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Campbell to lobby GOP for Native Hawaiians (June 30, 2008)

Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) will lobby Senate Republicans on S.310, a bill to extend the policy of self-determination to Native Hawaiians. Campbell, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, was hired by the Office of Hawaiian...

Longest Walk 2 moves closer to final destination (June 30, 2008)

Participants in the Longest Walk 2 are nearing their final destination: Washington, D.C. American Indian Movement activist Dennis Banks, 75, is leading the walk, which began on February 11 on Alcatraz Island in California. It's due to arrive in the...

Native teen reported missing on Hopi Reservation (June 30, 2008)

A 19-year-old Native male went missing on the Hopi Reservation over a week ago. Darion “Ootie” Nevayakewa was visiting his father on the reservation when he failed to return home after a powwow on June 19. A search of...

Penobscot Nation holds first annual powwow (June 30, 2008)

The Penobscot Nation of Maine held its first annual powwow over the weekend. The powwow wrapped up the Wabanaki Confederacy, a meeting of Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac, Maliseet, Abenaki and other tribes in the U.S. and Canada. The tribes supported...

Blackfeet Nation voters oust council incumbents (June 30, 2008)

Members of the Blackfeet Nationof Montana ousted all four tribal council incumbents who were up for election this year. Longtime chairman Earl Old Person and incumbent council member Edwin "Sooney" Little Plume lost overwhelmingly in the tribe's general election on...

Gathering promotes spiritual unity at Bear Butte (June 30, 2008)

A reported 150 people met at sacred Bear Butte in South Dakota for the Spiritual Unity of Tribes Gathering of Eagles over the weekend. The gathering started 19 years ago in Canada. It has been held in the Black Hills,...

Teen charged with murder of 9-year-old Native boy (June 30, 2008)

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of a 9-year-old boy on the Little Grand Rapids First Nation in Manitoba. Tristan Charlton Dunsford was found dead on Friday night. His father said he...

Colville Tribes reach agreement over inmate visits (June 30, 2008)

The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation reached an agreement with the state of Washington over funeral visits by tribal members who are inmates in the state prison system. The agreement is said to be the first of its kind....

Mashpee Wampanoags to appeal over shunning (June 30, 2008)

Four shunned members of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts plan to appeal the dismissal of their lawsuit. The four members aren't allowed to participate in tribal activities for seven years. They say they are being punished for criticizing...

California tribes adopt non-smoking policies (June 30, 2008)

Two California tribes have adopted policies against smoking in public places. The Yurok Tribe bans smoking within 25 feet of doorways, entry ways, and windows of tribal buildings. The Wiyot Tribe bans smoking in playground, picnic areas, sports, areas, and...

Oneida Nation agrees to purchase golf course (June 30, 2008)

Members of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin agreed to the tribe's purchase of a golf course that is in bankruptcy proceedings. The purchase of the 320-acre, 36-hole Thornberry Creek Golf Course will increase the tribe's holdings in the village of...

Makah chair denies knowledge of rogue whale hunt (June 30, 2008)

The Makah Nation of Washington didn't know that five tribal members were planning an illegal whale hunt, Chairman Micah McCarty said. McCarty said court documents that suggest the tribal council knew about the September 8, 2007, hunt are incorrect. McCarty...

MinnPost.Com: Drug dealing on Red Lake Nation (June 30, 2008)

"On June 16, seven members of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians appeared before U.S. District Court Judge James Rosenbaum in Minneapolis, where they had come to plead guilty in connection with the biggest cocaine bust in the...

Supreme Court upholds Native fishery in Canada (June 30, 2008)

A Native-only fishery in British Columbia does not violate the constitution, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans set up the fishery on the Fraser River for the Musqueam, Burrard and Tsawwassen First...

BIA questions San Pasqual Band disenrollment (June 30, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is asserting authority over a membership dispute within the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians of California. The tribe is moving to disenroll about 50 people, claiming they are not Indian. Some people have been...

Rosalie Little Thunder introduces her blog (June 30, 2008)

Rosalie Little Thunder, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and chair of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development, will be writing a blog for The Rapid City Journal. As a longtime activist, Little Thunder...

WaPo Magazine: Russell Means and Lakotah Republic (June 30, 2008)

Washington Post Magazine contributor Bill Donahue will discuss and answer questions about his story at noon ET today. "The voice was booming and imperious as it came out of the bathroom, wafting over the blandly hip decor of the...