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HHS Secretary promises Indian health focus (June 16, 2009)

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is vowing to improve health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives. Sebelius told the Associated Press that she will develop a multi-year...

Public Radio: Wolf-dog stirs Mohawk passions (June 16, 2009)

"Earlier this spring, the St Regis Mohawks captured what appeared to be a wolf on their reservation near Massena. The animal caused quite a stir. Tribal members are believed to...

Court denies Ho-Chunk Nation tobacco refund (June 16, 2009)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court today denied the Ho-Chunk Nation a refund of tobacco taxes. The tribe wanted a refund on cigarette taxes paid to the state in 2003 and 2004....

9th Circuit enters award in Exxon oil spill case (June 16, 2009)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals entered a judgment against Exxon Mobil Corp. for the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. The award was based on $507.5 million in damages suffered...

McDonald's not concerned about 'Custer' toy (June 16, 2009)

McDonald's isn't addressing complaints about a "George Armstrong Custer" toy in its Happy Meals. The toy is part of a promotion for the Night at the Museum: Battle of the...

Editorial: Fake snow alright at sacred peaks (June 16, 2009)

"We understand the resistance Native Americans have to the recreational use of the San Francisco Peaks as a ski resort. The dispute between tribes and the outside community over the...

Obama to replace only Native US Attorney (June 16, 2009)

President Barack Obama is on his way to replacing Diane Humetewa, the first Native woman to serve as U.S. Attorney. Obama hasn't made a public announcement but members of Arizona's...

Crow man pleads not guilty in New Mexico case (June 16, 2009)

Ted Hogan, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, pleaded not guilty to 29 felony charges in New Mexico. Hogan, 64, is accused of securities fraud, embezzlement, forgery...

Ex-Oglala Sioux councilor sentenced for drugs (June 16, 2009)

Don Garnier, a former council member for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, was sentenced to eight months in federal prison on drug charges. Garnier pleaded guilty to possession...

Prairie Island woman preserves oral history (June 16, 2009)

Whitney White, a member of the Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota, is making sure her tribal traditions are preserved for future generations. White, 22, interviewed four elders for...

Not guilty plea for DUI death of Pueblo man (June 16, 2009)

A former New Mexico state officer pleaded not guilty on Monday in connection with the drunken driving death of William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo. Alfred Lovato was a passenger...

Navajo school kicks off 'Sheep is Life' event (June 16, 2009)

Navajo Preparatory School in New Mexico is hosting this year's "Sheep is Life" celebration on the Navajo Nation. Sheep were introduced to the Navajos more than 300 years ago....

Citizen Potawatomi Nation loses DOI case (June 16, 2009)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma lost a lawsuit over the way the Interior Department distributes federal funds. In 1988, five tribes reached an agreement with the Bureau of Indian...

Public Radio: The Journey For Forgiveness (June 16, 2009)

"A traveling group of Native Americans wants President Obama to apologize for the government-run boarding school system that began in the 1800s. On their way to Washington, the group visited...

Steve Russell: Support for Native Hawaiians (June 16, 2009)

"If you are a Native Hawaiian, is your status more like American Indians or more like an ethnic minority? Addressing this question inevitably requires drawing conclusions about the legal status...

Kildee congratulates Teehee on White House job (June 16, 2009)

Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Michigan), the co-chairman of the House Native American Caucus, hailed the appointment of a former staffer to a key White House position. Kildee said Kim Teehee,...

Turtle Talk: Sonia Sotomayor and Indian law (June 16, 2009)

"Federal Indian law is at a dead end in the Supreme Court, but a new Justice – a transformative Justice – could shake the Court out of its current rut....

Cole opposes latest Cherokee Freedmen bill (June 16, 2009)

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), the only Native American in Congress, opposes a new bill that would cut federal funds to the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma until the Freedmen are restored...

Opinion: Reading First helps Indian students (June 16, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Rose Potvin, the elementary principal of the Hannahville Indian School in Michigan. I was surprised and disappointed to read the recent opinion page, "BIE...