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• • Supreme Court accepts Apache man's restitution case (Indianz.com) 01/13/10

• • 'Enemy of sovereignty' to seek U.S. Senate seat (Indian Country Today) 01/12/10

• • Landmark lawsuit against United States for sexual assault of Native American teen settled (PR-USA.net) 01/10/10

• • Tougher sentences proposed for drug dealers using Indian reservations (Syracuse.com) 12/15/09

• • Ariz. AG: Indian tribes should have place at NAAG table (LegalNewsline.com) 12/13/09

• • Labor Department asks tribes about consultation (Indianz.com) 12/10/09

• • Little Shell members ask state to withhold $900,000 (Great Falls Tribune) 12/2/09

• • Obama meets first pledge to tribes (Daily Yonder) 11/30/09

• • Maliseets want Obama to come to their defense (Bangor Daily News) 11/26/09

• • State puts hold on Little Shell funds (Great Falls Tribune) 11/19/09

• • A promising future in Indian Country (Indianz.com) 11/19/09

• • National Congress of American Indians demands protection of rights under MLPA (YubaNet) 11/17/09

• • Tribal embassy opens to great fanfare (Indian Country Today) 11/17/09

• • City agreement with tribe raises concerns (Billings Gazette) 11/17/09

• • Inland tribe sues state over having to pay income tax (Press-Enterprise) 11/13/09

• • Annual tribal meeting to discuss subsistence fix (Arctic Sounder) 11/11/09

• • Obama making good on promises (Indian Country Today) 11/6/09

• • Tribal Chiefs and the President (New York Times) 11/5/09

• • President Obama delivers remarks at White House, Tribal Nations conference (Washington Post) 11/5/09

• • Obama pledges new relationship with American Indians (CNN) 11/5/09

• • Obama tells tribes they won't be forgotten (United Press International) 11/5/09

• • Department of Homeland Security and Tohono O’odham Nation announce agreement to develop Enhanced Tribal Card (Department of Homeland Security) 11/3/09

• • Obama declares Native American Heritage Month (Indianz.com) 11/2/09

• • Reform group in California seeks tribal inclusion (Indianz.com) 10/30/09

• • Fond du Lac Band says city should repay $75 million in casino funds (Duluth News Tribune) 10/26/09

• • Tribes, states to cooperate on salmon recovery plan (Tri-City Herald) 10/24/09

• • Intertribal dispute won't head to federal court (San Diego Union-Tribune) 10/19/09

• • White House announces tribal nations summit (Indianz.com) 10/12/09 See NCAI Resolution.

• • Coquille Tribe looks to move legal proceedings to higher court (KCBY) 10/6/09

• • Senator Inouye: 'Native American sovereignty should equal that of states' (Hawaii Reporter) 9/25/09

• • American Indian leaders hope for resolution in lawsuit with USDA (Bismarck Tribune) 9/11/09

• • Department of Homeland Security and Seneca Nation of Indians announce agreement to develop Enhanced Tribal Card (Department of Homeland Security) 9/10/09

• • Tribal development questioned (Tulsa World) 9/3/09

• • State gets $25M slots settlement (The New London Day) 8/27/09

• • Kan. Kickapoo tribe rebuts lawsuit's claims over 'Indian preference' in casino hiring (San Francisco Examiner) 8/26/09

• • Seminoles, state confident on deal (Tampa Bay Online) 8/26/09

• • Attorney General Holder announces Recovery Act Tribal Crime Data Project (Targeted News Service) 8/26/09

• • CheckPoint: Sovereignty and border security (Indian Country Today) 8/24/09

• • DOI turns to tribes for advice on ruling (The Westerly Sun) 8/22/09

• • NIGC’s Hogen issues ‘vigorous response’ to call for his replacement (Indian Country Today) 8/20/09

• • Justice to boost effort to combat tribal crime (Associate Press) 8/20/09

• • Names surfacing as replacements for federal judge (Las Vegas Review Journal) 8/19/09

• • Air regulators audit Navajo equipment (Farmington Daily Times) 8/18/09

• • Crow chief receives Medal of Freedom (Indian Country Today) 8/14/09

• • SENECAS: Golf course issue heads to feds (Niagara-Gazette) 8/13/09

• • SCIA takes on tribal gangs (Indian Country Today) 8/12/09

• • Judge: Abramoff must get permission to spend money (Associated Press) 8/11/09

• • Federal appeals court limits tribal roadblocks (theNewspaper.com) 8/10/09

• • Senate Committee apologizes to all Native Americans for violence and maltreatment by U.S. Citizens (CNS News) 8/10/09

• • New border rules affect Indian citizenship, identity (Indian Country Today) 8/7/09

• • Laverdure named Indian Affairs deputy assistant secretary (Indian Country Today) 8/7/09

