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Golfer Notah Begay back on the tournament circuit (July 3, 2008)

Navajo/Pueblo golfer Notah Begay III is competing in the AT&T National at Congressional this week, his fourth PGA tournament of the year. Begay hasn't won a PGA title in eight years but is making yet another comeback after being...

Hoopa Valley Tribe declares emergency over fires (July 3, 2008)

The Hoopa Valley Tribe declared a state of emergency on Tuesday due to smoke from fires in northern California. The tribe has relocated about 36 families as a result of the dense smoke. People are being urged to stay indoors...

Death of juvenile reported on Omaha Reservation (July 3, 2008)

The FBI is investigating the death of a juvenile on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska. The FBI said the juvenile was killed sometime before 2am on Wednesday morning. An 18 year-old was injured and another juvenile is in custody in...

Opinion: Treatment of Native people a disgrace (July 3, 2008)

"As America prepares to celebrates its’ 232nd birthday, it might be appropriate to remember other Americans who have neither the means nor the desire to celebrate. Many Native Americans today live in communities with alarming high levels of poverty, unemployment,...

Sen. Brownback hopeful for U.S. apology this year (July 3, 2008)

Time is running out but Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) is hopeful that Congress will pass a resolution to apologize to Native peoples this year. Brownback first introduced the resolution in 2004. It passed the Senate earlier this year as part...

Native teen from Manitoba missing for two weeks (July 3, 2008)

The search continues for a Native teen from Manitoba who has been missing for two weeks. Jennifer Leigh Catcheway, 18, was last heard from on June 19, her birthday. She was on the Dakota Tipi First Nation at the...

Remote tribe in Amazon teams up with Google (July 3, 2008)

A remote tribe in the Amazon is using Google technology to protect its land from illegal miners and loggers. The Surui Tribe is using video cameras, GPS devices and the Internet to track encroachments on their 600,000-acre reservation. The...

Opinion: New France treated Natives with respect (July 3, 2008)

"In Canada, today, another ceremony will mark the 400th anniversary of Quebec City, the first permanent settlement in New France. The ancient city has organized a party that John Adams could not have imagined, with months of festivities, fireworks and...

Sault Ste. Marie Tribe welcomes new chairman (July 3, 2008)

Joe McCoy was sworn in as chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Michigan on Wednesday. McCoy defeated incumbent Aaron Payment by a vote of 3,853 to 3,495. McCoy will serve four years in his term....

Rosebud Sioux Tribe wraps up summit on suicides (July 3, 2008)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota wrapped up a summit on youth suicide on Wednesday. The tribe's Suicide Prevention Task Force released a 20-point action plan to address the crisis. It cites the need for youth training, cultural preservation...

Crew returns home after firefighter's death (July 3, 2008)

A firefighting crew from the Blackfeet Nation returned home to Montana on Wednesday with one of their fallen comrades. Michael MacDonald, 26, was the first member of the Chief Mountain Hot Shots to die in the line of duty....

Tohono O'odham celebrate saguaro harvest (July 3, 2008)

Regina Siquieros, a member of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona, marked the start of the tribe's annual saguaro harvest on Saturday. Siquieros led the Ha:san Bak Saguaro Harvest Celebration at Colossal Cave Mountain Park. She said the ceremony is...

Blackfeet Nation turns old bingo hall into skate park (July 3, 2008)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana has found a new use for an old bingo hall. The tribe converted the building into a skate park that also offers games, Internet access, concerts and community activities. More than 100 kids have...

Soboba Band to sign law enforcement agreement (July 3, 2008)

The Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians has reached a law enforcement-related agreement with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. The agreement, which is being called a mediation agreement, will be signed on Monday. Details will be announced then. The reservation was...

San Diego Reader: Unlawful entry on reservations (July 3, 2008)

"In February 2007, the Barona Band of Mission Indians sponsored state legislation entitled Unlawful Entry: Tribal Land. San Diego County’s board of supervisors, as well as Sheriff Bill Kolender and District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, signed on to the California State...

Tulalip Tribes 'Boom City' open for fireworks business (July 3, 2008)

Just in time for fireworks season, the Tulalip Tribes "Boom City" is open for business in Washington. Tribal members are allowed to sell fireworks for four weeks every year. This year, 154 booths have been set up in Boom City....

Media supports rehearing in Arapaho eagle case (July 3, 2008)

The Wyoming Press Association and the Colorado Press Association have asked the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear the eagle conviction case of a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming. The press groups say US v. Friday...