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Former Onondaga teacher convicted of two counts (August 3, 2007)

A former teacher at the school on the Onondaga Nation of New York was convicted on two counts of sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. Albert Scerbo was acquitted of most of the charges against him. He...

Big cash prizes at Rocky Boy's rodeo and powwow (August 3, 2007)

Cowboys, dancers and drum groups stand to walk away with $430,000 in cash prizes during a rodeo and powwow on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana. Over $250,000 in prizes will be handed out at the Eugene J. LaMere...

Authorities probe deaths on Goshute Reservation (August 3, 2007)

Local and federal authorities are investigating the deaths of a man and his two children on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah. Tribal members helped put out a burning car early Thursday morning. Inside were Christopher Jessop and his...

Sen. Domenici pushes for Indian diabetes program (August 3, 2007)

Sen. Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, pressed for renewal of the Special Diabetes Program for Indians on Thursday. Domenici is co-sponsoring S.1494 with Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the committee....

New York urged to collect taxes on Oneida Nation (August 3, 2007)

Local officials say the state of New York should collect gas and tobacco taxes on the Oneida Nation. Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) pledged to enforce a law that requires tribes to collect taxes on the sale of goods to non-Indians....

Bridge on Navajo Nation in New Mexico to be inspected (August 3, 2007)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) on Thursday ordered the inspection of four bridges that are similar to the one that collapsed in Minneapolis, Minnesota One of the bridges is on the Navajo Nation. The bridge is on U.S. 64...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe suspends chairwoman over ethics (August 3, 2007)

Herminia Frias, the first woman to lead the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona, has been suspended for violating ethics policy. Frias will retain her title but has apparently lost some authority after members of the tribal council said she failed...

BIA admits liability for troubled mobile home park (August 3, 2007)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is liable for poor living conditions at a mobile home park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in California, the local superintendent says. The BIA is urging Henry Duro, a former chairman of the...

Opinion: Women and children can't wait for justice (August 3, 2007)

"Indian women are victimized at astonishingly high rates -- 2 1/2 times the national average, according to Justice Department data. More than one-third of all Indian women will be raped at least once during their lifetimes, and nearly two-thirds will...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe can thank ex-Rep. Pombo (August 3, 2007)

"The recently recognized Mashpee Wampanoag tribe soon might be operating Massachusetts' first Indian casino. It wouldn't be as close as they are without the involvement of former Rep. Richard Pombo, R-Tracy: There's no concrete evidence Mashpee tribal leaders had gambling...

Bridge used by Washington tribe closed for upgrades (August 3, 2007)

A bridge used by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington was closed ahead of schedule on Thursday in the wake of the bridge collapse in Minnesota. The 94-year-old Elwha River Road bridge was going to be closed in...

Harjo: Ward Churchill is not the Indian man's burden (August 3, 2007)

" Why is it important for Native peoples to continue to tell the world that [fired Colorado University professor Ward] Churchill is not a Native person? Churchill is now a cause celebre and there are a lot of people who...

Column: Bringing hope to Northern Cheyenne Tribe (August 3, 2007)

"Located in the south central corner of Montana, Lame Deer is situated on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation (30 miles west, on the edge of the reservation, is the site of the Little Big Horn battlefield, where Gen. Custer made...

Opinion: Misconceptions about American Indians (August 3, 2007)

"Last week, I read nearly 100 posts to the Asheville Citizen Times Web site in response to a story about housing in Cherokee. I was shockingly amused by some posts and dismayed by others. There were the usual stereotypical...

Cherokee Nation given a month on Freedmen (August 3, 2007)

An agreement that Rep. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma) said would protect the Cherokee Nation's federal funding doesn't appear to have as much weight as he claimed. Boren said members of the House Financial Services Committee agreed to delay legislation that would...

Rhode Island governor fights subpoena over raid (August 3, 2007)

Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) is fighting a subpoena to testify about his role in the state's July 14, 2003, raid of the Narragansett Reservation. Seven tribal members -- including Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas -- were arrested during the...

Winnebago woman killed in bridge collapse (August 3, 2007)

Julia Blackhawk Kreider, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, was one of the victims of the bridge collapse in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Kreider, whose has been reported as 32 or 33, was a mother of two boys. She...