Witness list for Senate hearing on Indian health issues (December 1, 2009)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing this Thursday to focus on dental health in Indian Country and contract health services for the Indian Health Service. The hearing...
Jodi Rave: Tim Giago warns Chuck Trimble via e-mail (December 1, 2009)
"It’s not often that two well-known journalists square off over what the other writes. But that’s what’s happening with Lakota writers Tim Giago and Chuck Trimble. Many of us...
US Attorney for Arizona appoints Indian Country team (December 1, 2009)
Dennis K. Burke, the U.S. Attorney for Arizona, has appointed three members to his Indian Country team. John Tuchi will serve as senior litigation counsel and tribal liaison. He...
Supreme Court won't hear Indian man's jury bias case (December 1, 2009)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Benally v. US, a jury bias case involving a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. Kerry Dean Benally was convicted...
Blog: Palin book misattributes Cheyenne man's quote (December 1, 2009)
"There have been so many lies and distortions pointed out in Sarah Palin's Going Rogue since it was released last week that her memoir has already become something of a...
Two plead to taking artifacts from national monument (December 1, 2009)
Two people pleaded guilty to illegally collecting artifacts from the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument in Colorado. Preston Waggoner and Dawn Laate were banned from the monument for a...
Witness List: House hearing on Indian Arts and Crafts (December 1, 2009)
The House Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing tomorrow on H.R. 725, the Indian Arts and Crafts Amendments Act of 2009. The hearing takes place at 10am in Room 1324...
BIA spends $13.6M to replace aging Pine Ridge school (December 1, 2009)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will begin construction next spring to replace the 60-year-old Loneman School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The project, which will cost $13.6...
North Dakota loses grant to fight Native youth suicide (December 1, 2009)
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration won't renew a grant that the state of North Dakota used to target suicide among Native and rural youth. In 2006, the...
Gyasi Ross: Resolving to be a mentor for Native youth (December 1, 2009)
"I’m a mama’s boy through and through. Nothing wrong with that, right? See, I know the amazing power of a mother’s love to make a young boy feel secure...
Navajo student headed to internship for White House (December 1, 2009)
Charly Edsitty, a member of the Navajo Nation, will serve as an intern in the White House next spring. Edsitty, a senior at Baylor University in Texas, will work in...
Tribes in Venezuela face growing threats to traditions (December 1, 2009)
Two tribes in southern Venezuela are facing a growing number of threats to their culture and way of life. The Ye’kuana and the Sanema live in an area the...
Salt River youth help Arizona governor light state tree (December 1, 2009)
Youth from the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community helped Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (D) light the State Capitol’s Christmas tree on Monday. Jose Martinez, president of the Young...
County approves cross-deputization with three tribes (December 1, 2009)
The board of supervisors in Navajo County, Arizona, approved cross-certification agreements with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and mutual aid agreements with the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe and the...
Opinion: Respect tribal concerns over wind energy bid (December 1, 2009)
"I commend the Wampanoag for their efforts to block the construction of 130 wind turbines on historic and picturesque Nantucket Sound. We should not lightly dismiss these American Indians' claims...
Hopi council eliminates newspaper from latest budget (December 1, 2009)
The newspaper that has served the Hopi Reservation in Arizona since the 1970s will be shutting down next month, The Arizona Daily Star reports. The Hopi Tutuveni was cut from...
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5 Trump budget includes funds to assist six newly-recognized tribes
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