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Opinion: 'Redskin' magazine busts stereotypes? (September 21, 2007)

"The new magazine Redskin describes itself like this: Redskin is an Indigenous owned and operated provocative publication penetrating the critical intersection of indigenous beauty, power, politics and art through the explosive forces of sexuality and humor…This adult oriented publication...

Alaska Native corporations accused of taking bribes (September 21, 2007)

Three Alaska Native village corporations are demanding a state senator retract his allegations that they have taken bribes in order to support a mining project. The Pedro Bay, Iliamna and Alaska Peninsula village corporation say state Rep. Jay Ramras (R)...

Navajo woman loses gender discrimination lawsuit (September 21, 2007)

A Navajo woman who was born a man cannot sue the Utah Transit Authority for firing her, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said on Thursday. Etsitty, a former bus driver, was in the process of gender-reassignment surgery when the...

Navajo student pleads not guilty to murder (September 21, 2007)

An 18-year-old Navajo student at University of Arizona pleaded not guilty to murdering her roommate. Galareka Harrison is accused of stabbing Mia Henderson, also 18 and Navajo, in their dorm room. Harrison and Henderson were both freshman in UA's Native...

Montana-Wyoming tribes win substance abuse grant (September 21, 2007)

The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council has received a $5.7 million grant to help tribal members receive substance abuse treatment. The money will be used by the Rocky Mountain Tribal Access to Recovery. The program provides vouchers to tribal members in...

South Dakota education summit tackles racism (September 21, 2007)

Racism is alive and well in public schools in South Dakota, attendees of the state's Indian education summit said. Bryan Brewer, an educator from the Pine Ridge Reservation, said the situation is improving. But he said the state needs to...

IHS puts layoffs on hold in South Dakota (September 21, 2007)

Six Indian Health Service employees in South Dakota have returned to work after the agency tried to lay them off. Three Sioux San Hospital employees and three Pine Ridge Reservation employees were told they were losing their jobs because they...

Mashpee Wampanoag leaders face challenge (September 21, 2007)

Leaders of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts are being asked to call a special meeting to discuss several controversies. Tribal members submitted a petition with more than 100 signatures. The petition seeks to discuss the tribe's finances, the shunning...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe seeks home for horses (September 21, 2007)

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is trying to find homes for wild horses that were saved from slaughter. The tribe received 82 horses with the help of the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and...

Washington tribes, state to meet over treaty rights (September 21, 2007)

Tribal and state officials in Washington will begin formal talks on Monday to settle a treaty rights dispute. Under an 1855 treaty, tribes have a right to half of the fish catch. But 1,000-state owned road culverts are blocking salmon...

Washo elders help compile online dictionary (September 21, 2007)

Elders of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California are working with a linguist on an online dictionary of the Washo language. Ramona Dick, 74, learned Washo from her grandparents. But her sons and daughters don't know the language,...

Mashantucket Tribe to develop Great Wolf resort (September 21, 2007)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has reached an agreement to develop an indoor water park and hotel. The tribe entered into a partnership with Great Wolf Resorts for the project. The tribe said the park would be located...

Squaxin Island Tribe denies killing harbor seals (September 21, 2007)

The Squaxin Island Tribe of Washington says it's not behind the large number of dead harbor seals. Seventeen dead seals have been found in south Puget Sound. But the tribe says only one death can be attributed to tribal hunters....

10th Circuit backs Muscogee Nation sovereignty (September 21, 2007)

The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma can't be sued over a tribal court proceeding, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals said on Wednesday. The tribe seized the vehicle and cash of a man who was suspected of possessing illegal drugs. But...

Cobell: Gover the wrong choice to head NMAI (September 21, 2007)

"There are two major reasons why Indian country should be troubled by the appointment of Kevin Gover, a former Interior Department official with no museum experience, to head the National Museum of the American Indian. The first goes to the...