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Salazar signs Navajo water pipeline decision (October 1, 2009)

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today signed the record of decision for the Navajo-Gallup Water Supply Project. The pipeline is a component of the Navajo Nation water rights settlement that President...

EchoHawk approves DC office reorganization (October 1, 2009)

Assistant Secretary Larry EchoHawk, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, has approved a reorganization of his office in Washington, D.C. EchoHawk added a chief of staff position,...

Opinion: Breaching the Klamath Basin dams (October 1, 2009)

"In the largest dam removal project in history, the federal government, three Indian Tribes and 25 other parties released a tentative agreement on September 30 providing for the removal of...

ITBC to use $175K grant for e-commerce site (October 1, 2009)

The InterTribal Bison Cooperative of South Dakota will use a $175,000 federal grant to develop an e-commerce site. The site will sell bison and bison-related products. It will take about...

House committee approves tribal water bills (October 1, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee approved three tribal water settlement bills at a markup on Wednesday. The committee sent the bills to the House floor amid objections from two Republicans,...

Bay Mills man heads to DC for EchoHawk job (October 1, 2009)

Bryan Newland, a member of the Bay Mills Indian Community of Michigan will be working for Assistant Secretary Larry EchoHawk, the head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in...

Still no verdict for trial of Pueblo man's death (October 1, 2009)

Jury deliberations will enter a third day for the driver accused of killing William Tenorio of San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico. Carlos Fierro, 36, an attorney and lobbyist who...

Pueblo welcomes cleanup of traditional area (October 1, 2009)

San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico hailed the start of a project that will remove radioactive waste from a traditional hunting and gathering area. Los Alamos National Laboratory stored the...

Stillaguamish Tribe answers grand jury probe (October 1, 2009)

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington says it is cooperating with an ongoing federal grand jury probe. Two tribal members and people associated with the tribe were convicted in connection with...

Deadline comes for 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (October 1, 2009)

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education will meet today to discuss the future of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. The board gave University of North Dakota until...

Column: Time has spoken on 'Fighting Sioux' (October 1, 2009)

"This Saturday, the USD football team will travel to Grand Forks, N.D. There, the Coyotes will play the University of North Dakota in UND’s homecoming game. But the Coyotes...

Opinion: Discovering our Indian place names (October 1, 2009)

"My recent drive from Kansas City to Tulsa, Okla., for a family wedding was truly a journey down American Indian trails. Along the way are many geographic site markers to...

Editorial: Whiteclay needs creative thinking (October 1, 2009)

"It is encouraging that the Nebraska Legislature is willing to continue exploring the tragic circumstances that prevail along the South Dakota border, where beer bought at the village of Whiteclay,...

SAMHSA will award emergency suicide grant (October 1, 2009)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will award an emergency grant to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to keep a youth suicide program running. The tribe had applied...

Opinion: Protect Cheyenne sites from mining (October 1, 2009)

"With Montana’s history of getting shafted by mining companies, state leaders should be wary of any new mining proposals, which may be why the State Land Board took no action...

Standing Rock Sioux chairman loses election (October 1, 2009)

Unofficial results show Ron His Horse Is Thunder losing his bid for re-election as chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. KFGO reported that His Horse Is Thunder lost to...

Miccosukee Tribe disputes Everglades bridge (October 1, 2009)

The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida is still trying to stop the construction of a bridge in the Everglades, its homelands. The tribe calls the $81 million bridge a waste of...

Navajo leader joins criticism of green groups (October 1, 2009)

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. said he supports the Hopi Tribe for passing a resolution that condemned certain environmental groups. Shirley is pushing to open a $2.5 billion coal-fired...

Column: No reason to keep 'Redskins' around (October 1, 2009)

"Perhaps Dan Snyder is holding onto the name out of spite or to protect the value of the trademark -- a trademark that is being challenged by a group of...