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Melvin Martin: Praise for Greenpeace in Rapid City (July 9, 2009)

As a long-time, behind-the-scenes activist who is deeply concerned about the current (and historical) state-of-affairs in and around Rapid City, South Dakota (in my humble estimation, the most anti-Indian place...

Mississippi Choctaws celebrate 60th annual fair (July 9, 2009)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians kicked off its 60th annual fair on Wednesday. The tribe has a slew of events planned for the four-day fair. There's a concert every...

Turtle Talk: Oxford scholar wrong about 'squaw' (July 9, 2009)

"Leaving the legal world for a moment, we offer a link to a very strange defense of the use of the word “squaw” by the Oxford Etymologist Anatoly Liberman. We...

Opinion: The myth of treaties and Indian health (July 9, 2009)

"Government agencies and pressure groups campaigning for more taxpayer money can create a fictitious “history” almost overnight. First, they make some claim about how something has been recognized since (whenever),...

EPA and IHS distribute $90M in stimulus to tribes (July 9, 2009)

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Indian Health Service are distributing $90 million in stimulus funds for water projects in Indian Country. The money comes from the American Recovery and...

Pechanga culture reflected in city's town square (July 9, 2009)

A $66 million town square project in Temecula, California, reflects the culture and history of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians. The tribe's basket weaving tradition inspired the design...

Alaska Native village sues ex-president for theft (July 9, 2009)

The Alaska Native village of Tatitlek says former president Lori Ann Johnson stole $560,000 over the past two years. The village filed suit in state court, accusing Johnson of theft...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe donates $100K to Red Cross (July 9, 2009)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe donated $100,000 to the Southern Arizona Red Cross. The money will be used to help people in Pima Country and tribal members. "In today's economy and...

Worker injured in second incident at Mohegan site (July 9, 2009)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has once again returned to Connecticut to investigate another incident at a Mohegan Tribe work site. The unidentified ironworker fell at the tribe's administration...

University to bill Ward Churchill for lawsuit costs (July 9, 2009)

The University of Colorado plans to bill controversial former professor Ward Churchill for the costs of defending his wrongful termination lawsuit. The university hasn't come up with a figure but...

Officials object to restoration of Wilton Rancheria (July 9, 2009)

Officials in northern California are asking Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) to intervene in the federal restoration of the Wilton Miwok Rancheria. The officials say the Interior Department shouldn't have agreed...

Border guards in Canada reject Mohawk proposal (July 9, 2009)

A union representing border guards in Canada has rejected a proposal offered by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne that would have led to the reopening of the Seaway International Bridge....

Editorial: Talk to Muscogee Nation about trust land (July 9, 2009)

"City leaders' concerns over expanding Indian trust land are understandable. After all, land held in trust is exempt from certain taxes, which obviously has a negative impact on city revenues....

Indian basketball tournament kicks off in Arizona (July 9, 2009)

The seventh annual Native American Basketball Invitational began in Phoenix, Arizona, on Wednesday. The tournament is open to high school players across Indian Country. This year, 38 boys' and 26...

House committee markup on Hawaiian, Hoh bills (July 9, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee meets today for a markup session. The agenda includes H.R.2314, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009, and H.R.1061, the Hoh Indian Tribe Safe...