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Chickasaw leader named 'Indian of the Year' (August 13, 2009)

Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby has been named "Indian of the Year" by the American Indian Exposition. Anoatubby has served as governor since 1987. Since then, the tribe has...

Pine Ridge gang member punished for abuse (August 13, 2009)

A member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for abusing a 9-month-old child. Galen Lee Loefer is an admitted gang...

Tribes get $13.6M for clean energy projects (August 13, 2009)

The Energy Department announced $13.6 million in grants for clean energy projects in Indian Country. A total of 36 tribes and Alaska Native villages were selected. Of the project, eight...

Cowessess First Nation seeks urban housing (August 13, 2009)

The Cowessess First Nation wants to build housing for members who live in Regina, Saskatchewan. More than 1,000 band members live in the city, That's nearly 30 percent of the...

Blackfeet woman sentenced for son's death (August 13, 2009)

A woman from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana was sentenced to 55 years in prison for the death of her two-year-old son. Summer Many White Horses, 32, pleaded guilty...

Yellow Bird: Funeral for William Littleghost (August 13, 2009)

"William “Ambrose” Littleghost, in death, gave people one more cultural experience -– his very traditional funeral. Ambrose passed away Aug. 1. He lived on the Spirit Lake Nation reservation...

Summit focuses on economic development (August 13, 2009)

Tribal leaders and federal officials are meeting in Billings, Montana, for the first Rocky Mountain Regional Economic Development Summit. Titled "Making It Work in Indian Country," the summit seeks to...

EPA reviews Northern Cheyenne water plan (August 13, 2009)

The Environmental Protection Agency is still reviewing a proposal by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana to regulate water quality on the reservation. The tribe developed its water standards over...

Former Onondaga Nation teacher out of jail (August 13, 2009)

A former teacher for the Onondaga Nation in New York was released from jail pending his appeal on charges that he molested a first-grade student at a school on...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe fights state over land (August 13, 2009)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is asking a federal judge to stop the state of New York from exercising jurisdiction over an area known as the Hogansburg Triangle. The tribe...

Meeting sought on cultural site in Rapid City (August 13, 2009)

The city council in Rapid City, South Dakota, plans a meeting to discuss an outdoor Native art market, living history village and powwow grounds. The Alliance of Tribal Tourism Advocates...

Cherokee Nation gives $305K to firefighters (August 13, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation donated more than $305,000 to 124 volunteer fire departments in northeastern Oklahoma. Each department received a $2,462.19 check during a ceremony at the tribe's casino near Tulsa....

Delay sought in trial for Pueblo man's death (August 13, 2009)

A New Mexico man who is accused in the drunken driving death of William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo is asking for a delay in his trial. Carlos Fierro, 36,...

Mary Pember: Painkillers in Indian Country (August 13, 2009)

"“Well, what can I get you today?” According to my cousin, this is the first question that Indian Health Service (IHS) doctors ask when you visit the clinic on her...

Medicine Crow awarded Medal of Freedom (August 13, 2009)

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

Grand Traverse Band might develop winery (August 13, 2009)

The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan might get into the wine business. The tribe conducted a $104,000 feasibility study to determine whether to start a...

Northern Cheyenne man admits tribal theft (August 13, 2009)

A former employee of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana pleaded guilty to theft from a tribal organization. Jason Tallbull, a tribal member, worked in the payroll department. He admitted...

Remote tribe in Peru sees cases of swine flu (August 13, 2009)

Eight members of a remote tribe in Peru tested positive for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. Health officials said the Machiguenga patients were recovering from the virus....