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SBA plans changes to Native contracting program (October 23, 2009)

The Small Business Administration plans to make changes to the 8(a) contracting program for American Indian and Alaska Native businesses. Draft regulations will be published in the Federal Register next...

Native knitters plan protest during Olympic relay (October 23, 2009)

A group of knitters from the Cowichan Tribes in British Columbia will protest along the route of the Olympic torch relay. The knitters are upset because the The Bay, the...

Employment: Head Start Fiscal Content Specialist (October 23, 2009)

ICF International seeks a Head Start Fiscal Content Specialist to provide content expertise to the Head Start Grantee Performance Support Specialist (GPSS) project in Region 11. This position is based...

Will Chavez: Poor Cherokees getting left behind (October 23, 2009)

"I attended a meeting recently that was meant to educate Cherokee Nation employees about the needs in Cherokee communities and increase their involvement in community development. As an observer...

NPR: Economy booming on Salt River Community (October 23, 2009)

"On a small reservation in the Phoenix area, the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community has felt the pinch of the recession. But despite the economic downturn, the reservation is...

Manuel Cristobal: Decolonizing the Pueblo tribes (October 23, 2009)

"On Aug. 10, 2008, we honored the Ohkay Owingeh (formerly San Juan Pueblo) leader Pope who led the Pueblo Indian Revolt, which took place Aug. 10, 1680. It was not...

New law recognizes tribal adoptions in California (October 23, 2009)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) signed AB1325, a bill to recognize tribal customary adoptions, on October 11. The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians pushed for the bill, considered the first...

Lynne Harlan: USET celebrates 40th anniversary (October 23, 2009)

"Next week the United South and Eastern Tribes Inc. will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Founded in 1969 by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, the Mississippi Choctaw, the Miccosukee Tribe...

Spirit Lake woman sentenced for partner's death (October 23, 2009)

A woman from the Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation of North Dakota was sentenced to 6.5 years in federal prison for stabbing her boyfriend to death. Rebecca Brown, 49, was sentenced...

Navajo Nation Council delays ski resort measure (October 23, 2009)

The Navajo Nation Council will take more time to consider the purchase of a ski resort at the center of a sacred site case. The bill authorizes the Navajo Nation...

Senate panel advances Virginia tribal recognition (October 23, 2009)

Six Virginia tribes whose ancestors greeted the European settlers at Jamestown in 1607 could gain federal recognition after centuries of waiting. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved S.1178, the Indian...

Lumbee Tribe moves closer to federal recognition (October 23, 2009)

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina moved closer to federal recognition with the approval of S.1735 by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Thursday. Congress identified the Lumbees as Indians...