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White House announces tribal nations summit (October 12, 2009)

The first Tribal Nations Conference will be held in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, November 5, the White House announced today. Invitations are being sent to all 564 federally recognized tribes....

Mary Pember: Media and tribal leadership issues (October 12, 2009)

"Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley, Jr., made a big stir in the mainstream media when he announced his support for the Hopi Tribal Council’s recent unanimous decision to ban environmentalist...

Mark Trahant: Debate not over on health reform (October 12, 2009)

"Are we in the final days of the health care reform debate? “The historic movement to bring real, meaningful health insurance reform to the American people gathered momentum this week...

Opinion: No genocide of Natives in Canada (October 12, 2009)

"I criticise the crappy Vancouver 2010 Olympic logo that happens to be American Indian, and the marginalising of European immigrants in Games merchandising, and get branded a racist. Oh, but...

Ron His Horse is Thunder: The good red road (October 12, 2009)

"My name is Ron His Horse is Thunder and I am the great-great grandson of One Bull, the nephew and adopted son of Sitting Bull, our Hunkpapa Lakota Nation...

Subpoenas in Gale Norton corruption probe (October 12, 2009)

A federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to former Interior secretary Gale Norton and Royal Dutch Shell PLC, according to news reports. Norton is being investigated for allegedly talking to...

Interview: Black Hills, White Justice author (October 12, 2009)

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader interviews Edward Lazarus, an attorney and author of Black Hills, White Justice about efforts to return the Black Hills to the Sioux Nation. Lazarus...

Letter: Umatilla cash advance fee too high (October 12, 2009)

"There will be a special General Council meeting for the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in the conference room of the Yellowhawk...

Opinion: Injustice for Oglala Lakota family (October 12, 2009)

"Starting in the mid-1800s, Native Americans were corralled onto reservations on isolated scraps of arid land. Since then, the voice of their suffering has barely been heard across the vast...

Opinion: No reason to celebrate Columbus (October 12, 2009)

"Oct. 12 is the important anniversary of the opening of the Americas to settlers, and one that merits celebration, but by commemorating it as Columbus Day, Americans stand to ignore...

Opinion: Hopi people are environmentalists (October 12, 2009)

"It is important that the readers of The Republic not assume the Hopi Tribe, as a whole, supports the recent resolution by the Tribal Council declaring environmental groups unwelcome on...

John Thune: Public safety in Indian Country (October 12, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota). As people across South Dakota celebrate Native American Day, we reflect on the important contributions of Native Americans to...

Robert Coulter: 'No thanks' to U.S. apology (October 12, 2009)

The Senate has just passed a resolution that apologizes to American Indians and other Native Americans for the wrongs done by citizens of this country. But a genuine apology means...

Tim Giago: 'Wizard' author backed genocide (October 12, 2009)

Bruce Dancis, in his Video Patrol column wrote, "The Wizard of Oz has become so ingrained in the American psyche that today, 70 years after it was first released by...