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Some Haskell students worried about new president (November 12, 2007)

The honeymoon is over for Linda Warner, the new president of the Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. A DVD circulating on campus questions her leadership. “Trick or Treaty" compares her to former president Gerald E. Gipp, insinuating that...

Opinion: UND should have axed 'Sioux' long ago (November 12, 2007)

"The settlement of the lawsuit between UND and the NCAA (Oct. 26), granting UND three years to convince North Dakota's Sioux Indian community that “Fighting Sioux” is an inoffensive nickname, is, in my opinion, the worst possible outcome of...

Winnebago Tribe orders audit of Ho-Chunk Inc (November 12, 2007)

Leaders of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska have ordered an audit of Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's development corporation. The tribal council says it wants to know who is benefiting from HCI. The company saw $113 million in revenues in...

After fires, La Jolla Band faces threat of mudslide (November 12, 2007)

After surviving the southern California wildfires, the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians is preparing for another potential disaster: mudslides. More than 90 percent of the 9,400-acre reservation was burned. About a third of the homes were destroyed. For those...

Troubled trailer park owner wants to be left alone (November 12, 2007)

The owner of a troubled trailer park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in California wants the Bureau of Indian Affairs to leave him alone so he can fix up the place. Harvey Duro, 60, says the BIA's...

Navajos question trip to NIEA conference in Hawaii (November 12, 2007)

Members of the Navajo Nation, young and old, question why their leaders spent money on a trip to Hawaii for the National Indian Education Conference. The tribe sent 362 people to the conference. Based on conference fees, hotel and travel...

NCAI kicks off annual convention in Denver (November 12, 2007)

The National Congress of American Indians is holding its 64th annual conference in Denver, Colorado, this week. The conference theme is "64 Years: From Emerging Voice to Unifying Force." NCAI held its first meeting in Denver in 1944 and...

Tim Giago: The pain of losing a child never ends (November 12, 2007)

Parents aren’t supposed to outlive their children. But it happens sometimes. Her name was Roberta, but I always called her “Birdie.” When she was just about two I bought her a tiny, toy pony. She loved that little horse...

Mark Trahant: Kicking democracy in the pants (November 12, 2007)

"We can do elections better. This "off year" election was supposed to give us guidance on critical issues facing the region and state, everything from transportation to governance. I am angry about this election. And it's not because of the...

Rogue Makah whalers seek delay in federal trial (November 12, 2007)

Five members of the Makah Nation of Washington are seeking to delay their federal trial on charges that they illegally hunted a gray whale. The tribal members want more time to prepare their case, attorneys said. If their motion...

House Resources Committee hearing, markup (November 12, 2007)

The House Natural Resources Committee holds one hearing and one markup of interest this week. On Wednesday, the committee holds a hearing on four bills, all introduced by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the ranking member: • H.R. 2445: To amend...

Oneida Nation dedicates monument to veterans (November 12, 2007)

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin dedicated its veterans memorial on Saturday. The $235,000 monument has been in the planning for about 15 years. It was designed by Chris Cornelius, a tribal member, and lists each war in which Oneida...

Oklahoma Indians protest state's 100th birthday (November 12, 2007)

Oklahoma Indians are holding a protest on Friday to draw attention to the tribal perspective of the state's 100th anniversary. Brenda Golden, a member of the Muscogee Nation who is one of the organizers of the event, is expecting...

Oglala Sioux Tribe's council requires drug tests (November 12, 2007)

Some members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe's council have been suspended after refusing to take drug tests. The council voted 10-3 to require the tests. Floyd Brings Plenty introduced the resolution after a colleague, Dan Garnier, was indicted on federal...