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Indian center in Boston raises money at first gala (May 21, 2007)

The North American Indian Center of Boston held its first gala on May 12 to raise money for a permanent home. The center is located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. Due to increased development, the center faced pressure...

Navajo medicine man accused of raping teen girl (May 21, 2007)

A Navajo medicine man faces charges in New Mexico state court for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl in 2002. David Filfred, 68, denied having sex with the girl, who became pregnant and gave birth to a daughter. But DNA tests...

Ousted Hopi chairman reinstated for 15 days (May 21, 2007)

The ousted chairman of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona has been allowed to return to his job -- but only for 15 days. Ben Nuvamsa was removed on March 27 after less than a month as chairman. The tribal council...

Cindy Adams: Beach proud of heritage, success (May 21, 2007)

"You know Adam Beach. From Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers." From John Woo's "Windtalkers." From "Smoke Signals." And soon from "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee." So isn't he fearful of getting typed in Native American roles? "No....

Letter on massacres continues to stir debate (May 21, 2007)

A letter about Indian massacres continued to draw comments on The Billings Gazette website. On May 16, Ron Garritson said it was inaccurate to call the shootings at Virginia Tech as the worst mass killing in U.S. history. He cited...

Principal on reservation fired after strip search (May 21, 2007)

The principal at the junior high school on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana has been fired after she ordered four boys to undergo a strip search. On May 2, Verna Ivey brought four students to her office and...

Nebraska tribes face sexual assault problems (May 21, 2007)

Women on two Nebraska reservations have few options if they are sexually assaulted, The Sioux City Journal reports. There are no rape counseling services for women on the Winnebago Reservation or the Omaha Reservation. The Indian Health Service hospital that...

Yakama treaty protects smokeshop owners from prosecution (May 21, 2007)

Members of the Yakama Nation of Washington can't be prosecuted under a tobacco contraband law, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. After their smokeshop was raided in June 2004, Harry Smiskin and his son, Kato, were indicted for allegedly...

Jodi Rave: Sam Deloria preps new generation (May 21, 2007)

"The best and brightest Native college graduates would work for Indian Country if tribes created job opportunities and invited them to apply, said Philip “Sam” Deloria. College professors could help, too, if they stopped objectifying Indians and treating them as...

Apache woman jumps into Congressional race (May 21, 2007)

Mary Kim Titla, a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, says she is the new face of Arizona's leadership. Titla, a former television newscaster who founded Native Youth Magazine, is seeking the Democratic nomination for Arizona's 1st Congressional...

First Indian principal for Rapid City high school (May 21, 2007)

Mike Talley, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has been selected as principal of Central High School in Rapid City, South Dakota. Talley, 34, is the first Indian principal for the school. "I’m very honored and very...

Editorial: Agua Caliente development essential (May 21, 2007)

"Shadowrock recently joined forces with the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, who also own undeveloped land on the cove, off of Highway 111, just below the Aerial Tramway. While the tribe has said it is too premature to discuss...

Mark Trahant: The changing face of America (May 21, 2007)

"What kind of country do we live in? What does it mean to be an American? A generation ago, the answers seemed easy. On the surface, at least, there was a sense of sameness about the country, a narrative reflected...

Jodi Rave: Disenrollment and the national media (May 21, 2007)

"The New York Times and NBC-4 TV in Los Angeles have reported on disenrolled Cherokee Freedmen in Oklahoma and ousted citizens of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians in Temecula, Calif. The Cherokee recently voted on whether the Freedmen...

Editorial: Kempthorne a lifeline for national parks (May 21, 2007)

"We have had our quarrels with Dirk Kempthorne, the interior secretary, on policy questions involving endangered species as well as other issues. But when it comes to the national parks, he has brought good ideas and real follow-through to an...

Tim Giago: Rich tribes still not helping poor ones (May 21, 2007)

In order to write this week’s column I must do a 180-degree turn in my thinking about Indian casinos. I do not make this change in thinking lightheartedly. I visited Indian casinos in South Dakota, Nebraska and Oklahoma over the...

Opinion: Pope Benedict turns back the clock (May 21, 2007)

"News reports demonstrate that Pope Benedict is ignoring history and the violent cultural and religious oppression of indigenous peoples around the world by European Christians. Speaking to Latin American bishops in Brazil on May 13, the Pope cited the "rich...

Review: Hualapai Tribe markets the Grand Canyon (May 21, 2007)

"A visitor to these stark and imposing lands of the Hualapai Indians on the western rim of the Grand Canyon knows what sensation is being promised at the journey’s climax. After driving for a half-hour over bone-jolting dirt roads...