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High heating costs hit hard on reservations (January 25, 2008)

Residents of two reservations in South Dakota are being hit hard by high costs of heating. Aldena Pretty Weasel lives on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. It costs her nearly $400 a month to heat her home with propane....

Yakama members seek help with substance abuse (January 25, 2008)

Members of the Yakama Nation of Washington are raising awareness about drug and alcohol abuse in their community. The White Swan Community Coalition to Reduce Under Age Drinking holds regular town hall meetings on the issue. They invited Lorraine...

Snoqualmie Tribe plans to start police department (January 25, 2008)

The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington is starting its own police department. The tribe plans to have the force up and running by November 1. That's the day the tribe's first casino will open. The tribe was recognized through the Bureau...

Federal court delays trial for unauthorized whalers (January 25, 2008)

Five members of the Makah Nation of Washington who are accused of illegally hunting a whale have had their federal trial delayed. The U.S. District Court in Tacoma was supposed to start the trial March 18. But it will now...

Editorial: Bank welcome at Turtle Mountain (January 25, 2008)

"Many folks in and around Belcourt refer to themselves as "Metchif," a rich culture of the descendants of Chippewa and some Cree American Indians as well as French and Scots traders. The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa holds federal recognition...

Abourezk: Hope for Indian health care reform (January 25, 2008)

"It's a story we know well. We've heard it a thousand painful times. And it never gets any easier to hear. But this week, as a North Dakota senator told that familiar story on the U.S. Senate floor, I began...

Reservation teacher arrested for child pornography (January 25, 2008)

A teacher on the Leech Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota has been arrested on suspicion of possession and distribution of child pornography. Eddie Eugene Himes, 65, is an emotional and behavioral disorders teacher at Cass Lake-Bena Middle School. He...

Gila River man sentenced for brutal murder (January 25, 2008)

An 18-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years for the brutal murder of a woman on the Gila River Reservation in Arizona. Alvin Lewis Jr. pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. He admitted he beat Ursula Simms, 23, with a rock,...

Northern Cheyenne youth help release rare ferrets (January 25, 2008)

Youth from the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana participated in the reintroduction of the rare black-footed ferret on the reservation. The students named the eight ferrets, which were released at a prairie dog colony. Elder Gilbert Whitedirt said a...

Indian flag flown at Alcatraz auctioned for $60K (January 25, 2008)

A flag that was flown on Alcatraz Island sometime during the Indian occupation of 1969-1971 was auctioned for $60,000 in California. The PBA Galleries auction house in San Francisco expected "Old Glory's Helper Flag" to sell between $100,000 and...

Man charged with spreading hate on the Internet (January 25, 2008)

Terrence Tremaine, a former university lecturer in Saskatchewan, was charged on Thursday with spreading hate on the Internet. Tremaine, 59, is part of a white supremacist group. In postings on a site called the Stormfront, he targeted Native people,...

9th Circuit affirms ex-Crow chairman's sentence (January 25, 2008)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday affirmed the sentence of Clifford G. Birdinground, the former chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana. Birdinground pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks from a car dealership that did business with the tribe....

State police questioned on Narragansett raid (January 25, 2008)

A judge in Rhode Island held a hearing on Thursday to find out why certain state police documents were withheld from members of the Narragansett Tribe. State troopers raided the reservation on July 14, 2003, to shut down a tax-free...

FBI raids museums in probe of looted artifacts (January 25, 2008)

The FBI raided four museums and one gallery in southern California as part of a probe into stolen Native American and Asian artifacts. Authorities appeared to mainly focus on Asian artifacts. But some Native items were allegedly taken from...

Kara Briggs: Taking a stand on domestic violence (January 25, 2008)

"In the painting, the two girls hold hands. The painting, by Roxanne Chinook, an artist from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, hangs in Oregon's Jefferson County Library. Chinook still knows the girls who she photographed years ago at a...