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Blog: Obama throws Indian Country a bone (June 17, 2009)

"I worked for Obama on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne reservations in Montana all summer last year. One of the highlights was spending nearly a full day at the...

Blog: Coburn blasts Cherokee woman's nomination (June 17, 2009)

"The Department of Justice is defending President Barack Obama's contentious nominee to head its Tax Division, arguing that her litigation experience outweighs her lack of specialization in tax law....

Opinion: Media ignores Native US Attorney firing (June 17, 2009)

"Barack Obama, the first black President (discounting Bill Clinton), is getting ready to fire the first Native American ever to serve as a U.S. Attorney in the country's history....

Column: 'Overkill' in Indian artifact theft case (June 17, 2009)

"The masterminds that conceived last week's massive raid on people suspected of illegally dealing Native American artifacts called their operation "Cerberus Action." In Greek mythology, Cerberus is the multiheaded dog...

Golden: Slow progress for Oklahoma Indians (June 17, 2009)

"“Many of the educated Indians, as well as the ignorant ones, are depressed and downcast.” This is a statement made in the report titled, “Our National Problem – The Sad...

Kim Teehee to start White House job in July (June 17, 2009)

Kim Teehee, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, said she is "elated and excited" to serve as the first-ever Indian senior policy advisor for Native American affairs...

Opinion: Natives fighting back in battle over oil (June 17, 2009)

"There’s an easy way to find oil. Go to some remote and gorgeous natural sanctuary, say Alaska or the Amazon, find some Indians, then drill down under them. If the...

Editorial: 9th Circuit justice in Exxon oil spill case (June 17, 2009)

"A federal appeals court struck a blow for justice Monday when it awarded the maximum allowable punitive damages in the Exxon Valdez oil spill case -- and told Exxon Mobil...

Alaska attorney general nominee has Native ties (June 17, 2009)

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) announced a new attorney general pick on Tuesday, one with connections to the Alaska Native community. But unlike Palin's prior choice, Daniel S. Sullivan seems...

BIA holds meeting on Cayuga Nation land-into-trust (June 17, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is holding a public hearing in New York today on the Cayuga Nation land-into-trust application. The tribe wants 125 acres placed in trust. The land...

Editorial: Use 'Custer' toy as educational tool (June 17, 2009)

"Custer may have died on a battlefield in 1876 but thanks to a cheap plastic toy he’s back in the limelight. For a few days, at least, and then...

Tribes want action, not words, on health care (June 17, 2009)

Tribal leaders in South Dakota say the Obama administration has to make good on its promises to improve Indian health care. Oglala Sioux Tribe President Theresa Two Bulls said tribes...

Muscogee Nation paramedic scuffle goes national (June 17, 2009)

After making the rounds in Oklahoma for the past few weeks, a scuffle between an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper and Muscogee (Creek) Nation paramedics is landing in the national...

Navajo weaver shares traditions at celebration (June 17, 2009)

Navajo weaver Sarah Natani shared jokes and traditions as the "Sheep Is Life" celebration began on Tuesday. Natani, who is teaching a dyeing class at the event, explained how...

Agents searched New Mexico art dealer's home (June 17, 2009)

An art dealer in Santa Fe, New Mexico, may be the next target in the Interior Department's investigation into stolen Indian artifacts. Federal agents raided the home of Forrest Fenn...

Native American Church conference in Arizona (June 17, 2009)

The 60th annual conference of the Native American Church of North America is being held this weekend in Arizona. The conference takes place at the Navajo Tribal Fairgrounds in Window...

Utah town upset over Indian artifact theft case (June 17, 2009)

Residents of a small town in Utah are still angry at the Interior Department over one of the largest Indian artifact theft cases in history. Of the 24 people indicted...

San Pasqual woman seeks office in Virginia (June 17, 2009)

Vicki Vasques, who served as director of the Office of Indian Education during the Bush administration, is seeking public office in Virginia. Vasques announced her candidacy for the Virginia...

Charles Trimble: No more offensive mascots (June 17, 2009)

It’s college World Series time here in Omaha, and the city is transformed to an interstate fair, with the city crawling with Titans, Tar Heels, Eagles, Sun Devils, Long Horns,...

Editorial: Virginia tribes move closer to recognition (June 17, 2009)

"For Indian tribes in Virginia, this may be the year they finally gain recognition from Congress. It has been a long and frustrating effort for them, but success could be...

Letter: Racial slur against Indians in newspaper (June 17, 2009)

"On May 22, letter writer Burnell J. Petry stated what he had to say, but with no concern to the racial remarks made toward the American Indians. I am from...

Obama won't release White House visitor logs (June 17, 2009)

President Barack Obama is taking the same position as the Bush administration on the release of White House visitor logs. Obama says he is reviewing his policy on visitor logs....