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Groups praise passage of Indian Health Care Act (February 27, 2008)

The nation's largest inter-tribal and Indian health organizations welcomed Senate passage of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act on Tuesday. The National Congress of American Indians, the National Indian Health Board and the National Council of Urban Indian Health lobbied...

Pueblo concerned about airline flight patterns (February 27, 2008)

Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico is worried about flight patterns over its reservation. American Eagle and Delta Air Lines want to start flights from Santa Fe to Los Angeles. Since the airplanes would fly over the reservation, the...

Red Lake families sue crisis management firm (February 27, 2008)

Nearly two dozen families from the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota are suing a crisis management firm. The families say MacNeil Environmental Inc. failed to provide an adequate emergency plan for the public school on the reservation. As a result,...

Native group home for children is shut down (February 27, 2008)

The government of Saskatchewan has shut down a children's group home run by the Keeseekoose First Nation. The Wi Ci Ti Zon Group Home was closed after reports of a fire and a confrontation between residents and staff. The Royal...

ICT: An interview with the Diva, Arigon Starr (February 27, 2008)

Indian Country Today interviews Kickapoo/Creek entertainer Arigon Starr about her new project -- "Super Indian," a comic book and radio program about a very special hero. Indian Country Today: Which came first, comic book or radio play? Arigon Starr:...

Sen. Dorgan: An honor for Woodrow Wilson Keeble (February 27, 2008)

"On Monday at the White House, President Bush will present the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest military honor, to a full blooded Sioux Indian from Wahpeton, North Dakota, Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble. He will be the first Sioux...

Native village sues energy companies over erosion (February 27, 2008)

The Alaska Native village of Kivalina and the city of Kivalina have filed suit against 24 energy companies, saying global warming is destroying their community. The 400 residents of the Inupiat village are being forced to move due to...

Editorial: No second chance for Ex-Rep. Bob Ney (February 27, 2008)

"Some people make bad decisions. Sometimes those decisions put them in prison. Some even deserve a second chance. This is not the case with former Congressman Bob Ney. Ney, who last week was moved from federal prison to a Cincinnati...

House Resources hearing on land-into-trust policy (February 27, 2008)

Note: The hearing ended around 2:10pm. Audio clips are below. The last minute or so of the final Q&A with Panel 3 is not available due to a dropout in the committee's feed. The hearing resumed around 1pm. At around...

Senate Indian Affairs hearing on foreign aid lessons (February 27, 2008)

The hearing has started and the audio-only link is working. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this morning on S.2232, the Foreign Aid Lessons for Domestic Economic Assistance Act. The bill was introduced by Sen. Ted Stevens...

Richard Powers: Defending the AIM occupation (February 27, 2008)

The following was written by Richard Powers, Fond du Lac Anishnabe from Minnesota and participant of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. In his February 25th diatribe regarding the American Indian Movement and...

Tim Giago: Paying tribute to Harold Iron Shield (February 27, 2008)

My longtime friend and fellow Native American journalist, Harold Iron Shield, journeyed to the Spirit World on February 7, 2008. The first time I met Harold he was publishing a newspaper on the Standing Rock Reservation called the Dakota Sun....