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Review: 'Scalped' portrays violent reservation (August 23, 2007)

"“Scalped,” [Jason] Aaron’s first ongoing series, is set on an Indian reservation where its once proud people are ruled by drugs and organized crime. “I love crime stories and it seemed like such a natural setting for a crime...

Pit River Tribe's election is being questioned (August 23, 2007)

The Pit River Tribe of California went to the polls on Saturday but critics are questioning how the election was conducted. Non-numbered, photocopied ballots were used rather than pre-printed ballots that had been ordered, administrator Robert Boyce said. The elections...

Washington tribes win ruling in salmon case (August 23, 2007)

The state of Washington has a duty to ensure salmon can access spawning grounds, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. Under the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliot, the state has an obligation to protect salmon habitat, Judge Ricardo Martinez said....

Yankton Sioux landowners blocked from meeting (August 23, 2007)

Members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe who own land in Charles Mix County were not allowed to attend a public meeting about a lawsuit concerning their land status. Charles Mix County State's Attorney Scott Podhradsky invited about 250 landowners...

Haskell University opens classes for 123rd year (August 23, 2007)

Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas is welcoming students to class for its 123rd year. More than 150 tribes are represented by the student body. Enrollment figures weren't immediately reported. This is the first school year for new president...

INDN's List seeks to put more Indians in office (August 23, 2007)

There are 65 Indians serving on state legislatures but INDN's List wants to put even more in office. The Democratic group, founded by Kalyn Free of the Choctaw Nation, is showing tribal members how to run and win campaigns. Eighteen...

Only three Democrats drawn to 'Prez on the Rez' (August 23, 2007)

Only three Democrats will participate in the "Prez on the Rez" forum today on the Morongo Reservation in California. All the candidates were invited. But only New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, former Sen. Mike Gravel and Rep. Dennis Kucinich of...

Opinion: Don't miss 'Prez on the Rez' Dem debate (August 23, 2007)

"What do you get when you put 150 Native American leaders in a room to have at it with the three Dem Presidential candidates that are too radical for prime time, and throw in Chairman of the Democratic Party, the...

Navajo beneficiaries owed more than $2M (August 23, 2007)

The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians is trying to find more than 4,000 Navajo beneficiaries who are owed more than $2 million. The Navajos are on a list of "whereabouts unknown" accounts. That means OST doesn't have...

Sparring continues in 'Fighting Sioux' lawsuit (August 23, 2007)

The University of North Dakota and the NCAA are headed to trial over the use of the school's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. But both sides have been talking about a potential settlement. It would involve UND receiving the support...

Salt River Tribe starts work on medical complex (August 23, 2007)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona began construction on a $43 million medical complex. The Pima Medical Pavilion will be the first medical complex on the reservation. It will serve the tribe and the surrounding community, including...

Trespass charges dismissed in Mashpee case (August 23, 2007)

A judge in Massachusetts dismissed trespass charges against four members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe. The four were arrested for attending the tribe's powwow against the wishes of tribal leaders. They include elder Amelia Bingham, who helped start the tribe's...

Editorial: Rep. Watson roars through Oklahoma (August 23, 2007)

"Days after a tropical storm blew through Oklahoma, some parts of the state were hit by Hurricane Diane. We give that nickname to U.S. Rep. Diane Watson, a California Democrat who felt it necessary to spend part of her August...

Tohono O'odham Nation opposes border fence (August 23, 2007)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona doesn't want a border fence crossing its land. Chairman Ned Norris said the federal government hasn't consulted the tribe about fence plans. But that isn't stopping the Department of Homeland Security from starting work...

Delaware elders oppose Cherokee deal (August 23, 2007)

The Delaware Tribe's elders committee is opposing a federal recognition deal with the Cherokee Nation. The elders say the proposed legislation doesn't give the Delaware Tribe true sovereignty. They say the Cherokee Nation will still have control over the Delaware...

Viejas Band looks for outside water sources (August 23, 2007)

The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians has signed a letter of intent to buy water from a water district. The reservation has more than enough water, an expert recently said. But tribal leaders want to ensure they have enough for...