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Skull Valley Goshute Tribe defends nuclear project (January 30, 2007)

The Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah and its partners continue to fight for the chance to build a nuclear waste facility on the reservation. The tribe and d Private Fuel Storage, a consortium of private energy companies, won approval...

Code Talker monument in Arizona excludes Hopis (January 30, 2007)

An Arizona Senate Committee rejected a proposal to include Hopis and other Native Americans in a Code Talker monument planned for Phoenix. Philip Quochytewa, a Hopi tribal council member and a Vietnam veteran, asked lawmakers not to overlook the contributions...

Chickasaw Nation tackles youth substance abuse (January 30, 2007)

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma has started a program to address drug and alcohol abuse among young tribal members. The nine-week program seeks to educate youth about the dangers of substance abuse. Students under the age of 18 are referred...

Northern Cheyenne students clown around in class (January 30, 2007)

About 30 students on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana got a lesson in clowning around from actor Tim Marrone. The third- through sixth-graders at the Northern Cheyenne Tribal School learned how to juggle and learned other comic stunts....

Investigation into stabbing death of Blackfeet man (January 30, 2007)

The FBI and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are investigating the stabbing of a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. Zachary Jarvis was stabbed at a home on Sunday evening. He was declared dead at the Indian Health Clinic...

Oneida Nation students back to school after closure (January 30, 2007)

High school students on the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin returned to class on Monday, a week after the school was shut down amid concerns over inappropriate behavior. The school board and the tribal council closed the high school after...

Garcia sworn in as leader of All Indian Pueblos Council (January 30, 2007)

Joe Garcia, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, was sworn in as chairman of the ll Indian Pueblo Council on Monday. Garcia, the former governor of Ohkay Owingeh, was elected chairman last month. AIPC represents all...

Jodi Rave: Montana family preserves beading (January 30, 2007)

"If it exists, or can be imagined, it can be beaded. So says Salish beader Karen Kapi. A man once challenged her: I know something you can’t bead. A naked lady. A few days later, Karen presented him with...

Body of Pueblo marine killed in Iraq returns home (January 30, 2007)

The body of Marine Lance Cpl. Emilian Sanchez, a Santa Ana/Sandia Pueblo man who was killed in Iraq, returned home to New Mexico on Monday. Sanchez, 20, was in Iraq less than two months. He was killed January 21...

Column: Navajo lawmaker leaves big shoes to fill (January 30, 2007)

"The familiar brown, white and gray Navajo blanket is still draped over the brown leather chair in the middle of the second row of the Senate chambers, as it has been for years. But the chair itself has remained...

No charges over threat to Indian student in Illinois (January 30, 2007)

No charges will be filed against two University of Illinois students who posted online threats against an Indian student who is fighting the school's "Chief Illiniwek" mascot. The students made their remarks on Facebook, a social networking site. They...

Family sues police over Native teen's shooting death (January 30, 2007)

The family of Matthew Dumas filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the police department in Winnipeg over the fatal shooting of the Metis teenager. Dumas, 18, was killed in January 2005. He was being chased by two police officers,...

Shelter for young Native women faces closure (January 30, 2007)

A shelter in Vancouver, British Columbia, that helps Native girls and young women get off the streets faces closure due to the loss of government funds. The Young Wolves Lodge will run out of money at the end of March....

Native language push in Bolivia stirs controversy (January 30, 2007)

A government-led push to promote Native languages has stirred controversy among non-Natives in Bolivia. President Evo Morales, the first Indian to lead the country, started the program by requiring government employees to undergo indigenous language training. But when he...

Tax breaks for Navajo power plant tabled for now (January 30, 2007)

A bill to provide tax breaks for a power plant on the Navajo Nation was tabled by a New Mexico House committee on Monday. Elouise Brown of the Dooda Desert Rock Committee, a Navajo group that oppose the power plant,...

Authorities warn against cockfighting on Indian land (January 30, 2007)

Cockfighting is illegal everywhere in Oklahoma, even on Indian land, state and federal authorities say. Last year, more than 75 people were arrested for taking part in a cockfighting operation on Indian land in southwest Oklahoma. Most of them...

9th Circuit saves salmon center from Republican rider (January 30, 2007)

In a unanimous decision last week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said an appropriations rider inserted by a Republican senator cannot be used to kill funding for a federal center that keeps track of salmon in the Columbia River....

Campbell: Tribes 'sidetracked' by Abramoff scandal (January 30, 2007)

Indian issues got "sidetracked" by the Jack Abramoff scandal, former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) said last week. Campbell spoke at a Capitol Hill breakfast sponsored by the National Congress of American Indians and The Hill newspaper. "As you know,...