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Report details cancer rates among Native Americans (October 16, 2007)

Federal officials and health experts on Monday released the first comprehensive look at cancer rates among Native Americans. The report found that American Indians and Alaska Natives suffer from cancer at rates lower than the general population. But significant geographic...

Indian Land Working Group to meet on Oneida Nation (October 16, 2007)

The Indian Land Working Group is holding its 17th annual Indian Land Consolidation Symposium on the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. The meeting takes place October 30-November 2 at the tribe's Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Attendees...

ITMA set for conference in Las Vegas this month (October 16, 2007)

The InterTribal Monitoring Association on Indian Trust Funds is hosting its annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, this month. Tribes will meet at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino on October 24-26. Topics on the agenda include litigation, legislation and...

Sen. Johnson active after recovering from stroke (October 16, 2007)

Sen. Tim Johnson meets with tribal leaders in South Dakota. Photo Office of Sen. Tim Johnson. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) suffered a brain hemorrhage last December but a speedy recovery has enabled him to stay an active member...

David Salmon, Athabascan chief, laid to rest (October 16, 2007)

The Rev. David Salmon, the first traditional chief of the Athabascan people, was buried in the village of Chalkyitsik, Alaska, on Monday. Salmon died last week after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. He was 95. "His spirit lifted up...

Jobs still scarce on Tohono O'odham Nation (October 16, 2007)

Young people on the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona have few opportunities for jobs beyond the tribal government or the casino. Unemployment on the reservation has ranged from a high of 25 percent to a low of 14 percent....

Editorial: New leader for Santa Fe Indian Market (October 16, 2007)

"There's welcome news for Santa Fe's most popular summer event, the annual Southwestern Association for Indian Arts Indian Market. The SWAIA board announced earlier this week that Bruce Bernstein has agreed to stay on as executive director. Bernstein, who...

Navajo Nation ousts convicted felon from business (October 16, 2007)

The Navajo Nation has removed the CEO of a manufacturing company on the reservation. The tribe is the majority partner in BCDS Manufacturing, a metal and fiberglass fabricating based in Shiprock, New Mexico. The CEO was Hak Ghun, who was...

Michigan State hosts annual Indian law conference (October 16, 2007)

The Michigan State University College of Law hosts its 4th annual indigenous law conference on Friday and Saturday. The conference focuses on the connections between literature and Indian law and how literature affects Indian law. The keynote will be...

First Nations treaty draws Native opponents (October 16, 2007)

About 300 Native protesters marched to the British Columbia Legislature on Monday to oppose the treaty negotiation process. Protesters said the process strips Native people of their rights. B.C. never negotiated treaties, leaving land, natural resource and other issues...

Editorial: Oglala Sioux Tribe helps foster kids (October 16, 2007)

"We applaud the efforts of the Oglala Sioux Tribe to better address the needs of its children who must leave the custody of their parents each year. Almost 850 Oglala Lakota children experienced the trauma of being removed from their...

Editorial: Limit snowmobiles in Yellowstone (October 16, 2007)

"In the past few years, there have been two encouraging developments affecting the National Park Service. The first was the approval of a revised management policy that reinforced the park service’s historic commitment to conserving natural resources. The second...

Native women for matrimonial property laws (October 16, 2007)

The Native Women's Association of Canada on Monday released a report calling for implementation of matrimonial real property laws on reserves. Provincial marriage laws do not apply on reserves and federal Indian law is silent on divorces. That means a...

Native American students seek campus welcome (October 16, 2007)

Native American students are trying to increase their ranks at colleges and universities in Virginia. It's an uphill battle. According to the Associated Press, there are only 20 Native students at the University of Virginia, 70 at Virginia Tech, 99...

Montana governor names Indian coordinator (October 16, 2007)

Montana Gov. Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) named a new coordinator for the state's Office of Indian Affairs. Jennifer Perez Cole, 30, is a member of the Assiniboine Tribe from the Fort Belknap Reservation. She has been working in the...