Native Americans

Tribal Group Lauds High Court’s Health Care Ruling
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A national tribal advocacy group is praising the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that essentially upholds President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
The National Congress of American Indians says Thursday's ruling affirms the permanent reauthorization of …
Blackfeet Tribal Councilman Removed From Office
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The Blackfeet Tribal Business Council has voted to remove councilman Jay St. Goddard from office.
Tribal council chairman T.J. Show told the Great Falls Tribune Monday that St. Goddard (SANK'-uh-dor) was removed "because the integrity of the tribe has bee…
Government Custer Museum Director Pursue Settlement
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The government is entering settlement talks Monday with the director of a Custer-themed Montana museum, trying to resolve who owns American Indian artifacts seized in raids by federal agents.
The 22 Indian war bonnets, medicine bundles and other items were confiscated in …
Sex Abuse Response Teams Proposed for Reservations
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Justice Department is launching a new effort to curb high rates of sexual assault on American Indian reservations by setting up specialized "response teams" for rapes and other abuse.
A pilot program announced Wednesday will establish the joint feder…
Appointees Named to Assist Native American Farmers
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has named the members of a council created in a 2010 settlement to ensure Native American farmers and ranchers have access to Department of Agriculture programs.
The Council for Native American Farming and Ranching is part of the $680 million …