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Two dead after 'sweat' incident in Arizona (October 9, 2009)

Two people died and a third person was in critical condition after a "sweat lodge" incident in Arizona. The Arizona Republic said people began feeling ill inside the sweat lodge...

Editorial: Lumbee Tribe needs recognition (October 9, 2009)

"In all fairness, the Lumbee Indians are entitled to federal tribal recognition. After all, North Carolina granted that status way back in 1885. Hopefully, bipartisan legislation sponsored by the state's...

Indian abuse victims face deadline to sue (October 9, 2009)

Indian victims of Jesuit priest abuse in Montana, Washington and Idaho have until November 30 to file claims against the church. The deadline was set as part of bankruptcy proceedings...

Tim Giago: Indians left out of bison roundup (October 9, 2009)

There is a curious case of dualism that occurs in the beautiful He Sapa (Black Hills) of the Lakota every year. It is known as the Custer State Park Buffalo...

Santee Sioux grave dig being investigated (October 9, 2009)

The Santee Sioux Tribe and the Knox County Sheriff's Office are investigating the disturbance of a burial site on the reservation. A non-Indian man who owns land on the reservation...

Black Hills Pow Wow kicks off in Rapid City (October 9, 2009)

The 23rdh annual Black Hills Pow Wow kicks off today in Rapid City, South Dakota. This year's theme is “Honoring the Four Generations, Strong Lakota Women, Mending the Sacred...

Mankiller on mobilizing rural communities (October 9, 2009)

Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to serve as chief of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, delivered the keynote at a rural community conference in Montana. Mankiller offered a lesson in...

NCAI to host Indian Country Counts kickoff (October 9, 2009)

The National Congress of American Indians will host the kickoff for the "Indian Country Counts" campaign at its 66th annual conference in Palm Springs, California, next week. The U.S. Census...

Gila River Tribe tries to woo Chicago Cubs (October 9, 2009)

The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona hopes to lure the Chicago Cubs to the reservation for the team's spring training session, The East Valley Tribune reported. The team currently...

Marty Two Bulls Cartoon: Hey, we're sorry! (October 9, 2009)

Get the Story: Marty Two Bulls Sr.: Sorry (Indian Country Today 10/9) $p Apology Resolution:H.J.Res.46 | S.J.Res.14 Related Stories:Apology included in Defense spending bill (10/8) Kevin Abourezk: Apology does...

Court revives suit over IHS contract costs (October 9, 2009)

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals has given tribes and Alaska Natives another opportunity to pursue their contract support cost case against the IIndian Health Service. Tribes and Alaska Natives...

Lynne Harlan: Eastern Cherokees celebrate (October 9, 2009)

"This week the Eastern Band of Cherokee celebrates our 97th Annual Cherokee Indian Fair. The fair grew out of our tradition of celebrating the harvest and has become the single...

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe backs officers (October 9, 2009)

Game agents who detained three non-Indian men acted lawfully, an official with the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington said. Paul McCollum, the director of the tribe's natural resources department,...

Editorial: Fake Native wear won't win gold (October 9, 2009)

"Only Coca-Cola is Coke and only a Frisbee can be a Frisbee -- and there is really only one Cowichan sweater. It is one that is produced by the Cowichan...

Blackfeet Nation launches technology firm (October 9, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana has started an information technology and professional business services firm with hopes of tapping into government contracting. Chief Mountain Technologies is seeking certification as a...

Interview: Sherman Alexie ticks people off (October 9, 2009)

Sherman Alexie (Spokane / Coeur d'Alene) is releasing "War Dances," a new collection of short stories that he says doesn't always portray Indians in the best way. "I'm going...

Lac du Flambeau incumbents lose election (October 9, 2009)

Members of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin voted four incumbents out of office on Tuesday. The secretary and treasurer seats went to challengers...

Email hoax claims Columbus parade killed (October 9, 2009)

The Columbus Day Parade in Denver, Colorado, will go on as planned, organizers said in response to a fake email that claimed the controversial event was canceled due to lack...

Still no verdict in Abramoff associate case (October 9, 2009)

A federal jury has yet to reach a verdict in the case against Kevin Ring, a former associate of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Deliberations began on Monday. A slip-up regarding...