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USDA officials to host tribes in Washington, DC (October 30, 2009)

Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and other top officials will host tribal leaders on Wednesday, November 4, in Washington, D.C. The event is designed to facilitate dialogue between...

Rep. Hastings objects to IHCIA in health reform (October 30, 2009)

Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Washington), the ranking Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee, is objecting to the inclusion of the Indian Health Care Reimprovement Act in H.R.3962, the Affordable Health...

San Manuel Band donates $250K to REACH group (October 30, 2009)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians donated $250,000 to a community outreach program in San Bernardino, California. The donation will help the Project REACH program at Priscilla's Helping Hands....

Pueblo leader's sculpture installed at NMAI in DC (October 30, 2009)

A sculpture created by Pojoaque Pueblo Gov. George Rivera has been installed at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The Buffalo Dancer II is a 12-foot...

Editorial: FBI needs cultural sensitivity training (October 30, 2009)

"Federal Bureau of Investigation agents don’t receive cultural awareness or language training when assigned to serve Indian reservations. Many tribal communities don’t believe non-tribal court personnel and non-tribal police are...

Ho-Chunk Inc manager to discuss self-determination (October 30, 2009)

Maunka Morgan, a senior manager of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development arm of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, will speak at the University of Nebraska at Omaha on Monday. Morgan's...

Reform group in California seeks tribal inclusion (October 30, 2009)

A group that is seeking to rewrite the California constitution wants tribes included in the process. Repair California proposed two ballot initiatives. One would give voters the right to call...

DOJ announces Indian Country crime initiatives (October 30, 2009)

Attorney General Eric Holder attended the second day of the Department of Justice tribal nations listening conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Thursday. Holder announced the creation of the...

Opinion: Tribes, sacred sites and environment (October 30, 2009)

"For a moment there, it looked as if the bitter, decade-long feud over building a "wind farm" in federal waters off Cape Cod was finally over. The plan to put...

Schedule: White House Tribal Nations Conference (October 30, 2009)

The White House has released details about the November 5 Tribal Nations Conference with President Barack Obama. The event takes place in the Sidney R. Yates Auditorium at the Department...