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KBIC members debate ouster of Dakota from council (February 8, 2008)

The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan has certified a petition to remove controversial former chairman Fred Dakota from the tribal council. Dakota was elected less than two weeks ago. But detractors don't want a former felon -- Dakota...

Senate panel vows speedy action on IHS nominee (February 8, 2008)

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE Senate Indian Affairs Committee confirmation on Robert McSwain to be director of the Indian Health Service. February 7, 2008. • Opening Statements • Jacquie Van Huss • Sen. Smith• Testimony | Q&A Leaders of the Senate Indian...

Report cites high rate of violence against Native women (February 8, 2008)

American Indian and Alaska Native women suffer from the highest rates of domestic violence, according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. In the largest-ever survey of its kind, 39 percent of Native women said they were...

Journey of the Sacred Hoop stops in Minnesota (February 8, 2008)

The Journey of the Sacred Hoop, a national movement to promote sobriety in Indian Country, is making five stops in Minnesota. Don Coyhis, the president and founder of White Bison, started the journey nine years ago. The goal is...

Decision due on Torres-Martinez trailer park (February 8, 2008)

A federal judge is due to rule on Monday on the future of a trailer park on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in southern California. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been trying to shut down the Desert Mobile Home...

Cherokee Nation dedicates $23M health center (February 8, 2008)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma dedicated its new $23 million health center in Muskogee. The 105,000-square-foot Three Rivers Health Center is double the size of the existing facility. It will start serving patients on Monday, February 25. The tribe...

Opinion: Disparity in justice for South Dakota Indians (February 8, 2008)

"In the 1800s when Native Americans in South Dakota were accused of a crime, no matter if they were not guilty, the harshest sentences were imposed upon them. Today, that type of sentencing still exists. Take a look at the...

First Nation meets after tragic deaths of toddlers (February 8, 2008)

The Yellow Quill First Nation of Saskatchewan held a meeting on Thursday in the wake of the tragic deaths of two young girls. The community buried three-year-old Kaydance Pauchay and her one-year-old sister Santana Pauchay earlier this week. The girls...

Police alerted to Native residential payout scams (February 8, 2008)

Authorities in Alberta are preparing for rush a fraud, scams and drug activity as the $2 billion Native residential school abuse settlement is being distributed. As much as $50 million could be flowing into Alberta as a result of the...

Yankton Sioux Tribe tries to save emergency room (February 8, 2008)

The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is working against the clock to keep the emergency room at its clinic from reducing services. The clinic in Wagner has a 24-hour emergency room. The Indian Health Service has been trying...

Tribes in Dakotas thank CITGO for heating assistance (February 8, 2008)

Tribes in North Dakota and South Dakota held an honoring ceremony on Thursday to thank CITGO Petroleum, Venezuela's oil company, for providing heating assistance to their communities. Through a partnership with Citizens Energy Corp, CITGO has provided $21 million...

House oversight hearing on Interior's 2009 budget (February 8, 2008)

The House Natural Resources Committee is holding an oversight hearing on the Interior Department's fiscal year 2009 budget request. The hearing takes place Thursday, February 14. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne is the sole witness. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-West Virginia), the...

McCain seals GOP nomination after Romney exit (February 8, 2008)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, all but secured the Republican nomination for president after former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney dropped out on Thursday. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and Rep. Ron...

Judge blasts state in Narragansett raid case (February 8, 2008)

The judge handling the Narragansett raid case criticized the state of Rhode Island for not turning over evidence to the defense in a timely manner. Judge Susan E. McGuirl is hearing the case of seven tribal members -- including Chief...

Steve Russell: Cherokee Nation breaks its word (February 8, 2008)

"How can the Cherokee Nation take the position that the U.S. cannot abrogate Indian treaties by implication but claim that Cherokees have done so in an election where treaty abrogation was not on the ballot and every time it was...