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Opinion: Renzi and McCain trample Apache sites (March 5, 2008)

"The year 2007 brought a lot of pride to our Apache people. I was especially proud to see our neighboring White Mountain Apache and San Carlos Apache Tribal Council members opposing the proposed Resolution Copper Mine. They called it “a...

Judge sets June 9 trial to resolve Cobell case (March 5, 2008)

Judge James Robertson today scheduled a June 9 trial to resolve the Cobell trust fund case. Robertson said the proceeding will last about two weeks. He said a decision on a remedy for the hundreds of thousands of Individual Indian...

Updates from NCAI's annual winter session in DC (March 5, 2008)

Updates from the 2008 winter session of the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C. Tribal Supreme Court Project Tribes and their advocates were able to rest a little bit last year when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to...

Testimony resumes in Narragansett raid case (March 5, 2008)

Testimony in the case of seven members of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island who were arrested during a raid of the reservation continued on Tuesday. State police Sgt. Donald F. Devine Jr. said he never showed the tribe a...

Lumbee attorney to be honored by law school (March 5, 2008)

Arlinda F. Locklear, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, will be honored at Albany Law School in New York on Thursday. Locklear has been practicing Indian law for more than 35 years. She was the first...

Sen. Tester: A victory on Indian health reauthorization (March 5, 2008)

The following is the opinion of Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), a co-sponsor of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act and a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. We made history last week. And we couldn’t have done it without...

Report examines health status of urban Indians (March 5, 2008)

The Urban Indian Health Institute is releasing a report today that examines the health status of urban Indians across the country. The study examines five years of data from the federal government. It found that urban Indians reported higher rates...

Nebraska county recognizes Native holiday (March 5, 2008)

The board of supervisors in Thurston County, Nebraska, voted 3-2 on Tuesday to recognize the fourth Monday in September as Native American Day. The holiday is the same as the state's Native American Day. County employees will get a paid...

Canada bill backs Native womens' property rights (March 5, 2008)

The Canadian government has introduced a bill to address the property rights of Native women. Provincial marriage laws do not apply on reserves and federal Indian law is silent on divorces. That means a man can sell marital property, such...

Prairie Band uses device to preserve Potawatomi (March 5, 2008)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas is turning to technology to preserve its language. Only six people are fluent in Potawatomi, according to The Topeka Capital-Journal. So the tribe purchased the Language Companion, which was originally designed for...

Oneida Nation, village at odds over sovereignty (March 5, 2008)

The Oneida Nation and the village of Hobart, Wisconsin, are at odds over the tribe's sovereignty. The tribe passed a resolution stating that it would not pursue a services agreement with the village. But the village says it is open...

Editorial: Improving tribal-state relations in Maine (March 5, 2008)

"After years of distrust and sometimes outright hostility, the state’s Indian tribes and state officials have made important progress in improving relations. Many of those gains can be solidified through passage of LD 2221, a bill that codifies the recommendations...

Pharmacy on Seneca-Cayuga land shut down (March 5, 2008)

An Internet pharmacy that was licensed by the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma has been shut down by federal authorities. The Grand Lake Pharmacy was operating on tribal land in Grove. Its owner is Norman Edward Enyart Jr., also known as...

Tribal ally in California seeks U.S. House seat (March 5, 2008)

California State Sen. Tom McClintock (R) announced his candidacy for the U.S. House on Tuesday. McClintock has earned praise for his views on tribal sovereignty. When he ran for governor in the state's 2003 recall election, he received $2.7...

Yellow Bird: Stereotypes and Hillary Clinton (March 5, 2008)

"Sen. Barack Obama is black and Sen. Hillary Clinton is a woman, two traits voters have not experienced at this level in presidential elections. These issues may seem incidental in the endless number of analyses from talk shows, news...

Sen. Clinton wins primaries in Ohio and Texas (March 5, 2008)

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) won the Ohio and Texas primaries on Tuesday, breaking the winning streak of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois). Clinton won Ohio with 56 percent of the vote and Texas with 51 percent of the vote....

Seminole employee's thumb bitten off by alligator (March 5, 2008)

An employee of the Seminole Tribe of Florida had his thumb bitten off by an alligator on Tuesday. The unidentified 38-year-old was trying to trap the alligator when he was bitten. Doctors at Broward General Medical Center are trying...

Sen. McCain secures GOP nomination for president (March 5, 2008)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, secured the Republican Party's nomination for president on Tuesday. McCain was already headed towards victory when he won four more primaries yesterday. Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee...