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Editorial: Cowlitz Tribe carries Barnett's vision (September 15, 2009)

"The second annual John Barnett Memorial Traditional Inter-Tribal Canoe Races this past weekend at Mayfield Lake were much more than a competition to see who could “pull” their canoe fastest...

Murder charges over stabbing of Umatilla man (September 15, 2009)

Three people, ages 17, 18, and 19, have been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation of Oregon....

Lac du Flambeau Band to hold another primary (September 15, 2009)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin will hold another primary election after a candidate filed a complaint. Mike Christensen, a sitting council member,...

Charles Trimble: Human blood in Lakota blood (September 15, 2009)

Several weeks ago on my Blog site I had some strange communications with a person who seemed to resent my very existence. The reason for his hatred appears to be...

Editorial: Blackfeet women set strong example (September 15, 2009)

"It's not a new phenomenon, but it always does the heart good when it happens. A small group of community-minded people — two Browning women in this case —...

Chafee: Native ties to Billie Jean King, Kennedy (September 15, 2009)

"Native Americans can take pride that Tennis icon Billie Jean King, a Cherokee, and Ted Kennedy, descendant of an honorary Iroquois Chief, did wonders to create equal opportunities for girls/women...

Project seeks to preserve Assiniboine language (September 15, 2009)

Anthropologist from the Indiana University will work with Assiniboine scholar Tom Shawl to preserve the Nakota language. Only about 50 members of the Assiniboine Tribe, part of the Fort...

BLT: Supreme Court asked to take on Redskins (September 15, 2009)

"The long-running dispute over the appropriateness of the "Redskins" name for the Washington D.C. NFL football franchise reached the Supreme Court today. Philip Mause, partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath...

BIE tells schools with swine flu cases to close (September 15, 2009)

Ed. Note: The Cherokee Phoenix has removed any references to the closure of the Sequoyah Schools and has removed references to the BIE memo regarding school closures. The BIE has...

Defendant in artifact theft case shows in court (September 15, 2009)

One of the defendants in the growing Indian artifact theft case appeared in federal court in Colorado, The Denver Post reported. Robert B. Knowlton is accused of selling and transporting...

Guilty plea for excavating ancestral Yurok site (September 15, 2009)

A California man pleaded guilty to illegally excavating an ancestral village of the Yurok Tribe. James Edward Truhls was arrested after he posted a YouTube video of himself digging in...

Vote sought on North Dakota tribe's oil refinery (September 15, 2009)

The leader of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation said he supports a referendum on the tribe's proposed oil refinery. Chairman Marcus Levings said he has asked for a motion...

Little Traverse elders not happy with chairman (September 15, 2009)

The new leader of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan is facing criticism from tribal elders after less than a month on the job. At...

Group seeks info about Wind River teen deaths (September 15, 2009)

The Wyoming Coalition for Open Government asked a federal judge to release information about the deaths of three teens on the Wind River Reservation. Ohetica Win Elyxis Gardner, 13; Winter...

Abramoff associate testifies against colleague (September 15, 2009)

It was lobbyist against lobbyist in the trial of a former Abramoff associate who is accused of fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Neil Volz, a former member of Team...

Salazar signs climate change secretarial order (September 15, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed an order on Monday to coordinate the Interior Department's response to climate change. The order is designed to address current and future impacts of...

Humetewa, former US Attorney, joins law firm (September 15, 2009)

Diane Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe who was the first Native American woman to serve as U.S. Attorney, joined the law firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey. Humetewa...

School to vote on mascot for 'Tuscarora' name (September 15, 2009)

Incoming students at a public school in Virginia will vote on a mascot to go along with their "Tuscarora" name. Principal Pamela Paul-Jacobs, who has Lumbee and Waccamaw ancestry, invited...