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Video: Senate hearing on Indian gang activity (July 30, 2009)

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Joe Medicine Crow to receive Medal of Freedom (July 30, 2009)

Joe Medicine Crow, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, has been named one of 16 recipients of the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor....

Man pleads guilty to vandalizing Indian exhibit (July 30, 2009)

A former University of Illinois student pleaded guilty to vandalizing the "Beyond the Chief" exhibit at the Native American House for what he said was "an extraordinarily poor decision."...

Singer Jessica Simpson is not an 'Indian giver' (July 30, 2009)

Singer Jessica Simpson is coming under fire online for using the derogatory phrase "Indian giver." Simpson used the phrase when asked about a gift to a former boyfriend. "I'm not...

Harvey Wasserman: Hopeful for Peltier parole (July 30, 2009)

"For a formidable and growing global community of supporters, the prospect of Native American activist Leonard Peltier finally leaving prison inspires a longing that cuts to the depths of the...

10th Circuit rejects treaty rights claim for felon (July 30, 2009)

A member of the Navajo Nation who was convicted of felonies lost his right to carry a firearm in connection with his treaty rights, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals...

Alaska Native villages sue over mine permits (July 30, 2009)

Eight Alaska Native village corporations joined a lawsuit over the state's approval of exploration permits for a massive copper and gold mine. The corporations are located in Bristol Bay. They...

Public Radio: Alaska Natives economic status (July 30, 2009)

"Alaska Natives are more educated, have more jobs, and are making more money than they were 40 years ago. But they are still well below the national average. That’s according...

Pascua Yaqui officer under standards review (July 30, 2009)

An officer for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe is under review by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. Samuel L. Lopez reportedly lied to the tribe's public safety defender...

Company agrees to clean Navajo uranium site (July 30, 2009)

The Environmental Protection Agency reached an agreement to clean a uranium site on the Navajo Nation. United Nuclear Corp. and its parent company, General Electric Co., agreed to remove contaminated...

Oglala Sioux officer involved in fatal shooting (July 30, 2009)

A police officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota was involved in a fatal shooting on early Wednesday morning. The officer responded to a report of an intoxicated...

Museum of Northern Arizona hosts Navajo fest (July 30, 2009)

The Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff hosts the 60th annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture this weekend. The market showcases the works of 75 Navajo artists. This year's...

Southern Ute Tribe bids on alternative energy (July 30, 2009)

TheSouthern Ute Tribe of Colorado is hoping alternative energy will help sustain its future. The tribe partnered with Solix Energy Inc to open a biofuels plant. The Coyote Gulch Demonstration...

Puyallup Tribe combats increased gang activity (July 30, 2009)

The Puyallup Tribe of Washington has revived its gang task force in response to a rise in gang-related activity on the reservation. The tribe created the task force in 2004...

Skokomish Tribe returns to ancestral territory (July 30, 2009)

The Skokomish Tribe of Washington is reclaiming ancestral lands as part of a settlement with Tacoma Power. The tribe received cash and land in exchange for dropping a billion-dollar claim...

Judge takes on lawsuit over Tulalip fireworks (July 30, 2009)

A judge in Washington is moving forward with a lawsuit affecting a fireworks market on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington. Guy Johnson bought fireworks from Louie Pablo, a member of...

Murkowski seeks hearing on Native contracting (July 30, 2009)

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is asking the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to hold a hearing on government contracting for tribal, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian businesses. Murkowski, a member of...

Bob Barker calls for Eastern Cherokee boycott (July 30, 2009)

Famed television game show host and animal-rights activist Bob Barker called for a boycott of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians after the North Carolina tribe refused his call to...