Tribes head to court to protect sacred peaks (September 6, 2006)

A federal appeals court in San Francisco, California, will be the site of a major gathering next week as tribes and Native activists seek to protect one of their most important sacred sites. The Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe and...

Indian mothers who use meth part of birth weight study (September 6, 2006)

Indian women who use methamphetamine are more likely to give birth to underweight babies, according to a new study published in the September issue of the journal Pediatrics. The National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Center for Research...

Pueblo artists file suit over removal from committee (September 6, 2006)

Three Pueblo artists in New Mexico have filed suit against state officials after being removed from the committee that oversees the sale of Indian art in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico. Glenn Paquin, a Laguna Pueblo jeweler; his son,...

Opinion: Immigrants share same DNA as Indians (September 6, 2006)

"Thereís no question about illegal immigrants violating our law by coming undocumented, and there canít be a legitimate excuse for their behavior. However thereíre many reasons they come. Illegal immigration isnít new; it started when the Anglos from the Southern...

Subsistence board rejects fishery for Ninilchik Tribe (September 6, 2006)

The Federal Subsistence Board made its first major decision under new chairman Mike Fleagle. The board rejected a fishery sought by the Ninilchik Tribe. Fleagle, an Inupiat appointed by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, cast the deciding vote against the proposal,...

Cayuga Nation land-into-trust opponents to meet BIA (September 6, 2006)

Officials in central New York plan to meet with the Bureau of Indian Affairs next week to discuss their opposition to the Cayuga Nation's land-into-trust application. The tribe is seeking to place 125 acres in trust. The land is located...

More than 1,000 Yellowstone bison slaughtered (September 6, 2006)

More than 1,200 bison from Yellowstone National Park were rounded up and sent to slaughter over the last winter, the Associated Press reports. The bison are killed when they wander out of park boundaries. The state of Montana is worried...

Crown for Black Hills Pow Wow princess unveiled (September 6, 2006)

This year's princess of the He Sapa Wacipi, or Black Hills Pow Wow, will wear a newly designed crown. Eleanor Clairmont, a porcupine quill artist from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation, created the crown. It features seven tipis, bear tracks to...

IHS doctor named Indian Physician of the Year (September 6, 2006)

Kelly Moore, a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, has been named Indian Physician of the Year by the Association of American Indian Physicians. Moore, a 1983 graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, has been...

New tribal ID law an issue in Minnesota race (September 6, 2006)

Democrats say Minnesota Secretary of State Mary Kiffmeyer, a Republican, has failed to publicize a new law that makes it easier for tribal members to vote. The law allows tribal members to use their tribal ID card to vote as...

First Nations man faces double murder charges (September 6, 2006)

A man from the Mistawasis First Nation in Saskatchewan has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Hubert Conrad Sand, 34, is accused of killing Greg Whitefish, 22, and Dwayne Badger, 34. The two men were shot to death...

Jodi Rave: Campaign seeks Native marrow donors (September 6, 2006)

"More than 6 million people are listed on the National Marrow Donor registry. Of that number, 75,000 people identify as Native, or about 1 percent of all potential donors. The percentage of Native marrow donors mirrors Native people's percentage of...

United Tribes Technical College opens wellness center (September 6, 2006)

The United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota, dedicated its new wellness center on Tuesday. The Lewis Goodhouse Wellness Center will provide services to the 1,100 students and 400 children at the school. The 27,000-square-foot facility was named for...

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe to hold election (September 6, 2006)

The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of Nevada is holding its general election on September 23 to choose some new leaders and consider two constitutional amendments. The vice chair and treasurer positions, along with two council seats, are up for grabs. Incumbent...

Tim Giago: Lawsuit challenges church on abuse (September 6, 2006)

Posted by request of Tim Giago, Nanwica Kciji. © 2006 Native American Journalists Foundation, Inc. There is a lawsuit just filed that hopes to take up the slack from an earlier lawsuit that failed. The lawsuit filed on August 7,...

Abramoff investigation looks at Tom DeLay's wife (September 6, 2006)

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are asking questions about the wife of former Congressman Tom DeLay, The Wall Street Journal reports. The FBI wants to know whether Christine DeLay was being paid $3,200 a month without doing any work. Christine...