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Rolo: Feeling a bit guilty about Thanksgiving (November 22, 2007)

"Every year, I usually try to keep a low profile when Thanksgiving comes around. As an American Indian, one has to be careful about admitting to the guilty pleasures of enjoying a turkey feast. White liberals are shocked to learn...

La Jolla Band devastated by recent wildfire (November 22, 2007)

The La Jolla Band of Luiseño Indians was the hardest hit by the recent wildfires in southern California. The 700-member tribe lost 8,679 acres of its 10,000-acre reservation. Of 170 houses, 59 were burned. "We were already at the...

Opinion: Questioning Chumash Tribe's legitimacy (November 22, 2007)

"Vincent Armenta, Chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians continued a litany of disparaging remarks concerning citizens groups and media outlets located in Los Olivos (POLO) and Santa Ynez (POSY), groups that have in the past questioned the...

Native boy, 12, victim of attempted rape (November 22, 2007)

A 12-year-old boy on the Blood Reserve in Alberta was the victim of an attempted rape, tribal police said. The attack on late Tuesday night was prevented by three people passing by, police said. The boy ran home and told...

Opinion: The myth of of Thanksgiving (November 22, 2007)

"Every schoolchild in the U.S. has been taught that the Pilgrims of the Plymouth Colony invited the local Indians to a major harvest feast after surviving their first bitter year in New England. But the real history of Thanksgiving is...

Oglala Sioux Tribe suspends drug tests for council (November 22, 2007)

A judge for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota rescinded a court order that required council members to undergo drug tests. Several council members had been suspended for refusing a drug tests. They said the council had no right...

Tsilhqot'in First Nations win court decision (November 22, 2007)

The Tsilhqot'in First Nations in British Columbia won a major court decision on Wednesday that affirmed their aboriginal rights to nearly a half-million acres. After 339 days of trial, the B.C. Supreme Court issued a 465-page ruling in the long-running...

Yellow Bird: Don't feel guilty about Thanksgiving (November 22, 2007)

"Mark Anthony Rolo, former executive director of the Native American Journalists Association and currently a writer for the Progressive Media Project, recently wrote a column for the national wire titled, “Why, as an American Indian, Thanksgiving is so difficult.”...