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Pueblo symbol on New Mexico's design for quarter (April 8, 2008)

The Zia symbol of Zia Pueblo is featured prominently on New Mexico's state quarter. The symbol appears over a map of the state. Gov. Gov. Bill Richardson (D) and U.S. Mint Director Edmund Moy unveiled the design yesterday, which...

Grand Traverse Band vote in primary on Wednesday (April 8, 2008)

Members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan are voting in a primary election on Wednesday. Twenty candidates are vying for three seats on the tribal council. Three candidates are running for chairman. The...

North Carolina radio host accused of racism (April 8, 2008)

Tribal leaders in North Carolina are calling for the resignation of a radio show host for making disparaging comments about Native Americans. Bob Dumas of G-105 made jokes about "lazy" Indians on his morning show last week. The North...

11-year-old Fort Belknap girl dies of gunshot wound (April 8, 2008)

An 11-year-old girl from the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana died of a gunshot wound on Sunday, The Great Falls Tribune reports. The FBI and tribal police are trying to determine how Alameda Four Souls was shot. She died after...

Blackfeet family wins human rights complaint (April 8, 2008)

A 15-year-old girl and her father from the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana won their human rights complaint against the police department in Cut Bank, a border town. Alyssa Little and her father, MIke, were shopping in Cut Bank when...

Indian family sues school district over bullying (April 8, 2008)

An Indian family has filed suit against the school district in Sioux City, Iowa, over alleged bullying. Ricky White Thunder, 14, and his sister, Jackie White Thunder, 15 say they told school officials of threats against them. But the say...

Missing Taos Pueblo girl returned to family (April 8, 2008)

Alexandra Gomez, a 13-year-old girl from Taos Pueblo who went missing for a few days, is back with her family. Gomez's family became worried when Alex called home last Wednesday and said she was being held against her will....

Coaching staff at Santa Fe Indian School resigns (April 8, 2008)

The girls basketball coaching staff at Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico resigned on Monday amid allegations of drinking and sexual activity, The Albuquerque Journal reports. Head coach Johnny Abeyta, 51, and his son, J.R. Abeyta, are from...

Indian lawmaker rescinds Obama endorsement (April 8, 2008)

Montana Rep. Margarett Campbell, a member of the Assiniboine Tribe, was forced to rescind her endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) for president. Party rules in the state require Campbell, who is vice chair of the state Democratic party,...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe's chief of police resigns (April 8, 2008)

The chief of police for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota resigned and two police officers have reportedly been fired amid a controversy that is affecting criminal cases in tribal and federal court. Charles Red Crow resigned at a...

Town approves Mashpee Wampanoag land deal (April 8, 2008)

Voters in the town of Mashpee approved a land agreement with theMashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The tribe agreed not to pursue a land claim or a casino in the town. The town agreed to help the tribe with its...

Navajo Nation appeals ruling on oil shipping tariffs (April 8, 2008)

The Navajo Nation is appealing a decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission over oil shipping tariffs. The tribe says the new rates are discriminatory and would disadvantage oil producers on the reservation. The tariffs apply to oil shipped on...

Columbia River tribes reach salmon agreement (April 8, 2008)

Four tribes with treaty rights on the Columbia River reached an agreement with the federal government aimed at improving salmon runs in the basin. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of the Warm...

Judge convicts two Makah whalers for illegal hunt (April 8, 2008)

A federal magistrate convicted two members of the Makah Nation of Washington for hunting a gray whale without federal approval. Wayne Johnson and Andy Noel were convicted of conspiracy to violate the Marine Mammal Protection Act and unlawfully taking a...

Sen. Boxer: It's time to reauthorize IHCIA (April 8, 2008)

"After seven long years of congressional inaction, the Senate finally passed the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, a bill to protect the health and well-being of millions of our nation's Native Americans. The legislation, which I cosponsored along with its...