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Data shows no disparity in police stops in Montana (September 1, 2008)

Native Americans in Montana don't appear to be stopped by police in Great Falls and Havre at abnormal rates, according to data mandated by a new state law. Of traffic stops during the last three months of 2007, 6 percent...

Jodi Rave: BIA finally fully connected to Internet (September 1, 2008)

"Howard Bemer didn't think he'd survive life without e-mail after a federal judge disconnected the Bureau of Indian Affairs from the Internet. “I thought it was like the end of the world,” said Bemer, now superintendent of the BIA's Fort...

Charles Trimble: On the last Indian war with Giago (September 1, 2008)

My friend Sam Deloria mentioned that, from what he’s been reading, he is led to believe that the last of the Indian Wars is between me and Tim Giago. He asked jokingly if it is true that I have held...

San Manuel Band donates $145K to Democrats (September 1, 2008)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has donated $162,200 to politicians in California this year, The San Bernardino Sun reports. Most of the money went to Democrats. The tribe donated $145,000 to the California Democratic Party and $9,700 to...

Gila River Tribe plans for a healthier future (September 1, 2008)

The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona believes a water rights settlement will return the tribe to a healthier way of life. Long before the arrival of Europeans, the tribe cultivated crops using a complex system of irrigation canals....

Tribes want to speak at Abramoff sentencing (September 1, 2008)

Representatives of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana want to speak at the sentencing of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff this Thursday. Abramoff admitted that he defrauded the tribes out of millions of dollars. He...

McCain picks Alaska governor for running mate (September 1, 2008)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) surprised the nation by announcing little-known Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) as his running mate on Friday. Palin is under investigation in Alaska for her abrupt firing of Walt Monegan, the state's first Alaska Native public...

Choctaw man heads to Republican convention (September 1, 2008)

Bobby Cleveland, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is a delegate to the Republican National Convention. Cleveland is the only Native American in Oklahoma's delegation. "This is my first national convention, and I don't know just what to...

Editorial: Democrats support Native Hawaiians (September 1, 2008)

"Endorsement of Sen. Daniel Akaka's Hawaiian sovereignty bill in the Democratic Party's platform is a nudge could be vital in the next Congress, but only if Sen. Barack Obama is elected in November. Sen. John McCain has stated he is...

Tim Giago: Moving from victimhood to victors (September 1, 2008)

Thirty years ago I wrote a book about the damage Indian boarding schools have done emotionally and spiritually to the Indian people. To one Native American writer this makes me a prisoner bound up in the chains of “victimhood.” Charles...

Yellow Bird: Committing to a lifetime of sobriety (September 1, 2008)

"When I was a young mother and lived in Oregon, I met many leaders in the Washington and Oregon areas. I was surprised to find that some of the strongest leaders had been alcoholic at one time but now...