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Opinion: Bill creates Natives Hawaiian 'tribe' (June 10, 2008)

"The Rev. Jeremiah Wright has company in the Aloha State. Barack Obama’s former pastor has proclaimed that America is really two peoples, one black, one white. Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka (D.) is pushing a bill that would divide his state’s...

Editorial: Standing Rock crime deserves attention (June 10, 2008)

"Sometime soon, an unknown number of Bureau of Indian Affairs police officers will arrive at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. They will be very welcome. Operation Dakota Peacekeeper, championed by Sen. John Thune, will seek to end the lawlessness that...

Jodi Rave: Cobell happy with opening day of trial (June 10, 2008)

"Elouise Cobell filed a class-action lawsuit against the Interior Department 12 years ago on Tuesday, a date that also marks the second day of a long-awaited trial expected to award a historic cash settlement to Native landowners. The Cobell vs....

Judge opens landmark trial in trust fund case (June 10, 2008)

The landmark trial in the Indian trust fund case began on Monday as the Bush administration drastically revised some key figures in the long-running lawsuit. During opening statements, attorneys for the plaintiffs and the federal government clashed over the amount...

Sherman Alexie to testify at Seattle Sonics trial (June 10, 2008)

Author and basketball fan Sherman Alexie can testify at a trial over the future of the Seattle SuperSonics, a federal judge ruled. Alexis is a season ticket holder. He is being called to testify by the city of Seattle, which...

Abramoff report cites White House influence (June 10, 2008)

A forthcoming report from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee documents contacts between convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and the Bush White House. The committee interviewed former White House officials who dealt with Indian issues. But Ruben Barrales and Jennifer...

Teens accused in murder of Navajo student (June 10, 2008)

Three teenagers, and their mother, are accused in the murder and cover-up of a Navajo student in New Mexico. Garrett Joe, 22, was found early Friday morning at a skate park in Socorro. He had been stabbed four times and...

Pro-Life Site: Abortion lobby targets Native women (June 10, 2008)

"The American abortion lobby claims to be an equal-opportunity abortion provider, looking out for the needs and wants of all women. Not so. Big Abortion devotes an inordinate amount of attention to Blacks, Hispanics, and Alaska Natives who, in proportion...

Blog: Sen. Clinton's Indian outreach not a failure (June 10, 2008)

"Hillary Clinton made a trip to Kyle on the Pine Ridge, and her husband made four stops on four reservations, including Pine Ridge. And still, Barack Obama won the Native American vote in South Dakota. But that doesn’t mean Clinton’s...

Natives are 3 percent of hate crime victims in Canada (June 10, 2008)

Native people suffered 3 percent of all hate crimes in 2006, Statistics Canada reported on Monday. Of the 502 hate crime cases reported to authorities, 16 targeted Native victims. Half of them were classified as "violent crime" incidents. According to...

Navajo marine shares culture across the world (June 10, 2008)

Aaron Eldridge, a member of the Navajo Nation, is enjoying his service in the U.S. Marines. Eldridge, 20, enlisted right after he finished high school in 2005. He's been stationed in Japan and Thailand, where he is currently assisting...

Tule River Tribe congratulates 155 graduates (June 10, 2008)

The Tule River Tribe of California broke a record this year with 155 graduates. The tribe held a luncheon for its graduates on Monday. There were 30 kindergarten, 25 sixth-grade, 37 eighth-grade, 48 high school and 20 college graduates. The...

First Nation reclaims ancestors from New York museum (June 10, 2008)

Members of the Tseycum First Nation of British Columbia reclaimed 55 ancestors from the American Museum of Natural History on Monday. Chief Vern Jacks and his wife, Cora, led the Canadian delegation to New York City for the ceremony....

Editorial: Pass Kempthorne's national park initiative (June 10, 2008)

"It is only June, but given a summer recess and the fall’s campaigning, the rest of the legislative year could well be wasted, and some good bills left to die, unless Congress starts working harder now. One piece of legislation...

Canada to apologize to Native students on Wednesday (June 10, 2008)

Canada's top political leader will offer a formal apology to former students of Native residential schools on Wednesday. Prime Minister Stephen Harper will deliver the apology before the Parliament. It's part of a $1.9 billion settlement package aimed at compensating...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe buys grocery store (June 10, 2008)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York now owns a grocery store on the reservation. The tribe bought First Americans IGA and 609 acres from a Mohawk family for $13.5 million. The tribe initially planned to close the...

Deaths of three girls still under investigation (June 10, 2008)

Preliminary results from autopsies conduct on three teen girls who died on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming have been termed "inconclusive.' It could take four to six weeks to determine how the girls died, officials said. The FBI, the...

Leader of fake tribe in Utah faces new charges (June 10, 2008)

The leader of a fake tribe in Utah faces new charges of helping a man elude a child sex abuse investigation. Dale Nolen Stevens, 69, claims he is the "chief" of the Wampanoag Nation, Tribe of Grayhead, Wolf Band. Stevens...