Omaha Tribe's court to hear non-Indian challenge (October 9, 2007)
A bitter fight over the borders of the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska has been sent to tribal court for potential resolution. A group of non-Indians filed suit against the Omaha Tribe in January. They challenged the tribe's ability to impose...
Gover 'excited' about Black Indians exhibit (October 9, 2007)
The Cherokee Freedmen controversy won't be aired at the National Museum of the American Indian anytime soon but incoming director Kevin Gover says an exhibit on Black Indians is in the works. "I'm really excited about that," Gover said...
Editorial: Address violence against Native women (October 9, 2007)
"Reducing the high rate of rape of American Indian women will require greater cooperation between the federal and state governments and Indian nations. One in three American Indian women will be raped some time in their lives. That is 2...
Mashantucket Tribe seeks to develop former park (October 9, 2007)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is proposing to develop a former park it acquired in a land swap. The tribe wants to use the 78-acre former Indiantown Park and other parcels it owns for a "resort commercial cluster...
Haskell students march against Columbus Day (October 9, 2007)
Students at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas held their second annual protest against Columbus Day on Monday. Chanting “We will never go away, this is Indigenous Peoples Day” and “Fight imperialism, fight genocide, no more Columbus Day," the...
Iroquois lacrosse team joins forces with Nike (October 9, 2007)
The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team is joining forces with Nike to promote the traditional Iroquois game. Nike is hoping the Nationals brand will be recognized worldwide. Sales of apparel, tickets to games and sports camp tuition fees could bring...
Mixed verdict in Alaska Native corporation case (October 9, 2007)
A jury in Alaska delivered a mixed verdict in a case involving an Alaska Native regional corporation. Cook Inlet Region Inc. and Nabors Industries, an oil services company, sued businessman John Ellsworth for $40 million. They accused him of fraud...
Supreme Court to hear criminal sentencing case (October 9, 2007)
A Navajo man whose sentence was more than tripled under a federal law will have his day before the U.S. Supreme Court. Larry Begay pleaded guilty to threatening two female family members with a gun. He would have received about...
Navajo baseball player headed to the playoffs (October 9, 2007)
Jacoby Ellsbury has already made history as the first Navajo baseball player to play in the major leagues. Now comes another first as Ellsbury becomes the first Navajo to compete in the playoffs. The Boston Red Sox kick off...
Native woman appeals verdict in music sharing case (October 9, 2007)
A Native woman from Minnesota is appealing her guilty verdict in a landmark Internet music sharing case. Jammie Thomas, a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Indians, was found guilty of sharing copyrighted music. She was ordered...
Wyoming tribes submit draft of water use plan (October 9, 2007)
The Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe have developed a water use plan. The plan says the tribes have a right to 500,000 acre-feet of water every year for any use. But non-Indian users say it could conflict...
Wind River woman indicted for children's deaths (October 9, 2007)
A woman on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming has been charged in federal court for the deaths of her two children. Shawnda Macrista Frazier faces two charges of involuntary manslaughter and one count of assault resulting in serious bodily...
Grand Traverse Band plans municipal marina (October 9, 2007)
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians is planning a municipal marina on its reservation in Michigan. The tribe will work with the state Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to determine how...
Winnebago firm wins top State Department award (October 9, 2007)
The Department of State has awarded its Prime Contractor of Year award to a business owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Under a contract with the department, All Native Systems Inc. built a database to help solve more than...
Thousands of Navajos affected by uranium mining (October 9, 2007)
At any given time, an average of 4,000 Navajo miners are seeking benefits for working with uranium, The Farmington Daily Times reports. Thousands of Navajo miners were exposed to the radioactive substance that is blamed for cancer, lung conditions and...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe hires new police captain (October 9, 2007)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan has hired a new police captain, The Mt. Pleasant Morning Sun reports. David Crockett, a member of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, started work on Monday. He replaces Capt. Joe...
Editorial: ICWA shouldn't hurt Indian children (October 9, 2007)
"It was May 2005, and Max was almost 6 years old. His front teeth were rotten, and his mother did not understand how to administer his asthma medicine. Max's sister, Nicole, suffered from dissociative disorder and was struggling with nightmares...
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