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South Dakota tribal leaders endorse Obama (April 11, 2008)

Six tribal leaders in South Dakota explain their endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) for president. "Sen. Obama began his career as a community organizer on the streets of Chicago. He has said that this experience showed him that change...

NLRB chairman supports tribal sovereignty (April 11, 2008)

The new leader of the National Labor Relations Board said on Thursday that he will continue to oppose the imposition of federal law on tribal enterprises. Peter C. Schaumber, a Bush appointee who was designated chairman of the NLRB last...

Bush administration responds to Cobell $58B claim (April 11, 2008)

The Bush administration on Wednesday filed its response brief in the Cobell Indian trust fund case, calling the claim for $58 billion "unsound" and "absurd." The Department of Justice said the Cobell plaintiffs should drop their case if they no...

Yankton Sioux to block access to hog farm site (April 11, 2008)

Members of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota plan to block access to a hog farm under development in Charles Mix County. Starting today, the protesters will erect a blockade on a Bureau of Indian Affairs road. BIA Road...

Indian lawmaker in Montana backs Sen. Obama (April 11, 2008)

Montana Rep. Jonathan Windy Boy, a member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) for president. "He (Obama) is going to bring a breath of fresh air to the United States like (Gov.) Brian Schweitzer brought...

U.S. board approves naming of Piestewa Peak (April 11, 2008)

The U.S. Board on Geographic Names voted 11-2 on Thursday to rename Squaw Peak in Arizona for Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman who died in action in Iraq. Piestewa Peak is now the official name for the peak. The...

Column: Small-minded DJs insult Lumbee Tribe (April 11, 2008)

"How could this be OK? That was the fundamental question when a Lumbee friend called last week, outraged, after her high school-age daughter heard a trio of shock jocks trashing the tribe on Raleigh’s WDCG (105 FM). The segment, led...

Column: Interior employees worried about health (April 11, 2008)

"Renovations are never easy, and that's the case at the Main Interior Building. Almost from the start in 2002, employees in the building have been concerned about dust and fumes, and those concerns continue, according to a survey by the...

Editorial: A failure of justice on Rosebud Reservation (April 11, 2008)

"Law and order on South Dakota’s Indian reservations didn’t need this problem. There are countless issues of crime, failures of justice and lack of public safety facing the people who live on many of America’s Indian reservations. We were especially...

Yakama Nation shuts down basketball team (April 11, 2008)

The Yakama Nation of Washington shut down its professional basketball team on Thursday. The tribe bought the Yakima Sun Kings in 2005. The team was renamed the Yakama Sun Kings and went on to win two championships. But some tribal...

Absentee Shawnee Tribe awarded $156K grant (April 11, 2008)

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will use a $156,466 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up and develop a contaminated site. The old Lillard Pipe Supply site is in Tecumseh. The tribe hopes to open two businesses...

Tour operators propose limits at Navajo park (April 11, 2008)

A group of tour operator is proposing to limit access to the Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona. The 15-member Monument Valley Tour Operators Association wants to establish a higher level of service. Association president Howard Simpson says limits...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe to fund diabetes program (April 11, 2008)

The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona will spent $205,000 to continue a diabetes management program. The program started in 2004 and has served over 1,000 tribal members. . It has led to a significant drop in nerve, eye and kidney...

Opinion: Apology not enough for Native people (April 11, 2008)

"Now the US government is trying to redeem itself of one more action listed; the slaughter of millions of Native American. Not all Native Americans, just one tribe in particular. The apology was sponsored by former republican candidate Senator Sam...

Native American Bank doubles income in first quarter (April 11, 2008)

The Native American Bank reported an "exemplary" first quarter in 2008. The bank earned $234,000, up 102 percent from the first quarter in 2007. Total interest income rose by 20 percent to $1.9 million and revenue was nearly $2.2 million,...