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Momaday named Oklahoma's 16th poet laureate (July 13, 2007)

N. Scott Momaday, a member of the Kiowa Tribe, was named Oklahoma's 16th poet laureate on Thursday. Momaday, 73, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his debut novel, "House Made of Dawn." Since then, he's become famous worldwide...

Opinion: State jurisdiction in Indian Country (July 13, 2007)

"Criminal justice in Indian country comes in two distinct flavors - one blends federal and tribal authority, while the other blends state and tribal authority. Reservations across the country are subject to one or the other. But crime reports and...

Harjo: Friend of Cheney no friend to Indians (July 13, 2007)

"Vice President Dick Cheney, whose codename is ''Angler,'' is an important man with a lot on his plate. You wouldn't think he would have time to decide water flows in the Klamath River, which killed at least 77,000 salmon, or...

Fort Belknap police officer admits to theft (July 13, 2007)

A police officer for the Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana pleaded guilty to using a government gas card for personal purposes. Cody Neil Adams, 22, was supposed to use the card to fill his police vehicle. The Fort Belknap...

Blackfeet teen killed in apparent homicide (July 13, 2007)

A 17-year-old member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana was stabbed to death early Wednesday morning on the reservation. William "Little Bill" White Quills Jr. was the victim of an apparent homicide, his mother said. The FBI and the Bureau...

Randy Thomas, advocate for ancestors, dies at 50 (July 13, 2007)

Randy Thomas, a member of the Santee Sioux Tribe of Nebraska, died on Tuesday. He was 50. Thomas was a prominent critic of the state when he and other tribes found out that the University of Nebraska-Lincoln incinerated the...

Native woman is 15th homicide victim in Calgary (July 13, 2007)

Jacqueline Clara Crazybull, a member of the Blood Tribe of Alberta, became Calgary's 15th homicide of the year when she was stabbed early Wednesday morning. Crazybull, 44, moved to Calgary from the reserve. She was among five victims of a...

Omaha family seeks answers in death of toddler (July 13, 2007)

The family of Nathaniel Saunsoci-Mitchell, a 20-month old boy who died in foster care, is seeking answers from the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. Nathaniel was placed in foster care by the tribe. He died of traumatic head injuries but...

Fund to help bison displaced by Pine Ridge fire (July 13, 2007)

A fund has been established to cover the cost of food and materials for bison that were displaced by a fire on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. A fire this week burned more than 23,000 acres on the...

Indian Country roads in 'Third World' condition (July 13, 2007)

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE • Opening Statements • Opening Statements • Panel 2 - Testimony | Q&A • Written Testimony | Webcast Roads in Indian Country are in Third World condition, the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee said...

Oneida Nation ties trust fund to high school education (July 13, 2007)

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin has approved a referendum that ties trust fund payments to a high school education. Tribal members must have a high school diploma or equivalent before receiving their trust fund money. The requirement applies even after...

Blackfeet Nation honors veterans at powwow (July 13, 2007)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana honored two brothers with war bonnets as the tribe's North American Indian Days got underway on Thursday. The brothers, Walter and Bruce Running Crane, were recognized for their military service. Walter the Silver Star...

First Nation helps break up meth operation (July 13, 2007)

The Sto:lo First Nation in British Columbia has been working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to keep drugs off the reserve. The effort led to a bust of a major methamphetamine lab on Wednesday. Vice President Tyrone McNeil said...

Teens charged with murder on Sakatchewan reserve (July 13, 2007)

Four teens were charged with the murder of a 15-year-old boy on the Big Stone Reserve in northern Saskatchewan. The four teens are between the age of 13 and 15. They have been charged with second-degree murder for the death...

Narragansett Tribe considers action over e-mail (July 13, 2007)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is considering legal action over an e-mail that has stirred racial tensions in the town of Charlestown. John Brown, the tribe’s medicine-man-in-training, said the e-mail could be considered a hate crime. He said the...

Lacrosse finds its way back to New York tribes (July 13, 2007)

Tribes in New York are behind a resurgence of lacrosse, a game invented by their ancestors. Over 1,000 players belong to the North American Minor Lacrosse Association. The league fields six Indian teams. The Seneca Nation just spent $97,000...

Columnist calls 'Redskins' a slur to Native people (July 13, 2007)

Washington Post columnist and author Sally Jenkins says the "Redskins" team name is offensive to Native Americans. "My thoughts are that it's absolutely wrong and the team should change the name. It's not like the Seminoles. It's not a tribal...