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The Native Voice: On the trail with Sen. Obama (May 19, 2008)

The Native Voice, the independent Native newspaper based in Colorado, is on the campaign trail with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois). Obama's campaign invited The Native Voice to cover the race as it heads into what many...

Bush seeks review of long-running Navajo trust case (May 19, 2008)

Six years after taking two trust cases to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Bush administration is again asking the high court to limit the federal government's fiduciary responsibilities. In a petition filed last Tuesday, the Department of Justice sought review...

BIA cancels four land-into-trust environmental reviews (May 19, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has canceled environmental reviews for four land-into-trust applications, all of them affecting tribes who were seeking land away from existing reservations. Two of the environmental impact statements were canceled because the affected tribes did not...

Jodi Rave: Montana candidate endorsed by INDN's list (May 19, 2008)

"On Monday, a Montana candidate received top billing from INDN's List, a national organization devoted to supporting Native candidates in their bids for state and local offices, Denise Juneau - candidate for Montana superintendent of public instruction - received the...

Tim Giago: Time Magazine snubs Indians again (May 19, 2008)

Every year Time Magazine names 100 people as its version of “The Most Influential People in the World.” The editors of the magazine apparently live in a world without Native Americans, the First Americans to be precise. This year the...

Soboba Band meets county after fatal shootings (May 19, 2008)

The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians met with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Friday in hopes of improving a relationship that has strained with the fatal shootings of three tribal members. Chairman Robert Salgado reportedly apologized at the...

Oregon Tribal Leaders: Why we support Sen. Obama (May 19, 2008)

After seven years of failed policies and decades of divisive politics in Washington, many Americans have abandoned hope that our concerns will be taken seriously. It only makes sense that in these difficult times we turn to a candidate...

Slain Colorado River soldier being laid to rest (May 19, 2008)

Ara Tyler Deysie, a member of the Colorado River Indian Tribes who was killed in Afghanistan, is being laid to rest today. Deysie, 18, died when his Army unit came under attack on May 9. He had only been...

Indian Congressional candidate cites experience (May 19, 2008)

Benny Shendo Jr. is hoping to become the second American Indian in the U.S. Congress. Shendo, who is from Jemez Pueblo, is seeking the Democratic nomination for New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District Though he trails in campaign funds to...

Navajo Nation welcomes soldier injured in Iraq (May 19, 2008)

Jason Whitehorse, a Navajo Nation soldier who was injured in Iraq, was welcomed home on Thursday. Whitehorse, 19, a private first class in the U.S. Army, will receive two Purple Hearts for his service. He is still on crutches...

New headstone unveiled for Woody Keeble (May 19, 2008)

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate hosted a ceremony on Saturday to unveil a new headstone for the late Woodrow Wilson Keeble. The headstone reflects the Medal of Honor that was recently bestowed upon Keeble, who died in 1982. The award recognizes...

BIA seeks charges against ex-Indian school coach (May 19, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is recommending criminal charges against a former assistant girls basketball coach at Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico. The BIA investigated alleged sexual activity between former coach J.R. Abeyta and a girls basketball player...

Remains confirmed to belong to missing Native teen (May 19, 2008)

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirmed that remains found recently on the Little Black Bear First Nation in Saskatchewan belong to Amber Redman Redman, who was Lakota from the Standing Buffalo First Nation, went missing in July 2005. She...

Seneca-Cayuga general council meeting on hold (May 19, 2008)

The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma has held a general council meeting every year since 1973 but this year's meeting has been put on hold due to a legal dispute. The general council, which consists of all voting tribal member who...

Blackfeet election panel ousted, then reinstated (May 19, 2008)

The election commission for the Blackfeet Nation of Montana was removed and reinstated -- all within 45 minutes on Friday. The commission ruled that former council member Sam "Pat" Schildt wasn't eligible to run in the upcoming election. The decision...

Sen. Obama to hold rally on Crow Reservation (May 19, 2008)

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) will bring his presidential campaign to the Crow Reservation in Montana today. The rally takes place at the Apsáalooke Veterans Park in Crow Agency. The Crow Tribe, whose Chairman Carl Venne has endorsed Obama, said everyone...

Editorial: Listing of little help for polar bear (May 19, 2008)

"Boxed into a corner by the courts and its own scientists, the Bush administration agreed last week to place the polar bear under the protection of the Endangered Species Act. The decision was the clearest official acknowledgment that the...

Body of one missing Yakama fisherman found (May 19, 2008)

The body of one of the three missing Yakama Nation fishermen has been found on the Wind River in Washington. James Peter Jr. was found Sunday morning. Volunteers continue to look for Gailen Espirito and Rommel Strom. The three went...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe offers employee gas discount (May 19, 2008)

Employees of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan are getting a break on the high price of gas. The tribal council authorized a 10 cent per gallon discount to more than 4,200 employees. The discount is available indefinitely at the...

Jodi Rave: National Native art fund seeks director (May 19, 2008)

"A national search is under way for a president to lead a new multimillion-dollar art foundation to promote indigenous art and culture throughout Native America. The Native American Art and Culture Foundation will be the nation's first permanently endowed foundation...