 1pm Mountain Time. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Larry EchoHawk, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, are in Utah today...

Witness list for hearing on Indian health reform (June 10, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on reforming the Indian health care system. The hearing takes place at 2:15pm in Room 628 of the Senate Dirksen...

Editorial: Much work left on Navajo water rights (June 10, 2009)

"Officials from all levels of government celebrated last week when President Obama signed an omnibus bill into law to quench the Four Corners' thirst. The bill appropriates money to bring...

Indian skateboarding exhibit opening at NMAI (June 10, 2009)

An exhibit on skateboarding opens this Friday at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. "Ramp It Up" features photographs and skateboarding memorabilia from across Indian...

Column: Cahuilla woman tends school playground (June 10, 2009)

"Lolly Ortega must have spent more years supervising kids on a school playground than anyone in the region. I will be surprised if anyone can top her. Ortega is a...