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Montana Republican lashes out at Indian Democrats (February 9, 2007)

A Montana Republican who was rebuked for referring to an Indian lawmaker as "chief" attacked the INDN's List, a Democratic group, for calling attention to the controversy. INDN's List recently sent an e-mail to supporters about Rep. Ed Butcher's...

FBI still investigating missing Red Lake brothers (February 9, 2007)

The FBI continues to investigate the suspicious disappearance of two young brothers from the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota, the new special agent for the Minneapolis office said. Avery Stately, 2, and his brother, Tristan White, 4, went missing...

Statistics play big role in Indian voting rights case (February 9, 2007)

Statistics play a big role in a trial that will determine whether Fremont County in Wyoming has violated the voting rights of tribal members. The five plaintiffs say county's at-large system dilutes the power of the Indian vote. To do...

Ads target teen pregnancy among Alaska Natives (February 9, 2007)

Citing high rates of teen pregnancy, the state of Alaska plans to air public service announcements that target Alaska Native youth. Teen births have declined in the state. But in rural areas, the rate remains higher than the state average,...

Jodi Rave: Without funds, NAIHC fires half of staff (February 9, 2007)

"Paul Lumley, director of the National American Indian Housing Council, was barely on the job a day when he had to fire half his staff. It was his only choice if the housing council wanted to keep the lights on...

Yellow Bird: On being Black or Indian 'enough' (February 9, 2007)

"Being 'black enough' or 'Indian enough' usually refers to your experience in Indian country or black America. In Indian country, if you are light-skinned with shades of blond hair, you can be discriminated against by your own people because...

Navajo Nation selects new CEO for housing authority (February 9, 2007)

Aneva Yazzie has been named the new chief executive officer for the Navajo Nation's housing agency. Yazzie began serving last Friday by attending housing meetings in Washington, D.C. She previously worked for the Department of the Interior, the Department of...

Hopi Tribe elects chairman in special election (February 9, 2007)

Ben Nuvamsa won election as chairman of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona by 78 votes in what was termed a low-turnout race. Nuvamsa faced Harry Nutumya in the special election. Nuvamsa was ahead by just two votes before absentee ballots...

Letter: Hold Navajo Nation accountable for impacts (February 9, 2007)

"The proposed Desert Rock Power Plant does not need to exist. Peter Wirth's (D-Santa Fe) comment 'Sovereignty is there but air moves,' deserves great attention. Sovereign Nation or not, the Navajo Nation needs to be held accountable for the negative...

North Dakota tribe cites $100M-plus debt (February 9, 2007)

In announcing the layoffs of about 80 employees, the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota cited a debt of more than $105 million. The tribe says the layoffs will save $2 million a year for its general budget....

Grandson of Choctaw Chief Martin killed in crash (February 9, 2007)

Kevin Shoemake, the 28-year-old grandson of Mississippi Choctaw Chief Phillip Martin, was killed on Wednesday in a one-vehicle crash. Shoemake was a passenger in a car that left the road and hit a tree in Neshoba County. The Mississippi Highway...

Bill to ban new bars near Bear Butte considered (February 9, 2007)

A South Dakota House committee heard testimony on Thursday on a bill to ban new liquor licenses near sacred Bear Butte. Tribal members testified in favor of the bill. They said noise from bars, and the annual motorcycle rally...

Museum to repatriate bones to Miccosukee Tribe (February 9, 2007)

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is repatriating two funerary objects to the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida. The animal bones were taken from a gravesite in Florida sometime in the early 1900s. They were donated to the museum in...

Pomo teen arrested on suspicion of murder (February 9, 2007)

A 14-year-old member of the Manchester Band of Pomo Indians in California has been arrested on suspicion of murder. The male teen is one of several suspects in the murder of a non-tribal member who died of multiple gunshot wounds....

Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe wins Clean Water authority (February 9, 2007)

The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada has authority to Clean Water Act programs, the Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday. The tribe is the 39th in the nation to receive the "treatment as state" designation from the EPA. It's...

State to terminate Yakama cigarette compact (February 9, 2007)

The state of Washington said on Thursday it would terminate its tobacco compact with the Yakama Nation. The state Department of Revenue says the tribe hasn't lived up to its end of the agreement. At issue are cigarettes being sold...