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Al Franken secures Senate seat after court win (June 30, 2009)

Democrat Al Franken will be joining the U.S. Senate after winning a court case that prompted a concession from Republican Norm Coleman. Franken will be the 60th Democrat in the...

Video: Dr. Roubideaux speech at swearing-in (June 30, 2009)

Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, was sworn in as the director of the Indian Health Service at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.,...

Opinion: The health care crisis in Indian Country (June 30, 2009)

"I've been following the healthcare reform debate and discussing it with family and friends. Most of them are concerned that the public option appears to be in trouble on the...

Commentary: Native boy fights to keep hair long (June 30, 2009)

"A Native American boy is fighting a Texas school district for the right to keep his long hair. A small rural school district in Fort Bend County Texas wants...

Opinion: Red Earth celebrates Oklahoma Indians (June 30, 2009)

"The arrival of spring in London is said to be heralded by the singing of nightingales in Berkley Square in the Mayfair section of the British capital. And one of...

Exxon won't fight interest ruling in oil spill case (June 30, 2009)

Exxon Mobil Corp. won't appeal a decision to pay interest in the lawsuit over the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the company...

Citizen Potawatomi chairman wins re-election (June 30, 2009)

Members of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma re-elected John “Rocky” Barrett as chairman, according to unofficial results from the tribe. Barrett defeated opponents Diana Brasfield and Jeremy B. Finch...

Coquille Tribe celebrates federal restoration (June 30, 2009)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon celebrated 20 years of restoration to federal recognition over the weekend. Tribal members gathered in Bandon for a salmon bake, exhibits and cultural demonstrations....

NMAI in DC hosts first ever 'Native Skate Jam' (June 30, 2009)

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is turning into a skate park for the July 4 weekend. As part of the Ramp It Up exhibit,...

Oglala woman pleads not guilty for boy's death (June 30, 2009)

ha Vega, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, pleaded not guilty in connection with the death of a toddler who was a member of the Omaha Tribe of...

Wyoming tribes distribute $28M in royalties (June 30, 2009)

Members of the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe, both of Wyoming, benefited from a $28 million windfall. Tribal members received their share of oil and gas royalties....

Eastern Cherokees plan expansion of museum (June 30, 2009)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians plans to spend more than $2 million to expand the tribal museum. The Museum of the Cherokee Indian has already raised $1.9 million...

Off-reservation Chippewas seek recognition (June 30, 2009)

Members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians who live near Trenton, North Dakota, are seeking federal recognition as a separate tribe. Chippewas have a long history in Trenton....

Great Plains tribes optimistic with Obama in DC (June 30, 2009)

Leaders of the Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association are hopeful President Barack Obama will help deliver change to Indian Country. At the opening day of their meeting in North Dakota,...

North Dakota tribe breaks ground on housing (June 30, 2009)

The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation broke ground on a housing project on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. The project will provide 40 homes to tribal families. "A...

Grand Traverse man gets life for child assaults (June 30, 2009)

Clifford Gould Jr., a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan, was sentenced to life in prison for assaulting three children. Gould, 47, was...

Supreme Court rules in employment bias case (June 30, 2009)

The city of New Haven, Connecticut, violated the civil rights of white firefighters by throwing out the results of a promotion test, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The...