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Fort Peck woman charged with New Year's Eve murder (January 3, 2007)

A woman from the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana faces a murder charge for a stabbing death on New Year's Eve. Stanette Crowe, 20, was arrested by Fort Peck tribal police. She is accused of stabbing her live-in partner, Donald...

New Mexico Pueblos welcome new slate of leaders (January 3, 2007)

A new year usually means a new slate of leaders at the 19 Pueblos in New Mexico. In most pueblos, the leaders are chosen by tribal elders. The terms can last for one, two or four years. Several pueblos choose...

Study cites economic impact of Oklahoma tribes (January 3, 2007)

A new study from an Oklahoma State University professor says tribes have created more jobs in the Shawnee area. Tribes have contributed to jobs in the arts, entertainment, recreation, food service and hotel-motel services, according to the 2007 Economic Outlook...

BIA teacher accused of sexual assault on minor (January 3, 2007)

A Bureau of Indian Affairs teacher at a school on the Navajo Nation has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault of a minor. Michael Begay, a coach and physical fitness instructor at Dilkon Community School in Arizona, allegedky went to...

Montana tribe hopes for new bison agreement (January 3, 2007)

The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes hope to negotiate a new agreement to share management of the National Bison Range in Montana. The tribes were handling some functions at the rage under an annual funding agreement. But the Interior Department...

Navajo Nation still working on rights-of-way deal (January 3, 2007)

The Navajo Nation is still negotiating a rights-of-way agreement with an energy company in a dispute that led to an unusual Congressional study. The tribe was paid $29 million over 20 years so that El Paso Corp. could run 900...

Death on Pascua Yaqui Reservation a homicide (January 3, 2007)

The death of the brother of chairwoman of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona is being treated as a homicide. Gabriel Frias, 32, was shot and killed on New Year's Day. The FBI hasn't released much information about the incident...

Tohono O'odham Nation increases tobacco tax (January 3, 2007)

Citing a need to increase revenues and provide governmental services, the Tohono O'odham Nation has joined the state of Arizona in raising tobacco taxes. State voters approved an 82-cent increase on a pack of cigarettes last November. Although the tax...

Man charged with slaying of Native woman (January 3, 2007)

A Canadian man was charged with the murder of Rachel Quinney, a 19-year-old Native woman who was working on the streets as a prostitute. Quinney was from the Frog Lake First Nation, a Cree community in Alberta. After moving...

Election to oust Cherokee Freedmen delayed (January 3, 2007)

An election to deny tribal citizenship to the Cherokee Freedmen has been delayed a third time. Last March, the tribe's top court said the Freedmen were entitled to citizenzhip under the Cherokee constitution. But Chief Chad Smith and others believe...

Former Sac and Fox leader eyes Hall of Fame slot (January 3, 2007)

Dora Young, the first woman to win election to lead an Oklahoma tribe, says she should be inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Young was elected chairwoman of the Sac and Fox Nation in 1973. She preceded Wilma...

US Attorney: Critic hides contempt for tribes (January 3, 2007)

The following was submitted by Troy Eid, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado, in response to an opinion by Phillip T. Doe that was published in the The Denver Rocky Mountain News. Doe is chair of the Citizens...