City fires director of Indian center in Wichita (July 19, 2006)

The city of Wichita fired the director of the Mid-America All-Indian Center on Tuesday after just two months on the job. Carla Brown was told she no longer "fit" the role of director. She had been in charge of the...

Native American cable station in development (July 19, 2006)

Native journalists and media professionals from the Washington, D.C., area hopes to launch the first Native American cable television station. Native American Television would feature a wide range of programming, said Jay Winter Nightwolf, a Washington radio personality who is...

Opinion: Native people hunted the bison to death (July 19, 2006)

"The other day, in company with some vacationing friends from back East, my wife and I visited the Madison Buffalo Jump State Park outside Logan, Montana, about 20 miles west of here. When we arrived, there were only two other...

Senate panel to consider Virginia recognition bill (July 19, 2006)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is expected take up a bill to recognize six Virginia tribes within the next two weeks, a spokesman for Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) said. The committee held a hearing on S.480 on June 22. Some...

Man faces charges for death of Native RCMP officer (July 19, 2006)

A man from Saskatchewan faces murder and attempted murder charges for the death of a Native Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and the officer's colleague. Const. Robin Cameron, a member of the Beardy's Okemasis First Nation, and Const. Marc...

Lewis and Clark events a big bust for communities (July 19, 2006)

The 200th commemoration of the Lewis and Clark expedition has turned out to be a journey no one wants to take. Events held across the nation have drawn far fewer people than expected. In Great Falls, Montana, the city ended...

World Eskimo-Indian Olympics moves to bigger venue (July 19, 2006)

The 45th annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics kicks off today at a bigger venue in Fairbanks, Alaska. The event is usually held at the Big Dipper Ice Area. Renovations there prompted the move to the larger Carlson Center. Organizers are expecting...

Supreme Court urged not to take Indian tax case (July 19, 2006)

The state of Connecticut is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear an Indian tax case. Jo-Ann Dark Eyes, a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, says she shouldn't have to pay taxes for income she earned between...

Arapaho elders certified to teach language (July 19, 2006)

Elders from the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming will be teaching the Arapaho language to a new generation of students. Seventeen elders received teaching certificates after an eight-week course at the Wind River Tribal College. They focused on teaching skills...

KILI back on air after two months of silence (July 19, 2006)

KILI-FM, the award winning radio station on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is back on the air after two months of silence. KILI went down in April after its tower and transmission line were struck by lightning...

Navajo Nation to march against border town racism (July 19, 2006)

Leaders and members of the Navajo Nation plan to hold memorial marches to draw attention to racial issues in border towns. The dates and locations of the marches haven't been set. But recent incidents -- including the beating of Navajo...

Photos show Navajo opposition to power plant (July 19, 2006)

A new photo exhibit documents Navajo opposition to a power plant on the Navajo Nation. Navajo elders and activists are fighting the tribe's plans to build a power plant near Shiprock, New Mexico. To highlight their cause, photographer Carlan Tapp...

Fire Thunder suspended after being reinstated (July 19, 2006)

Cecilia Fire Thunder is no longer the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Again. Fire Thunder held a press conference on Tuesday to announce that a tribal judge reinstated her. She had been impeached for speaking out...

Water restored on Standing Rock Reservation (July 19, 2006)

Water has been restored to full capacity on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, although a permanent fix is about a month away. The reservation lost about half of its water capacity when one of the pumps at the water treatment...

Pechanga Band elects new member to council (July 19, 2006)

Members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseo Indians elected a new member to the tribal council. The election was held on Saturday. Ken Perez, the head of the tribe's gaming commission, won a two-year term on the council. Six others,...

One of last fluent Wasco speakers dies at 91 (July 19, 2006)

Madeline Brunoe McInturff, one of the last three fluent speakers of the Wasco language, died on July 11. She was 91. McInturff was born on the Warm Springs Reservation in Oregon. She worked for the Indian Health Service before retiring...

BIA rescinds Shakopee land-into-trust decision (July 19, 2006)

The central office of the Bureau of Indian Affairs rescinded a decision to take 750 acres in trust for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota. BIA Director Pat Ragsdale said the Midwest regional office's decision was "premature." He said...

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe fights underage drinking (July 19, 2006)

The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington has started a new program to prevent underage drinking. Tribal officials say more and more teens are being caught drinking on the reservation. "Its a problem everywhere," Chairman Ron Charles told The North...

Ralph Reed loses big in first political campaign (July 19, 2006)

Christian activist Ralph Reed lost the Republican party's nomination for lieutenant governor of Georgia on Tuesday. With 94 percent of the precicnts reporting, Reed conceded the race to state Sen. Casey Cagle. Reed only had 44 percent of the vote,...