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Alaska House condemns radio hosts over remarks (April 15, 2008)

The Alaska House of Representatives voted to condemn the remarks of two radio show DJs after Alaska Native women complained. During last Wednesday's Woody and Wilcox show on KBFX 100.5, one of the DJs made a joke about being a...

Yankton Sioux protest against hog farm continues (April 15, 2008)

The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota continues to protest a hog farm under construction in Charles Mix County. The tribe won a tribal court order that bars Longview Farms of Iowa from the reservation. Protesters plan to block...

Hopi corporation plans $92.5M economic project (April 15, 2008)

A non-profit economic development corporation established by the Hopi Tribe of Arizona is moving forward with a 92.5 million project. The Moenkopi Developers Corporation, Inc. envisions a major retail, lodging and commerce center in the Upper Village of Moenkopi....

BIA employees report workplace safety fears (April 15, 2008)

More than a quarter of Bureau of Indian Affairs employees say "serious" health and safety deficiencies exist in the workplace, according to a new audit. The Interior Department's Inspector General surveyed Interior employees about workplace safety. BIA employees had the...

Court orders new sentence in Crow murder case (April 15, 2008)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new sentence for a man who pleaded guilty for the deaths of two women on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Eugene R. Rising Sun pleaded to second-degree murder for the November...

Cheyenne recall growing up at Whiteshield Camp (April 15, 2008)

Cheyenne elders recalled life at the Whiteshield Camp, along the Washita River in Oklahoma. Cheyenne families settled the camp in the late 1800s, after their ancestors were nearly wiped out at the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado in 1864...

White Earth candidates challenge primary (April 15, 2008)

Seven candidates in the recent primary held by the White Earth Band of Ojibwe are contesting the results. The election board held a hearing on Monday to address the challenges. The candidates allege various irregularities in the April 1 vote....

Artman acknowledges Indian preference ruling (April 15, 2008)

A court ruling has expanded the Indian preference policy at the Interior Department but assistant secretary Carl Artman says the decision won't have an impact on current positions. On March 31, a federal judge said Interior was violating the Indian...

Drug trial for Ex-Oglala council member on hold (April 15, 2008)

The federal trial of a former council member for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has been put on hold, The Rapid City Journal reports. Don Garnier, 38, is charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and possession...

New Mexico tribes share environmental concerns (April 15, 2008)

Tribal and state officials met for the fourth annual Tribal Environmental Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Monday. Tribal leaders said their biggest concern was waste contamination from septic tanks. They were also worried about the environmental impacts of...

Toddler shot in drive-by shooting on reserve (April 15, 2008)

A 23-month old girl is in critical but stable condition after being shot in a drive-by shooting on the Samson Cree Nation in Alberta. Asia Saddleback was in the kitchen of a rural home on the reserve when she...

Navajo man pleads guilty in hate crime case (April 15, 2008)

A second man from the Navajo Nation has pleaded guilty in a hate crime case in Farmington, New Mexico. Jerry Paul, 40, pleaded no contest to false imprisonment, a fourth-degree felony, and misdemeanor aggravated battery. He admitted to taking part...

Protest targets Lumbee Tribe's housing program (April 15, 2008)

Members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina are upset with the way tribal leaders are handling federal housing funds. About 75 members held a protest outside the tribal offices on Monday. They presented a petition with 200 signatures...

Absentee Shawnee Tribe shares road funds (April 15, 2008)

The Absentee Shawnee Tribe is sharing its Indian Reservation Road funds with Cleveland County, Oklahoma. Commissioners voted on Monday to accept a mutual sharing agreement with the tribe. The county expects up to $500,000 to improve roads and bridges. The...

Winnebago Yankee player on bereavement list (April 15, 2008)

The New York Yankees have placed Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, on the bereavement list as he attends to his father, who has been hospitalized. Harlan Chamberlain, 55, collapsed at his home in Lincoln,...

Legal Times: Italians and Indians at high court (April 15, 2008)

"The first Supreme Court oral argument Monday morning was all about Native American law and the jurisdiction of tribal courts. But Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. took the debate in an unexpected direction -- across the Atlantic to southern Europe....

EPA approves Lac du Flambeau Band water authority (April 15, 2008)

The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians will be able to run its own water program under the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Wisconsin tribe was given approval for its standard program under the Clean...