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Report sought on Indian Safety and Health fund (August 5, 2009)

Four key Senators are asking the Obama administration about the status of a report into the $2 billion Emergency Fund for Indian Safety and Health that Congress created last year....

Village hunters receive public funds for defense (August 5, 2009)

Eight men from the Alaska Native village of Point Hope who have been charged with violating state hunting laws have each received $7,000 from the North Slope Borough. The village...

Former Well Nations publisher faces rape trial (August 5, 2009)

Kevin Peniska, the former publisher of Well Nations Magazine, will go to trial August 31 on rape and child abuse charges in South Dakota. Peniska, a member of the...

Witness list for hearing on Native Hawaiian bill (August 5, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on S.1011, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act. The bill extends the policy of self-determination to Native Hawaiians. President Barack...

Blackfeet elder Annie Mad Plume Wall dies at 95 (August 5, 2009)

Annie Mad Plume Wall, an elder from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, died on Sunday. She was 95. Wall, whose Indian name was Yellow Fox Woman, was born in...

Senate Indian Affairs business meeting agenda (August 5, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take up three items at a business meeting tomorrow. The items on the agenda are: • S.J. Res.14, the Native American apology resolution. The...

New Mexico business to pay for fake Indian art (August 5, 2009)

A trading post in New Mexico agreed to pay over $12,000 in federal and state penalties for selling fake Indian art. Golden Bear Trading of Santa Fe denied any wrongdoing....

Meskwaki Nation set for 95th annual powwow (August 5, 2009)

The Meskwaki Nation of Iowa kicks off its 95th annual powwow on Thursday. The event runs through Sunday at the powwow grounds along the Iowa River. Grand entry takes...

Lac Courte Oreilles woman faces DUI homicide (August 5, 2009)

A woman from the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe Indians of Wisconsin has been with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in connection with a death of...

North Dakota tribe votes on enrollment change (August 5, 2009)

Members of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota will vote for a second time on enrollment requirements. The tribe voted last year to base enrollment on lineal...

Court describes tribal powers over non-Indians (August 5, 2009)

A decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals describes the limited powers that tribal law enforcement have over non-Indians. Tribal police may detain non-Indians for "obvious violations" such as...

Muscogee Nation seeks help on land-into-trust (August 5, 2009)

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma is asking tribes across the U.S. to support its land-into-trust application. The tribe is sending letters to all tribes and to the National...

Montana governor praises Del Laverdure at BIA (August 5, 2009)

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) hailed the selection of Donald "Del" Laverdure, a member of the Crow Tribe, as the principal deputy assistant secretary for Indian affairs. "As Governor,...

Poll: Americans want Native on Supreme Court (August 5, 2009)

A Native American should be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a U.S. News & World Report poll. In response to the question, "President Obama appears eager to...

Editorial: Hard lessons from Abramoff scandal (August 5, 2009)

"Former Space Coast Congressman Tom Feeney always insisted he did nothing wrong in his relationship with corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff. After a two-year investigation, the FBI has agreed, dropping its...

Editorial: Barker, Eastern Cherokees and bears (August 5, 2009)

"Anyone who’s lived in Western North Carolina for long — or knows anything about the region — knows how offensive it is to locals, Cherokee or otherwise, to have people...