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1st Circuit dismisses Passamaquoddy LNG case (October 29, 2009)

The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged federal approval of a liquefied natural gas terminal on the Passamaquoddy Reservation in Maine. Tribal leaders at...

Alaska Native man to plead guilty in hunt case (October 29, 2009)

One of the Alaska Native men charged for violating state hunting laws will plead guilty for shooting more than 100 caribou and leaving many to waste. Randy John Oktollik, 26,...

Changes in store for Native contracting program (October 29, 2009)

The Small Business Administration is proposing a number of changes to the 8(a) federal contracting program. The changes will impose some limits on tribal and Alaska Native businesses. For example,...

Indian Affairs Committee hearing on recognition (October 29, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold an oversight hearing on federal recognition on Wednesday, November 4. The hearing is titled "Fixing the Federal Acknowledgment Process." Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North...

Crow man sentenced for robbery with toy gun (October 29, 2009)

A man from the Crow Reservation in Montana was sentenced to three years in prison for robbing a convenience store with a toy gun. Jeremiah Paul Stewart, 24, didn't take...

Oglala man seeks release from federal prison (October 29, 2009)

Douglas White, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is seeking release from a 292-month federal prison sentence. White, 88, was convicted in 1991 of sexually...

Museum opens Native cancer survivors exhibit (October 29, 2009)

A new exhibit at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center in Connecticut features Native cancer survivors. "Strength and Courage: Stories of Native American Cancer Survivors" appears to be...

Navajo president calls investigation 'personal' (October 29, 2009)

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. says Navajo Nation Council refuses to explain why he's been placed on administrative leave. The council conducted an investigation into the tribe's dealings with...

Mashantucket officer attacked at burial grounds (October 29, 2009)

Authorities in Connecticut are looking for a man suspected of attacking a police officer for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. The incident occurred Wednesday night at the tribe's burial grounds....

Editorial: Fix broken federal recognition at BIA (October 29, 2009)

"Technically, the Little Shell Indian Tribe of Montana asked for federal recognition in 1978, the same year the U.S. Department of Interior adopted regulations governing the Federal Acknowledgement Process. But...

Some Flathead Reservation bars allow smoking (October 29, 2009)

The Montana Clean Indoor Air Act went into effect earlier this month but not all bars on the Flathead Reservation are happy with it. Tribal-owned facilities are exempt from the...

Extension possible for 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (October 29, 2009)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will probably get more time to consider its position on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The North...

Mark Trahant: Send Medicaid funds right to IHS (October 29, 2009)

"Health care reform will be high on the list of topics for President Barack Obama’s meeting next Thursday with representatives of the nation’s 564 federally recognized tribes. The president...

Cowichan Tribes reach deal over Olympic gear (October 29, 2009)

The Cowichan Tribes of British Columbia reached a deal to supply Cowichan sweaters for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. The tribe had bid on a contract to produce...

Editorial: Terminated tribes deserve more land (October 29, 2009)

"Twenty-five years ago, a terrible wrong was partially righted. It's past time to more fully correct it. On Oct. 17, 1984, Congress restored federal recognition of the Confederated Tribes of...

House Resources hearing on land-into-trust fix (October 29, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, November 4, to consider a fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision bars tribes...

Dennis Johnson: Common sense car buying tips (October 29, 2009)

It’s everyone’s desire to drive a sharp, shiny late-model vehicles that will really turn heads and make your friends jealous. But before you run out and spend your hard earned...