Montana and Wyoming tribes host health conference (April 6, 2007)
The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council held its eight annual health conference this week in Billings. The conference started Tuesday and concludes today. It has drawn more than 200 people every day for seminars and presentations on health issues affecting...
Racial disparities for traffic stops in Nebraska (April 6, 2007)
Native Americans in Nebraska are more likely to be stopped, searched and arrested during traffic stops than whites, according to the latest state report. In 2006, 3.8 percent of all stops involving Native Americans were for criminal violations. That's an...
Jodi Rave: Tribal colleges press for federal funds (April 6, 2007)
"Montana tribal college leaders met Thursday with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to discuss the future of chronically underfunded tribal colleges. “You tell me what's going on and we can move forward,” Tester, a Montana Democrat and the newest member...
Pueblo girl found dead after missing for two months (April 6, 2007)
Amber Dawn Martinez, a 17-year-old Taos Pueblo girl from New Mexico, was found dead last weekend, almost two months after she went missing. Martinez's body was found on the Picuris Pueblo reservation, about five miles fro her home. The...
Seneca appeals court rules in child custody dispute (April 6, 2007)
The Seneca Nation Appeals Court has ruled that a tribal judge overstepped her authority by asserting jurisdiction in a child custody dispute. The appeals court said the case of Koby Hammer Parker, 4, belongs in Erie County court because...
Montana governor signs Little Shell Chippewa land bill (April 6, 2007)
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) signed into law a bill that gives the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe control of a few acres for the next 10 years. The tribe would have control over an historic apartment building at the Morony...
Eastern Band uses high tech tool to track asthma (April 6, 2007)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is trying to figure out what is making people sick with asthma. The tribe received a $30,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study asthma on the reservation. As part of the effort,...
Kalispel Tribe hosts Northwest Indian Youth Conference (April 6, 2007)
The Kalispel Tribe of Washington hosted the annual Northwest Indian Youth Conference this week. The conference drew more than 800 youth to the Spokane Convention Center. It was the first time the tribe hosted the meeting, which started Monday...
Houston official 'wrong' about comments on Indians (April 6, 2007)
A Houston City Council member said he was "wrong" for attacking Native Americans on his radio show. In a March 27 broadcast, Michael Berry, who serves as mayor pro tem, said the federal government spends too much money on Indian...
Editorial: No justice in $7B offer to settle Cobell (April 6, 2007)
"Questioning the substance of the Indian trust funds lawsuit is the new game in town, one that exhibits the depths to which the Bush administration has ventured in its systematic denial of its responsibilities to tribes and individuals. Since all...
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