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New West: Elouise Cobell, the face of courage (April 13, 2007)

"Eloise Cobell spoke in UM’s Ethics at Noon series on Wednesday, giving a succinct accounting of what she’s been through in the last decade or so. Having taken on the U.S. bureaucracy, including the Departments of Interior, Treasury and Justice,...

North Dakota House approves tribal oil tax bill (April 13, 2007)

The North Dakota House voted 84-8 to pass a bill that authorizes the governor to enter into an oil tax agreement with the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation. The bill would encourage development on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Some of...

Harjo: On the passing of Dad, Freeland Douglas (April 13, 2007)

"I want to tell you about my father, Freeland Douglas. I am bursting with equal parts pride and sadness. Pride because he was a hero and - well - Dad. Sadness because he died on April 5 in San...

New chairman of Tulalip Tribes seeks balance (April 13, 2007)

Mel Sheldon, the new chairman of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington, hopes to strike a balance between social services and economic pursuits. Sheldon, 55, acknowledges concerns within the tribe that too much focus has been placed on business. During...

Haskell University welcomes new president (April 13, 2007)

Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas held a reception for new president Linda Warner on Thursday. Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, was welcomed with open arms. “She is a vision seeker, and we will enjoy...

Scientists find link between dinosaurs and chickens (April 13, 2007)

Research published in today's issue of Science documents a conclusive link between dinosaurs and chickens. For the first time, scientists were able to analyze protein in a dinosaur bone. Two teams found a link between the 68-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex...

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe seeks to diversify (April 13, 2007)

The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of Nevada is diversifying its economy with the help of a gas station. The tribe mainly relied on agriculture. But the Fox Peak Station, located on trust land in Fallon, will help the tribe fund...

Blackfeet Nation walks out of water talk meeting (April 13, 2007)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana walked out of a water talks meeting on Thursday. Tribal leaders abruptly left the negotiating session in Helena, the state capitol. At issue, according to state officials, is the status of a water system that...

Court to hear ex-cops fired for Native teen's death (April 13, 2007)

Saskatchewan's highest court has agreed to hear the appeal of two police officers who were fired after being linked to the death of a Native teen. Larry Hartwig and Bradley Senger were the last people seen with Neil Stonechild in...

Ouster of Hopi chairman stirs heated debate (April 13, 2007)

The ouster of Ben Nuvamsa as chairman of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona continues to stir controversy. Nuvamsa was removed on March 27, less than a month after being sworn in as chairman. At issue was whether he lived on...

Opinion: Living in harmony with Mother Earth (April 13, 2007)

"As I watch spring bring the rebirth of the natural world, I hear the terrible news that the next century could see the extinction of many species as a direct result of global warming. The catastrophe has brought forth a...

Northern Ute chairwoman, incumbents ousted (April 13, 2007)

Members of the Northern Ute Tribe of Utah ousted their chairwoman and two incumbents in an election on Tuesday. Chairwoman Maxine Natchees was defeated by Curtis Cesspooch. Richard Jenks and Smiley Arrowchis lost their seats on the tribal council. The...

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe marks recognition (April 13, 2007)

This weeks marks the 20th anniversary of federal recognition for the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The tribe won recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs process. But it was also subject to a land claims settlement act that limited...

Opinions: Oneida Nation offered to share road funds (April 13, 2007)

Last month, the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin signed agreements to share Indian Reservation Road funds with local communities. But the village of Hobart wasn't among those who accepted. Bill Gollnick, the chief of staff for the tribe, says the offer...

Political-themed Native art show opens in DC (April 13, 2007)

"American Icons Through Indigenous Eyes," a political-themed show featuring the works of 12 Native artists, opens tonight at the DC Arts Center.. The show was curated by activist Suzan Shown Harjo. She asked the 12 artists to submit new...