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History: Excommunication of Indian Mormon leader (September 1, 2009)

"Twenty years ago today in Mormon history . . . . . Elder George P. Lee, the first American Indian General Authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of...

Interview: Georgina Lightning, Native film director (September 1, 2009)

Cowboys and Indians interviews Georgina Lightning, the director of Older Than America. Lightning is Cree from Alberta, Canada. "C&I: In Older than America, the daughter of an Indian boarding...

County surveys residents about Pueblo water deal (September 1, 2009)

Non-Indian residents in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, have been surveyed about a water settlement with four tribes. The county paid Research and Polling, Inc. $16,000 to conduct the phone...

Canada vows Native priority for swine flu vaccine (September 1, 2009)

Canada's Health Minister said First Nations will be among the first to receive a vaccine for the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu. Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq, who is...

National Eagle Repository has 6,000 requests to fill (September 1, 2009)

The National Eagle Repository in Colorado has its hands full with about 6,000 requests for eagle feathers, eagle parts and whole eagles. Orders are filled on a first-come, first-served...

Commentary: Fishermen spoil Skokomish hatchery (September 1, 2009)

"Skokomish River slob anglers may force the state to shut down salmon fishing on the popular river. Thousands of salmon anglers flock to this Hood Canal river every August and...

Navajo Nation chapter dedicates veterans' center (September 1, 2009)

Navajo Nation veterans in Upper Fruitland, New Mexico, have a place to call their own. The 70 veterans will use the extension to the Upper Fruitland Chapter building for...

Grand Traverse chair inspired by White House talks (September 1, 2009)

Derek Bailey, the chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, was among dozens of tribal leaders who attended listening sessions at the White House on Monday....

Oneida Nation leader attends White House session (September 1, 2009)

Ray Halbritter, the representative of the Oneida Nation of New York, attended a White House listening session for tribal leaders on Monday. Halbritter said tribal leaders spoke about sovereignty, taxation,...

Quapaw Tribe wants to run water service for town (September 1, 2009)

The Quapaw Tribe wants to assume ownership and operation for water service for a small town. Many residents of Picher have accepted a federal buyout to leave their homes. The...

Arrest made for deaths of Awa Indians in Colombia (September 1, 2009)

Authorities in Colombia arrested a member of the Awa Tribe in connection with the deaths of 12 tribal members. Jose Miguel Pai Nastapuas, 32, is believed to be part of...

Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe uses BIA funds for road (September 1, 2009)

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is using Bureau of Indian Affairs funds to pay for an off-reservation road. Clallam County will take jurisdiction over the road, The Peninsula...

Eastern Cherokees celebrate opening of golf club (September 1, 2009)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians opened the doors to the Sequoyah National Golf Club on Monday. The 263-acre, $16 million facility is part of the tribe's push to...

Potawatomi girl at home again after going missing (September 1, 2009)

A 15-year-old member of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is back home after going missing for a week. Marissa Liggett was last seen on August 24, when she...

NCPR: St. Regis Mohawk Tribe wants tobacco talks (September 1, 2009)

"Last year, Governor Paterson signed into law a bill that would enforce collection of state tobacco taxes when non-natives buy cigarettes at native-owned stores. Albany estimates up to 400 million...

Non-Indian deputies excluded from Blackfeet deal (September 1, 2009)

Some sheriff's deputies from Glacier County, Montana, objected to a law enforcement deal with the Blackfeet Nation because the tribe refused to grant commission cards to non-Indian officers. Five non-Indian...