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Analysis: Sen. Obama 'big' in Indian Country (January 24, 2008)

"Barack Obama is big in Indian Country, even though he’s done everything wrong. He hasn’t attended the annual National Congress of American Indians meet, or rolled out a comprehensive Native American agenda, or even addressed the rumors of his own...

Senate vote on IHCIA delayed until next week (January 24, 2008)

The Senate is expected to vote next week on the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Democrats began debate on the bill on Tuesday with the hopes of passing it that day. But a veto threat from the White House and...

Indian businesses find success on the Internet (January 24, 2008)

The Internet is turning out to be a good place for tribal and Indian companies to do business. The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota started a website for its Red Lake Nation Foods company four years ago. Sales have...

Talks resume for tribal contract at bison range (January 24, 2008)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes met with federal officials last week to discuss management at the National Bison Range in Montana. The tribe was managing some functions at the range but the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service abruptly pulled...

Lummi Nation council candidates debate (January 24, 2008)

Members of the Lummi Nation of Washington attended a debate of council candidates on Wednesday night. Five positions on the 11-member council are up for grabs. The election is February 4. Topics of the debate included per capita payments, economic...

Utah House passes bill to relinquish Navajo trust (January 24, 2008)

The Utah House passed a bill to relinquish the state's oversight of Navajo trust royalties. Congress delegated trust duties to the state in 1933. The state is supposed to manage oil royalties for Navajos who live in San Juan...

Opinion: Sioux who support 'Fighting Sioux' (January 24, 2008)

"Dear Standing Rock Sioux tribal family: We are writing to you on behalf of the Committee for Understanding and Respect and a very large number of concerned Standing Rock Sioux Tribe members, some of whose heritage goes as far...

Editorial: Free press on the Colville Reservation (January 24, 2008)

"Leaders of the Colville Tribes, and the people themselves, should think hard about exactly what it is they want out of the publication called The Tribal Tribune. If it is only a newsletter intended for the most innocuous of news...

Coroner sought inquest into Native man's death (January 24, 2008)

The coroner who investigated the death of a Native man in Vancouver, British Columbia, said she asked for an inquest into the case. Jeanine Robinson, who was a regional coroner, ruled Frank Paul's death in December 1998 an accident....

Off-reserve Natives more likely to be overweight (January 24, 2008)

Natives who live off reserves are two and a half times more likely to be overweight than non-Natives, according to a new report from Statistics Canada. Based on data from 2004, 67 percent of off-reserve Natives were overweight or obese....

Navajo Nation to sue EPA over power plant permit (January 24, 2008)

The Navajo Nation plans to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over a permit for a proposed power plant. Deputy Attorney General Harrison Tsosie told the Associated Press the tribe has waited too long for action on the air permit. The...

Louise Erdrich: Short story in The New Yorker (January 24, 2008)

Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich's short story, The Reptile Garden, has been published in the January 28 issue of The New Yorker. She's been published in the magazine more than a dozen times. "In the fall of 1972, my parents...

Cherokee Nation council passes arts and crafts act (January 24, 2008)

The Cherokee Nation council has passed its own version of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act. Anyone who sells art within the Cherokee Nation must be a Cherokee citizen or a member of a federally recognized tribe. Cara Cowan-Watts, a...