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Editorial: Bush administration proposes to settle nothing (March 9, 2007)

Here we go again. After delaying a response for more than a year, the Bush administration has finally offered to "settle" the Cobell trust fund case and resolve more than a century of mismanagement by pretending it never existed. The...

'Missing from the Circle' website launches (March 9, 2007)

Join Walt Lamar on Native America Caling to discuss Missing from the Circle. "Missing from the Circle," a new website dedicated to missing or unidentified American Indians, debuts this week by highlighting the disappearance of Kent Jacobs, a member...

Comanche woman selected as new president of Haskell (March 9, 2007)

Linda Sue Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, is the new president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. Warner, who currently serves as a vice chancellor for the Tennessee Board of Regents, was one of...

Interior Department still in denial over Cobell (March 9, 2007)

The Bush administration's proposed $7 billion trust settlement is not an admission of liability, a senior Interior Department official said. Jim Cason, the associate deputy secretary at Interior, took issue with a statement issued Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota). Cason...

Chad Smith: Cherokee Nation tolerant of many (March 9, 2007)

"Representatives of the freedmen have played the race card, screaming that the actions of the Cherokee people were based on racism. In response to such harsh and unfounded criticism, I must respond on behalf of my people. Cherokees are a...

Religious rights of Indian inmates at issue in Maine (March 9, 2007)

Indian inmates in Maine aren't being allowed to practice their religion as freely as other inmates, tribal leaders and religious groups said at a hearing on Wednesday. The Legislature's Judiciary Committee considered a bill to ensure that Indian inmates can...

Editorial: Navajo Nation economy keeps growing (March 9, 2007)

"Economic development that will add 100 new jobs to the local economy is always a pleasure to write about. Reporting that the Navajo Nation will be experiencing some much needed economic growth makes for an even more unique and...

Bill to impose gas tax on Idaho tribes advances (March 9, 2007)

A bill to impose a tax on gasoline sold on reservations unless tribes reach an agreement with the state was passed by the Idaho House on Thursday. The House voted 49-18 on the bill. Opponents said it would jeopardize negotiations...

Town voters approve Aquinnah Wampanog agreement (March 9, 2007)

Voters in the town of Aquinnah approved a land-use agreement with the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The vote was about 60 percent in favor. But most of those who voted no were tribal members, The Martha's Vineyard Gazette reported....

Senate holds Indian Health Care Improvement Act hearing (March 9, 2007)

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE • Opening Statements - 9:15 - 2.1 MB • Panel 1 - 13:06 - 3MB | Q&A - 36:41 - 8.4MB • Panel 2 - 39:31 - 9MB | Q&A - 16:29 - 3.8MB • Excerpt:...

Navajo Nation Head Start faces another suspension (March 9, 2007)

The Navajo Nation's Head Start program faces another suspension if it can't correct 85 problems by April 15. "The likelihood of us being suspended is high," Dr. Francis Becenti, the program's interim director, told The Navajo Times. The federal Administration...

First Nations debate return of disgraced leader (March 9, 2007)

A disgraced Native leader who went to trial for praising the genocide of Jewish people could return to his seat on the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations senate. David Ahenakew was a member of the FSIN senate until he was...

Bill seeks to strengthen Alaska Native arts law (March 9, 2007)

A bill being considered in the Alaska Legislature seeks to strengthen the state's Native arts law. The Alaska State Council on the Arts oversees the "Silver Hand" program to ensure the authenticity of Native art. Senate Bill 97 and...

Kickapoo Tribe puts up $10K reward for fire (March 9, 2007)

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas is offering a $10,000 reward for information about a series of fires on the reservation. Two fires were set on Tuesday night and another two on Wednesday night. One of the fires completely destroyed...

Column: Cherokee Nation loses moral ground with vote (March 9, 2007)

"A victim of one the worst chapters in American history, the Cherokee Nation has lost its moral high ground. On Saturday, Cherokee voters revoked the tribal citizenship of descendents of black slaves — people whose lineage and history have been...

Charges against Fort Apache rape suspects dropped (March 9, 2007)

The White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona has dropped charges against two men who were suspected of committing a series of rapes on the Fort Apache Reservation. The Bureau of Indian Affairs arrested Jesse Dupris and Jeremy Reed in October...

Review: 'Wakonda's Dream' a Ponca human story (March 9, 2007)

"An extraordinary trial took place in Omaha in 1879, one that had lasting repercussions on the fate of the nation. Years earlier the Ponca tribe had been relocated from its lands near here to Indian Territory, now Oklahoma. When...