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EchoHawk names Donald Laverdure as deputy (August 4, 2009)

Larry EchoHawk, the new head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, announced Donald "Del" Laverdure, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, as his principal deputy assistant secretary....

Suquamish Tribe welcomes Tribal Canoe Journey (August 4, 2009)

The Suquamish Tribe of Washington welcomed participants in the 2009 Tribal Canoe Journey to the Port Madison Reservation on Monday. About 90 canoes representing tribes in the U.S. and First...

Native Hawaiian homelands lawsuit goes to trial (August 4, 2009)

A class action lawsuit that accuses the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands of breach of trust finally goes to trial today. The lawsuit, which was filed nearly 10 years ago,...

Absentee Shawnee Tribe receives stimulus funds (August 4, 2009)

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe will use money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for a bridge construction project. The tribe is working with Cleveland County and the...

Indian Country renewable energy group forms (August 4, 2009)

A new group called the Indian Country Renewable Energy Consortium seeks to represent tribal and Alaska Native interests in the renewable energy and green economy debate. Tribes, Alaska Native corporations...

Editorial: Saying thanks, goodbye to Lu Young (August 4, 2009)

"Lu Young was Alaska Rep. Don Young's partner in marriage, work and family for 46 years. When she died overnight Saturday at age 67, she left an example of...

Ross Swimmer keeping busy since leaving OST (August 4, 2009)

Ross Swimmer, a former chief of the Cherokee Nation, has been keeping himself busy since leaving his job as the first American Indian to serve as Special Trustee for American...

Indian students making the grade in Rapid City (August 4, 2009)

Indian high school students in Rapid City, South Dakota, are doing better on standardized tests and are graduating at higher rates. Indian students at Central High School raised their reading...

Trial set for remaining Aquash murder defendant (August 4, 2009)

Richard Marshall, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, will go to trial on October 6 for the murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Federal prosecutors...

Bois Forte man charged for fire at headquarters (August 4, 2009)

A 20-year-old member of the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota has been charged in connection with a fire that destroyed the tribal headquarters. William Lynn Isham appeared...

Pueblo leader 'partied' before fatal car accident (August 4, 2009)

A leader of Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico "partied" with a group of friends before she allegedly stuck and killed a pedestrian, according to court documents that were reviewed...

BLM accepting claims to ancestors and artifacts (August 4, 2009)

The Bureau of Land Management plans to repatriate 197 ancestors and artifacts to three tribes unless others come forward with valid claims. The ancestors and associated funerary objects were uncovered...

Bill Blake, Minneapolis police sergeant, dies at 45 (August 4, 2009)

Bill Blake, a member of the Red Lake Nation of Minnesota who was a police sergeant in Minneapolis, died on Saturday. He was 45. Blake worked to improve tribal...

NWIFC: EchoHawk makes first visit to Northwest (August 4, 2009)

"Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs Larry EchoHawk made his first visit to the Pacific Northwest as the head of the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs to meet with leaders of the...

Mark Trahant: Health care from a different view (August 4, 2009)

"I have a utopian idea: Too bad there’s not an easy way to turn this notion around. What if the legislation was drafted at the clinic level and then sent...