Trial for Aquash murder defendants delayed to 2009 (October 20, 2008)
A federal judge in South Dakota has refused to expedite the trial of two men accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. The U.S. Attorney's Office in South Dakota sought to try John Graham, who is...
Winnebago Yankee apologizes for drunken driving (October 20, 2008)
Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska who plays for the New York Yankees, was arrested on Saturday on a drunken-driving charge. Chamberlain was at home in Nebraska when he was pulled over. He reportedly failed a...
Colville Tribes sue to stop Forest Service auction (October 20, 2008)
The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in Washington filed suit in federal court to stop the U.S. Forest Service from auctioning surplus property. The tribes say they should have been given an option to buy the land first. The...
Todd Palin's grandmother happy to campaign (October 20, 2008)
Lena Andree, Todd Palin's 87-year-old Yup'ik grandmother, is happy to campaign for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R). Andree, a registered Republicans, urged other Yup'ik voters to back Palin during the 2006 election. "I said, 'You know Todd?' All the...
Convicted man wants to join Northern Arapaho suit (October 20, 2008)
A member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming wants to join a lawsuit that seeks to determine the boundaries of the Wind River Reservation. Andrew John Yellowbear Jr was convicted in state court of murdering his 22-month-old daughter in...
Franken campaigns on three reservations (October 20, 2008)
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken campaigned on the Leech Lake, Red Lake and White Earth reservations on Saturday. The well-known humorist told tribal leaders and members that he would seek seats on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and...
Alaska Natives feel neglected by their governor (October 20, 2008)
Alaska Native leaders say Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has neglected their issues even though they make up 15 percent of the state population. Palin deals well with Alaska Native corporations, an executive said, but her relationship with tribes has been...
IHS website provides 'Quality of Care' reports (October 20, 2008)
A new website allows American Indian and Alaska Natives patients to learn more about the quality of care they receive at Indian Health Service facilities. IHS set up Quality of Care as part of Executive Order 13410. The site provides...
Editorial: Preparing for the end of 'Fighting Sioux' (October 20, 2008)
"Funny thing: The revived effort by the state Board of Higher Education to win support for the Fighting Sioux nickname isn’t really about “winning” at all. It’s about losing. Specifically, it’s an effort to let whichever side loses this...
Opinion: An Alaskan apologizes for Gov. Sarah Palin (October 20, 2008)
"I'm sitting on my bearskin chair beside the woodstove, in Kotzebue, Alaska, 50 miles above the Arctic Circle, while outside the ocean begins to freeze over. Inside I have about 49 things piling up to say to you, America. I'm...
Charles Trimble: Twisting history for victimhood (October 20, 2008)
“A people without history is like wind on the buffalo grass.” Those words are attributed, by different writers, to Amos Bad Heart Bull and to Crazy Horse. Whichever the author, the words hold great truth and wisdom. But history itself...
Tim Giago: No longer undecided about the election (October 20, 2008)
It took a lot of pushing, name calling and personal attacks to finally force me from Barack Obama’s bandwagon. That’s right. I will not be casting my vote for Obama and if you believe today’s polls, my vote doesn’t matter....
Jodi Rave: Commemorating the Swan Massacre (October 20, 2008)
"A slight breeze moved through the Swan Valley, shaking the quaking aspen leaves like a thousand tambourines as heavy black moss hung from golden branches of tamarack, silent sentinels to a massacre site where a solemn group gathered Saturday...
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