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Blog: Heart disease and remote Bolivian tribe (August 11, 2009)

"Heart attacks and strokes are an artifact of sedentary lifestyles and bad eating habits, according to a new study of a primitive Amazonian tribe called the Tsimane. The findings,...

Poarch Creeks to host Native softball tourney (August 11, 2009)

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama hosts the annual Native American Softball Association tournament this weekend. A total of 31 teams -- 18 mens and 13 womens...

Buffy Sainte-Marie a big supporter of Obama (August 11, 2009)

Buffy Sainte-Marie rose to prominence as an activist in the 1960s and 1970s and continues to remain politically engaged. Sainte-Marie, who is Cree from Canada, hit the campaign trail...

Gitanmaax Band sues Canada over fishery (August 11, 2009)

The Gitanmaax Indian Band of British Columbia is suing the government of Canada for a destroyed fishery. The band used to fish in the Bulkley River Canyon in the 1800s...

Medicine Crow to receive presidential honor (August 11, 2009)

Joe Medicine Crow, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana,will receive the 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony on Wednesday. Medicine Crow, 96, is...

Chickasaw Nation to honor four at ceremony (August 11, 2009)

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma will induct four of its members to the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame. This year's honorees are Lisa Johnson-Billy, a state legislator; Overton “Sobe”...

Seneca Nation preference policy questioned (August 11, 2009)

The Seneca Nation of New York is defending its Indian preference policy. The tribe is applying its Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance at the Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston. "This...

Pechanga Band shares traditions with youth (August 11, 2009)

About 40 young members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians took part in the tribe's Traditional Knowledge Summer Youth Program. The six-week program teaches youth about Pechanga traditions....

Editorial: A black eye for Native subsistence (August 11, 2009)

"Here's a great way to undermine political support in Alaska for traditional subsistence hunting: Kill a bunch of caribou, leave many carcasses to waste on the tundra, then claim that...

Donald Marshall, Mi'kmaq hero, laid to rest (August 11, 2009)

Over 1,000 people attended the funeral of Donald Marshall Jr., a Mi'kmaq activist who died on August 6 at the age of 55. Marshall was at the center of two...

School ends separate Lakota language class (August 11, 2009)

The Sioux Falls School District in South Dakota will no longer offer a separate Lakota language class. Paulette High Elk taught the language daily to high school students. She's being...

Montana land board backs swap with CSKT (August 11, 2009)

The Montana State Land Board voted unanimously in favor of a land swap with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The tribe wants to exchange almost nine square miles of...

Judge dismisses Muscogee tobacco lawsuit (August 11, 2009)

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit the Muscogee (Creek) Nation filed against the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Judge Terence Kern said the commission and its members are protected by...

Editorial: Legal issues for Blackfeet policing (August 11, 2009)

"Last week, officials from Glacier County and the Blackfeet Tribe embarked on an endeavor intended to provide better law enforcement for their communities. A fully reciprocal cross-deputization agreement will allow...

North Dakota tribe starts broadcast system (August 11, 2009)

With the help of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is developing a broadcasting system. The tribe completed...

Kildee names Native American Caucus aide (August 11, 2009)

Rep. Dale Kildee (D-Michigan) announced Paxton Myers, a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, as his new Native American Affairs Advisor. Myers will assist Kildee in his role...

HCN: Tompkins, someone to resolve Cobell (August 11, 2009)

"Homer Lee Wilkes. Ignacia Moreno. Hilary Tompkins. Each is a member of a racial or ethnic minority. Each has been nominated by Barack Obama -- the first black president --...