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Report promotes benefits of higher education (April 3, 2007)

A new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy and the American Indian Higher Education Consortium highlights the benefits of higher education for Native Americans. The report says Native students who attend college bring economic benefits to their communities....

Native Voice newspaper relocates to Colorado (April 3, 2007)

The Native Voice newspaper has moved its offices to Colorado after five years of operating in South Dakota. Frank King, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and Lise Balk King publish the paper. They said the move to Longmont,...

Alaska Native woman wins 'Deal or No Deal' (April 3, 2007)

Heidi Kurtz, a Yup'ik woman from Alaska, won $240,000 on the hit NBC game show "Deal or No Deal." Kurtz, a dental assistant and single mother of three, won the money in a episode that was taped in February....

North Dakota tribe to start collecting on debts (April 3, 2007)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is calling in debts owed by tribal members. The tribe operates an office that issues small loans to tribal members. But with a budget crisis looming, the tribe plans to hire...

Fire Thunder still going strong despite ouster (April 3, 2007)

Cecilia Fire Thunder says her impeachment as president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has only made her stronger. Fire Thunder was the first woman to head the tribe. But she faced two impeachment campaigns, with one...

Deaths put strain on Red Lake Nation once again (April 3, 2007)

Tragedy struck the Red Lake Nation of Minnesota again this week with the discovery of the bodies of two brothers who went missing last November. Tristan White, 4, and Avery Lee Stately, 2, were found encased in ice in a...

Column: Red Lake combats negative perception (April 3, 2007)

"The discovery on Sunday of the bodies of two little boys -- 4-year-old Tristan White and his 2-year-old brother Avery Stately -- two years after the horrific shootings at Red Lake High School means that we in the media again...

New York seeks $200M in taxes from reservations (April 3, 2007)

The state of New York passed a budget on Sunday calling for $200 million in taxes to be collected from reservation businesses. The budget says the tax will come from the sale of tobacco and gas to non-Indians. The tax...

California court throws out search on reservation (April 3, 2007)

The Indian Civil Rights Act prohibits "unreasonable searches and seizures" by tribal police officers, a California appeals court ruled last week. In a unanimous decision, the Third Appellate District Court threw out evidence seized by tribal officers on the Jackson...

First Nation claims success in battle against sniffing (April 3, 2007)

The Pauingassi First Nation of Manitoba is claiming success in its battle against gas sniffing among youth. As many as half of the children, and many young adults, were believed to be addicted to gas sniffing. That led to a...

Editorial: Celebrate first Navajo woman surgeon (April 3, 2007)

"Lori Alvord's story is unique. So unique, in fact, that it's one of a kind. Alvord, raised in Crownpoint, is the first-ever Navajo woman surgeon. She originally wanted to be a teacher, even gathering her younger sisters at desks...

Field Museum in Chicago erects Tlingit totem pole (April 3, 2007)

The Field Museum in Chicago unveiled a totem pole carved by two Tlingit artists. Nathan Jackson of Alaska carved the 14-foot, 1,500-pound pole with his son, Stephen, a sculptor in New York City. It blends traditional styles with modern...

Native children at higher risk of fatal accidents (April 3, 2007)

American Indian and Alaska Native children are more than two times as likely to die from injuries than white children, according to a study in the April edition of Pediatrics. Based on national statistics from 1981 to 2003, the rate...

EPA faulted for failing to act on greenhouse gases (April 3, 2007)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Bush administration to reconsider whether greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming. By a 5-4 vote, the court said the EPA violated the Clean Air Act by failing to consider the impact...

Former girlfriend of Griles a target of investigation (April 3, 2007)

Italia Federici, a former girlfriend of J. Steven Griles, is a target of the Jack Abramoff investigation, Legal Times reports. The investigation focuses on the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, a group that Federici co-founded with former Interior...