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Judge wants action in Indian artifact case (August 18, 2009)

A federal magistrate plans to set trial dates for the defendants in the Indian artifact theft case. More than two dozen people were indicted for the theft and sale of...

Dennis John, first Indian sheriff, dies at 51 (August 18, 2009)

Dennis B. John, the first American Indian sheriff in New York, was found dead today. He was 51. John was a member of the Seneca Nation. He started his law...

Jon Kyl: Indian arts and Apache water deal (August 18, 2009)

"In 1990, while I was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, I worked with now retired Colorado Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell to pass the Indian Arts and Crafts...

Ottawa Tribe loses Ohio fishing rights case (August 18, 2009)

The Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma does not have fishing rights in Ohio, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today. The tribe claimed a series of treaties reserved its right...

Few Indian students enter medical school (August 18, 2009)

Only a handful of American Indian and Alaska Native students are entering medical school but one university is reporting record enrollment. The University of New Mexico School of Medicine has...

Richard Williams: Tribal colleges offer hope (August 18, 2009)

"According to the American Council on Education only 0.7 percent of American Indians attained a bachelor’s degree in 2005, compared to 6.4 percent of Asian Americans, 6.6 percent of...

Standing Rock Sioux man runs for governor (August 18, 2009)

Ron Volesky, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is once again running for governor of South Dakota. Volesky, an attorney and former state lawmaker, has held public...

State to audit Navajo Nation air equipment (August 18, 2009)

The New Mexico Environment Department will test air monitoring equipment on the Navajo Nation at the request of the tribe. The state will conduct audits at five sites on the...

First Nation cancels meeting over swine flu (August 18, 2009)

The Hatchet Lake Dene Nation has canceled the Keepers of the Water IV conference due to concerns over the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu.. The conference was due...

Soboba woman pleads to gun, drug charges (August 18, 2009)

Henrietta Margarita Briones, a member of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians of California, pleaded guilty to firearm and drug charges. Briones, 50, was out on parole when guns and...

Cherokee Nation unveils tourism campaign (August 18, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma launched a tourism campaign to promote tribal history and culture. The Osiyo campaign will feature four tours. The tribe partnered with the Fort Gibson...

Team Canada jersey features Native design (August 18, 2009)

The new jersey for Team Canada features a design by Native artist Debra Sparrow. Sparrow, a member of the Musqueam First Nation of British Columbia, contributed a thunderbird, the...

Gyasi Ross: The tradition of Indian warriors (August 18, 2009)

"It seems like the vast majority of my male relatives went into one branch of the military or another. Sounds cool, right? Some folks might call that a “legacy.” I...

Tohono O'odham group walks for diabetes (August 18, 2009)

Four members of the Tohono O’odham Nation of Arizona are once again walking 3,000 miles from Maine to Arizona to raise awareness of diabetes. The group, led by Terrol Dew...

South Dakota tribes meet with US Senators (August 18, 2009)

Leaders of all nine South Dakota tribes met with Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) and Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) on Monday. Tribal leaders discussed a wide range of issues,...

Leonard Peltier expects decision on parole (August 18, 2009)

American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier could see a decision on his request for parole as early as today. Peltier is serving two consecutive life terms for the for June...

BIA moves director from Alaska to Midwest (August 18, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is transferring one of its regional directors from Alaska to the Midwest. Niles Cesar, a member of the Tlingit-Haida Tribe, has served as director...