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London Telegraph: Dirty deeds in the Black Hills (April 18, 2008)

"The drum resonates with a bold, insistent beat. The great man sings, not a melody but something older, discordant, handed down across the ages: a story of a people and their struggle. Above the headband of his war bonnet,...

Aaawok Aileen Figueroa, Yurok elder, dies at 95 (April 18, 2008)

Aaawok Aileen Figueroa, an elder of the Yurok Tribe of California, died on April 11. She was 95. Figueroa was one of the last fluent speakers of Yurok. She was forced to attend a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding...

Oklahoma symposium focuses on Indian science (April 18, 2008)

Northeastern State University in Oklahoma kicked off its 36th Symposium on the American Indian on Wednesday. This year's theme is “the Sun, the Moon, the Stars: RHYTHMS OF LIFE.” Speakers included Chickasaw astronaut John Herrington and Kiowa writer N. Scott...

House committee approves four Indian bills (April 18, 2008)

The House Natural Resources Committee approved four Indian bills at a markup on Thursday. H.R. 3522, H.R.3490, and S. 2457 were approved by unanimous consent. A fourth bill, H.R.1575, to recognize Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of...

National day of protest in Canada on May 29 (April 18, 2008)

Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine called for a national day of protest on May 29 to draw attention to Native issues in Canada. Fontaine said the protest will be peaceful. He says the day is needed because...

'Outstanding' Navajo women honored in New Mexico (April 18, 2008)

Three members of the Navajo Nation are being honored with the Outstanding New Mexico Women Award. Hazel Dayish, Tina Deschenie, and Rena G. Martin are among 21 women to receive the award. They were selected from 80 nominees. Dayish...

Jodi Rave: Groundbreaking for Native center (April 18, 2008)

"Gyda Swaney will observe a seminal moment at the University of Montana on Saturday when she attends a ceremonial groundbreaking for a multimillion-dollar Native American Center. “It's time,” said Swaney, a UM assistant professor of psychology. “Native Americans are...

Pueblo potter wins $1.2M award against gallery (April 18, 2008)

The New Mexico Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $1.2 million judgment against an art gallery that mishandled the collection of Nancy Youngblood, a Santa Clara Pueblo potter. Youngblood allowed Sakia Gallery of New York City to display...

Sen. Murkowski: Alaska Native preventive care (April 18, 2008)

"We are all familiar with the saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to healthcare in America, it shouldn’t be just a saying, but a rule to live by. Type 2 diabetes rang...

Pope Benedict acknowledges Native 'injustices' (April 18, 2008)

During his first papal visit to the United States, Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday acknowledged the "injustices" endured by Native people. Benedict said Native people and Africans who were brought to the U.S. as slaves were denied freedom and...

Window washer dies from fall at NMAI in Washington (April 18, 2008)

A man fell to his death on Thursday as he was washing windows at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The unidentified worker reportedly fell 50 feet. He was employed by a contractor. Get the Story:...

Yankton Sioux Tribe sues to block hog farm (April 18, 2008)

The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota went to court on Thursday to try to block the construction of a hog farm in Charles Mix County. The tribe has been protesting the Longview Farms operation all week. Tribal members...

Guilty pleas in San Manuel murder-for-hire case (April 18, 2008)

Two members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California pleaded guilty for their role in a murder-for-hire case involving the Mexican Mafia. Stacy Cheyenne Barajas-Nunez, 25, and her brother Erik Barajas, 35, pleaded guilty to attempted murder...

Editor of Fort Peck Reservation paper wins award (April 18, 2008)

Bonnie Red Elk, the editor of an independent newspaper on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana, has received the 2008 Montana Free Press Award. Red Elk started The Fort Peck Journal after being fired from her job as editor...

Critic of Lumbee housing charged with arson (April 18, 2008)

A member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina who has criticized the tribe's housing program is due in court today to face arson charges. Randy Lewis is accused of setting a fire that destroyed a mobile home. He was...

Winnebago Tribe starts anti-meth ad campaign (April 18, 2008)

The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is launching an anti-methamphetamine ad campaign. The campaign consists of two television spots and billboards that were designed with the help of tribal members. It will last six months and could be used as a...