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Editorial: 'Grandstanding' on Indian apology (March 7, 2008)

"We hesitate to rail against any bill designed to promote goodwill and better relations. However, this issue is nothing new to those of us in South Dakota who remember the Year of Reconciliation. Gov. George Mickelson declared 1990 a year...

Blog: Extra abortion limits placed on Indian women (March 7, 2008)

"Following scant debate, the Senate last week approved an amendment to an Indian health care bill that would permanently prohibit the use of federal dollars to fund abortions for Native Americans except in rare cases. The move has prompted an...

Gila River Tribe, state form emergency commission (March 7, 2008)

The Gila River Indian Community and the state of Arizona have created what is being billed as the first tribal-state emergency response commission in the nation. The tribe and the state will share information about hazardous materials. The information will...

County discusses Oneida Nation land-into-trust (March 7, 2008)

Lawmakers in Oneida County, New York, held a public meeting on the Oneida Nation's land-into-trust request. According to The Oneida Dispatch, more than 100 residents and lawmakers attended the hearing At least 25 were tribal employees, who came to support...

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe revoked license for pharmacy (March 7, 2008)

Authorities in Oklahoma were long interested in the activities of an Internet pharmacy but it wasn't until the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe pulled the pharmacy's license that they were able to act. Since Norman Edward Enyart Jr., 60, was doing business on...

Views: Effects of Oneida Nation land-into-trust (March 7, 2008)

The Utica Observer-Dispatch asked readers to talk about the effects of taking about 13,000 acres of land into trust for the Oneida Nation of New York. A sampling of the responses follows. Amanda Ashley: "This is what happens when...

Mohegan Tribe takes top child welfare honor (March 7, 2008)

The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has been honored as the “Corporate Advocate of the Year” by the Child Welfare League of America. The tribe was recognized for its health care, child-safety initiatives, educational programming programs and for supporting at-risk and...

South Dakota delegation supports Indian apology (March 7, 2008)

All three members of South Dakota's Congressional delegation support a measure to apologize to Native people for their treatment by the United States. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota), Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) and Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-South Dakota)...

Editorial: Keeble finally receives top honor (March 7, 2008)

"It's hard for most of us to put ourselves in the boots of Master Sgt. Woodrow Keeble. Most of us don't possess the raw courage, the willingness to sacrifice and relentless determination to accomplish what he did in a few...

Video of Narragansett raid shown repeatedly at trial (March 7, 2008)

The trial of seven members of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island who were arrested during a raid of the reservation is entering its sixth day. According to The Providence Journal, video of the July 14, 2003, has been played...

Editorial: Deception by Interior Secretary Kempthorne (March 7, 2008)

"With the pull of a lever, Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne released a 60-hour torrent from the base of Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona, shooting water at a rate of 300,000 gallons per second down the Colorado River through Grand...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and CMU join for health (March 7, 2008)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and Central Michigan University announced a health partnership on Thursday. Health profession students at CMU will be able to intern at the tribe's Nimkee Memorial Wellness Center. Speech-language pathology and audiology students can get clinical experience...

Opinion: Apologizing to Indians but not meaning it (March 7, 2008)

"Congress is considering an apology to American Indians for the wrongs done by this country - forced relocation, takings of lands, violating treaties, destroying sacred sites, and outlawing Native religions and languages, to name a few. But a real apology...