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Public Radio: Leech Lake group fights oil pipeline (July 24, 2009)

"A grassroots group on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation is mounting a petition campaign against a proposed oil pipeline. The Leech Lake Tribal Council approved a deal with Enbridge Energy...

Obituary: Alison Bridges Gottfriedson, activist (July 24, 2009)

"Alison Bridges Gottfriedson, nationally celebrated as a warrior for Indian treaty rights, is mourned this week by Indian activists from around the country following her sudden death July 18...

Appeals court calls for Indian trust accounting (July 24, 2009)

The Interior Department must account for billions of dollars in Indian trust funds, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. In a unanimous decision, the court said the federal...

Amendment to limit Native contracts dropped (July 24, 2009)

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) has dropped an amendment that would have limited federal government contracts for Alaska Native corporations but she is vowing to continue to press for reforms. McCaskill...

Joe Garcia/Ernie Stevens: Original sovereignty (July 24, 2009)

"Attacks on Indian sovereignty no longer start with a charge of the 7th Cavalry. Instead, these attacks start with bureaucratic ignorance. In the debate over the National Labor Relations Act,...

Blog: Warm Springs Tribes dispute horse story (July 24, 2009)

"On July 18th, 2009, an Associated Press story hit the internet quoting sources saying the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon, would attempt to reintroduce horse slaughter into the United...

Art Review: Inuit postcards at New York NMAI (July 24, 2009)

"The 2007 edition of Documenta, the contemporary-art exposition held once every five years in Kassel, Germany, was an ultraglobal affair. Names of artists from far-flung places filled the roster....

Tribal court to hear Turtle Mountain power fight (July 24, 2009)

A tribal appeals court will hear a power dispute between the chairman and the tribal council of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota. Chairman Richard Marcellais...

Eight attacks on Native men in New Mexico city (July 24, 2009)

Eight Native men have been attacked in the last six weeks in Grants, New Mexico, the police sergeant said. Some of the attacks have been linked to a controversy...

Bois Forte Band offers $14K reward in fire case (July 24, 2009)

The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota is offering a $14,00 reward in connection with a fire that destroyed the tribal headquarters this week. The tribe believes arson...

Cherokee Nation loses ICWA lawsuit in Nevada (July 24, 2009)

The wishes of a citizen of the Cherokee Nation trump the tribe, the Nevada Supreme Court said in an Indian Child Welfare Act case. Deziray G., a tribal member, gave...

Brothertown Nation still waiting on recognition (July 24, 2009)

The Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin was waiting for an answer on its federal recognition petition after the Bureau of Indian Affairs delayed the decision. The BIA promised a proposed...

Tule River Tribe testifies for reservoir study bill (July 24, 2009)

The Water and Power Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee considered S. 789, the Tule River Tribe Water Development Act, at a hearing on Thursday. Tule River...

Appeal set for Mashpee Wampanoag land claim (July 24, 2009)

Two members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts are taking their land claim to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. Amelia Bingham and her son, Steven, sued the state...

Salt River Tribe outlines baseball stadium plans (July 24, 2009)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona hopes a new baseball complex will draw more fans and customers to its reservation. The tribe won a bid to build a...

Senate Indian Affairs hearing on gang activity (July 24, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing next Thursday, July 30, to examine the "increase" in gang activity in Indian Country. A recent Department of Justice report blames gangs...

BIA granted extension to acquire surplus land (July 24, 2009)

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

Commentary: Misuse of Indian blood quantum (July 24, 2009)

"In his recent Santa Ynez Valley Journal essay “Who is a Native American Indian,” Attorney Jim Marino addressed the vagrancies of “blood quantum” and “blood requirement” in determining claims to...

NCAI backs Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court (July 24, 2009)

The National Congress of American Indians supports the confirmation of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court. NCAI passed a resolution at its mid-year session last month in support...

Former DOI official defends security of network (July 24, 2009)

A former Interior Department official said he is confident the Bureau of Indian Affairs is safe from Internet attacks despite a report that quoted him otherwise. Mike Howell was the...

Melvin Martin: Not much change in Rapid City (July 24, 2009)

Ed. Note: The original version of this post was missing the final four paragraphs due to an inadvertent edit by Indianz.Com An updated version is posted below. This entire process...