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Arson suspected in fires on Rocky Boy Reservation (August 1, 2007)

Authorities believe four fires on the Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana were deliberately set. All fires were set in the last few days. They included a 200-acre blaze on Tuesday night. The Chippewa Cree Tribe is investigating. Get the Story:...

Citizen Potawatomi Nation to hold run-off election (August 1, 2007)

The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma is holding a run-off election but it's not for the position of chairman. Incumbent business committee member Jimmy Snow faces a challenge from Bobbi Bowden. The two were the highest vote-getters in the tribe's...

Native boy in Saskatchewan drowns at camp (August 1, 2007)

A Native Bible camp in Saskatchewan was shut down after a 10-year-old boy drowned on Monday. The boy was from the Carry the Kettle First Nation. Attempts to review him after he was found in Good Spirit Lake were unsuccessful....

Quinault teen's manslaughter trial moved to October (August 1, 2007)

Sela Anne Kalama, a 19-year-old member of the Quinault Nation of Washington, faces a trial October 9 for a car crash that left two tribal teens dead. Kalama was driving a car that plunged into the Elwha River on...

Swedish film about spirituality stirs controversy (August 1, 2007)

A Swedish film team says it did not pay Arvol Looking Horse, the holder of the Lakota White Buffalo Calf pipe, to appear in their "Spriits for Sale" documentary. The producers also says they will not be bringing the Lakota...

Crow Creek housing officials indicted for theft (August 1, 2007)

Five housing officials have been charged with stealing from the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The officials at the Crow Creek Housing Authority used tribal money for personal purposes and accepted reimbursement for trips and items, according to...

Northern Cheyenne Tribe in leadership dispute (August 1, 2007)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has rejected an attempt to oust the president and vice president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana. The BIA said a special council session was not properly called. In that July 19 meeting, president...

Jodi Rave: Youth show talent at Native Elite Sports camp (August 1, 2007)

"Hayley Knife Chief captured the attention of coaches while nabbing a national high school player of the year award during the Native Elite Sports Basketball camp in Macy, Neb., over the weekend. “I didn't expect it because there's a lot...

BIA threatens action against mobile home park (August 1, 2007)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is considering action against the owner of a mobile-home park on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in southern California. The BIA went to the Desert Mobile Home Park, also known as Duroville, and found...

Pechanga land transfer bill heads to Senate (August 1, 2007)

A bill to transfer 1,178 acres of federal land to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians passed the House on Monday. H.R.2963 now goes to the Senate for consideration. It doesn't have a sponsor there though Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California)...

Complaint against Rosebud president in limbo (August 1, 2007)

The president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota was spared from a hearing into an ethics complaint on Tuesday. President Rodney Bordeaux is accused of violating tribal law by purchasing land without proper approval. The tribal council set...

Donations come in for Shoshone-Paiute Tribes (August 1, 2007)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho has donated $25,000 to the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes, whose Duck Valley Reservation was hit by fire. The Murphy Complex Fire burned about 200 power poles. That left the 1,300 resident of the reservation without electricity...

Rhode Island governor contradicted on raid (August 1, 2007)

Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) did not tell state troopers to withdraw if they encountered resistance to a raid of the Narragansett Reservation, the former superintendent of the state police said in court on Tuesday. The testimony from retired...

Quechan Nation president spared from recall bid (August 1, 2007)

Quechan Nation President Mike Jackson Sr. said he has no problem dealing with a recall -- as long as it doesn't happen now. A tribal elder submitted a recall petition charging Jackson with mismanagement and bad decision-making. But the tribal...

Probe of Sen. Stevens involves Interior earmark (August 1, 2007)

The FBI and the Interior Department's Inspector General are investigating a $1.6 million earmark secured by Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), whose home was raided on Monday. The Interior appropriations earmark went to the Alaska SeaLife Center, a nonprofit organization....

Court won't touch Seneca-Cayuga Tribe's election (August 1, 2007)

The Court of Indian Offenses has refused to interfere with the recent election of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma. The court was asked to intervene by former chief Leroy Howard, who lost the election to current chief Paul Spicer. But...

Editorial: Lobbying reform legislation a good start (August 1, 2007)

"It took a while, and the process certainly hasn’t been pretty, but the Democrats are close to winning passage of their long-promised ethics reform bill. We suspect it will take a lot more than one new law to break the...