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Grand Traverse chairman to meet with Obama (July 14, 2009)

Derek Bailey, the chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians will meet with President Barack Obama in Michigan today. In a post to Twitter, Bailey said...

Witness list for hearing on four recognition bills (July 14, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on four federal recognition bills. The bills are: H.R.2678, the Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act. H.R.1358, the Burt Lake Band of...

Opinion: Using religion to dominate Native people (July 14, 2009)

"John Trudell of the Santee Sioux comments on the use of mainstream Christianity by the United States as a tool to dominate and colonize large tracts of the continent....

Montana and Wyoming tribes combat alcoholism (July 14, 2009)

The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Councill will use a $5 million grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to combat alcoholism. The money will be distributed to 11...

Man shot by Oglala Sioux Tribe police officer (July 14, 2009)

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Indian Affairs are investigating the shooting of a man by a police officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Robert...

Native woman in Saskatchewan dies of swine flu (July 14, 2009)

Vanessa Bluebell, a member of the Yellow Quill First Nation of Saskatchewan, died of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. She was 25. Bluebell reportedly caught the...

New charges in connection with artifact theft (July 14, 2009)

A man in Colorado has been charged in federal court for threatening to beat a confidential informant in the Interior Department's Indian artifact theft case. Charles Denton Armstrong, 44, was...

Mark Trahant: Getting into Indian health reform (July 14, 2009)

"This is a story about how one thing leads to another – or the reason I am writing about health care reform for the next year or so. A few...

Delaware Tribe about to regain federal status (July 14, 2009)

The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma says it has regained status as a federally recognized tribe. The tribe voted to reorganize under the Oklahoma Indian Welfare Act. The Bureau of Indian...

Kennewick Man studies haven't been released (July 14, 2009)

The results of studies on the remains of Kennewick Man haven't been made public despite the high-profile battle over the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Only the...

Navajo man upset by disturbance of bald eagle (July 14, 2009)

Darrell Pino, a member of the Navajo Nation, said he felt violated when a bald eagle he used in a ceremony was disturbed at a park in Colorado. Pino...

Cayuga Nation offers settlement in tobacco case (July 14, 2009)

The Cayuga Nation offered to pay legal bills and drop claims to millions of dollars in damages in order to settle a tobacco taxation dispute with two counties in...

BIA seeks more time to acquire land for tribes (July 14, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking an extension to acquire surplus U.S. Navy property for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island and the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The...

Editorial: Repatriation respects Michigan tribes (July 14, 2009)

"Sometimes the best way to preserve history and culture is to return to its origins. That's what happened during the recent repatriation and reburial of American Indian remains at Old...

Daniel Lewis: Protect tribal financial sovereignty (July 14, 2009)

"An independent financial advisor can strengthen a tribe’s ability to reach its long-term goals. Given today’s economic and financial environment, yesterday’s borrowing decisions – whether from banks, bonds, or a...

Kevin Abourezk: Franken on Indian Affairs panel (July 14, 2009)

"A legislative committee charged with addressing the legislative needs of Native, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native people has added an interesting name to its 15-member roster: U.S. Sen. Al Franken...

Wilton Rancheria set to elect new tribal council (July 14, 2009)

The Wilton Rancheria of California plans to work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to elect a new tribal council and draft a constitution after being restored to federal recognition....

NARF backs Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court (July 14, 2009)

The Native American Rights Fund is among dozens of environmental groups supporting the nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. A letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee...

Alaska Native corporations prepare for hearing (July 14, 2009)

The Senate Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Oversight will hold a hearing this Thursday to examine government contracting for Alaska Native corporations. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), the subcommittee chair, says...