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Health: Why do women live longer than men? (February 17, 2009)

""Did you know that women live longer than men?" I asked my wife. Of course she did -- and not just because, like me, she is a physician. Anybody who...

Secretary Salazar statement on Carl Venne's passing (February 17, 2009)

Today, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the following statement in honor of Crow Tribe Chairman Carl Venne, who died this weekend in Montana: “Chairman Venne’s death is a terrible loss...

EchoHawk critic still concerned about nomination (February 17, 2009)

An early critic of Larry EchoHawk remains concerned about the expected nominee to lead the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Scott Crowell, an attorney from Washington, downplayed a recent Indian Country...

Coeur d'Alene Tribe launches RezKast video site (February 17, 2009)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho recently launched RezKast, a Native version of the popular video-sharing site YouTube. RezKast features videos from about 200 active posters, said Valerie Fast Horse,...

WPR: Hopes run high for Cobell settlement from Obama (February 17, 2009)

"Native American plaintiffs in a lengthy, class-action suit against the federal government say they're excited at the prospect of reaching a settlement with the new Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar. The...

Pember: Tribes and Secretary Salazar share priorities (February 17, 2009)

"National Congress of American Indians president Joe Garcia, of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, demonstrated that Indians are not afraid to reach for high symbolism to get their share of the economic...

Heart illness led to death of Crow chair Carl Venne (February 17, 2009)

Carl Venne, the late chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana, died of natural causes stemming from heart complications, the county coroner said. Venne, 62, died in his sleep early...

Editorial: Recognize Stewart Udall's contributions (February 17, 2009)

"Congress should approve legislation introduced last week to add Stewart L. Udall's name and incorporate his sterling legacy to the Morris K. Udall Foundation. Mo Udall served in Congress...

Cheyenne River teens missing for more than a week (February 17, 2009)

Two teens from the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota have been missing since February 8. Mariah Roundtree, 17, and her boyfriend Jalen Mellette, 16, were last seen at...

South Dakota bill seeks state Indian affairs agency (February 17, 2009)

South Dakota Rep. Ed Iron Cloud III (D) has introduced a bill that could lead to a cabinet-level Department of Native Affairs for the state. Iron Cloud, a member...

Indian student researches campus experiences (February 17, 2009)

A senior at the University of Wyoming is studying the experiences of Indian students at predominantly non-Indian campuses. Amanda LeClair, who is Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho, interviewed five fellow...

Rez dog attack leaves Indian woman hospitalized (February 17, 2009)

An Indian woman was hospitalized after suffering numerous injuries during a dog attack at Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico. Josephine De Vita, who is Lakota and Cheyenne, was bitten...

Geronimo descendant seeks reburial of remains (February 17, 2009)

Note: The announcement is taking place at 1pm at the National Press Club. The great-grandson of Chiricahua Apache leader and warrior Geronimo will be filing a lawsuit in hopes...

Navajo Nation water rights settlement in Congress (February 17, 2009)

A bill to settle the water rights of the Navajo Nation in New Mexico has been introduced in the 111th Congress. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-New Mexico) introduced the settlement...

Residential school commission seeking new members (February 17, 2009)

The Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission is trying to find replacements for all three of its members. Former chairman Harry LaForme, an Ontario appeal court justice and member...

Blackfeet water compact advances in Montana (February 17, 2009)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is a step closer to approval of its water rights compact. A Montana House committee approved the compact on Monday, sending it to the full...

Eastern Cherokees oppose expansion of airport (February 17, 2009)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is "totally opposed" to the expansion of the Macon County Airport in North Carolina, Principal Chief Michell Hicks told The Asheville Citizen-Times. The...

Jodi Rave: Carl Venne a man with 'great vision' (February 17, 2009)

"Chairman Carl Venne had asked his staff to work on Monday, a federal holiday, so the tribe could finalize a multimillion-dollar deal to bring a coal-to-liquids plant to the...