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Tribes face deadline to join national sex offender registry (April 30, 2007)

Tribes across the country face a critical deadline if they want to prevent state governments from asserting jurisdiction on their reservations. Under a little-noticed provision of a new federal law, tribes have to pass a resolution by July 27 to...

Suquamish Tribe opposes Filipino cultural center (April 30, 2007)

The Suquamish Tribe of Washington is opposing plans for a multicultural in Kitsap. The tribe says the proposed Filipino community center is too close to Clear Creek. The tribe fears the development will hurt salmon. "Community centers are not an...

Billie vows fight to get on Seminole Tribe ballot (April 30, 2007)

Jim Billie, the former chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, is vowing a court fight to get on the tribe's upcoming ballot. Billie was ousted as chairman in 2003, after more than 20 years of leading the tribe....

Sand Creek Massacre Site formally dedicated (April 30, 2007)

About 400 people attended the dedication ceremony for the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site in Colorado. The site marks the November 29, 1864, slaughter of at least 160 Cheyenne and Arapaho children, women and elders. Their peaceful camp...

Editorial: Navajo Boys and Girls Club finally reopens (April 30, 2007)

"We said we would like nothing more than for the Navajo Nation to prove us wrong, and Thursday nation officials did exactly that. After almost three years of bureaucratic red tape, the Shiprock Boys and Girls Club opened its...

Pember: Navajo woman leads Washington college (April 30, 2007)

"Dr. Cassandra Manuelito-Kerkvliet of the Navajo, or Dine, tribe appears to be the first American Indian woman to be appointed president of a mainstream university outside of the tribal college system. She was named this month to lead Antioch...

'No one cares' about violence against Native women (April 30, 2007)

Karen Artichoker, the director of a women's shelter on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, said reaction to the Amnesty International report about violence against Native women shows how "invisible" Native people are to the general population. "Indian women...

Tim Giago: Help the poorest county in America (April 30, 2007)

The United States Census of 1980 moved in a different direction when it began to post a census within a census on different social conditions in the United States. For instance, the Census of 1980 named the 10 poorest counties...

Meth dealers targeted Wind River Reservation (April 30, 2007)

After reading a news report about substance abuse in Indian Country, a drug dealer decided to target the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Jesus Martin Sagaste-Cruz, a citizen of Mexico, brought his drug gang to the reservation about seven...

Judge expands Dakota trust mismanagement suit (April 30, 2007)

A federal judge has expanded the number of plaintiffs in the Dakota trust mismanagement suit. In a decision issued Friday, Judge Charles Lettow of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims added 22,000 plaintiffs to the Wolfchild case. He now plans...

Crow students hold second walk against meth (April 30, 2007)

Students on the Crow Reservation in Montana held their second annual walk against methamphetamine on Friday. The "Meth Free Crow - Reclaiming our Nation" walk drew students from kindergarten through high school. They heard speeches from community and spiritual...

Jodi Rave: Leadership in a multicultural age (April 30, 2007)

"Stanley Pretty Paint remembers these words spoken to him by a family member: “Anyone can put on a war bonnet. But when you put it on after you earned it, that's when you're a leader.” Pretty Paint, a Crow...

Mark Trahant: Optimism for the newspaper business (April 30, 2007)

"New circulation figures for newspapers will be released Monday. Once again, we in the newspaper business are supposed to brace for disappointment because the numbers will be terrible. Editor & Publisher magazine predicts that overall daily circulation will drop 2.5...

Yellow Bird: Easy ways at becoming more green (April 30, 2007)

"I've always believed I was a "greenie," an environmentalist, until I had to stay home last week with the flu. After watching "The Oprah Winfrey Show," I realized I'm more rainbow than green. As the show's environmental experts talked,...

Justice official linked to Abramoff resigns post (April 30, 2007)

A senior Department of Justice official who is linked to one of the targets of the Jack Abramoff investigation has resigned. Robert E. Coughlin II was deputy chief of staff for the criminal division, which is overseeing the Abramoff probe....

Belcourt: Indian Country takes path of healthy living (April 30, 2007)

"We face many health challenges in Indian Country - diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and depression, as well as the scourges of alcoholism and methamphetamine abuse. Last month, representatives and concerned members from across Indian Country in Montana...

Rep. Renzi denies rumors of resignation amid probe (April 30, 2007)

Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) issued two statements on Friday, denying news reports that he will resign from Congress amid a federal corruption probe. Renzi has been the subject of speculation since the FBI raided a family business. He has...