Court revives challenge to Nisga'a Nation treaty (October 10, 2007)
The British Columbia Court of Appeal has revived a challenges to the Nisga'a Nation's treaty. The Nisga'a Nation signed a treaty in 2000 to create its own autonomous government. But dissident members said the agreement violates the Canadian constitution and...
Yellow Bird: Indian adoptees find their way home (October 10, 2007)
"Over the weekend, the White Earth tribe in Minnesota welcomed home some American Indian adoptees who are struggling to reconnect with relatives. Their struggle reaches deep inside and twists your gut because it brings you face to face with...
BIA sues owner of troubled mobile home park (October 10, 2007)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs made good on its promise to sue the owner of a troubled mobile home park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in California. The BIA wants owner Harvey Duro, a tribal council member, to...
Cobell historical accounting trial starts in DC (October 10, 2007)
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., will being a trial today into the historical accounting of the Indian trust fund. Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, sued the Interior and Treasury departments in June 1996. She...
Rumsey Band sues former lawyer, former adviser (October 10, 2007)
The Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians of California has sued its former lawyer and former financial adviser, accusing them of bilking the tribe out of millions of dollars. In a lawsuit filed in state court, the tribe claims former...
Morongo Band raises money for stricken fire chief (October 10, 2007)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is raising money to help its new fire chief, Phil Kelleher, who has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease. The tribe has donated $15,000 to a fund for Kelleher and his family. The tribe...
Bill seeks to address Native veterans' health care (October 10, 2007)
Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Oregon) introduced a bill last week to ensure American Indian and Alaska Native veterans aren't forced to pay for certain health care services. Native veterans can receive care at Indian Health Service and Department of Veterans Affairs...
Suit challenges status of Alaska Native village (October 10, 2007)
A decades-old suit that challenges the legal status of an Alaska Native village is headed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Rancher Omar Stratman filed his case in 1976. He says the village of Leisnoi does not qualify as...
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