Jodi Rave: Indigenous Games kick off in Colorado (July 4, 2006)
"They came. They ran. And on Monday, they won the first gold medals of the North American Indigenous Games. Team South Dakota joined 7,400 other athletes from across the United States and Canada as they began the first day of...
Yellow Bird: Tribes have taken their place in nation (July 4, 2006)
"Tribes have taken their place in the nation. We are in a tug of war with many churches over the culture and religion, but I can see, at least in this part of the country, the values of the culture...
Major gathering slated at sacred Bear Butte (July 4, 2006)
Thousands of people are expected for a gathering at sacred Bear Butte in South Dakota. Organizers have planned a month-long encampment at the base of Bear Butte. They are protesting encroachment on a site used by dozens of tribes for...
Native homeownership rates see some improvement (July 4, 2006)
Homeownership rates among Native Americans have risen but they are still below the national average. According to Federal National Mortgage Association, Fannie Mae, the homeownership rate in Indian Country is 41 percent. Nationally, it's 68 percent. About 53 percent of...
Yakama Nation seeks compensation for salmon (July 4, 2006)
The Yakama Nation of Washington is asking tribal members to consider reopening a long-running claim over fishing rights on the Columbia River. An 1855 treaty secured the tribe's right to fish. But the federal government created the Dulles Dam...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe settles ice breaking lawsuit (July 4, 2006)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe has settled a lawsuit over ice breaking on the St. Lawrence River in New York. The tribe sued the Seaway Development Authority, a federal agency, in March 2004. The tribe was worried that icebreaking operations...
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