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BIA cancels consultation due to California fires (October 23, 2007)

A woman watches her neighbor's home burn on the Rincon Indian Reservation in Rincon, California, Oct. 23, 2007. Lucy Nicholson - Reuters. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has canceled a consultation session on Thursday due to fires in southern...

Bush blasts Native Hawaiian self-determination bill (October 23, 2007)

Update, October 24: The House debated a rule that would open H.R.505 to debate. A vote was called around 12:38pm on the rule. The rule passed. Debate to last one hour on H.R.505 began around 1:15pm. After one hour of...

Two killed in Northern Cheyenne accident (October 23, 2007)

Two people were killed in a highway accident on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. A van carrying four people became stranded after it hit a horse. Within a few moments, a semitrailer crashed into the wreckage, killing two and...

Views: South Dakota and Native Americans (October 23, 2007)

A week after celebrating Native American Day, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader asked residents about South Dakota's relationship with Native Americans. Here are some of the responses. Rick Albrecht, 51: "I think that the South Dakota state Legislature should permit...

Minnesota tribes confront fetal alchol syndrome (October 23, 2007)

The rate of fetal alcohol syndrome among Indian children is 30 times higher than whites but tribes in Minnesota say not enough is being done to address the problem. Sandra Parsons, the director of Family and Children's Services for...

Oneida Nation keeps focus on domestic violence (October 23, 2007)

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin has been running its domestic violence program for nearly 25 years. Gene Red Hail, the coordinator of the Oneida Domestic Abuse program, says violence against Native women can be traced to colonization. "It's written in...

Native rapper who boasted of gangs released (October 23, 2007)

A Native rapper who boasted of his gang experience and who has been convicted of domestic violence was released on Monday pending a trial on weapons charges. Robin Favel, a member of the Piapot First Nation of Saskatchewan, is...

Yankton Sioux Tribe discusses domestic violence (October 23, 2007)

Leaders of the Yankton Sioux Tribe discussed efforts to stop domestic violence at a meeting of the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence and Sexual Assault on Monday. As a law enforcement officer, Chairman Robert Cournoyer witnessed the effects...

Chief Smith: Cherokee vote on Freedmen not racist (October 23, 2007)

"The Forum piece "'Black' Cherokees fight for heritage" wrongly accused the Cherokee Nation of racism because it voted to require all citizens to have an Indian ancestor on the federally authorized base roll of our people. It ignored the fact...

Deadline nears on Shakopee land-into-trust (October 23, 2007)

Officials in Minnesota are meeting behind closed doors this week to discuss a potential appeal of a trust land acquisition for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community. Scott County and the city of Shakopee have until October 29 to appeal the...

Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to sign gas tax deal (October 23, 2007)

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes is expected to a gas tax agreement with the state of Idaho, according to KPVI-News. The deal could come as early as Wednesday. It is said to be similar to one recently negotiated with the Coeur d'Alene...

Opinion: 'Chief Wahoo' promotes racism (October 23, 2007)

"I don't think that Cleveland has to change its name to the Rockers or the Gnats. But the cartoonish caricature of a group of human beings -- signified by Chief Wahoo's red skin and big white teeth -- is...

Mike Graham: Hollywood ignores Native talent (October 23, 2007)

"Have you watched a movie release lately starring a Native American actor as the main character? How about one cast in a supporting roll? The answer is, most likely not. For whatever reason, Hollywood seems to make it a point...

Editorial: Shakopee Tribe's gift benefits many (October 23, 2007)

"The $12.5 million gift announced last week by the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community includes $10 million for the [University of Minnesota] stadium and $2.5 million for a scholarship endowment that will be matched by the school. The $10 million...