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State won't dismiss charges over Narragansett raid (September 10, 2007)

The state of Rhode Island and the Narragansett Tribe are still at odds over the state's raid of the reservation over four years ago. Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) ordered state troopers to shut down a tax-free smoke shop on July...

Senate markup on Indian Health Care Act (September 10, 2007)

The Senate Finance Committee will hold a markup on the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP Indian Health Care Improvement Act on Wednesday. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana), the chairman of the committee, says the bill will help improve health care on reservations....

Judge allows Seneca-Cayuga tobacco lawsuit (September 10, 2007)

A federal judge says the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma can pursue its lawsuit over the multi-state 1998 tobacco settlement. The tribe wants to recover more than $4 million it paid into an escrow account that was created by the state....

United Tribes Technical College holds powwow (September 10, 2007)

Photo: United Tribes Technical College. The United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota held its annual International Powwow over the weekend. The three-day powwow attracted drummers, dancers, spectators and politicians to the college's campus in Bismarck. Veterans were honored in...

First Crow judge represents the unrepresented (September 10, 2007)

Leroy Not Afraid is the first member of the Crow Tribe to serve as justice of the peace in Big Horn County, Montana. Not Afraid, 36, wasn't planning on running. But he joined a group of other tribal members...

Slain Navajo student being laid to rest in New Mexico (September 10, 2007)

  Mia Henderson, an 18-year-old Navajo girl who was killed at the University of Arizona, will be laid to rest today in New Mexico. Henderson was a freshman at UA. Her roommate, Galareka Harrison, has been charged with first-degree...

Center helps Indian entrepreneurs succeed (September 10, 2007)

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development has been helping Indian entrepreneurs start businesses for the last four decades. The center has helped 25,000 companies land more than $4.5 billion in contracts, according to The Arizona Republic. its annual...

Makah Nation to discuss rogue hunt on Capitol Hill (September 10, 2007)

Leaders of the Makah Nation plan to meet with their Congressional delegation to contain the damage from an unauthorized whale hunt. The tribe denounced the shooting and harpooning of a gray whale on Saturday. Chairman Ben Johnson Jr. said...

Pechanga Band eliminates fourth of membership (September 10, 2007)

The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians of California has disenrolled about a fourth of its membership, The Los Angeles Times reports. The tribe kicked out 200 members of the Miranda family, saying they weren't Pechanga. Another 140 members of...

Makah Nation denounces unauthorized whale hunt (September 10, 2007)

The Makah Nation of Washington arrested five tribal members who took part in unauthorized whale hunt on Saturday, vowing to punish them to the "fullest extent of the law." In a statement, the tribal council denounced the hunt as a...

Eastern Cherokee election results challenged (September 10, 2007)

The candidate who lost the race for principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians by just 30 votes is calling for a recount. Patrick Lambert, the executive director of the Cherokee Tribal Gaming Commission, won 1,824 votes in...

Bush expected to nominate new Attorney General (September 10, 2007)

President Bush is expected to nominate a new U.S. Attorney General this week. Former Solicitor General Ted Olson is a top contender, according to The Washington Post. Other possible nominees include former deputy attorney general George J. Terwilliger III and...

Column: Too much regulation killing Indian Country (September 10, 2007)

"American Indians are poorer than any other racial or ethnic group in the United States, so let's try yet more dependence on federal money, even more heavy-handed bureaucratic control and more court rulings to keep creditors off their case. Along...

Jodi Rave: Women singers shine at powwow (September 10, 2007)

"Every once in a while, women singers - those who sing backup or sit at a drum - will be honored during a powwow singing contest. Last weekend, women singers pulled out all the stops during Empero Corral's contest...

Yellow Bird: Sharing culture brings understanding (September 10, 2007)

"This is one of those excellent adventures this time into Indian country, the Red Lake Reservation and the community of Ponemah, Minn. It's about looking at the Ojibway culture through the eyes of Yangkyoung Lee, a friend and colleague...

Mark Trahant: Election system presents few choices (September 10, 2007)

"Let's vote for president tomorrow. Or next week. If you want to see how fast the election calendar is changing, pick up a date book and flip pages with your thumb. Last week, Michigan flicked its calendar forward and set...

Tim Giago: Closing a dark chapter at Pine Ridge (September 10, 2007)

Ordinarily I do not respond to attacks upon my column unless the attacks are laced with untruths. A response to my column about the American Indian Movement and its involvement in the death of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash by Bill...