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Dorgan introduces fix to land-into-trust ruling (September 24, 2009)

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, introduced a fix to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision restricts the...

Senate panel hosts Indian energy roundtables (September 24, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled three additional roundtables to discuss Indian energy. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman, and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the vice chairman, released...

Editorial: Slap on the wrist in artifact theft case (September 24, 2009)

"We do not often criticize the decisions of judges in criminal cases. For the most part, there is little cause to do so. That is because, in case after case,...

Senate considers Indian funding in Interior bill (September 24, 2009)

The Senate is currently debating H.R.2996, the $32.1 billion fiscal year 2010 Interior appropriations bill, The bill increases funding for the the Indian Health Service by 13 percent. "There's always...

Judge rejects mistrial over Pueblo man's death (September 24, 2009)

A judge denied a motion for mistrial for the man accused of killing William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico. Judge Michael Vigil said prosecutors did not engage...

Lots of drama as Abramoff figure trial continues (September 24, 2009)

Witnesses have cried and quoted Bible passages as testimony in the trial of a figure in the Jack Abramoff scandal continues. The National Journal has been covering the Kevin Ring...

BIE school closed for large number of flu cases (September 24, 2009)

A Bureau of Indian Education school on the Navajo Nation is closed due to a high number of cases of the flu. The Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Community Grant School in New Mexico...

Navajo Nation hopes to expand elderly services (September 24, 2009)

The Navajo Nation is considering a proposal to provide more services to aging residents of the reservation. The tribe offers meals, respite care and foster grandparenting through the Navajo Area...

Blog: Union to announce partnership with tribes (September 24, 2009)

"American Indians have new opportunities to learn the skills needed for long-term careers in the construction industry with a new training partnership announced today by labor and American Indian leaders....

NPR interviews IHS Director Yvette Roubideaux (September 24, 2009)

Michel Martin of the National Public Radio show Tell Me More interviews Dr. Yvette Roubideaux, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Roubideaux is the first Native...

Hope fades for Native man missing over a year (September 24, 2009)

Friends and family are losing hope for Wilson Nokahoot, a man from the Whitebear First Nations who went missing in Regina, Saskatchewan, over a year ago. Nokahoot, 44, was...

First Nation erects blockade against moose hunt (September 24, 2009)

The Tahltan First Nation of British Columbia has erected a blockade to prevent people from entering a popular moose hunting area. The band is worried about overhunting in its traditional...

Thune seeks commitment for public safety fund (September 24, 2009)

Sen. John Thune (R-Alaska) is asking Congress to live up to its promise to provide $2 billion for Indian Country. Last year, Thune led the push to create the Emergency...

Alaska Natives oppose delay on climate change (September 24, 2009)

Alaska Natives are asking Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) to withdraw an amendment that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from taking action on climate change for a year. Native...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe takes hit on budget (September 24, 2009)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has cut programs and suspended the salaries of council members due to a budget crisis. The tribe gained federal recognition in May 2007....

City sues Coquille Tribe over missed payments (September 24, 2009)

The city of North Bend, Oregon, filed a lawsuit against the Coquille Tribe in state court for alleged breach of contract. The city says the tribe missed a first quarterly...

Umatilla Tribes to create jobs with bond project (September 24, 2009)

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon plan to create 100 jobs with a tax-exempt bond project. The tribe is taking advantage of $23.6 million in bonding authority...

Letters: Readers react to Redskins controversy (September 24, 2009)

Arthur Higbee: "Naming teams after American Indians does not dishonor but pays tribute to them and keeps them alive in the national consciousness. In misguided notions of political correctness, we...

Montana tribes receive grants to build new jails (September 24, 2009)

The Chippewa Cree Tribe and the Fort Peck Tribes, both of Montana, each received about $12 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The Chippewa Cree Tribe...