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Opinion: Restore full jurisdiction to tribes (October 8, 2007)

"Indian country is not just huge empty stretches of land in Montana, New Mexico, Arizona and the Dakotas; it’s also large swathes of well-populated Western Oklahoma. The U.S. Department of Justice — the only agency that can prosecute non-Indian felony...

University of Montana dedicates Native center (October 8, 2007)

The University of Montana' School of Journalism dedicated its Native American Center on Sunday. The center is housed at the $12 million Don Anderson Hall, which was completed last spring. It will honor the achievements of the school's Native...

Opinion: Find solution to 'Fighting Sioux' nick (October 8, 2007)

"The Oct. 3 demonstration at the Alerus Center against Indian sports logos really was about the exercise of white privilege. White privilege refers to the unearned benefits and opportunities that white individuals can access as a result of their...

Editorial: Celebrate the Air Native N7 shoe (October 8, 2007)

"Happy Native American Day. South Dakota has been celebrating it ever since the state legislature changed the second Monday in October from Columbus Day to Native American Day in 1989. This year, Native Americans have something else to celebrate...

Navajo baseball player makes his mark in Boston (October 8, 2007)

Jacoby Ellsbury, the first Navajo major league baseball player, has become someone to watch as the Boston Red Sox finish one of their best seasons in over a decade. Ellsbury, who just turned 24, has wowed fans with his...

Editorial: Makah hunters to pay price for illegal hunt (October 8, 2007)

"Federal indictments bearing the prospect of jail time and a stiff fine offer rapid, appropriate accountability for an illegal whale hunt conducted last month. The case that began early one September morning with the spontaneous hunting of a gray...

Editorial: NAGPRA amendment is unacceptable (October 8, 2007)

"Today, Kennewick Man is a profound mystery. He certainly belongs to an early wave of migrants. Scientists still aren’t sure precisely where these people came from or how they got here. The only way to solve the riddle of how...

Column: Repatriation still a highly charged issue (October 8, 2007)

"In the fall of 1996, anthropologist Richard Jantz e-mailed fellow scientists with a plea to help save history. The University of Tennessee professor urged colleagues to challenge the federal decision to give the 9,300-year-old remains that became known as Kennewick...

Snohomish Tribe prepares recognition lawsuit (October 8, 2007)

width= The unrecognized Snohomish Tribe of Washington is preparing a lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe applied for federal recognition through the BIA. But the agency said the tribe only met three out of seven mandatory...

Hundreds protest Columbus Day parade in Denver (October 8, 2007)

An estimated 500 people protested the annual Columbus Day parade in Denver, Colorado, on Saturday. American Indian Movement activist Russell Means and 83 others were arrested for blocking the route. Protesters called for an end the parade, which they...

Mark Trahant: Standing at roads not traveled (October 8, 2007)

"Two roads diverged in our urban wood -- and we cannot travel both. None of us can even be certain which is the better claim -- yes or no -- because each path is just as fair and just as...

Yellow Bird: The BIA and its broken promises (October 8, 2007)

"Tribal nations and the federal government have a long history of discord and friction there is no question about that. Recently, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, as an agent of the federal government, began a movement toward change in...

Tim Giago: Stop trying to rename 'Indians' (October 8, 2007)

Indians, Native Americans, American Indians are all labels foisted upon the indigenous people of America and so what is a newspaper to do when selecting the supposed correct label? In his book “The Day the World Ended at Little Big...

Bad Eagle: Columbus one of greatest men in history (October 8, 2007)

"Great men often suffer greatly. And where there is greatness, there is great error. Columbus was no exception, by all accounts. I consider Columbus one of the greatest men who ever lived, certainly since the time of Christ. I would...

Editorial: Lack of leadership on Oneida Nation issues (October 8, 2007)

"The problem here is the lack of true leadership - from the [Oneida] Nation, from the counties and from the state. While the issues on the table are complex, common sense is part of the solution to this stalemate. *...