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Coquille Tribe recognizes same-sex marriage (August 22, 2008)

The Coquille Tribe of Oregon has passed a law to recognize same-sex marriage. The tribe acted on the request of Kitzen Branting, 25, one of its members. She plans to marry her longtime partner, Jeni Branting, 27, who is...

Mankiller: Obama an advocate for Indian Country (August 22, 2008)

"As a Native woman, it is tough not to feel distrustful of and cynical toward most politicians. But on the crest of this election season, unlike any prior, I feel buoyed. I feel energized, engaged and excited. I feel something...

Response: The South Dakota Indian crime study (August 22, 2008)

"On July 28, distinguished professors Carole Goldberg and Kevin Washburn wrote an opinion piece in Indian Country Today stating, ''It would be a mistake to accept the conclusions of the South Dakota study,'' which is set to be published this...

Column: Canadian police raided 'illegal' potlatch in 1921 (August 22, 2008)

"Chief Bill Wilson is Hemas Kla-Lee-Lee-Kla, a hereditary chief and modern native politician who challenged Phil Fontaine two years ago for the job of national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. So when he called me last week...

Men attacked members of Passamaquoddy Tribe (August 22, 2008)

A court in Maine has ordered five adult men to stay away from five young members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The state accused the men of driving to the Indian Township reservation and threatening five tribal members who range in...

UTTC president to speak at Democratic convention (August 22, 2008)

David Gipp, the president of United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota, will speak at the Democratic National Convention next week. Gipp, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is scheduled to address delegates on Tuesday, August 26, between...

Sen. McCain doesn't know how many homes he owns (August 22, 2008)

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) criticized Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) as being out of touch with the American public after the former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee was unable to recall the number of homes he owns. McCain told...

Interview: Attorney in San Francisco Peaks case (August 22, 2008)

Leslie Thatcher of Truthout interviews Howard Shanker, an attorney and Congressional candidate who represents the Navajo Nation in the San Francisco Peaks case. A full panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the use of reclaimed sewage...

Abramoff associate recently bought $2.2M house (August 22, 2008)

Michael Scanlon agreed to pay up to $19.7 million in restitution for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal but that hasn't stopped him from playing the real estate market in Washington, D.C. Scanlon pleaded guilty nearly three years...