Santa Fe Indian Market celebrates 85 years (August 18, 2006)

Upwards of 80,000 people are expected to attend the 85th annual Santa Fe Indian Market in New Mexico this weekend. Established in 1922, the event is the largest Indian arts and crafts market in the world. Nearly 1,000 Native artists...

Federal Register: Nominations for NAGPRA panel (August 18, 2006)

The National Park Service is soliciting nominations for two members of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee, according to a Federal Register notice published on Thursday. One member will be selected from nominations made by tribes, Native...

Opinion: Don't use sacred Bear Butte as biker bar (August 18, 2006)

" Bikers and developers need to take a hard look at the damage wrought by their merrymaking near sacred places. Last week, the 66th annual Sturgis Bike Rally in South Dakota drew thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts. But it is also...

Commentary: Long battle to repatriate ancestors (August 18, 2006)

"There are unclaimed bodies of ancient elders in the basement of the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The story of their journey to that place includes desecration, disappearance, murder, mayhem, and attempts to do right. It is a story that...

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe seeks help with many issues (August 18, 2006)

Financial, law enforcement and other problems have prompted the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota to seek help from the state's Congressional delegation. The Bureau of Indian Affairs recently shut down the jail on the reservation and cut back...

Editorial: No Bigfoot on Pine Ridge Reservation (August 18, 2006)

" The Good: Do a Google search for "Bigfoot" and you turn up 10.5 million hits, not all of them related to the large, hairy, ape-like creature that purportedly roams the North American continent, always sighted but never photographed, at...

Editorial: More help for Native small businesses (August 18, 2006)

"Creating jobs and stimulating economic growth is not optional. It is necessary for the survival of Indian Country and its people. That's why legislation such as Sen. Tim Johnson's National American Small Business Development Act is critical. This legislation, which...

Navajo man brings ministry to the airwaves (August 18, 2006)

Rev. Raymond Perry, a member of the Navajo Nation, is bringing his ministry to the airwaves in hopes of reaching more Native Americans. Perry's Creator Connection Ministries will air his ministry on Christian Broadcasting Communications. With his broadcast twice a...

Deal reportedly near on Hopi-Navajo dispute (August 18, 2006)

The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation are reportedly close to agreement on a compact that would resolve outstanding issues of their long-running land dispute. The compact would lift the so-called Bennett Freeze that has prevented improvements on certain lands...

Morongo softball team wins gold at Native games (August 18, 2006)

A team of women softball players from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians won the gold at the 2006 North American Indigenous Games. The Morongo Women's Fastpitch Team has been winning local tournaments for years. Branding themselves as Team California,...

Woman reconstructs ties to Duwamish Tribe (August 18, 2006)

A Washington woman who grew up hearing about an Indian great-grandmother has found out that the stories are true. Kathie Zetterberg was told that her great-grandmother was the daughter of a Duwamish chief and one of Seattle's most prominent non-Indian...

Seminole Tribe displays rare portrait of chief (August 18, 2006)

A rare portrait of Seminole Chief Micanopy is going on display today at the Seminole Tribe's museum. Micanopy led the tribe during the 2nd Seminole war. After seven years of battles against American troops, he was captured and sent...

Agents from IRS raid reservation smoke shop (August 18, 2006)

Agents from the Internal Revenue Service raided a smoke shop owned by a member of the Yakama Nation of Washington. The agents were with the criminal investigation division, The Yakima Herald Republic reported. They shut down the Lil' Brown...

Costly dinner forces First Nation to shut down (August 18, 2006)

The Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation of British Columbia had to close its office, suspend services and lay off most of its employees after spending $60,000 on an elders' dinner. The tribe co-hosted the event in July with two other First Nations....

Editorial: Refreshing deal with Yakama Nation (August 18, 2006)

"With the Yakama Nation wanting to protect migrating salmon, and the Grant County Public Utility District seeking to continue using two Columbia River dams to generate power, there might have been little hope for these two apparent adversaries reaching agreement....

Tohono O'odham Nation seeks money for border (August 18, 2006)

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is seeking federal funds to deal with problems associated with living on the United States-Mexico border. The tribe spends more than $3 million of its own money dealing with crime, traffic, trash, health and...

Former Bush official seeks new trial over Abramoff (August 18, 2006)

A federal judge will hold a hearing next Thursday on a motion filed for a new trial filed by David Safavian, a former Bush administration official who was convicted for lying about his ties to Jack Abramoff. Safavian says the...

George Leach and Navajo comedians at NMAI (August 18, 2006)

George Leach, an award-winning rock artist from Canada, and the Navajo comedy duo of Ernie and James appear at the National Museum of the American Indian on Saturday. Leach is from the Staatlimx First Nation in British Columbia. He...

Editorial: Justice for Indian account holders (August 18, 2006)

"Justice for thousands of Native Americans is teetering in the balance this month. Congress is close to a landmark settlement, legislation introduced by Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that would resolve the federal government's massive mismanagement of royalties collected on tribal...