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Ute Family Secures Return of Deceased Tribal Member Pursuant to Tribal Court Order

The Ute Indian Tribal Business Committee (Tribe) has announced that a deceased tribal member, Teddy Serawop has been returned to his family for proper burial. The matter relates to a dispute between Mr. Serawop’s wife and other family members as to the method of burial of Mr. Serawop. The dispute had originated in Ute Tribal Court, which concluded, by a preponderance of the...


Cuts go against promise of new relationship: leaders

B.C. aboriginal leaders spoke out against the federal government's funding cuts to First Nations organizations on Thursday. Read more:


Winnipeg hip-hop group buys headstones for slain women

Winnipeg's Most, a local hip-hop group, has purchased headstones to honour two aboriginal women who were killed within the past decade....


Native Vote Packs a Punch—Again

Who would think that a group that makes up about one percent of the overall population could carry such a wallop? From 2000, when we defeated infamous “Indian fighter” U.S. Senator Slade Gorton (R-Washington) and replaced him with Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), to 2012, when we re-elected Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana) Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota), we’ve been...


The Native Youth Voice This Election Year

The 2012 elections have come and gone, President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term as Commander and Chief and the minority vote helped in his reelection. Read more:


Oglala man focuses on reservation teachers

RAPID CITY — Reservation schools across the country score lower on standardized tests, have lower graduation rates than off-reservation schools and often struggle to recruit teachers who have the credentials and ability to connect with students....


Cherokee Nation exempts Cherokee vets from sales tax

TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee veterans will soon not pay sales tax on items purchased from Cherokee Nation-owned businesses....


Novel About Racial Injustice Wins National Book Award

Beating out an unusually competitive field, Louise Erdrich won the National Book Award for fiction on Wednesday night for “The Round House,” a novel about a teenage boy’s effort to investigate an attack on his mother on a North Dakota reservation, and his struggle to come to terms with the violence in their culture....


Northern Arapaho oust tribal election judges, postpone general election

CASPER, Wyo. -- Everything was in order three weeks ago for today's Northern Arapaho general election. The Bureau of Indian Affairs confirmed the Oct. 18 primary election results. Election judges placed an order for the general election ballots. Read more:


Illegal Dumping on the Navajo Nation seems to be the hidden secret with no Solutions

When you travel the largest Native American Tribe in the U.S.-the Navajo Nation, the beautiful geographic location is ridden with home made signs. One might argue, why can’t they just buy some new outdoors signs?...


Utah family steals body from funeral home, buries it in secret

A feud between family members in Utah over what to do with a dead man’s body took an outrageous turn this week when one side of the clan stole the corpse from a funeral home and buried it in secret, according to local reports. Read more:


Tribes mourn loss of couple in car accident near Kingston

KINGSTON — Klallam and Suquamish tribal members are mourning the loss of fellow tribe members Anthony Adams and his wife, Marion Sparks, a couple who often opened their Little Boston home to help others. Read more:


Fraud suspect accused of cheating businesses, Inyo County tribe

A former El Dorado Hills businessman has been arrested on charges of running a multimillion-dollar insurance fraud that victimized a California Indian tribe and a host of employers. Read more here:


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