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Column: Cobell deal not so great for Indian Country (December 18, 2009)

"Heading the list of "questionable coups" this month was word that the first black president of the United States - who courted the Native American vote while campaigning - decided...

Shooting troubles attendees of Lakota tournament (December 18, 2009)

Attendees of the Lakota Nation Invitational in South Dakota are worried that a shooting that took place outside the event could be gang-related. Shane Bordeaux, 20, was shot three...

Opinion: Eliminating 'Indian' mascots hurts Indians (December 18, 2009)

"By edict of the NCAA Executive Committee, NCAA-sanctioned championships were not to be held on campuses whose mascots or nicknames derived from some aspect of American Indian heritage. Thus, William...

Crow Creek leader continues protest over land sale (December 18, 2009)

Brandon Sazue, the chairman of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has spent 10 days in a trailer without heat as he protests an Internal Revenue Service...

Senate panel passes Native Hawaiian recognition bill (December 18, 2009)

By a voice vote, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Thursday approved S.1011, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009. The bill extends the policy of self-determination to Native...


Indian Affairs Committee passes land-into-trust fix (December 18, 2009)

By a voice vote, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Thursday approved S.1703, a bill to fix the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Carcieri v. Salazar. The decision limits the...

Editorial: Cobell deal corrects century-old old wrong (December 18, 2009)

"The federal government is finally moving to resolve a century-old legacy of its mistreatment of Indian tribes. Recently, a tentative $3.4 billion agreement was announced to settle claims that the...

Doug George-Kanentiio: The passing of Maisie Shenandoah (December 18, 2009)

The December 2 passing of Maisie Shenandoah affirmed many of the traditions which have long defined the Iroquois as a distinct people who have retained their unique heritage since time...

Editorial: Gila River Tribe opens door to freeway talks (December 18, 2009)

"We want to get excited about this week's news that the Gila River Indian Community finally appears ready to at least talk about a westward extension of Loop 202 across...

Editorial: Settlement and accountability in trust fund (December 18, 2009)

"We hope that a settlement reached over a royalty dispute with American Indian tribes will soon reach its end. The Obama administration proposed a $3.4 billion settlement in the Cobell...

Column: Free Indians of federal government control (December 18, 2009)

"American Indians have agreed to take $3.4 billion of some $200 billion that tribes have said the federal government owes them for mismanagement of trust lands, and let's see --...