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Court allows suit against tribe - not HUD - for faulty homes (March 20, 2008)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana can be sued for placing tribal members in faulty homes, a federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday. In a case being watched nationwide, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe waived its sovereign...

Gallery replaces statue considered offensive (March 20, 2008)

A gallery in Rapid City, South Dakota, has replaced a statue that some felt was offensive and racist. The Prairie Edge Trading Co. & Galleries unveiled "Hunkayapi," or "Tying on the Eagle Plume." It depicts a Lakota naming ceremony,...

Tribal member resigns North Dakota Legislature (March 20, 2008)

Dawn Charging, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, has resigned from the North Dakota Legislature to work for the Department of Agriculture. Charging, a Republican, represented the Fort Berthold Reservation and parts of six counties. The...

Family looks back on Lori Piestewa's death (March 20, 2008)

"It's been five years since the start of the Iraq war and five years since the death of Lori Piestewa. Piestewa, 23, was a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona. She was killed after her Army unit was...

Sen. McCain releases Native American policy (March 20, 2008)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) said he will uphold the federal government's trust responsibility and consult closely with tribes if he is elected president. McCain released his long-awaited Native American policy. It's mostly based on his record as a two-term chairman...

Editorial: Common sense move by Chippewa Cree Tribe (March 20, 2008)

"What better time than "Sunshine Week" to see common sense prevail in the case of the Rocky Boy's slander ordinance? Enacted in a heated response to some widely circulated anonymous letters critical of tribal council members earlier this year, the...

Pearl Jam guitarist visits Pine Ridge school (March 20, 2008)

Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard made a surprise visit to the Red Cloud Indian School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Gossard performed a small concert for students and played with Golden Warrior, a blues band from...

Yakama Nation shifts fishing site on Columbia River (March 20, 2008)

The Yakama Nation of Washington is sending fisherman to a new location on the Columbia River due to dwindling runs of salmon. The tribe signed an agreement with the state to shift its fishing site to one below the...

Kumeyaay Nation strengthens cross-border ties (March 20, 2008)

Faced with more restrictions on border-crossings, the tribes of the Kumeyaay Nation in the United States have come together to help their relatives who live in Mexico. The tribes in 1988 formed the Kumeyaay Border Task Force. The group worked...

Judge upholds charges in Narragansett raid case (March 20, 2008)

A judge in Rhode Island upheld most of the charges against seven members of the Narragansett Tribe who were arrested during a raid of the reservation. The tribal members asked Judge Susan E. McGuirl to dismiss all of the...

Opinion: Defending tribal sovereignty in Maine (March 20, 2008)

"The Tribal-State Work Group is a pleasure to witness in its deliberations. Its cooperative bipartisan problem solving, integrity, commitment, and leadership are exactly what America is aching to see in Washington. The efficiency with which the chairmen respectfully guide the...

Crow veteran nominated for Medal of Freedom (March 20, 2008)

Joe Medicine Crow, the oldest living veteran of the Crow Tribe of Montana, has been nominated for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Crow, 94, was nominated by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana). The medal is the highest civilian honor an...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe seeks return of ancestors (March 20, 2008)

The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is asking the University of Michigan to return about 1,200 ancestors and artifacts. The tribe says the university's Museum of Anthropology is not complying with the Native American Graves Protections and Repatriation Act. "There...

Delaware tribe might disenroll man in eagle flap (March 20, 2008)

The Nanticoke Tribe of Delaware might disenroll a Florida man who has been convicted of violating federal laws that protect eagles. Ed WindDancer, 51, says he is a tribal member. But Chief T. Norwood said he is only an...

Turtle Mountain employee sentenced for assault (March 20, 2008)

A former employee for the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians in North Dakota was sentenced to more than three years for assault. Douglas J. Delorme, 38, a former council member, was convicted of severely beating the tribe’s personnel director....