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Morongo Band hosts Democratic candidates (August 21, 2007)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians welcomed more than 60 Indian candidates and their staff to the Indigenous Democratic Network List campaign camp on Monday. Chairman Robert Martin encouraged more Indians to become involved in the political process. "It is...

Editorial: Neglecting justice on reservations (August 21, 2007)

"In diverting FBI agents to anti-terrorism activities in the wake of the 2001 attacks, the Bush administration made an important, reasonable adjustment to protect the national security. But the administration has never accepted responsibility for hiring the additional agents needed...

Arrest made in shooting on Shivwits Reservation (August 21, 2007)

Authorities in Utah arrested a man in connection with a shooting on the Shivwits Paiute Reservation over the weekend. Enos Grayman is accused of shooting Steve Wall, a member of the Shivwits Band of Paiute Indians, in the back. Wall...

Column: Counting the seats at Haskell stadium (August 21, 2007)

"Now in its ninth decade of existence, Haskell Stadium is either quaint or dilapidated, depending on individual sensibilities about aging, iconic structures. Haskell Stadium has been the home football field of the Fightin’ Indians since 1926, Lawrence High since 1930...

Health system promises help for South Dakota tribes (August 21, 2007)

Sanford Health of South Dakota says it won't leave reservations out of its $400 million expansion. The health system plans to expand pediatric care and research on reservations. There is also discussion of working with the Indian Health Service. Sanford...

Seminole Tribe celebrates 50 years of constitution (August 21, 2007)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its constitution. Tribal members gathered at an oak tree on August 21, 1957, to sign the document. It prevented them from being terminated and losing their relationship with...

OST tries to find owners of millions in trust funds (August 21, 2007)

The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians is looking for more than 45,000 beneficiaries who are owed more than $60 million in trust funds. OST's list of "whereabouts unknown" accounts keeps growing, according to reports filed in court....

Residential school abuse settlement accepted (August 21, 2007)

Canada's billion-dollar residential school abuse settlement was accepted on Monday, with few declining the deal. Each student will receive a minimum payment is $10,000, plus $3,000 for each year in a residential school. Those who suffered physical or sexual abuse...

Winnebago pitcher excels with New York Yankees (August 21, 2007)

Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, is pitching a near perfect record with the New York Yankees. Chamberlain, who is about to turn 22, has pitched in five games, all victories. He had 11 strikeouts...

Poarch Creek business wins top minority award (August 21, 2007)

Muskogee Metalworks, a business owned by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians, has been named the National Minority Manufacturer of the Year by the Department of Commerce. The company started 18 years ago and has about 40 employees. Business has...

Rep. Watson holds forums on Cherokee Freedmen (August 21, 2007)

Rep. Diane Watson (D-California) was in Oklahoma on Monday to hear about the Cherokee Freedmen dispute. Watson is sponsoring a bill that would cut funds to the Cherokee Nation until it restores citizenship to its Freedmen, the descendants of...

Kiowa Tribe mourns loss of three to flooding (August 21, 2007)

Funeral services will be held on Thursday for three members of the Kiowa Tribe who died in a flash flood in Oklahoma. Chairman Billy Evans Horse lost his wife, Dorita, and his daugther, Helen, his daughter, in the flood....

Opinion: Immigrants fall for citizenship scams (August 21, 2007)

"Promoted by snake oil purveyors no longer able to coax a respectable living out of used teepee or totem pole fraud, and with too much ethics to join Al Gore's global warming hoax, this new scheme allows illegal aliens to...

Appeals court blocks Class III gaming for Texas tribe (August 21, 2007)

A federal appeals court on Friday handed the state of Texas another win in the state's long-running campaign against Indian gaming. Texas officials -- including former governor George W. Bush -- have repeatedly refused to negotiate with tribes even though...