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Wisconsin tribe sues BIA over off-reservation gaming (December 10, 2007)

Indianz.Com Casino StalkerTracking casino proposals across Indian Country. A Wisconsin tribe sued the Bush administration on Friday, accusing two political appointees of changing the land-into-trust process to block off-reservation casinos. The St. Croix Band of Lake Superior Chippewa wants to...

Column: Elders play important role in Indian culture (December 10, 2007)

As an associate professor of social work at Michigan State University, Suzanne Cross helps her students learn to advocate for older generations. Growing up in the Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe, Cross learned to respect the elderly at an early age....

Muscogee Nation accused of misusing $69M (December 10, 2007)

A federal whistleblower lawsuit accuses the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma of misusing $69 million in Native American Housing and Self Determination Act funding. Robert Jack was the executive director of the tribe's housing authority. He says the tribe mismanaged...

Colville Superfund case to be considered in January (December 10, 2007)

The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a January 4, 2008, conference to consider a Superfund case affecting the Colville Reservation in Washington. The justices are debating whether to accept the case. A Canadian company is trying to avoid liability for...

Opinion: History repeats itself on 'Fighting Sioux' (December 10, 2007)

"History is repeating itself in North Dakota. American Indian people, through their tribal councils, have passed resolutions opposing UND's nickname and logo. They have spoken. Their reasons include the misappropriation of sacred spiritual images and practices at sporting events; the...

Navajo students pay tribute to women soldiers (December 10, 2007)

Navajo students paid tribute women veterans in an essay contest sponsored by Miss Navajo Nation Jonathea Tso. The first-place winner was 13-year-old Liz Benally. The eighth grader from Farmington, New Mexico, wrote about her late mother, who served in...

Shoalwater Bay Tribe out of power for a week (December 10, 2007)

The Shoalwater Bay Tribe on has been without power for more than a week due to recent rain and flooding in Washington. Power went out last Sunday. Generators have kept the tribal center and the casino open as the reservation...

Uranium mining an issue for Oglala Sioux Tribe (December 10, 2007)

The mere mention of uranium mining was enough to stir controversy for the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The Black Hills Sioux Nation Treaty Council accused President John Yellow Bird Steele of working with a New...

9th Circuit to hear San Francisco Peaks case (December 10, 2007)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is holding oral arguments on Tuesday in a sacred site case. An en banc panel of the court will determine whether a ski resort can use reclaimed sewage in the San Francisco Peaks of...

Navajo Nation leaders travel to Las Vegas and DC (December 10, 2007)

Leaders of the Navajo Nation like to travel. Facing a federal investigation for a trip to Hawaii, tribal officials have been in Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. Most of the Navajo Nation Council is in Las Vegas for the National...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe holds council election (December 10, 2007)

The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts held an election for two council seats. Aaron Tobey Jr. won the most votes of the nine candidates. He said he wants the tribe to be more open with its finances and tribal council...

Aquash murder suspect quickly extradited to U.S. (December 10, 2007)

John Graham, a Native man from Canada, pleaded not guilty on Friday to the murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. The plea came a day after Canada's Supreme Court refused to hear Graham's final appeal....

Editorial: Hope for healing in Aquash murder case (December 10, 2007)

"After more than 30 years, the wounds that Anna Mae Aquash’s death caused in the Native American community have turned into scars. The Dec. 6 decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to send the second man accused in her...

Column: Coming soon...the Fighting Chippewas? (December 10, 2007)

"Of more than a 100 suggestions received for a new nickname for UND teams should the Fighting Sioux fail to win tribal approval to retain the name, an interesting one came in from an NDSU graduate, of all people....

Tim Giago: A Christmas story from Pine Ridge (December 10, 2007)

The day was gray and overcast. Light snow had been drifting down all morning and it was shaping up into one of those cold, miserable days that make South Dakota the butt of so many jokes. As I nursed my...

Opinion: Native Hawaiians are indigenous people (December 10, 2007)

"The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act, or Akaka Bill, has been wildly mischaracterized and misinterpreted since its passage by the U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 24, nowhere more so than in George Will's recent column ("Tribal politics," Nov. 29...

Jodi Rave: Natives a priority at Montana State (December 10, 2007)

"Montana State University president Geoffrey Gamble represents a rare form of leadership in academia when it comes to embracing a Native presence on campus. Gamble was selected to lead MSU as the college's 11th president in 2000. One of...