UND faces new deadline on ‘Fighting Sioux’ name

Grand Forks, N.D. (AP) – The  North Dakota Board of Higher Education set a new deadline and tougher requirements for keeping the controversial “Fighting...

Mystery barrels in Lake Superior investigated

For five years the Red Cliff Band of Chippewa has investigated the more than 1,400 barrels that have sat at the bottom of Lake...

Wisconsin smoking ban won’t affect tribal casinos

A bill that bans smoking in public places won’t affect tribal casinos in Wisconsin. Tribes could pass their own smoking laws or address the...

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe starts wind energy business

Crow Creek, S.D. (AP) – The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and a partner have created a company to develop a wind...

MN bill includes $1.25M for Native languages

St. Paul, MN (AP) –  Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) signed a funding bill that includes $1.25 million for Native language preservation. The Legacy Act...

Menominee Nation files off-reservation casino suit

The Menominee Nation of Wisconsin filed a new lawsuit over the rejection of its off-reservation casino. The Bush administration rejected the proposed Kenosha casino...

Wisconsin tribes stand to gain from tobacco tax hike

Madison, WI. (AP) – Wisconsin  tribes stand to gain another $81.5 million over the next two years if the state increases its tobacco tax,...

Indian candidates seek office in South Dakota city

Martin, S.D. (AP) – At least three Indian candidates are seeking office in Martin, South Dakota. The city got rid of its voting districts and...

NCAI purchases building for tribal embassy in DC

Washington, D.C. (AP) – The National Congress of American Indians has purchased a building for the Embassy of Tribal Nations in Washington, D.C. Dozens...

IHS still losing equipment, despite prior warnings

Washington, D.C. (AP) – The Indian Health Service continues to lose property at an alarming rate, according to a draft Government Accountability Office report...

Tribes seek cleanup of contaminated Arizona site

Tuba City, AZ. (AP) – The  Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe are going to court to seek the cleanup of a contaminated site...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe to use special border ID cards

Tucson, AZ (AP) – The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona will issue special ID cards to members who cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The tribe...

Former NAIHC chair indicted on housing charges

Washington, D.C. (AP) – Chester Carl, the former two-time chairman of the National American Indian Housing Council, has been indicted on conspiracy, bribery, and...

First tribe receives direct road funding from stimulus

Washington, D.C. (AP) – Transport-ation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the first tribal grant of direct road repair funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

Swine flu death reported on Gila River Reservation

Laveen, AZ. (AP) – A 57-year-old woman from the Gila River Indian Community died after contracting the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu,...

Roubideaux announces $500M in recovery funds

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Larry EchoHawk confirmed as assistant secretary

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New Native writers competition

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Controversy at Women of nations

The controversial departure of the  executive director of Women of Nations has sparked public outcry over the decline in American Indian representation within  the...

Powwows

Sept. Sept. 4-6 Red Lake Traditional PowWowPonemah, MN. Red Lake Nation Labor Day Traditional Pow-wow Ponemah, MN.Sept. 9-12 41st Annual United Tribes International Powwow...