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Interview: Sen. Campbell on the American Dream (March 22, 2007)

Forbes interviews retired Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado), a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, and asks him one question "What is the American Dream?" "The American Dream is freedom of success. It's the freedom to be what...

Little River Band public safety official faces DUI charge (March 22, 2007)

The public safety director for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians faces a drunk-driving charge in Manistee, Michigan. Joseph J. LaPorte, 55, was arrested on Sunday night. Officers say he failed three out of four field sobriety tests. The...

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe loses building to fire (March 22, 2007)

The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota lost its distribution center to a fire on Monday. The building was used as storage for several groups and programs on the reservation. The programs lost all of their supplies, including food...

Alaska Native education programs face Bush cut (March 22, 2007)

Alaska's Congressional delegation is angry that the Bush administration wants to cut $100 million package in Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian education programs. Sen. Ted Stevens (R), Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) and Rep. Don Young (R) are working to restore...

Chief Wahoo won't appear at 'civil rights' game (March 22, 2007)

"When Major League Baseball went looking for teams to play in its inaugural Civil Rights Game, an exhibition scheduled for March 31 in Memphis, the Indians seemed a perfect fit. The Tribe, after all, employed the game's first black manager...

Editorial: Save urban Indian clinics from Bush cut (March 22, 2007)

"The Bush administration made the decision several years ago to quit funding urban Indian health clinics. The reasons seemed to change every year -- and even Republican-controlled Congresses rejected such a drastic course. But the idea won't die. The administration...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe marks Native HIV/AIDS Day (March 22, 2007)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota marked the first annual National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Wednesday. The day started with a march in the morning. Tribal students heard from Robert Moore, whose brother White Eagle died of complications...

Navajo Nation pressure cited in hate crimes case (March 22, 2007)

The former attorney for an 18-year-old white male accused of beating a Navajo man accused the Navajo Nation of putting political pressure on the case. Attorney Ron Adamson said he was negotiating a plea deal with his former client, John...

Idaho gas tax bill ready for governor's signature (March 22, 2007)

A bill to force Idaho tribes to negotiate a gasoline tax agreement has passed the House and Senate. The bill sets a December 1 deadline to negotiate agreements. Otherwise, tribes will have to submit a gasoline distribution tax to the...

Opinion: U.S. failing to provide Indian health care (March 22, 2007)

"American Indians have access to federally-paid health care based on hundreds of treaties the United States signed with Indian nations, under the accepted federal practice of more than 100 years and as a requirement of the trust responsibility the U.S....

Opinion: Skywalk over Grand Canyon a bad idea (March 22, 2007)

"It is never easy to criticize a development project on a Native American reservation. People who have suffered so many injustices for so long and who have so few resources at hand to raise their standard of living deserve a...

Opinion: Grand Canyon Skywalk benefits Hualapai Tribe (March 22, 2007)

"People should visit the Hualapai Indian Reservation, or any other reservation, for that matter, before passing judgment. Indian reservations are some of the poorest places in the United States. We do not receive checks every month but must live like...

Transfer agreement helps tribal college graduates (March 22, 2007)

A unique transfer agreement between the College of Menominee Nation and the University of Wisconsin helps tribal students continue their education. The articulation agreement allows Menominee graduates to use some of their coursework at several UW campuses. After earning a...

Opinion: Outrage over ouster of Cherokee Freedmen (March 22, 2007)

"I am a proud Oglala Lakota and Black woman. I understand that the Black community and the Native community are far in distance from each other, but I also understand it was planned that way. How can the Cherokee tribe...

Cherokee spokesperson calls UKB a 'corporation' (March 22, 2007)

The United Keetoowah Band of Oklahoma is a "corporation" with no treaty rights or interests in the Arkansas River, a Cherokee Nation spokesperson said. The UKBs are on the list of federally recognized entities. But to Cherokee spokesperson Mike Miller,...

'Political people' at DOJ accused of interference (March 22, 2007)

"Political people" at the Department of Justice interfered with the government's billion-dollar lawsuit against tobacco companies, the lawyer who was in charge of the case said. Sharon Y. Eubanks said Bush administration appointees weakened her case, told witnesses what to...

Prosecutors seek to reduce Abramoff sentence (March 22, 2007)

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Miami is seeking to reduce convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's prison sentence. Abramoff was sentenced to 70 months for bank fraud in Florida. But prosecutors want his time reduced in exchange for his cooperation in the...

Indian Affairs Committee hearing on housing (March 22, 2007)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding an oversight hearing today on Indian housing. The hearing starts at 9:45am. The URL to the live webcast is http://indian.senate.gov/public/webcast.ram. The witness list follows: Panel 1 MR. ORLANDO CABRERA Assistant Secretary, Office of...