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Michigan court rules against Chippewa woman (July 15, 2009)

The Michigan Supreme Court upheld the termination of the parental rights of a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. Cheryl Lee said the state failed to...

Oglala Sioux Tribe officer on leave after shooting (July 15, 2009)

A police officer from the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has been placed on administrative leave after being involved in a non-fatal shooting. The tribe said the officer felt...

Audio: House hearing on federal recognition bills (July 15, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing today on four federal recognition bills. The hearing lasted about 3 hours and 15 minutes. You can download audio clips below: •...

Report cites unfair advantage to Native firms (July 15, 2009)

Alaska Native corporations are receiving an unfair advantage at the Small Business Administration, according to a report from the agency's inspector general. ANCs received 26 percent of the total 8(a)...

Caddo Nation chair wins election by four votes (July 15, 2009)

Voters of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma narrowly elected Brenda Shemayme Edwards as chairwoman on Saturday. Edwards defeated Dwight Merle Pickering by just four votes. Todd Downing Goodman was elected...

BIA to pay lost wages for firing Indian veteran (July 15, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to pay $7,514 in lost wages for firing an Indian veteran. The BIA hired Ronnie D. Pease Sr. , a member of the...

Gyasi Ross: Feeling insecure about being Skin (July 15, 2009)

"When I first moved from the reservation to the city, I felt like a fish out of water. Like a leopard with no spots. Like the New Kids on the...

County to appeal Cayuga Nation tobacco case (July 15, 2009)

Lawmakers in Cayuga County, New York, voted 14-1 to appeal a decision that allows the Cayuga Nation to sell tax-free tobacco products. Authorities in Cayuga and Seneca counties raided the...

Bill requires Interior to pay for new trust lands (July 15, 2009)

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) and Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-New York) introduced legislation to require the Interior Department to pay local governments for newly acquired trust lands. The bill applies...

Tex Hall: Hunting Indians at Capitol Hill hearing (July 15, 2009)

"This week in our nation’s capital, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is chairing a hearing on the provisions of the Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program. The 8(a) program, created...

Store removes item of 'Indian' with wine bottle (July 15, 2009)

A store in Rapid City, South Dakota, has removed a novelty item that depicted an "Indian" in a headdress with wine bottle to his mouth. The owners of the...

Blackfeet Nation reaches law enforcement deal (July 15, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation and Glacier County, Montana, have reached an agreement over law enforcement on the reservation, The Great Falls Tribune reports. The agreement is only temporary. But it allows...

Budget provision benefits Oneida liquor license (July 15, 2009)

A provision in the Wisconsin budget that was signed into law ensures the Oneida Nation will receive a state liquor license for its golf course. The tribe already received a...

Spiritual leaders to discuss Black Hills lawsuit (July 15, 2009)

Spiritual leaders of the Sioux Nation will meet and pray this month to discuss the status of the Black Hills in South Dakota. The Sioux Nation was awarded $106 million...

Massachusetts tribes oppose wind turbine site (July 15, 2009)

The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe say the Minerals Management Service hasn't consulted them about a proposed wind farm in the Nantucket Sound. The tribes used to...

Washington tribes clash on federal recognition (July 15, 2009)

Leaders of four rival tribes in Washington will testify at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on federal recognition this morning. H.R.2678, the Duwamish Tribal Recognition Act, recognizes the Duwamish...