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Senate Indian Affairs oversight hearing on NIGC (April 9, 2008)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding an oversight hearing on the National Indian Gaming Commission on April 17, 2008. The hearing takes place at 10:30am in Room 562 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. A witness list is not...

Editorial: Progress in salmon recovery deal (April 9, 2008)

"The $900 million deal federal agencies have made with tribal foes may not end a long-running court battle over endangered salmon and the big federal dams on the Columbia and Snake rivers. But it does represent progress, because it does...

Winnebago Tribe, corporation strengthen ties (April 9, 2008)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska plans to work more closely with its award-winning economic development corporation, Ho-Chunk Inc. The tribe and HCI will develop a financial reporting system and communications plan in hopes of avoiding disputes. The move came after...

Former Yakama museum curator admits theft (April 9, 2008)

A former curator for the Yakama Nation Museum pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing artifacts from the Washington tribe. Marilyn Skahan-Malatare, 57, and her 29-year-old daughter admitted to takingnearly $160,000 in Indian artifacts from the museum over a...

Editorial: Tribal salmon agreement is historic (April 9, 2008)

"Four tribes and three federal agencies use the word historic to describe their 10-year, $900 million agreement on how to proceed with Columbia River salmon restoration. A federal judge in Oregon will ultimately decide if the pact is one for...

Tulalip Tribes officers to be cross commissioned (April 9, 2008)

Police officers for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington will be cross commissioned by Snohomish County, Washington, on Friday. The cross commissions will enable tribal officers to arrest non-Indians on the reservation. Non-Indians will remain subject to state law. Washington Gov....

Plains Indian Museum hosts annual powwow (April 9, 2008)

The Plains Indian Museum in Montana is hosting its 27th annual powwow on June 21-22. More than 200 dancers, drummers and artists are expected to participate the event. Upwards of 3,000 spectators attend every year. The museum is located...

Hearing set on UND sorority's 'Indian' party (April 9, 2008)

The University of North Dakota is planning an informal hearing to determine whether a sorority that hosted a party where guests dressed as Indians and cowboys violated the school's code of conduct. Gamma Phi Beta could face some sort...

Some Navajo Nation chapter houses lose Internet (April 9, 2008)

A majority of the Navajo Nation's 110 chapter houses have apparently lost Internet service over a dispute involving one of the tribe's service providers. OnSat Native American Services Inc. supplied Internet to about 80 chapter houses. But the company lost...

California school district votes to drop 'Redskins' (April 9, 2008)

The board of the Colusa Unified School District voted 3-2 on Tuesday to eliminate the district's "Redskins" mascot. According to The Marysville/Yuba City Appeal-Democrat, most people opposed the change. Members of local tribes spoke in favor of getting rid...

Cherokee Nation wants lower tobacco tax rate (April 9, 2008)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma says it's entitled to a lower tax rate on tobacco products. Under its compact with the state, the tribe collects a tax of 86 cents per pack. A special provision allows a tax of 6...

Indian Country prosecutor ousted over gay rumor (April 9, 2008)

A well rated and highly praised Indian Country prosecutor was dismissed by a Department of Justice political appointee over rumors that the attorney was lesbian. t Leslie Hagen used to work for DOJ's Subcommittee on Native American Issues. She received...

Kiowa Tribe reopens Indian City with Shakopee help (April 9, 2008)

The Kiowa Tribe has reopened Indian City USA with a $1 million grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. Built in 1955, Indian City houses a museum, gift shop, reconstructed tribal villages, a campground, a small buffalo herd...

Rep. Arcuri tried to block Oneida land-into-trust (April 9, 2008)

The Oneida Nation slammed Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-New York) for trying to block the Bureau of Indian Affairs from processing the tribe's land-into-trust application. Arcuri tried to insert a rider into a land management bill that would have blocked the...

North Carolina Indian panel to discuss radio host (April 9, 2008)

The North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs is holding a press conference today to address disparaging comments made by a radio show host. Bob Dumas of G-105 made jokes about "lazy" and "inbred" Indians on his show last week. WDCG...