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Colville Tribes name new executive director (March 12, 2008)

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington named John Gonzales, a former president of the National Congress of American Indians, as the executive director for the tribal council. Gonzales is from San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico. He...

Christian News: The forgotten Native Americans (March 12, 2008)

"In a nation known for its wealth, there are pockets of intense poverty and despair that many Americans know nothing about. These pockets do not exist in the inner city, but on remote reservations where Native Americans struggle to survive....

Ellen Evak Paneok, first Native woman pilot, dies (March 12, 2008)

Ellen Evak Paneok, the first Alaska Native woman pilot, died on March 2. She was 48. Paneok was widely recognized as an aviation pioneer. She was featured in the "Women and Flight" exhibit at the Smithsonian National Air and...

Peltier takes FBI document case to appeals court (March 12, 2008)

Imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier asked the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to give him access to thousands of pages of FBI documents. Peltier was convicted of murdering two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation...

Navajo woman at forefront of indigenous rights fight (March 12, 2008)

Valerie Taliman, a member of the Navajo Nation, has worked as an educator and journalist. Now she's talking indigenous rights issue on the international level. Taliman, the director of communications for the Indian Law Resource Center in Montana, said the...

Navajo Supreme Court holds session in Colorado (March 12, 2008)

The Navajo Nation Supreme Court went to the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder to hold oral arguments in a land dispute case. Two Navajo families are disputing the use of an allotment near Indian Wells, Arizona. The...

Museum to showcase Indian 'New Deal' artists (March 12, 2008)

The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is featuring the works of Indian artists who worked under the federal government's New Deal program. At least 30 Indian artists in New Mexico took...

Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate to honor Woody Keeble (March 12, 2008)

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate is holding a homecoming and honoring ceremony on Saturday, March 22, for the late Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble. Keeble, a tribal member, was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony last...

Opinion: Tribal political clout rises in California (March 12, 2008)

"Tribal clout was demonstrated anew on Tuesday when the Assembly Public Safety Committee, after a hearing that lasted but a few minutes, unanimously approved a bill that would empower tribes to banish individuals from their reservations and have local law...

NMAI aims to let tribal people tell their stories (March 12, 2008)

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., is putting its exhibits in the hands of tribal people. The permanent "Our Peoples" exhibit covers the histories of tribal people throughout the Americas. The curators come from the...

Remembering the Children tour makes final stop (March 12, 2008)

The Remembering the Children tour made its final stop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Monday. The tour started last week in Ottawa. It aims to promote the upcoming Truth and Reconciliation Commission on residential schools. Along the way, church leaders apologized...

Three children dead in fire on Manitoba reserve (March 12, 2008)

Three children were killed in a house fire on the Pukatawagan First Nation in northern Manitoba on Monday. The children were aged three, four and five years old. They were the grandchildren of Chief Shirley Castel. A 57-year-old man survived...

Cherokee medical student aims to be an oncologist (March 12, 2008)

Amanda Bighorse, a member of the Cherokee Nation, is on her way to becoming one of the few Indian oncologists in the country. Bighorse, 24, is a medical student at Oklahoma State University. At first she wanted to become...

Opinion: Washington tribes help fuel economy (March 12, 2008)

"Drive north on Interstate 5 toward Grand Mound and you’ll see an unusually shaped structure called the Great Wolf Resort. It’s a combination indoor water park, conference center and hotel — and the latest example of the increasing economic diversification...

Editorial: A questionable protest at Leech Lake (March 12, 2008)

"A tribal election soon approaches on the Leech Lake Reservation — we can tell as the misinformation campaign kicks in gear and a concerted effort to discredit the current administration rolls on. A protest organized Friday by the American Indian...

Hopi woman named to Arizona Board of Regents (March 12, 2008)

LuAnn Leonard, a member of the Hopi Tribe, has been named to the Arizona Board of Regents. Leonard is the first Indian person to serve on the board. "I was in shock for a little while there," Leonard told...

HUD officials sought to retaliate against subordinate (March 12, 2008)

Top Department of Housing and Urban Development officials, including the one in charge of Indian housing, talked about retaliating against a subordinate, The Washington Post reports. The paper obtained e-mails between Orlando J. Cabrera, the former assistant secretary of...