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Voice of America: Long Indian history in baseball (May 16, 2008)

"The Iroquois Confederacy, a group of six American Indian tribes, once reigned across much of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada. Today, the Iroquois Museum in upstate New York commemorates that legacy. The museum's cedar shingles resemble the...

Editorial: Regulate Oneida Nation trust lands (May 16, 2008)

"Regardless of any land-into-trust decision on Oneida Indian Nation land, it is the responsibility of the federal government to make sure the environment is protected. That means there needs to be strict regulations on Nation development, especially on wetlands. And...

Kevin Abourezk: Lakota man a Democratic rising star (May 16, 2008)

"Kevin Killer planned to follow in his father's footsteps. He wanted to become an accountant and had begun taking college classes to that end. Then fate intervened. On his way home to Denver from a conference, Francis Killer died suddenly...

Makah Nation disputes story about whaling jury (May 16, 2008)

The Makah Nation of Washington is disputing news accounts about the failure to impanel a jury for the trial of five rogue whale hunters. Two Washington newspapers said a tribal judge was unable to find impartial jurors to try the...

South Dakota gets another assistant U.S. attorney (May 16, 2008)

The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota is adding another assistant federal prosecutor. U.S. Attorney Marty Jackley said the assistant will handle child abuse crimes in Indian Country and the Adam Walsh Act. South Dakota has 28 federal prosecutors. Get...

Sen. Clinton reiterates Indian health support (May 16, 2008)

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) returned to South Dakota on Thursday, vowing to make improvements at the Indian Health Service if she is elected president. At a stop in Rapid City, Clinton said she would address diabetes, heart disease, fetal...

Studies show discrimination of Natives in Canada (May 16, 2008)

Two reports from Canada cite high rates of discrimination against Native people and of gay Native men. According to the Saskatchewan Anti-Racism Network, Native people in Saskatchewan are more than twice as likely as the general population to feel they've...

Canada's prime minister to apologize to Natives (May 16, 2008)

Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada will make a formal apology to the survivors of Native residential schools on June 11. The apology is part of a $1.9 billion settlement for abuse suffered by students of the schools. About 75,000...

BIA objects to Crow Tribe fractionation bill (May 16, 2008)

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on S. 1080, H.R. 2120, S. 2494, H.R. 2963 and S. 531. • Opening Statements • Testimony Part 1 | Q&A Part 1 • Testimony Part 2 | Q&A Part 2 •...

Soboba Band plans to sue county over shootings (May 16, 2008)

The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians plans to sue the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Chairman Robert Salgado told Indian Country Today. Salgado said the county has violated the civil rights of the tribe and its members. In less than a...

Town to recognize Shinnecock Nation's status (May 16, 2008)

The Shinnecock Nation of New York will officially display its tribal seal in the town of Southampton, New York. The tribe is recognized by the state and has its own reservation. But relations with the town haven't always been...

Judge in Oklahoma reinstates tribal tobacco rule (May 16, 2008)

A judge in Oklahoma has reinstated one of the state's tribal tobacco rules. The Oklahoma Tax Commission imposed Rule 12 to bar tribal smoke shops from selling low-tax cigarettes to other retailers. An arbitration panel ruled that such a practice...

Sen. Dorgan touts Indian provisions in farm bill (May 16, 2008)

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said Indian Country will benefit from provisions in the farm bill passed by the Senate on Thursday. Dorgan said his committee worked on several provisions in H.R.2419....

Jodi Rave: Who's in charge of Native American Bank? (May 16, 2008)

"Who's in charge of the bank? Native American Bank board leaders have yet to announce why the national bank's president was placed on administrative leave more than two weeks ago. As of Thursday, J.D. Colbert had not been notified on...

NCAI discusses BIA nominee with Kempthorne (May 16, 2008)

The National Congress of American Indians met with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne on May 14 to discuss leadership at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Assistant secretary Carl Artman, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, is resigning May 23....

Opinion: Unethical removal of Cherokee Freedmen (May 16, 2008)

"Many intelligent American Indian thinkers have al-ready pointed out why the freedmen have a legal right to remain in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. While these scholars have brilliantly argued that the removal of the freedmen from the Cherokee Nation...