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Oneida Nation hopes to turn trash into power (September 30, 2009)

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is in the early stages of a renewable energy project. The tribe wants to convert garbage into electricity. The project would involve building a facility...

Cherokee Nation partners with technology firm (September 30, 2009)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma has acquired a stake in an information technology company in Colorado. Information Technology Experts will become a part of Cherokee Nation Businesses, the tribe's economic...

Announcement set for Navajo pipeline project (September 30, 2009)

Federal, state and tribal officials will make an announcement in Washington, D.C., tomorrow regarding the Navajo Nation water rights settlement. In March, President Barack Obama signed the tribe's settlement into...

Jury weighing verdict for Pueblo man's death (September 30, 2009)

Deliberations in the case of the driver accused of killing William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico entered a second day without a verdict. The jury is weighing...

MPR: Sacred pipestone at national monument (September 30, 2009)

"In the southwest corner of Minnesota, thousands of visitors each year take in the Pipestone National Monument's untouched prairie and its famous red rock. The Pipestone National Monument is...

Judge backs CRIT authority over non-Indians (September 30, 2009)

Non-Indians who lease land from the Colorado River Indian Tribes are subject to tribal court jurisdiction, a federal judge ruled. The Water Wheel Camp Recreation Area entered into a "consensual...

SAMHSA won't renew suicide prevention grant (September 30, 2009)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration won't renew a $1.5 million suicide prevention grant for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe despite 51 suicide attempts on the reservation this...

Utility agrees to remove Klamath Basin dams (September 30, 2009)

In what is being hailed as a historic settlement, PacifiCorp plans to remove four dams on the Klamath River under a tentative agreement with tribes and other parties. PacifiCorp...

Blackfeet woman seeks nod for US House seat (September 30, 2009)

Melinda Gopher, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, has joined the race for the sole U.S. House seat in Montana. Gopher, who also has Rocky Boy Ojibwe ancestry, is seeking...

Hopi Tribe unhappy with conservation groups (September 30, 2009)

The Hopi Tribe of Arizona passed a resolution that criticizes the Sierra Club and other environmental groups for their stance on a power plant. The tribe depends on jobs...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to vote for leaders (September 30, 2009)

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe go the polls today to vote for chairman and other top leadership posts. Incumbent Chairman Ron His Horse Is Thunder is seeking re-election....

Rally against 'Fighting Sioux' nickname at UND (September 30, 2009)

Students at the University of North Dakota have organized a rally against the school's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. Speakers include American Indian Movement activists Clyde Bellecourt (White Earth)...

Ex-White House aide an Abramoff conspirator (September 30, 2009)

Jennifer Farley, a former White House aide who dealt with tribal, state and local governments, has been listed as a co-conspirator in the trial of a Jack Abramoff associate. According...

Coquille Tribe calls service agreement 'unfair' (September 30, 2009)

The Coquille Tribe says it is wiling to pay its "fair share" for municipal services provided by the city of North Bend, Oregon. For the last 15 years, the tribe...

Judge supports Oneida Nation land-into-trust (September 30, 2009)

A federal judge in New York rejected a slew of challenges to the Oneida Nation's land-into-trust application. Judge Lawrence E. Kahn said the land-into-trust provisions of the Indian Reorganization Act...

Chilean president calls for Indian department (September 30, 2009)

Chilean President President Michelle Bachelet introduced a bill to create a Ministry for Indigenous Affairs but the a representative of the largest tribe in the country rejected the idea. The...

Federal Diary: Secretary Salazar on Facebook (September 30, 2009)

"After his confirmation as Interior secretary, Ken Salazar was dismayed at his inability to send an e-mail to all of his 67,000 employees, or to hear anything back from them....

House Resources markup on tribal water bills (September 30, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds an open markup session this morning on eight bills. Three Indian water settlement bills are on the agenda: • H.R.1065, the White Mountain Apache...

'Tribal Justice News' from Justice Department (September 30, 2009)

Every week, the Department of Justice compiles a list of recent federal activity in Indian Country. Here is the latest "Tribal Justice News" for the week of September 29. Man...