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HHS Secretary Sebelius to host tribal leaders in DC (October 22, 2009)

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will host tribal leaders on Tuesday, November 3 in Washington, D.C. Tribal leaders will have a chance to meet with top HHS officials...

Kevin James: Jim Crow still alive in Indian Country (October 22, 2009)

"On June 18 the U.S. Senate passed Resolution 26, which apologized “for the enslavement and racial segregation of African-Americans” but precluded reparations. Rather than pass a disclaimer disguised as an...

Charles Trimble: NCAI works with family of nations (October 22, 2009)

Note: This is Part II 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...

Alaska Federation of Natives meet for convention (October 22, 2009)

The Alaska Federation of Natives kicks off its annul convention in Anchorage today. About 4,200 people are expected to attend the event, which runs through Saturday. AFN President Julie...

Mohegan Tribe cuts contribution to Sachem Fund (October 22, 2009)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has reduced its annual contribution to a fund it created with the city of Norwich. The tribe and the city announced the Sachem Fund in...

Jim Kent: Theft of Indian spirituality often ignored (October 22, 2009)

"Picture if you will: a Native American man in a priest's cassock, standing at an altar on a reservation anywhere in the state. He raises bread above a large gold...

Audio: House panel hearing on Indian housing bill (October 22, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Wednesday on an Indian housing bill. H.R.2523, the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership (HEARTH) Act, was introduced on May...

Job Ad: Pueblo of San Felipe Gaming Commission (October 22, 2009)

The Pueblo of San Felipe is seeking an Executive Director for the San Felipe Regulatory Gaming Commission. The position reports to Gaming Commissioners and accomplishes Gaming Commission’s objectives through planning,...

Column: Scandals plagued Interior under Norton (October 22, 2009)

"It takes a special something to become the first and only member of George W. Bush's Cabinet investigated formally for criminal corruption. That distinction goes to Colorado's own Gale...

Hearing set for Pueblo leader's hit-and-run case (October 22, 2009)

A federal judge will hold a hearing on November 3 in the case of a Pojoaque Pueblo leader accused of a fatal hit and run. Lt. Governor Linda Diaz,...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe starts gun buy back plan (October 22, 2009)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is offering a one-day, no questions asked, gun buy back program. People can turn in firearms on Saturday and receive a gift...

Indian enrollment on rise at University of Arizona (October 22, 2009)

The University of Arizona continues to draw more and more American Indian and Alaska Native students. The university reported 792 Indian undergraduate students this fall. That's up from 730 in...

Plans for Saginaw Chippewa campground backed (October 22, 2009)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe plans to build an RV park and campground in Union Township, Michigan. The development would occur on about 24 acres. Planners said the project will be...

Three die after paying for 'spiritual warrior' quest (October 22, 2009)

The Yavapai County Sheriffs Office continues to investigate the deaths of three people at a resort in Arizona. The three died after taking part in a "sweat lodge" overseen by...

Navajo Nation Council weighs purchase of resort (October 22, 2009)

The Navajo Nation Council is considering legislation that could lead to the purchase of a ski resort at the center of a sacred site case. The Arizona Snowbowl is located...

Byron Dorgan: Urgent fix to land-into-trust ruling (October 22, 2009)

The following is the opinion of Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota). The Supreme Court's decision in the recent Carcieri v Salazar case urgently needs to be corrected. The Senate Committee...