Editorial: Walking a mile in Navajo Nation's shoes (July 10, 2008)
"Network television planning always includes its highs and lows for viewers, but FOX and its FX Network hit on something good and noble with their series "30 Days." Hosted by filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, who stars in the reality show,...
Turtle Mountain Band assesses damage from tornadoes (July 10, 2008)
The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians is assessing the damage from tornadoes that hit the North Dakota reservation on Monday. The tribe said 19 homes were destroyed. People are being given housing at the tribe's casino in Belcourt. The...
Arizona tribes testify against land swap legislation (July 10, 2008)
Arizona tribes testified against legislation that would allow mining near sacred Apache sites at a Senate hearing on Wednesday. S.3157 authorizes a swap between the federal government and Resolution Copper Co. Resolution would be able to open a copper mine...
Column: Sen. Thune takes on law enforcement issues (July 10, 2008)
"When Sen. John Thune ran against then-Sen. Tom Daschle in 2004, he spent a respectable amount of time campaigning on South Dakota's Indian reservations. Four years later, he's back on the reservations. This time, he's working for law and order....
Indian inmate files suit over use of eagle feathers (July 10, 2008)
An Indian inmate in Wyoming says prison officials won't let him use eagle feathers for ceremonies. Andrew John Yellowbear, a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, is serving a life sentence for the beating death of his 22-month-old daughter. He...
Former Cherokee Nation employee sentenced (July 10, 2008)
A former employee of the Cherokee Nation's business entity was sentenced to 18 months in prison for money-laundering. Kevin James Poe worked for Cherokee Nation Enterprises. He admitted that he accepted gifts from a contractor who was doing business with...
Results of Seneca-Cayuga election in dispute (July 10, 2008)
The leadership of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma remains in doubt despite a recent election. Voters went to the polls on June 7 to chose a new chief, secretary/treasurer and other positions. But it's unclear whether the election will be...
Opinion: Indian policy in Brazil keeps tribes isolated (July 10, 2008)
"Brazil's National Indian Foundation recently released photographs (taken by a fly-over plane) of uncontacted, isolated Indian tribes. The man who released the photos initially claimed that it was a previously undiscovered, or "lost," tribe. He later admitted that he...
AMA to apologize to African-American doctors (July 10, 2008)
The American Medical Association will issue a formal apology today to African-American doctors. The AMA barred African-American doctors from membership, referred to them as "colored" and failed to take action to end discrimination in the medical field, a committee of...
Kempthorne urged to take action against OST officials (July 10, 2008)
The Bush administration promoted a trust reform official earlier this year despite questions about his relationship with a contractor, according to an internal investigation made public on Wednesday. Jeff Lords failed to disclose his personal relationship with the partner of...
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