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Indianz.Com service note for the holidays (December 21, 2007)

Indianz.Com will be posting on a lighter schedule for the remainder of the year as we celebrate the holidays. We had asked Bad Eagle to guest edit while we rest on the beaches of Tahiti but he must not have...

Ex-Oglala councilor extradited on drug charges (December 21, 2007)

A former council member for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is being extradited to New Mexico to face drug charges. Don Garnier, 38, was out on bond but a federal judge revoked it after he allegedly got into...

Cheyenne River Sioux soldier laid to rest (December 21, 2007)

More than 500 people paid tribute to Tanner O'Leary, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who was killed in Afghanistan. O'Leary, 23, who was given the Lakota name "Lance Warrior," was a corporal in...

NHL official said Native player had drug problem (December 21, 2007)

A National Hockey League official is facing calls to apologize after he implied that Native player Chris Simon was receiving treatment for drug and alcohol abuse. Simon, an Ojibwa from Canada, was placed on extended paid leave by the...

Cherokee Nation offers online language courses (December 21, 2007)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is offering free online language courses. Anyone with an Internet connection -- preferably a high-speed one -- can register for classes in Cherokee I, Cherokee II and Cherokee III. The ten-week courses start January 7,...

'Fighting Sioux' not going away any time soon (December 21, 2007)

It's beginning to look like the North Dakota Board of Higher Education will hold onto the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo as long as possible. A settlement gives the University of North Dakota three years to gain the support...

Narragansett smoke shop case headed to trial (December 21, 2007)

Negotiations between seven members of the Narragansett Tribe and the state of Rhode Island broke down on Thursday. The tribal members were in mediation over charges stemming from the state's violent raid of the reservation on July 14, 2003. State...

Judge visits troubled Torres Martinez trailer park (December 21, 2007)

A federal judge toured a troubled mobile home park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in California on Thursday. Judge Stephen G. Larson saw first-hand some of the conditions at the park, also known as Duroville. The Bureau...

Editorial: School closure might help Ute students (December 21, 2007)

"There are two ways to look at the imminent closure of West Middle School in rural Fort Duchesne. Viewpoint No. 1: The school and its students - nearly all Utes - are the nation's first victims of the arbitrary...

Editorial: Open White House logs to public (December 21, 2007)

"Now that a federal judge has ruled that visitor logs for the White House and Vice President Dick Cheney's residence are public documents, it's high time the Bush administration let the sunshine in. The records are kept by the Secret...

Harjo: The 2007 Mantle of Shame Awards (December 21, 2007)

"This year has been filled with so many acts worthy of a place on the Mantle of Shame that there simply isn't room for all the deserving. But don't think that the anti-Indian wingnut writers or Team Abramoff didn't make...