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White House honors library on Hoopa Reservation (January 14, 2008)

The White House today presented a public library on the Hoopa Reservation in northern California with a 2007 National Medal for Museum and Library Services award. First Lady Laura Bush honored the Kim Yerton Branch of the Humboldt County...

Editorial: Turnaround for Snoqualmie Tribe (January 14, 2008)

"Plans for a regional health-care facility incorporating Native American and Western medicine offer tremendous benefits for a struggling hospital, the community and a local tribe. A deal calling for the Snoqualmie Tribe to purchase a 48-acre site that formerly housed...

S.E. Ruckman: On being part of a sorrowful story (January 14, 2008)

"I look for stories that are one-of-a-kind. In covering American Indian affairs, I traveled more than 100 miles into Adair County to find a happily married couple amid feuding tribes. There's the time I waded waist-deep into a creek...

Makah chairman confident of tribe's return to whaling (January 14, 2008)

Micah McCarty, the new chairman of the Makah Nation of Washington, is hopeful the tribe will resume its whale hunt by 2009 or 2010. McCarty said the tribe continues to seek a federal permit to hunt whales. The process has...

Probe into Navajo trip to NIEA in Hawaii expands (January 14, 2008)

The Interior Department's probe into the Navajo Nation's trip to the National Indian Education Association Conference in Hawaii has expanded, The Farmington Daily Times reports. Investigators as far away as California are looking into the potential misuse of federal funds....

Former education employees in New Mexico sue BIA (January 14, 2008)

Two former employees are accusing education officials at the Bureau of Indian Affairs of mismanaging federal funds, harassment and retaliation. In a lawsuit in federal court, Gwen Francis says she was terminated for raising concerns about a disabled student. She...

Osage artist still working on huge monument (January 14, 2008)

Shan Gray, a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, says work on a 21-story Indian monument continues, despite seemingly slow progress on the massive project. Gray needs $36 million to create the "The American." The 207-foot-tall monument of...

Dallas Cowboys a popular team at Acoma Pueblo (January 14, 2008)

It isn't hard to find fans of the Dallas Cowboys in Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. Fans like Gilbert Concho, a 60-year-old potter, who has a spare bedroom filled with Cowboys memorabilia. He owns 40 Cowboys T-shirts, 15 pairs of...

Eastern Cherokees donated $103K to politicians (January 14, 2008)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians donated at least $103,000 to politicians in 2007, with most of the money going outside of North Carolina. The tribe contributes to politicians who are “supportive of Eastern Band issues and Indian Country issues...

Delaware Tribe removed from state Indian list (January 14, 2008)

Three years after losing federal recognition, the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma has been removed from another list. The tribe is no longer listed by the Oklahoma Indian Affairs Commission, The Tulsa World reported. The Euchee Tribe was also removed,...

Opinion: Same old scandal at Smithsonian (January 14, 2008)

"More than a year has passed since Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), then chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, and Post reporters James V. Grimaldi and Jacqueline Trescott began their investigations of the serious financial and administrative improprieties at the...

Man charged with murdering Winnebago girl (January 14, 2008)

A 23-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Raina Hulit, who was a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. Hulit, 15, was last seen on January 5 at a house party in South...

Tim Giago: Sen. Barack Obama and the 'R-Word' (January 14, 2008)

In New Hampshire Tuesday, Obama the orator lost to Clinton the conversationalist and there is a difference. An orator hears only his own voice while a conversationalist not only speaks, but listens. The pollsters and the pundits had all but...

Mark Trahant: Announcing my last regular column (January 14, 2008)

"This year I hope to write less. And more. The "less" part is this column. I've been writing a regular column for most of the past 15 years. But because of changes in technology -- and the way we reach...