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Dean Suagee: Signs of global warming everywhere (March 21, 2008)

"The signs are everywhere. Global warming is real. There are uncertainties, of course, and the projections made by scientists tend to be expressed in ranges. In the big picture, the range of uncertainty might be described as ranging from ''really...

State investigating shooting of dozens of bison (March 21, 2008)

Officials in Colorado are investigating the slaughter of at least 32 bison on a private ranch in Park County. Officials are trying to determine whether a group of hunters had permission to kill the bison. Private hunting is legal...

Fort Peck resentenced for death of Navy SEAL (March 21, 2008)

A man from the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana was sentenced a second time to 10 years for the stabbing death of a Navy SEAL who was home on leave. Gerald Lee Littlehead was resentenced after his lawyer raised questions...

Sen. Johnson files papers for third Senate term (March 21, 2008)

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, has filed papers to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate. Johnson suffered a brain hemorrhage in December 2006. He has recovered remarkably and returned to...

Cobell plaintiffs seek $58B for Indian trust beneficiaries (March 21, 2008)

In papers filed on Wednesday, the Cobell plaintiffs asked a federal judge to put $58 billion in the Indian trust. Citing more than a hundred years of mismanagement, attorneys said hundreds of thousands of Indian beneficiaries are owed the money...

Lenape family sues New Jersey police over death (March 21, 2008)

The family of a Lenape man who was killed in a scuffle with New Jersey Park Police has filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, emotional distress and other charges. Emil Mann, 45, was shot by a park police officer on...

Report into Native man's death to be delayed (March 21, 2008)

The report into the death of Native man in Vancouver, British Columbia, will be delayed pending resolution of legal issues. Frank Paul, a Mi'kmaq from New Brunswick, died in December 1998. He was left on the streets by police...

University of Colorado to study Indian diabetes (March 21, 2008)

The University of Colorado Denver has received a $4.2 million federal grant to study diabetes prevention and treatment among American Indians. The grant is going to the used by the American Indian and Alaska Native Programs at the university's School...

Letter: 'Redmen' mascot doesn't belong in school (March 21, 2008)

"The school committee last year, after hearing from the Native American community, made the decision to drop the "Redmen" nickname. This was the right decision, though it was unpopular with Natick's white majority. According to the most recent census data,...

Narragansetts mount defense in state raid case (March 21, 2008)

Seven members of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island began their defense in the state's raid case. Tribal Administrator Anthony Dean Stanton gave his description of the July 14, 2003, raid. He testified that state troopers stormed the reservation without...

Ex-Passamaquoddy governor accused of fraud (March 21, 2008)

Robert L. Newell, a former governor of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine, was indicted on Thursday for allegedly misusing $1.7 million in federal funds. Newell, 64, who was the leader of the tribe's Indian Township reservation, is charged with 30...

Navajo Nation seeks to settle state autopsy bill (March 21, 2008)

The Navajo Nation is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs to foot a $200,000 bill to the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. The tribe was asked the state to perform autopsies. But when the bill ran up to...

Linda Grover: Passing on the Ojibwe language (March 21, 2008)

"Ojibwe language is taught at two Duluth schools. Recently, Gayle Daniel, who is the language teacher, invited me to visit her students at Grant and Central. They greeted me in Ojibwemowin, and treated me, their guest, with proper traditional etiquette,...