Canada apologies for 'failing' Native people (June 12, 2008)
MP3: Audio of Apology The Canadian government officially apologized on Wednesday for its treatment of Native at residential schools. In a historic speech, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said the goal of the schools was to assimilate Native children....
Mille Lacs chief executive wins re-election (June 12, 2008)
Melanie Benjamin won her bid for re-election as chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota. Benjamin, 52, defeated former chief executive Marge Anderson on Tuesday. Anderson ran the tribe from 1991 to 2000, when she...
Little Big Horn College dedicates building (June 12, 2008)
Little Big Horn College on the Crow Reservation in Montana dedicated a new library and archives building on Wednesday. The $7.1 million building is located on the west side of campus. President David Yarlott said it represents the layout...
Indian student allowed eagle feathers at graduation (June 12, 2008)
An Indian student in North Carolina will be allowed to wear two eagle feathers to his graduation ceremony next month. Corey Bird, 18, is Lumbee and Sisseton-Wahpehton. He is wearing the feathers in honor of his late mother and...
Mashantucket chairman fights arrest warrant (June 12, 2008)
Michael Thomas, the chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, accused the mother of their four-year-old daughter of lying in court about the girl's custody status. Thomas said he was granted sole custody of Rain by the tribal...
Lawsuits mount over Oneida land-into-trust (June 12, 2008)
As a June 19 deadline approaches, the Interior Department faces several lawsuits and challenges over its decision to acquire 13,000 acres in trust for the Oneida Nation in New York. The state of New York and two counties will be...
Tanka Bar 'swamped' after TV appearance (June 12, 2008)
Native American Natural Foods, a company based on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is "swamped" after Tanka Bar was featured on "Live With Regis & Kelly" yesterday. Hosts Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa sampled the bar, a buffalo=cranberry...
Cheyenne River teen charged with murder (June 12, 2008)
An 18-year-old member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota was indicted on two counts of murder in connection with a fire that killed two of his siblings. Akeem Rooks was previously charged with intentionally setting the May...
Another Cheyenne-Arapaho official sentenced (June 12, 2008)
Edward Dunn Whiteskunk, a former treasurer for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, was sentenced to 366 days in federal prison for theft. Whiteskunk, 51, pleaded guilty to embezzling money from the tribe. He was ordered to pay...
Chief 9th Circuit judge halts obscenity trial (June 12, 2008)
Alex Kozinski, the chief judge of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, halted an obscenity trial on Wednesday after obscene materials were found on his family's web site. Kozinski defended some of the material -- including sexually explicit images...
Report looks at health status of nation's youth (June 12, 2008)
American Indian and Alaska Native youth remain at the bottom, or near the bottom, of health care indicators in the United States, according to the new Kids Count report. The 2008 report examined data on a nationwide and state-by-state...
Cobell plaintiffs rest case in trust fund trial (June 12, 2008)
After three days of testimony, the plaintiffs in the Indian trust fund lawsuit rested their primary case on Wednesday. The final witness was Don Pallais, an accountant. He testified about the reliability of the federal government's data on the Individual...
House committee to consider Abramoff report (June 12, 2008)
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee meets today to consider its report on convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The report looked at contacts between the White House and Abramoff's lobbying team. It found that the Bush administration understated the extent...
Jodi Rave: 'Biggest Loser' seeks Natives (June 12, 2008)
"Got personality? Do you have desire? But more importantly, are you hefty? A national TV show is searching for charismatic go-getters - and its producers are looking for representation from Native America. After the last season of NBC's “The...
Montana sends five Native delegates to DNC (June 12, 2008)
Montana Democrats are sending five Native delegates to the Democratic National Convention in August. Out of 24 delegates from the state, five represent tribes. One of them, state Rep. Margaret Campbell (Fort Peck), is a supedelegate. The other delegates are:...
LaDuke to appear on The Colbert Report (June 12, 2008)
Environmental activist Winona LaDuke will appear on the popular cable television show The Colbert Report this evening. LaDuke, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota, is executive director of Honor the Earth She was vice presidential...
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