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Navajo Nation opposes bill affecting Utah trust fund (December 10, 2009)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Wednesday on a bill to address the management of the Utah Navajo Trust Fund.

Montana tribes aid sex offender registration cases (December 10, 2009)

Tribes in Montana are helping the U.S. Marshals Service investigate sex offenders who fail to register with state and tribal governments. The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of...

Chumash Chair: November good for Indian Country (December 10, 2009)

"November was a good month for Native Americans. It was Native American Heritage Month, and Nov. 27 was Native American Heritage Day. And on Nov. 5, tribal leaders across the...

CDC: High rate of Indian deaths from H1N1 virus (December 10, 2009)

American Indians and Alaska Natives made up a disproportionate number of deaths from the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported today....

Kiowa Tribe no longer on BIA's high-risk status list (December 10, 2009)

The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma is finally off the "high-risk" list at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, The Lawton Constitution reports. The tribe was placed on the list in 1997...

Judge to issue 'Fighting Sioux' decision this month (December 10, 2009)

A decision in a lawsuit that seeks to preserve the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota will come by Christmas, a judge said. Several members...

Ute Tribe hopes to resolve dispute over sacred site (December 10, 2009)

The Ute Tribe of Utah held a meeting to discuss the fate of a hatchery that is located at a sacred site. The tribe started the Big Springs Tribal...

Labor Department asks tribes about consultation (December 10, 2009)

The Department of Labor will be updating its tribal consultation policy as part of the Obama administration's push to renew the nation-to-nation relationship. Officials will participate in three upcoming sessions...

Samish Nation loses case over lost federal benefits (December 10, 2009)

The Samish Nation of Washington will have to ask Congress to recover millions of dollars in denied federal benefits, a federal judge said. The tribe was taken off the list...

Cobell hailed as warrior as she returns to Montana (December 10, 2009)

Friends and family welcomed Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, as she returned to Montana on Wednesday. Growing up, Cobell heard from elderly relatives about...

Billings Paper: Cobell deal sends $27M to Montana (December 10, 2009)

The Billings Gazette estimates Indian trust beneficiaries in Montana will see $27 million in cash payments from the Cobell settlement. According to the Office of the Special Trustee for American...

Editorial: Welcome settlement to Cobell trust case (December 10, 2009)

"The announcement Tuesday that the federal government has agreed to settle a 13-year-old lawsuit over the handling of millions of acres of American Indians’ trust lands is welcome news, even...

Editorial: Cobell settlement fair for Indian Country (December 10, 2009)

"The federal government's historically inept handling of American Indian trust accounts is finally, and thankfully, on the road to repair. That is the upshot of a proposed $3.4 billion settlement...

House committee holds hearing on Law and Order (December 10, 2009)

Note: The webcast link is not working. The committee will post an archived video later. The House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, holds a hearing this...

NARF welcomes settlement in Cobell trust lawsuit (December 10, 2009)

The Native American Rights Fund welcomed the settlement in the Cobell trust fund lawsuit. NARF was co-counsel in the case when it was filed in 1996. “We have been waiting...