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Editorial: Navajo Nation soldier being laid to rest (October 16, 2009)

" It is with sad hearts that we bury yet another local son lost to war. Adding to the sorrow and tragedy is the fact that he is the...

Muscogee Nation of Florida requests recognition (October 16, 2009)

The Muscogee Nation of Florida hopes to gain recognition through an act of Congress. S.530 and H.R.1899 were introduced earlier this year. The bills say the federal government has had...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe reports benefits of stimulus (October 16, 2009)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona has created or saved 116 jobs with the help of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The tribe received a total of...

Stockbridge-Munsee Tribe chooses new leaders (October 16, 2009)

Members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Community of Wisconsin shook up their tribal council in an election on Saturday, October 10. Kim Vele, an attorney and sitting council member, defeated longtime president...

Herseth Sandlin: Fight violence against women (October 16, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-South Dakota). As October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I wanted draw the attention of South Dakotans to the impact...

OPB: 'Hard Times' on Warm Springs Reservation (October 16, 2009)

"Jeanie Brisbois sits in her cramped office, next to a loud air conditioner and a noisy walkie-talkie. Her job, as an office manager for the local vehicle pool, isn’t glamorous....

Nevada's US Attorney targets reservation crime (October 16, 2009)

Daniel Bogden, the U.S. Attorney for Nevada, hopes to work more closely with tribes and secure funding to boost law enforcement on reservations in the state. Nevada is home to...

Tribes donate $900K to turn sacred site into park (October 16, 2009)

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation and the Nez Perce Tribe each donated $300,000 to help create a state park...

Dry Creek Band considers development projects (October 16, 2009)

The Dry Creek Band of Pomo Indians is weighing options for a 25-acre site near Petaluma, California. Possibilities include a baseball stadium, a hotel or a service station. Chairman Harvey...

Editorial: BIA shouldn't celebrate Columbus Day (October 16, 2009)

"During a session at the recent 66th Annual Convention of the National Congress of American Indians in Palm Springs, Calif., a tribal leader brought up the issue of the BIA...

Arvol Looking Horse: Respect sacred traditions (October 16, 2009)

"As Keeper of our Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle, I am concerned for the two deaths and illnesses of the many people who participated in a sweat lodge...

Tribes recognized for preserving massacre sites (October 16, 2009)

The National Trust for Historic Preservation honored the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, the Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes for their work to preserve two massacre sites. The...

Indian Affairs Committee meeting and hearing (October 16, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and hearing on Thursday, October 15. The business meeting will focused on pending committee issues. An agenda has not been...

Seminole man disputes US laws in support case (October 16, 2009)

A Seminole man who is accused of failing to support his children says U.S. and Florida state laws don't apply to him. Bobby C. Billie is a spiritual leader of...

Judge declares mistrial in Abramoff figure case (October 16, 2009)

A federal judge declared a mistrial on all counts in the case of Kevin Ring, a former associate of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Jurors deliberated for days on eight charges...