Standing Rock group discusses 'Fighting Sioux' (November 6, 2007)
Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe met with students, alumni and faculty to discuss the University of North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. The group of about 15 -- mostly veterans -- was brought to the campus...
Judge dismisses reservation voting lawsuit (November 6, 2007)
A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that alleged voter fraud and discrimination on the Crow Reservation in Montana. The Citizen Equal Rights Alliance, a group that opposes treaty rights, tribal sovereignty and federal Indian policy, filed the suit....
Jodi Rave: UM opens Indian research institute (November 6, 2007)
"Michael Ceballos can't believe there isn't a national American Indian research institute in the United States, so he's creating one at the University of Montana. On Monday, Ceballos placed his first order for laboratory chemicals and science equipment. "The...
Mashantucket Tribe elects two women to council (November 6, 2007)
Voters of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut went to the polls on Saturday to choose two council members. Voters re-elected Marjorie Colbut-Jackson and chose newcomer Maureen Sebastian. Each will serve three-year terms. The seven-member tribal council has...
Northern Cheyenne Boys & Girls Club gets leader (November 6, 2007)
Geri Small has been named the chief professional officer of the Northern Cheyenne Boys & Girls Club. Small, a former president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, has been working with the club for more than a year. She hopes...
Prairie Island Tribe elects council members (November 6, 2007)
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota will be seeing some new faces on its tribal council. Tribal members went to the polls on Friday. They re-elected three incumbents and two newcomers. Alan Childs II, who currently serves as treasurer,...
Lummi Nation promotes healthy marriages (November 6, 2007)
The Lummi Nation of Washington is working on a Healthy Marriages Initiative. With a $1 million grant from the Administration for Native Americans, eight tribal elders surveyed people on the reservation about marriage. They interviewed more than 200 people,...
La Jolla Band accepting donations after fire (November 6, 2007)
Members of the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians are in need of clothes, food and other supplies after seeing their reservation nearly destroyed by fire. Calvin Rodriguez is organizing donations for the tribe and can be reached at (760)...
Penobscot man to receive France's highest honor (November 6, 2007)
Charles Shay, a member of the Penobscot Nation of Maine, is being presented with France's highest military and civilian honor today. Shay, 83, will receive the National Order of the Legion of Honor for his service in World War...
Terminated Utes hope to keep trust lawsuit alive (November 6, 2007)
A group of mixed-blood Utes who were terminated in the 1950s are back in court to seek an accounting of their trust funds. Judge Richard W. Roberts dismissed the case, saying it was filed too late. But this D.C. Circuit...
Lawmakers to rally for Virginia tribal recognition (November 6, 2007)
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Virginia), Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Virginia) will hold a rally on Thursday to call for recognition of six Virginia tribes. H.R. 1294 has already passed the House. It would extend federal recognition to...
Review: 'Part-Time Indian' worth rooting for (November 6, 2007)
"Sherman Alexie overcame a childhood of crushing poverty on the Spokane Indian Reservation to become an award-winning poet, novelist and filmmaker. In his remarkable new young-adult novel, the Seattle author places his young protagonist at the start of a...
Soo Tribe closes health center due to water damage (November 6, 2007)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan has temporarily closed its health center due to water damage. A water line ruptured on the third floor of the center, causing damage. There were also reports that ongoing...
Eastern Cherokee paper editor told to change jobs (November 6, 2007)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina is telling its newspaper editor to change jobs or be forced to resign. The tribe told Cherokee One Feather editor Joseph Martin to decide by next Monday if he wants...
Ho-Chunk president questioned for 1972 conviction (November 6, 2007)
In 1972, Wilfrid Cleveland was convicted of assaulting a deputy sheriff in Wisconsin, a crime that might lead to his removal as president of the Ho-Chunk Nation. The tribe's constitution bars convicted felons from serving as president. Tim Whiteagle, a...
Judge approves Michigan treaty rights deal (November 6, 2007)
A federal judge on Monday approved a treaty rights settlement between the state of Michigan and five tribes. The deal allows the tribes to set their own hunting, fishing and gathering limits. It covers public lands and waters identified in...
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