• • Glacier County , Blackfeet sign historic accord (Great Falls Tribune) 8/7/09

• • EchoHawk seeks to ‘rewrite’ U.S. history” (Idaho Mountain Express) 8/7/09

• • Indian official meets with tribes (HeraldNet.com) 8/5/09

• • Creek Nation seeks aid on trusts (Tulsa World) 8/5/09

• • Crow attorney named to Indian Affairs post (Idaho Statesman) 8/5/09

• • Poll: Americans want Native American on Supreme Court (U.S. News & World Report) 8/4/09

• • U.S. Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs visits northwest tribes (Targeted News Service) 8/4/09

• • Seneca to discuss tribe act changes (Finger Lakes Times) 7/28/09

• • Reservation still intact: Osages seek to reverse District Court ruling (Targeted News Service) 7/27/09

• • Navajo file class action lawsuit against BIA (Farmington Daily Times) 7/25/09

• • Court throws out money judgment to Indians, orders accounting (NewsOK) 7/24/09

• • Poultry lawsuit is partially dismissed (The Tulsa World) 7/23/09

• • Peltier gets first parole opportunity in 15 years (The Fargo Forum) 7/20/09

• • New head of Indian affairs acknowledges big challenge (McClatchy Washington Bureau) 7/19/09

• • Maine Legislature passes significant tribal bills, balks at others (Indian Country Today) 7/19/09

• • Appellate Rulings Highlight Growth in 'Thorny' Indian Law Issues (New York Law Journal) 7/16/09

• • Deal to reopen bridge fails (Watertown Daily Times) 7/9/09

• • NAIHC names Arizona tribal member executive director (Indian Country Today) 7/7/09

• • Government wants Black Hills settlement claim dismissed (Rapid City Journal) 7/4/09

New BIA head turns attention to Carcieri, gaming (Indian Country Today) 7/3/09

• • Tribal casinos provide Oklahoma revenue boost (The Joplin Globe) 7/3/09

• • NNABA strongly supports Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination (Indian Country Today) 7/1/09

• • More than 200 Mohawk backers arrive from across Canada (Watertown Daily Times) 7/1/09

• • Larry EchoHawk sworn in Asst. Secretary of Indian Affairs (Idaho8.com) 6/28/09

• • Small Business Administration appoints Native director (Indian Country Today) 6/26/09

• • Crow chairman visits Obama in Oval Office (Billings Gazette) 6/20/09

• • At conference, Indian officials say sovereignty issue a challenge (Missoulian) 6/19/09

• • Secretary Salazar lauds Senate's confirmation of Hilary Tompkins as Interior Solicitor (Targeted News Service) 6/19/09

• • Tribal leaders from U.S./Canada call for DHS to delay implementation of new DHS border crossing regulations continued dialogue and cooperation with federal government is stressed (Targeted News Service) 6/15/09

• • Teehee announced as senior policy advisor for Native American Affairs (Indian Country Today) 6/15/09

• • Obama plans White House conference on tribal issues (The Salt Lake Tribune) 6/15/09

• • Feds confirm relocation of border crossing under review (Edmonton Journal) 6/15/09

• • Blackfeet enhancing IDs for border crossings (Great Falls Tribune) 6/15/09

• • NM agency issues final draft of tribal plan (The Daily Times) 6/11/09

• • Tribes tell members to use tribal ID at U.S. border crossings with Canada (The Herald) 6/7/09

• • Mohawks continue struggle at border (Indian Country Today) 6/5/09

• • Red Lake moves closer to full federal child protection funding (Bemidji Pioneer) 5/29/09

• • Ontario signs deal to transfer Ipperwash park to First Nations group (CBC News) 5/28/09

• • Indian leaders heartened by Obama budget (Argus Leader) 5/14/09

• • Richardson hosts first state tribal summit (New Mexico Business Weekly) 5/12/09

• • State has final say on Nation deal (Oneida Daily Dispatch) 5/11/09

• • Obama fails to address tribal needs (Indianz.com) 5/11/09

• • Federal judge ruling: 1868 Sioux treaty covers pain, suffering (News From Indian Country) 5/9/09

• • EchoHawk extolled in hearing (Deseret News) 5/7/09

• • NCAI purchases building for tribal embassy in DC (Indianz.com) 5/7/09

• • Possible Supreme Court nominees and their federal Indian Law record (Turtle Talk) 5/7/09

• • Interview with John Echohawk (Indian Country Today) 5/6/09

• • BIA announces stimulus funds for 12 regional offices (Indianz.com) 5/5/09

• • A Native nominee for the Supreme Court (Indianz.com) 5/1/09

• • Judge rules treaty obligations include reimbursement for pain and suffering (Rapid City Journal) 4/30/09 (See case information in Federal Trial Courts Bulletin)

• • Nebraska Indian tribes to get $800,000 in stimulus funds (Omaha World-Herald) 4/28/09

• • Johnson announces over $102 million in funding for Indian Country (Senator Tim Johnson) 4/27/09

• • Mayoral candidates speak out on Native concerns (Anchorage Daily News) 4/27/09

