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Top Interior officials headed to Navajo Nation (August 19, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, Solicitor Hilary Tompkins and Assistant Secretary Larry EchoHawk are headed to the Navajo Nation. The officials will meet with tribal leaders and host a press conference...

Northern Arapaho firm receives $1M from DOJ (August 19, 2009)

A business owned by theNorthern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming will share in a $1 million grant from the Department of Justice. Northern Arapaho Tribal Industries and partner Westat Inc. will...

USDA releases $1M for tribal food assistance (August 19, 2009)

The Department of Agriculture announced the release of $1 million for tribes that participate in the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDIPR). The money comes from the American Recovery...

CSKT chairman defends $30K raise in salary (August 19, 2009)

The chairman of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana just got a $30,000 raise. The tribal council voted 6-2 to raise the chairman's salary from $87,110 a...

BIA seeks another extension for surplus land (August 19, 2009)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking another extension to acquire surplus U.S. Navy property for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island and the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts....

Turtle Talk: Tribal influence on Americas birth (August 19, 2009)

"Whether or not the Founders or Framers — the people who helped to form the American government — influenced the structure of the United States government is a fairly raucous...

White House to host tribal listening sessions (August 19, 2009)

Update: For information and questions about the listening sessions, please email the White House at GeneralTribalIGA@who.eop.gov. The White House is inviting tribal leaders to Washington, D.C., for two listening sessions....

Native Sun Editorial: Stealing religious beliefs (August 19, 2009)

The following editorial appeared in The Native Sun News, August 19, 2009. The Hopi Tribe, an extremely traditional Native Nation, has decided not to allow non-Indians into one of their...

Blackfeet woman indicted on federal charge (August 19, 2009)

A woman from the Blackfeet Nation of Montana who was sentenced to 55 years in state prison for the death of her two-year-old son has been indicted on a charge...

SFe Reporter: Thieves stealing Indian history (August 19, 2009)

"The haul included everything from arrowheads to pots and pendants. There were woven sandals and ceramic figures. There was even a rare turkey-feather blanket and a female loin cloth....

Patkotak: 'Losers' pick on Alaska Native man (August 19, 2009)

"Probably the most pathetic thing about the recent attack on a Native street person here in Anchorage is that it really wasn't about racism per se. No, it was really...

Utah train station won't be near sacred site (August 19, 2009)

Tribes in Utah celebrated on Tuesday with a decision by new Gov. Gary Herbert (R) to stop construction of a train station at a sacred site near Salt Lake...

Former Well Nations publisher pleads guilty (August 19, 2009)

Kevin Peniska, the former publisher of Well Nations Magazine, pleaded guilty to rape and child abuse charges. Peniska, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was due to go...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe starts business loans (August 19, 2009)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York has started a loan fund to help small businesses on the reservation. The Akwesasne Revolving Loan Fund will offer five-year loans will...

Stillaguamish Tribe supports water toxin test (August 19, 2009)

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington is supporting a study of contaminants in the Stillaguamish River. The tribe is worried that toxins from prescription drugs and pharmaceutical waste are affecting salmon...

New York county opposes land-into-trust fix (August 19, 2009)

Officials in Cayuga County, New York, will ask the state's Congressional delegation to oppose a fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision restricted the land-into-trust...

White House official blasts IHS 'scare tactics' (August 19, 2009)

The White House is defending the Indian Health Service from critics who are using the agency to argue against President Barack Obama's health care reform efforts. In a video posted...

Deadline approaching over 'Sioux' nickname (August 19, 2009)

Supporters of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota are running out of time. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education set an October...