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Gipp addresses Indian issues at Democratic convention (August 27, 2008)

Reporting and photos by Lise King, The Native Voice. Pick up the paper edition of The Native Voice for more exclusive reports from the Democratic National Convention. The second day of the Democratic National Convention was just ramping up...

Oklahoma tribes celebrate milestone at museum (August 27, 2008)

Oklahoma tribes celebrated a milestone in the construction of the American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City. The Central Promontory Mound, inspired by historic Indian mounds, welcomes visitors to the facility. The 90-foot-high was built in about...

Yavapai-Apache Nation helps Havasuapai Tribe (August 27, 2008)

The Yavapai-Apache Nation has donated $15,000 to the Havasupai Tribe, whose economy was hard hit by flooding in the Grand Canyon. Yavapai-Apache leaders visited the Havasupai Reservation on August 21 to see the damage from the flood. Along with the...

Pueblo set to purchase federal property for $3.1M (August 27, 2008)

The U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with a deal to allow San Ildefonso Pueblo to reclaim 7,120 acres of ancestral property in New Mexico. The tribe will buy the land in the Santa Fe National Forest for $3.1 million....

Pueblo leader's home raided in smokeshop probe (August 27, 2008)

Federal agents raided the home of a Pueblo leader on Tuesday as part of an investigation into untaxed cigarettes. Paul Rainbird, the lieutenant governor at San Ildefonso Pueblo, operates the Silver Cloud Smokeshop. He buys wholesale cigarettes from Costco and...

First Nation sues Canada over infrastructure (August 27, 2008)

The Erminskin Cree Nation of Alberta is suing the Canadian government over conditions on the reserve. The lawsuit says the government has failed to live up to Treaty 6. The 1877 agreement promised signatories a "medicine chest," the band says....

Residents worried about Native inmate escape (August 27, 2008)

Residents of a small town in Saskatchewan are worried that Native inmates who escaped from prison might return. Two of the Native fugitives from the Regina Correctional Centre are charged in connection with a home invasion and double murder...

Acting surgeon general heads to Navajo Nation (August 27, 2008)

Acting Surgeon General Dr. Steven Gaison is visiting the Navajo Nation today. Gaison will attend the opening of a wellness center at the Tse' Bit' Ai Middle School in Shiprock, New Mexico. While on the reservation, Gaison will meet with...

Racing group won't hold events on Soboba Reservation (August 27, 2008)

The National Sand Drag Association has ended a business relationship with the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians of California over concerns about safety on the reservation. The group leased land from the tribe for events on the reservation and had...

Blog: Tribes knew what they got with Abramoff (August 27, 2008)

"A caucus of American Indian political leaders in Denver is considering a resolution that ties convicted Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff to Republican presidential candidate John McCain — through the person of Ralph Reed. Here’s the problem. Basically, the Senate Indian...

Kickapoo Tribe seeks emergency health funds (August 27, 2008)

A month after declaring an emergency, the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas hasn't heard back from the Indian Health Service. The tribe needs $150,000 to keep the Kickapoo Nation Health Center running until the end of the current fiscal year. The...

Banished Snoqualmie members in federal court (August 27, 2008)

A federal judge in Washington heard arguments on Tuesday over the banishment of nine members of the Snoqualmie Tribe. The banished members said tribe violated the Indian Civil Right Act by ousting them without due process. They said federal...

California tribes a presence at Democratic convention (August 27, 2008)

California tribes are making their presence known at the Democratic National Convention this week. Robert Martin, the chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, is a delegate for Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York). He said the party is seeking...

Ricey Wild: Indian ancestors poop on archaeology (August 27, 2008)

"Now, I don’t usually dwell on the subject of pooping because to me it’s a matter of ‘so what, everybody does it’. Of course, I have giggled about stories of what my people call a “boogit” or more crassly,...

Mike Graham: Sen. Obama fails on Indian issues (August 27, 2008)

"Native Americans Against Obama came about for two good reasons. The first reason covers Obama's total lack of knowledge concerning world issues as to how an American president should respond to a global issue. The second reason covers Obama...

Third man indicted in 1975 murder of Aquash (August 27, 2008)

A third man has been charged in connection with the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Vine Richard Marshall, also known as Dick Marshall, was charged with aiding and abetting the first-degree murder of Aquash....

Narragansett man appeals verdict in raid case (August 27, 2008)

A member of the Narragansett Tribe is asking the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals to hear his excessive force case against a Rhode Island state trooper. Adam Jennings was at the tribe's smokeshop when it was raided by the state...

Judge rejects Schaghticoke bid for recognition (August 27, 2008)

A federal judge in Connecticut says the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation doesn't qualify for federal recognition. Judge Peter C. Dorsey rejected the tribe's claims that politics influenced the Bush administration's reversal of the tribe's status. He said the Bureau of Indian...

Alaska Native woman won't face Rep. Young (August 27, 2008)

Diane Benson, a Tlingit woman, lost the Democratic nomination for Alaska's sole Congressional seat on Tuesday. Benson, who drew attention on the campaign trail after speaking about overcoming sexual assaults, came in second to Ethan Berkowitz. "I'll be looking for...

Sen. Stevens wins Alaska Republican primary (August 27, 2008)

A federal indictment didn't stop Republican voters in Alaska from supporting Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on Tuesday. Stevens, who faces seven charges of making false statements, won his party's primary with 91 percent of the vote. Two others ran...

Yellow Bird: Veterans Memorial Wall an inspiration (August 27, 2008)

"I’ve always written sparingly about war — whether it be today’s Middle East conflicts or the seemingly endless past war in Vietnam — because most of the time, I see most wars as being not only senseless, but also...