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Pueblo artist to debut new home collection (August 14, 2009)

Virgil Ortiz, a potter and fashion artist from Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico, will debut his first home decor line during the annual Santa Fe Indian Market next week....

Editorial: Cherokees make good use of land (August 14, 2009)

"Nearly two decades ago, Joyce Dugan dreamed of a new school complex for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians on the Ravensford tract. Last week that dream came true with...

Matthew Fletcher: Sotomayor's difference (August 14, 2009)

"Indian Country is celebrating the confirmation of Justice Sonia Sotomayor to the United States Supreme Court – and rightfully so. But those observers hoping for a quick turn-around of the...

Venida Chenault: Do better for health care (August 14, 2009)

"By challenging the status quo in the health care industry, President Obama has enraged politicians, lobbyists, pharmaceutical companies, the for-profit hospital industry and insurance companies who annually report record profits....

San Pasqual man a top martial arts fighter (August 14, 2009)

Virgil Zwicker, a member of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians of California, has quickly become one of the top ranked mixed martial arts fighters in the country....

Couple arrested for assaulting Native man (August 14, 2009)

A young white couple has been arrested for attacking an Alaska Native man and posting video of the incident on YouTube. Robert Gum, 19, and Deanna Powers, 20, are charged...

Onondaga teen pleads guilty in arson case (August 14, 2009)

A 16-year-old boy pleaded guilty in connection with arson on the Onondaga Nation in New York. Jacob Homer admitted that he set two churches on fire last month. One building...

Fort Belknap Reservation hit with swine flu (August 14, 2009)

The Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana has seen 15 cases of the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. The outbreak began about three weeks ago. "It was just...

91st annual Crow Fair kicks off in Montana (August 14, 2009)

The 91st annual Crow Fair Celebration began on Thursday on the Crow Reservation in Montana. The powwow and cultural event draws thousands of tribal members and spectators, some from...

Judge delays trial into Pueblo man's death (August 14, 2009)

A judge in New Mexico agreed to a one-delay into the trial of a man accused of the drunken driving death of William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo. Carlos Fierro,...

Dealers note shift in NAGPRA enforcement (August 14, 2009)

Indian artifact dealers say the federal government is taking a stronger stance to enforce the Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation Act of 1990. The dealers say the government is...

Editorial: Land donation helps Code Talkers (August 14, 2009)

"The legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers will be preserved in a museum and veterans center thanks in part to the donation of 208 acres of land from Chevron...

CNN: Bare life on South Dakota reservation (August 14, 2009)

"The tiny one-room house rests on a hill; no electricity and no running water. A creaky metal cot and a rusting wood-burning stove is all the comfort Herbert Hale...

BIA asked about Seneca Nation preference (August 14, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are being asked to explain whether the Seneca Nation of New York can assert its Indian preference policy off...

Hopi Tribe closes ceremony to non-Indians (August 14, 2009)

The Hopi Tribe of Arizona has closed this year's snake dance to non-Indians, the Associated Press reports. Mishongnovi village administrator Robert Mahkewa Jr. said illegal photography and a lack of...

Mapuche activists and police clash in Chile (August 14, 2009)

Tensions appeared to be growing in Chile following the death of a Mapuche activist. Fabian Facundo Mendoza Collio, 24, died on Wednesday. The police officer who was involved is in...

Former Abramoff associate headed to trial (August 14, 2009)

Kevin Ring, a former associate of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff, is set to go to trial on September 8. Ring was indicted last September on bribery and corruption charges....