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    New $1 Native themed coin will be released in January
    by Skabewis
    Washington, D.C. (ICC)

    U.S. Senator Bryron Dorgan of Deleware has announced that the U.S. mint has unveiled the newly designed $1 Native American coin for 2009 in commoration of Native American Heritage month celebrated last month.

    Dorgan, Chair of the Senate Indian Affairs...
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    Deal struck on Native Hawaiian recognition
    by Skabewis
    By Mark Niesse
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    A measure allowing Native Hawaiians to form their own government could come to a vote in the U.S. Senate during July following a deal struck with Hawaii’s Republican governor.

    Gov. Linda Lingle announced she will support the bill...
    07-13-2010, 12:22 PM
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    Democrats support Native Hawaiian self-determination
    by Skabewis
    Honolulu, Hawaii (AP)

    The Democratic Party platform adopted at the national convention in Denver includes support for Native Hawaiian self-determination and sovereignty.

    The platform goes on to say the party will respect Native Hawaiian culture rights and sacred places....
    09-05-2008, 02:27 PM
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    Rules tighten for Native corporation contracting
    by Skabewis
    Anchorage, Alaska (AP)

    Alaska Native corporations are bracing for changes in rules for federal contracts that fueled their growth.

    The Anchorage Daily News reports one change in Defense Department spending restricts no-bid contracts above $20 million.

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    Report: Native Hawaiians imprisoned more often
    by Skabewis
    Honolulu, Hawaii (AP)

    Native Hawaiians are imprisoned more often and serve longer sentences than people of other racial or ethnic groups in Hawaii, according to a new report by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

    While Native Hawaiians make up about 24 percent of the state’s...
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