• • Salazar announces $500 million for tribes (Reznet News) 4/26/09

• • Supervisors return Yavapai-Apache tribe's $50,000 (Daily Courier) 4/20/09

• • Tribe misses the point of collaboration law (Daily Times) 4/17/09

• • Law requires government-tribe cooperation (KOAT) 4/14/09

• • Judge: Casino is not subject to property taxes (Worthington Daily Globe) 4/13/09

• • Supremely bad trend continues (Indian Country Today) 4/13/09

• • EchoHawk nominated to Indian Affairs post (Washington Times) 4/11/09

• • Tribe gets $4.7 million from stimulus package (Robesonian) 4/8/09

• • State has put its money into helping Alaskans in villages (Anchorage Daily News) 4/6/09

• • Hotel's taxation back in court (Olympian) 4/6/09

• • Colorado legislators honor Ute tribes during Denver March Powwow (Indian Country Today) 4/3/09

• • AFN: Ross unfit to be attorney general (Dutch Harbor Fisherman) 4/2/09

• • DOJ to provide $23.6M from stimulus to tribes (Indianz.com) 3/25/09

• • Senate urged to fulfill $2B Indian Country pledge (Indianz.com) 3/24/09

• • Tribe gets $42M in stimulus funds (Cherokee Phoenix) 3/20/09

• • New Mexico governor to sign tribal collaboration bill (Indianz.com) 3/19/09

• • Senate committee backs boost for Indian programs (Indianz.com) 3/18/09

• • Native Americans need the rule of law (Wall Street Journal) 3/16/09

• • Bennett Freeze officially unthawed (Arizona Daily Sun) 3/14/09

• • Navajo youths to receive $4 million from stimulus package (Daily Times) 3/13/09

• • John Thune: Senate turns back on Indian Country (Indianz.com) 3/11/09

• • Resolution calls for more state, tribal cooperation (Rapid City Journal) 3/11/09

• • Tribal Nations Address emphasizes respect (Great Falls Tribune) 3/11/09

• • City, tribe forge a promising contract (Green Bay Press-Gazette) 3/11/09

• • County halts effort to seize part of Great Wolf Lodge (Olympian) 3/4/09

• • Smokeshop operators ordered to pay $9.2 million (News Tribune) 3/3/09

• • Cayugas file intent to sue counties (Citizen) 2/27/09

• • Bill would make a muddle of state law (Miami Herald) 2/23/09

• • Bury my chance at Supreme Court (CBS News) 2/20/09

• • NCAI's Garcia hopeful with final State of Indian Nations (Indianz.com) 2/11/09

• • Tribes ask lawmakers to OK collaboration bill (Native American Times) 2/12/09

• • Economic stimulus bill expands Tribal tax exempt bonding (Turtle Talk) 2/11/09

• • White House to elevate Indian affairs, appoint special adviser (Salt Lake Tribune) 2/9/09

• • Obama appoints Native woman to mediator's post (Missoulian) 2/8/09

• • Tribes ready for a new relationship with feds (Bellingham Herald) 2/4/09

• • California's Yurok Tribe collaborates with FEMA after flood (Government Technology) 2/4/09

• • MSU scholar says Indians face Supreme Court bias (Michigan Messenger) 2/2/09

• • Let’s leave Senecas alone (Niagara Gazette) 2/1/09

• • State must intervene in messy Schaghticoke feud (Hartford Courant) 1/30/09

• • Another court ruling favors New York state Indian tribes on tax-free cigarette issue (Post-Standard) 1/28/09

• • Chief: Federal judge failed to consider merits of tribe’s case (Journal Record) 1/27/09

• • Tribal representatives added to legislative roll call (Ellsworth American) 1/27/09

• • Indian affairs office for state? (Times-Union) 1/26/09

• • Judge rejects Osage Nation's claim for state tax exemption (Tulsa World) 1/24/09

• • Court ruling on cigarette taxes favors Cayuga Indian Nation (Post-Standard) 1/22/09

• • Where is the help Alaska villages so desperately need? (Anchorage Daily News) 1/20/09

• • State Commission of Indian Affairs to meet in Fayetteville on Thursday (Fayetteville Observer) 1/15/09

• • Senecas prepared [NY state tax collection efforts] (Post-Journal) 1/14/09

• • Tribe, city of Tacoma sign deal on Mason County dam project (Kitsap Sun) 1/12/09

• • Tribe's taxes go unpaid as dispute continues (Battle Creek Enquirer) 1/12/09

• • Tribal address praises oil agreement, tax exemption (Dickinson Press) 1/8/09

• • Native group asks for $5.4 billion (Reznet News) 1/8/09

• • St. Pierre picked to head BIA office in Nespelem (Omak Chronicle) 1/8/09

• • Native Americans oppose U.S.-México border wall (Vida en el Valle) 1/7/09

• • Two Oklahoma tribes sue over cigarette tax increase (Journal Record) 1/7/09

• • Schweitzer meets with tribal leaders in Helena (Missoulian) 1/5/09

• • Unkechaug files discrimination suit against Suffolk County (Indian Country Today) 1/2/09

 

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