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Native girl, mother harassed after hate crime (September 28, 2007)

The mother of a 13-year-old Native girl who was the victim of a hate crime says they have been constantly harassed sine the September 12 incident. The girl was assaulted by six people in Lewiston, Idaho, who were making comments...

Assiniboine student loses discrimination lawsuit (September 28, 2007)

A member of the Assiniboine Tribe on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana lost her discrimination lawsuit against Montana State University. Bonnie Hohman sued MSU and its Nursing College in 2005. She said she was failed out of the nursing...

Native women tell Senate panel of violence, assaults (September 28, 2007)

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on the prevalence of violence against Indian women. • Business Meeting | Opening Statements | Testimony | Q&A • OVERSIGHT HEARING on the prevalence of violence against Indian women (September 27, 2007)...

Appeal of Shakopee land-into-trust decision weighed (September 28, 2007)

Local governments in Minnesota have until October 29 to challenge a trust land acquisition for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Scott County and the city of Shakopee have been fighting the tribe's request to have 752 acres placed in trust....

Navajo man charged for double murders on reservation (September 28, 2007)

A New Mexico man was charged with two murders on the Navajo Nation. Robert Pettigrew Jr., 33, is accused of killing his brother, Randy Pettigrew, and his brother's girlfriend, Alexandria Charles. The incident took place in Hogback on Monday. Police...

UKB sets 57th annual Keetoowah Celebration (September 28, 2007)

The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians holds its 57th annual Keetoowah Celebration next week. The celebration takes place October 5 and October 6 in Tahlequah. Events include a golf tournament, a basketball tournament, a stomp dance and a parade....

Opinion: Native Americans define their destiny (September 28, 2007)

"During most of the 20th century, Native People in America saw our image in popular culture as the conquered nation, as cartoons and as silent actors in our own history. Now in the 21st century, we have an opportunity...

Tribes included in new U.S. citizenship test (September 28, 2007)

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services unveiled a new citizenship test on Thursday that includes two questions about Native Americans. The first question asks "Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?" Acceptable answers include "Native Americans" or "American Indians."...

Pine Ridge entrepreneurs launch the Tanka Bar (September 28, 2007)

Entrepreneurs from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota have created the Tanka Bar, an energy bar made from buffalo meat and berries. The bar is based on wasna, a traditional Plains mixture of meat and berries. Combined, the...

Editorial: The royalty mess at the Interior Department (September 28, 2007)

"A yearlong investigation has now provided unassailable evidence that the Interior Department abdicated its responsibility to collect royalties from oil and gas companies that drill on public lands, chiefly the Gulf of Mexico. The report increases the pressure on Congress...

Blackfeet player a first pick in basketball draft (September 28, 2007)

Mike Chavez, a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Oklahoma, was a first-round pick in the Continental Basketball Association's first draft. The 6-foot-7 Chavez was drafted by the Great Falls Explorers in Montana. He said he was happy to...

Joe Garcia: It's time for action on law enforcement (September 28, 2007)

"Indian country has lived with horrifically high rates of violent crime in our communities for years, and it appears that this reality has finally caught the attention of policy-makers and the public. Much of the momentum on this issue was...

Harjo: Genocide the right word for treatment of Natives (September 28, 2007)

"Michael Medved wants his audience to ''reject the lie of white 'genocide' against Native Americans'' and says this is one of the ''most urgent needs in culture and education.'' The neocon author blogged on Sept. 19 that ''the word 'genocide'...

Voice of America: Lakota Code Talker recalls service (September 28, 2007)

"The language is Lakota, one of three dialects of the people collectively called Sioux, a tribe of hunters and warriors that once roamed all over the northern plains. The language is divided into three dialects - Dakota, Nakota and...