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DOI to announce Indian student health program (September 21, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Assistant Secretary Larry EchoHawk will announce a health program for Indian students on Wednesday. The program was designed by Myron L. Rolle, a Rhodes Scholar...

Alaska corporation seeks to increase Native vote (September 21, 2009)

Doyon Ltd, an Alaska Native regional corporation, has launched a Native vote campaign. Doyon wants shareholders and Native voters to participate in the upcoming mayor election in Fairbanks. The corporation...

New case filed over sacred San Francisco Peaks (September 21, 2009)

The Save the Peaks Coalition and a group of private citizens filed a new lawsuit to challenge the presence of reclaimed sewage in the sacred San Francisco Peaks of Arizona....

Rosebud Sioux parents sue IHS over son's death (September 21, 2009)

A couple from the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has filed a lawsuit against the Indian Health Service for the death of their six-week-old son. Eric Keefe underwent a...

Attorney heads to trial over Pueblo man's death (September 21, 2009)

The trial of a man accused in the death of William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo begins today in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Carlos Fierro, 36, an attorney who has...

Editorial: Farmington should help Totah Festival (September 21, 2009)

"After 21 years of introducing new American Indian artists to the public, the Totah Festival remains in its original location without much growth. Festival founder Claudine Riddle believes there...

DOJ holds tribal working session in New Mexico (September 21, 2009)

The Department of Justice is hosting a working session on crime and law enforcement in Indian Country in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden and Associate Attorney...

EchoHawk upset by 'trading' of Indian artifacts (September 21, 2009)

Assistant Secretary Larry EchoHawk, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, said he was upset to learn that defendants in the Indian artifact case were stealing and selling sacred...

Arapaho man gives up fight over eagle shooting (September 21, 2009)

A member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming whose shooting of a bald eagle led to a major court case is dropping his fight. Winslow Friday, 25, plans to...

Spirit Lake Nation clarifies 'Fighting Sioux' stance (September 21, 2009)

The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation supports the "perpetual" use of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The council passed a resolution that says...

Mark Trahant: Taxation of tribal health benefits (September 21, 2009)

"There is near universal agreement: the Indian Health Service needs more money. At the National Indian Health Board Consumer Conference last week several members of the U.S. Senate and House...

Column: Navajo woman wins Miss Indian contest (September 21, 2009)

"A note of disclosure: This column is powered by fry bread, a fluffy, greasy, honeyed disk courtesy of the Platero Fry Bread stand at Indian Village. It is also powered...

Yakama officer facing charges for on duty attack (September 21, 2009)

A police officer with the Yakama Nation of Washington is facing numerous charges for an incident that allegedly occurred while he was on duty. Jesse Hernandez Jr. is being...

Jessica Yee: Non-Natives and the need to 'help' (September 21, 2009)

"It’s no secret that many Native American reservations and Aboriginal territories seem like far off, remote, out of reach places to the general population and society. I suppose that when...

Tim Giago: Leaving the anger and the meanness (September 21, 2009)

There is a lot of anger and downright “meanness” flashing across the landscape of America these days. The anger is so great that it seems to coincide with the predictions...

Blog: Top BIE officials leave Haskell in jeopardy (September 21, 2009)

"Haskell seems to be getting the short end of the stick with the school's President being detailed to another Native school while Haskell itself is undergoing the accreditation process. I...

Cherokee Nation fights exclusion in poultry case (September 21, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is appealing a federal judge's decision that excluded the tribe from a lawsuit over pollution in the Illinois River. The tribe filed a motion to...

The Independent: On the warpath over Redskins (September 21, 2009)

"Opposition to President Obama isn't the only subject that has Washington mulling over thorny issues of race and bigotry. As the new American Football season hits its stride, the city's...

Pascua Yaqui woman joins Interior's legal office (September 21, 2009)

Pilar Thomas, a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, is joining the Office of the Solicitor at the Interior Department. Thomas will serve as Deputy Solicitor for...