McCain and Obama deliver video messages to NCAI (October 22, 2008)
Sen. Barack Obama at National Congress of American Indians 65th annual convention. Phoenix, Arizona. October 21, 2008. With just two weeks before the November 4 presidential election, John McCain and Barack Obama made an appeal to Indian voters on...
Danny Lopez, Tohono O'odham elder, dies at 71 (October 22, 2008)
Danny Lopez, a teacher, singer and storyteller from the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona, died on Tuesday. He was 71. Lopez spent his adult life passing on tribal culture to younger generations. He taught the Tohono O'odham language, songs...
Census Bureau adopts first Indian policy (October 22, 2008)
The U.S. Census Bureau signed its first American Indian and Alaska Native policy during the National Congress of American Indians convention in Phoenix, Arizona, on Tuesday. The policy seeks to ensure American Indians and Alaska Natives are adequately counted in...
Village 'ticked off' with Gov. Palin over mine (October 22, 2008)
When she was campaigning for governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin said she opposed plans for a huge mine near Ekwok, a Yup'ik village. “I am a commercial fisherman; my daughter’s name is Bristol,” she said, referring to Bristol Bay, where...
KNBA to broadcast Alaska Federation of Natives (October 22, 2008)
Can't attend the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Anchorage? Tune into KNBA for complete coverage of this year's event. The convention starts Thursday and runs through Saturday. Attendees are scheduled to hear from Gov. Sarah Palin (R), Sen. Lisa...
Northern Cheyenne man denies murdering daughter (October 22, 2008)
A man from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana pleaded not guilty in connection with the death of his six-year-old daughter. Adrian Gary Goodbear, 33 is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Lyrik Stashia Anrita Goodbear. He...
Opinion: Money not the only problem at IHS (October 22, 2008)
"I applaud Sen. Max Baucus' recent directive to Inspector General Daniel Levinson to complete an investigation of the Indian Health Service. Many of us in Montana have known about the serious problems with the IHS long before recent headlines highlighting...
Ousted Mille Lacs leader to run for office again (October 22, 2008)
Melanie Benjamin hopes to regain her job as chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe of Minnesota. Benjamin was removed from her post after allegations of misusing tribal funds. She denies the charges and plans to file...
Coquille man wants vote on same-sex marriage (October 22, 2008)
The Coquille Tribe of Oregon is facing a challenge to its same-sex marriage law. The tribal council held several meetings on the issue before voting 4-2 to recognize same-sex marriages. The law is believed to be the first of its...
Deron Marquez: McCain's actions matter more (October 22, 2008)
"As Nov. 4 approaches, I find myself reading blogs and op-ed pieces from various tribal corners, mostly supporting the Democratic ticket in the race for the White House. I was surprised to note that there are few public statements being...
Ottawa Tribe reaches free tuition agreement (October 22, 2008)
Members of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma will get free tuition, room and board at Ottawa University in Kansas under an agreement finalized last week. The tribe gave 20,000 acres for the school nearly 150 years ago. In return,...
Citizen Potawatomi Nation opens California office (October 22, 2008)
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma has opened a regional office in southern California. The office is located in San Marcos, about 35 miles north of San Diego. It will provide services to about 4,000 Potawatomi who in Southern California...
Chemehuevi Tribe buys land in Lake Havasu City (October 22, 2008)
The Chemehuevi Tribe is purchasing two parcels of land in Lake Havasu City, Arizona, Today's News-Herald reports. The tribe is buying a dock and approximately 1/16 of an acre that is home to three businesses. The deal includes one...
Interior to read 200,000 comments in 32 hours (October 22, 2008)
Eager to implement changes to Endangered Species Act regulations before the end of the Bush administration, the Interior Department has sent a team of 15 to Washington, D.C., to review 200,000 public comments in just 32 hours. Interior Secretary Dirk...
San Manuel Band donates $1M to Havasupai Tribe (October 22, 2008)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California is donating $1 million to the Havasupai Tribe of Arizona, whose economy has been wrecked by a flood in the Grand Canyon. The donation will be presented to the Havasupais on...
Opinion: Chamberlain's arrest brings out racism (October 22, 2008)
"Everyone makes mistakes. Even superstars such as New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain, 23, later apologized for being pulled over by police for driving under the influence. But is apologizing enough? To the most of us, yes. But not...
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