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Steven Juneau: Fight prescription drug abuse (June 19, 2009)

"In the past few years we have witnessed a segment of our tribal population escalate the abuse and diversion (theft and sale) of prescription drugs. Indian Country is experiencing the...

Dorgan won't investigate artifact theft case (June 19, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee won't investigate a controversial Indian artifact theft case from Utah, a spokesperson for Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota). But Dorgan has asked the Government Accountability...

Editorial: Hope for Blackfeet water system (June 19, 2009)

"A lot of people on the Blackfeet Reservation around Browning and East Glacier Park are hoping the third time is the charm. Residents have been told in the past...

Ojibwe woman found guilty of music sharing (June 19, 2009)

Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe of Minnesota, was ordered to pay $1.9 million for illegally sharing music on the Internet. Thomas-Rasset, a mother...

Pueblo officer fired after assault charge (June 19, 2009)

Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico fired a police officer who was indicted on sexual assault charges. Mark Zuni, 40, is charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration during the...

Gathering of the Pai takes place in Arizona (June 19, 2009)

The 11th annual Gathering of the Pai takes is being hosted by the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe of Arizona. The gathering brings together the Havasupai, Hualapai and Yavapai tribes of Arizona and...

Crow Tribe to vote for vice chairman post (June 19, 2009)

Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana will choose a new vice chairman on Saturday. Darrin Old Coyote, 36, and Calvin "Coolidge" Jefferson Jr., 60, are running for the post....

Tribes plan treatment center in Wyoming (June 19, 2009)

Tribes in Montana and Wyoming are planning a drug and alcohol treatment center near Sheridan, Wyoming. The Inter-Tribal Wellness Center would provide addiction counseling to adults, families, veterans and...

Cartoon: Real tears, fake snow at sacred site (June 19, 2009)

John Benson cartoon from June 14, 2009, edition of The Arizona Republic. Supreme Court Briefs:Department of Justice | Arizona Snowbowl | Navajo Nation/Tribes 9th Circuit Decision:Navajo Nation v. US...

Steven Newcomb: Colonialism clash in Peru (June 19, 2009)

"For 56 days, thousands of Amazonian Indian people have protested presidential decrees in Peru that open their ancestral lands to oil exploration and other forms of exploitation. Numerous deaths have...

Senate resolution apologizes for slavery (June 19, 2009)

The Senate unanimously passed S.Res.159, a resolution to apologize for slavery. The resolution states that it can't be used to make the case for reparations. The House is expected to...

DOJ attorney removed from Abramoff case (June 19, 2009)

A top Department of Justice attorney has been removed from the case of a former Jack Abramoff associate. William Welch, the head of DOJ's Public Integrity Section , won't be...