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Gyasi Ross: Finding a Skin for dating and mating (September 9, 2009)

"Procreating with someone other than a Skin was never really an option for me. Having said that, it’s very difficult to find a suitable Skin mate. See, my mom...

Poynter: Native Times owner survives first year (September 9, 2009)

"When Lisa Snell left her job as a graphic artist in 2007, she didn't expect that a year later she would become the managing editor and owner of a...

Letter: Subject 'these people' to the same laws (September 9, 2009)

"I may have been accused of racial profiling because of my position relative to the people of Akwesasne, the Mohawk tribe with whom we live in close proximity. But, anyone...

County holds hearings on Blackfeet police pact (September 9, 2009)

Commissioners in Glacier County, Montana, held two public hearings on a law enforcement agreement with the Blackfeet Nation. A temporary deal was signed in August. But concerns over the...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe election controversy (September 9, 2009)

Dellis Agard, the election manager for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, said she was fired after 25 years on the job. Agard, 58, wouldn't disclose the reason for her termination....

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe acquires financial firm (September 9, 2009)

The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has acquired a financial services firm in what is being called a first in Indian Country. The tribe owns 100 percent...

Cheyenne River soldier's remains coming home (September 9, 2009)

The remains of Arthur Francis Jewett, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who died in combat during the Korean War, are finally coming home. Jewett...

Media guide depicts UND 'Indian' being chased (September 9, 2009)

A media guide for a recent University of North Dakota-Texas Tech University game featured a "scared Indian" riding on a horse. The guide went out to select fans and...

Mark Trahant: Grandma and health care reform (September 9, 2009)

"You hear a lot about grandma now that Congress is back to work on health care reform legislation. “Poor old grandma” is a reason opponents say they will fight health...

Mashantucket leader seeks support amid crisis (September 9, 2009)

The embattled leader of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation could be removed from his job as early as Thursday, The New London Day reports. Chairman Michael Thomas was placed...

Native community remembers accident victim (September 9, 2009)

Members of the Native community held a memorial for Darcy Allan Sheppard, a cyclist who was killed in a high-profile accident in Toronto, Ontario. Sheppard, 33, was of Cree,...

Prosecutors want delay in Aquash murder trial (September 9, 2009)

The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota is seeking a delay in the murder trial of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Richard Marshall, a member of the...

Billy Frank: BIA sees changes under EchoHawk (September 9, 2009)

"The treaty tribes of the Pacific Northwest were honored recently to host Larry EchoHawk on his first official visit as the assistant secretary for Indian Affairs. We’ve been waiting...

EchoHawk addresses students in North Dakota (September 9, 2009)

Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs Larry EchoHawk speaks to students at the Bureau of Indian Education's Theodore Jamerson Elementary School in Bismarck, North Dakota. Assistant secretary Larry EchoHawk spoke...

Witnesses a potential problem in Abramoff trial (September 9, 2009)

Two people who pleaded guilty for their roles in the Jack Abramoff scandal appear to be backtracking on their actions on behalf of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians,...

Federal Bar Association set for annual meeting (September 9, 2009)

The Federal Bar Association hosts its annual meeting and convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, this week. Five panels feature Indian law topics. Attendees will discuss criminal jurisdiction in Indian Country,...

Yankton Sioux Tribe chairman wins re-election (September 9, 2009)

Members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota re-elected Robert Cournoyer as chairman. Cournoyer defeated Galen Drapeau Jr. by 513 votes to 460 votes. "That was a close one!"...

Six bills on agenda for Indian Affairs Committee (September 9, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has posted an agenda for this Thursday's business meeting. Six bills are on the agenda. They are: • S.797, the Tribal Law and Order Act....

Sotomayor to hear first case on Supreme Court (September 9, 2009)

Justice Sonia Sotomayor hears her first case as a member of the U.S. Supreme Court today. Sotomayor and the other justices will hear Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission,...