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Native woman's bond to sister strengthens after death (March 13, 2007)

Rosalee Walton barely knew her sister, Dawn Crey. At an early age, the sisters and their siblings were sent to foster homes in Chilliwack, British Columbia. The family is from the Cheam Band of the Sto:lo Nation. Walton found...

Man seeks healing over Pechanga disenrollment (March 13, 2007)

Artist Austin Casson hopes his latest sculpture will lead to healing between the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians and the members the tribe disenrolled. Casson created "The Healing" after talking to a tribal elder who was kicked out of...

White House OMB starts earmark database (March 13, 2007)

The White House Office of Management and Budget unveiled a new website on Monday aimed at presenting data on appropriations earmarks. The site, however, only presents limited information on earmarks . The White House is promising more details in the...

Puyallup woman recovers with help of loving family (March 13, 2007)

Just days after giving birth and weeks before her wedding, Liz Ward-Sneatlum was the victim of a drunk-driving accident in Tacoma, Washington. Doctors feared Ward-Sneatlum, 44, would be a quadriplegic. Her back was broken in six spots and her...

Native group blocks road in western Quebec (March 13, 2007)

A group of Native protesters has blocked a road in western Quebec, saying the government went back on its promise to allow them to harvest trees. The Confederation of Aboriginal People of Canada set up teepees, heavy equipment, barrels and...

Family upset over police probe into stabbing death (March 13, 2007)

The family of an Omaha man who was stabbed to death three days after being released from jail expressed disappointment with the pace of the police investigation. Gary Lasley Jr., 19, was found dead in an apartment in South Sioux...

Indian center in Farmington honors city manager (March 13, 2007)

The Intertribal Indian Organization in Farmington, New Mexico, honored the city's outgoing manager, Bob Hudson, for keeping the group alive. The organization was in debt until Hudson proposed a partnership with the city. The group now has a budget...

New Haskell president sets agenda for first 90 days (March 13, 2007)

Linda Warner, the incoming president at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, has identified 10 priorities for her first 90 days on the job. Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, hopes to address student environment; retention of...

New Mexico tribes drop lawsuit over ski area expansion (March 13, 2007)

Two New Mexico tribes have dropped their lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service for approving the expansion of a ski area. Tesuque Pueblo and Nambe Pueblo sued the agency and the Santa Fe Ski Co. They said the addition of...

Flood damage blocks access for Sauk-Suiattle Tribe (March 13, 2007)

Flood damage has closed a popular road to the Cascades in Washington, blocking access to the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe's only two cemeteries. Suiattle River Road is the only route to the cemeteries. Tribal members also use the road to access traditional...

Yerington Paiute Tribe gets $130K for housing (March 13, 2007)

The Yerington Paiute Tribe of Nevada received a $130,000 check last week to renovate an apartment building that was destroyed by flooding. The tribe secured the money from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. The tribe is the...

New York governor won't back down from tobacco tax (March 13, 2007)

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) said he won't drop efforts to collect taxes on the sale of tobacco to non-Indians. Spitzer said he intends to enforce a law that imposes on the tax on reservation. His budget for 2007...

Spokane sisters move business to reservation (March 13, 2007)

Two members of the Spokane Tribe of Washington have moved their natural products business to the Spokane Reservation. Marina TurningRobe and Monica Simeon formed Sister Sky in 1999. They make lotions, shampoos and other body products using traditional ingredients....

State to buy land near Old Chief Joseph gravesite (March 13, 2007)

The state of Oregon will buy 60 acres near the grave of Old Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Tribe. The $4.1 million purchase would protect the land near the site. The Nez Perce Tribe and other tribes opposed a...

Board to vote on 'Chief Illiniwek' resolution (March 13, 2007)

The University of Illinois Board of Trustees will meet today and consider a resolution that officially ends the school's controversial "Chief Illiniwek" mascot. The university has already put an end to public performances of the "dancing" chief. Native students,...

Editorial: Indian education office a positive step (March 13, 2007)

"South Dakota should Gear Up - and it looks like we are going to do just that. Both the state Senate and the House recently passed a bill - offered by Gov. Mike Rounds - that would set up an...