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Tim Giago: Apache journalist opens doors in media (January 15, 2007)

Mary Kim Titla is a slender and attractive member of the San Carlos Apache Nation and she remembers how hard it was to break into the mainstream media. When she finally made the breakthrough she soon realized how much Native...

Imogene Bowen, Upper Skagit elder, dies at 71 (January 15, 2007)

Imogene Bowen, an elder of the Upper Skagit Tribe of Washington who fought for voting rights, racial harmony and environmental justice, died from cancer on January 5. She was 71. At the age of 10, Bowen was taken from...

Narragansett smokeshop case delayed a week (January 15, 2007)

Arraignments for seven members of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island who were arrested for operating a smokeshop on the reservation have been delayed a week. State police raided the reservation on July 14, 2003, and shut down the smokeshop....

Ouster of Cherokee Freedmen an issue in California (January 15, 2007)

Members of the Cherokee Nation who live in California are concerned about an upcoming vote that would deny citizenship to African descendants. The potential ouster of the Freedmen was an issue as Cherokees met in Orange County, California, on...

Indian mascots in Montana ruled discriminatory (January 15, 2007)

The use of Indians as mascots is discriminatory, the Montana Human Rights Bureau ruled last month. The Ronan School District on the Flathead Reservation uses "Chiefs" and "Maidens" as its mascots. Francine Dupuis, a member of the Confederated Salish and...

Nez Perce Tribe resumes bison hunt in Montana (January 15, 2007)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho resumed its bison hunt on treaty lands in Montana, adding elk and other wildlife to the list. Tribal members took six bison last winter, the first time the tribe exercised its treaty rights in...

Opinion: Tobacco taxes on New York reservations (January 15, 2007)

"Twelve years ago, the United States Supreme Court ruled that New York could legally tax Indian retailers on their cigarette sales to non-Indians, and the Legislature enacted a law, which took effect last March, requiring just that. But the executive...

Review: Everything you wanted to know about Abramoff (January 15, 2007)

"Like the spot on Lady Macbeth’s hand, the Jack Abramoff scandal can’t be washed away. Abramoff was sentenced to five years and 10 months on fraud charges, former Representative Bob Ney is scheduled to begin his two-year-plus prison term, former...

Water issues temporarily shut Indian museum in DC (January 15, 2007)

The National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., was temporarily closed this weekend due to water maintenance issues. DC workers failed to some scheduled repairs before Saturday morning. So the NMAI and the National Air and Space Museum...

Mark Trahant: Women finally take their place (January 15, 2007)

"We had a first in Washington last week, the swearing in of one new state senator, Claudia Kauffman from Kent. She's the first Native American woman to be elected to that body. The "why" of that being a first is...

Yellow Bird: Tribes can help Indian doctors program (January 15, 2007)

"Tribal casinos earn reputations as "cash cows." These businesses, however, also are thought to bring in a seedier element, including addictions. Most tribes have accepted these "cows" with all their diseases because of the promise of jobs and profit...