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Charles Trimble: NCAI made it through rocky era (October 21, 2009)

Note: This is Part I of the keynote address Charles Trimble presented at the 66th Annual Convention of the National Congress of American Indians on October 14, 2009, in Palm...

Tim Giago: Native Sun a watchdog for tribes, public (October 21, 2009)

When Native Sun News first began to publish in April we did an editorial that talked about our role as a watchdog for tribes and the general public. Some Indian...

Witness list for Senate hearing on Indian energy (October 21, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on Indian energy and energy efficiency on Thursday. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman, and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), the...

Elise Patkotak: The booze wars in Native villages (October 21, 2009)

"Are you like me? Do you feel that trying to follow the booze wars in Bush Alaska is like trying to watch Australian rules football -- it looks like something...

Interviews: Alaska Native youth talk about future (October 21, 2009)

The Anchorage Daily News talked to Alaska Native youth who are in Anchorage as part of the First Alaskans Elders & Youth Conference. The event leads up to the...

Lumbee, Virginia recognition bills on SCIA agenda (October 21, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will consider two federal recognition bills at a business meeting on Thursday. S.1178, the Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2009, extends recognition...

House panel holds hearing on Indian health care (October 21, 2009)

The Subcommittee on Health of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing on H.R.2708, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2009 The subcommittee heard from...

Foul play feared with disappearance of BIA driver (October 21, 2009)

Navajo Nation authorities are seeking information about the disappearance of Nate Browning, who was last seen on October 9. Browning was last seen at the tribe's casino near Gallup,...

Puyallup smokeshop operators arrested for drugs (October 21, 2009)

Federal authorities arrested five people and issued a warrant for a sixth person in connection with the alleged sale of drugs at smokeshops on the Puyallup Reservation in Washington....

Navajo council fails in vote to remove top officials (October 21, 2009)

The Navajo Nation Council failed to pass a resolution that would have suspended President Joe Shirley Jr. and Vice President Ben Shelly from office. The council is conducting an ongoing...

Ricey Wild: Tribes facing blood quantum dilemma (October 21, 2009)

"Way back in the olden days when I was but a wee girl I watched a Dracula movie starring Bela Lugosi. I was traumatized, totally. That night and many years...

Steven Newcomb: Racism in Supreme Court brief (October 21, 2009)

"It is a gem of religious racism that fully documents the illegitimate foundation of U.S. Indian law and policy. We now have conclusive evidence: In a legal brief filed in...

Robert Coulter: A fresh start on indigenous rights (October 21, 2009)

"When President Obama meets with Indian and Alaska Native leaders Nov. 5, he should announce that he will embrace the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and...

'Threat assessment' sought in tribal tobacco fight (October 21, 2009)

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) wants know whether imposing taxes on tribal tobacco sales will spark "violence and civil unrest," according to news reports. In a letter to three...

Ferry to be named for Klallam Chief Chetzemoka (October 21, 2009)

A new ferry in Washington will be named for Chetzemoka, a chief of the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe who lived in the 1800s. The Washington State Transportation Commission approved the...

Courtland Milloy: A sad symbol of sorry 'Redskins' (October 21, 2009)

"Poor Chief Zee. As the "unofficial" mascot for the Washington Redskins during the past 31 years, he has suffered more than enough. His leg was broken. An eye was...