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Editorial: Repatriate stolen artifacts to tribes (September 28, 2009)

"Artifacts seized in a recent raid in Blanding, Utah, belong to the region's Native American tribes, says Larry Echo Hawk, the Interior Department's assistant secretary for Indian Affairs. The public-lands...

Blog: Obamas, Medicine Crow and wild horses (September 28, 2009)

"When Barack Obama was running for President, he made a point of bringing Native Americans into his fold, understanding that they are America's first citizens. They responded accordingly and joined...

Blood Tribe buys land to complete settlemenet (September 28, 2009)

The Blood Tribe of Alberta has purchased 665 acres as part of a land claim settlement with the federal government. The tribe was swindled out of some of its land...

Mark Trahant: Tribal provisions in health reform (September 28, 2009)

"This week the Senate Finance Committee continues what’s called an “open executive session,” the process of weeding through hundreds of amendments to the America’s Healthy Future Act of 2009. One...

Indian law question pushed for Arizona bar test (September 28, 2009)

The Arizona Supreme Court is considering a petition to add an Indian law question to the state bar exam. Indian law practitioners say a question is long overdue. Arizona is...

New information in case of missing Native teen (September 28, 2009)

The RCMP has received new information in the case of Norman Wayne Louison, a teen from the Kahkewistahaw First Nation who went missing over 30 years ago. Louison was...

Three more Indian energy sessions scheduled (September 28, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has scheduled some additional roundtables to discuss Indian energy. The first two session were held earlier this month. Six more are being held over the...

House Resources markup on Indian water bills (September 28, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold an open markup session on Wednesday. Three Indian water settlement bills are on the agenda: • S.313, the White Mountain Apache Tribe Water...

Wiyot woman's death investigated as homicide (September 28, 2009)

The remains of Stephanie Fowler, a member of the Wiyot Tribe of California, have been located, more than two years after she went missing. Authorities are treating Fowler's death as...

IHS eyes youth treatment centers in California (September 28, 2009)

The Indian Health Service plans to open two youth treatment facilities in California, The Marysville/Yuba City Appeal-Democrat reports. The centers would provide substance abuse treatment and other services to Native...

Tribes face funding and training hurdles at jails (September 28, 2009)

Tribes are finally receiving money to construct new detention facilities but hurdles remain. Most detention facilities in Indian Country are overcrowded and understaffed. Many are falling apart due to old...

EPA board issues ruling for Navajo power plant (September 28, 2009)

The Environmental Protection Agency has been ordered to reconsider an air permit issued to the Navajo Nation. The EPA took more than four years to approve the tribe's application for...

Pojoaque Pueblo disputes county property tax (September 28, 2009)

Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico says it shouldn't have to pay property taxes on a ranch valued at $6 million. The tribe bought La Mesita Ranch last year. The...

Ex-tribal member wants Indian 'emancipation' (September 28, 2009)

A woman who relinquished her membership in the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming is calling for an to tribal government and federal Indian policy. Lee Ann Ragains, who also...

Issue: Wisconsin considers Indian child welfare (September 28, 2009)

"Three decades after the passage of a federal law to protect American Indian families in child custody cases, the state's tribal children still are placed in foster care at twice...

Travel: Navajo Nation opens doors to the world (September 28, 2009)

"On the road through the tree-studded high desert toward the small town of Chinle, Arizona, the car radio was picking up the local Navajo station, with a playlist heavy...

Fool Bear: Democracy and Standing Rock Sioux (September 28, 2009)

"Some believe that the issue of the Fighting Sioux nickname at UND issue is a cause that should be decided by an outspoken few. But that idea completely contradicts...

Tim Giago: Another nail in the coffin of smokers (September 28, 2009)

Most Americans, and I am sure the chief executive officers of the major tobacco manufacturing plants, knew that smoking was not good for your health more than 50 years ago....

Column: America has outgrown Redskins name (September 28, 2009)

"Here's something I would hesitate to holler in a room filled with Native Americans who are NFL fans: "How 'bout them Redskins!" And yet, there it is - that name....

Editorial: Behind Mashpee Wampanoag protest (September 28, 2009)

"When nine tribal elders stage a sit-in at the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribal Council headquarters, saying they are concerned about the secretive nature of the administration and demanding to see financial...

Opinion: Create US Attorney for Indian Country (September 28, 2009)

"Conditions in this obscure country, as reported by sources ranging from Amnesty International to a U.S. Senate committee, are appalling. One in three women will be raped in her lifetime....