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Opinion: Maine waters need tribal protections (August 17, 2007)

"A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that the Maine Indian Claims Settlement Act of 1980 trumps Indian sovereignty: "The explicit language of the Settlement Act establishes state authority that far exceeds what is normal...

Jodi Rave: Harvest Moon Ball promotes Native art (August 17, 2007)

"If you're Indian, you probably know an artist. That's because so many of our tribal communities are brimming with talented painters, beaders, sculptors and more. My husband and I met Ken Morsette, a Chippewa Cree from the Rocky Boy's Reservation,...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe completes housing development (August 17, 2007)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota hopes a new development alleviates housing conditions on the reservation. The 100-unit development has 60 two-bedroom and 40 three-bedroom units. They are available to low-income families. As many as 6,000 families are on...

Cochiti Pueblo artist debuts latest fashion line (August 17, 2007)

Virgil Ortiz, a Cochiti Pueblo artist, debuted his latest fashion line in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday night. Ortiz, 38, calls the line "Sauvage Primitif." He is selling it for the first time at a boutique in Santa Fe...

Governor fights ruling on Narragansett testimony (August 17, 2007)

Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) asked the state Supreme Court on Thursday to block him from testifying about his role in the July 2003 raid of the Narragansett Reservation. Carcieri ordered state troopers to raid the reservation and shut...

Tribe apologizes for eating missionaries (August 17, 2007)

The Tolai Tribe in Papua New Guinea apologized to the Fijian government for killing and cannibalizing missionaries in 1878. The four missionaries went to the island of New Britain to spread Christianity. They were killed and eaten on the orders...

Opinion: Eastern Cherokees get youth moving (August 17, 2007)

"Last week, the Eastern Band of Cherokee hosted the annual Talking Trees Children’s Trout Derby. This event is free to children 11 and younger and provides children an opportunity to experience the outdoors with their families. This opportunity is...

Salt River Tribe opens new corrections facility (August 17, 2007)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona dedicated a new corrections facility on Thursday. The 78,000-square-foot center is about 12 times the size of the current facility. It has room for 120 inmates - 75 adults and 45 juveniles....

Column: Kids on reserve living in 'hell on earth' (August 17, 2007)

"They've been called bullies. They've been called killers. By this newspaper. What they really are --- these three little boys who last week allegedly bullied a playmate into a lake on the remote Ojibway community of Pauingassi -- is children....

Alcohol a problem on reserve where boy drowned (August 17, 2007)

Bootlegging is a major problem on the Pauingassi First Nation in Manitoba, the reserve where a six-year-old boy drowned last week. Former chief Joe Owen, who still works for the band, has been charged with illegally transporting liquor to the...

Aide to former Rep. Ney avoids prison sentence (August 17, 2007)

The former chief of staff to former Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) was spared a prison sentence for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal. William Heaton, 29, was sentenced to two years of probation and was ordered to pay...

Suspensions of Ho-Chunk Inc executives lifted (August 17, 2007)

Two top executives of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, are back on the job after their suspensions were lifted on Thursday. CEO Lance Morgan and chief operating officer Annette Hamilton were suspended...