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GAO report on IHS collections from private insurers (November 23, 2009)

The Government Accountability Office office released a report today that said the Indian Health Service may not have adequate procedures in place to maximize collections from private insurers. The Indian...

House Resources hearing on Indian Arts and Crafts (November 23, 2009)

The House Natural Resources Committee will hold a December 2 hearing on H.R. 725, the Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act of 2009. The Indian Arts and Crafts Act of...

Employment: Graton Rancheria TANF Unit Supervisor (November 23, 2009)

POSITION: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families/Family Assistance Unit Supervisor REPORTS TO: Social Services Department Director SALARY: DOE LOCATION: Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, Rohnert Park, California GENERAL: The Tribal TANF...

Editorial: Obama offers hope at first tribal summit (November 23, 2009)

"Something noticeably different occurred at the recent Tribal Nations Conference that distinguished it from previous White House gatherings with tribes. The president spoke to tribal leaders as a fellow person...

Tom Iron: A tribal backer of 'Fighting Sioux' name (November 23, 2009)

"The Standing Rock Sioux Reservation has several schools that use Indian nicknames. These schools are attended by both Indian and non-Indian students. These schools are proud of their Indian nicknames...

Column: Struggle continues 40 years after Alcatraz (November 23, 2009)

"On the night of Nov. 20, 1969, two rented boats filled with activists billing themselves "Indians of All Tribes" pulled ashore on Alcatraz. The lone inhabitant, a caretaker of...

CNN: Wind River teens died of methadone overdose (November 23, 2009)

Three teen girls from the Wind River Reservation of Wyoming died of a methadone overdose in a case that was ruled a homicide, CNN reports. Ohetica Win Elyxis Gardner, 13;...

Opinion: Moral outrage over use of Indian mascots (November 23, 2009)

"A North Dakota judge will hear arguments next month in a case of political correctness that has embroiled the state university for a number of years. In 2005, the National...

Little Traverse Band looking to diversify economy (November 23, 2009)

The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan recently formed a corporation to pursue economic development opportunities. Waganakising Odawa Development, Inc. is looking at two sectors: government contracting...

Northwestern Band suspends business executives (November 23, 2009)

The Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation of Utah suspended two top executives amid allegations of financial mismanagement. Mike Devine, the chief operating officer of NWB Economic Development, is...

Senate moves forward with health reform debate (November 23, 2009)

The Senate voted 60 to 39 on Saturday to move forward with debate on H.R.3590, the health reform bill. As currently written, the bill does not include the Indian Health...

Troy Eid: US Attorney tramples tribal sovereignty (November 23, 2009)

"Too many federal officials say they honor the sovereignty of Indian tribes and nations, but abandon that respect when the rubber meets the road. Such was unfortunately the case when...

Mark Trahant: Health reform boosts Indian Country (November 23, 2009)

"A generation ago Indian Country wasn’t included in the conversation about health care reform. When Congress enacted Medicaid and Medicare it pretended that the Indian Health Service didn’t exist. It...

Jodi Rave: Climate change and indigenous peoples (November 23, 2009)

"An inimitable gathering of grassroots organizers and environmental advocates representing tribal regions across the United States met Friday to write a declaration on global warming impacts on indigenous peoples. As...

Tim Giago: Open dialogue on America's dirty secret (November 23, 2009)

There seems to be a consensus among several tribal elders that there is trauma impacting Native Americans as the residue of the boarding school era. They believe that anyone speaking...