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Fort Lewis College hosts Native culture celebration (March 29, 2007)

Thousands are expected to attend the 43rd annual Hozhoni Days at Fort Lewis College in Colorado. The weeklong celebration began on Monday. It includes presentations on tribal culture and a comedy night The week t concludes with a powwow and...

Indian parents hope to save alternative school (March 29, 2007)

Indian parents in Grand Rapids, Michigan, are trying to save an alternative education program from closure. Citing budget shortfalls and No Child Left Behind Act requirements, the school district plans to shut down the Bimaadiziwin program, which serves about 100...

Democrats pass Native Hawaiian bill on second try (March 29, 2007)

Democrats in the House secured passage of a Native Hawaiian housing bill on Wednesday, defeating a Republican effort to block the measure as unconstitutional. The 272 to 150 tally broke down along party lines. All 227 Democrats present voted in...

Umatilla woman honored by Washington college (March 29, 2007)

Andrea Hall, a member of the Confederated Umatilla Tribes of Oregon, received a Women of Distinction award from Washington State University. Hall was this year's student recipient. She entered WSU in 2004 after 10 years of working for her tribe....

Native athletes headed to major league baseball (March 29, 2007)

Three Native athletes have a shot at playing in major league baseball. Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, signed with the New York Yankees last year. He led his University of Nebraska team to the 2005...

Opinion: ICWA tears children from their families (March 29, 2007)

Note: Lisa Morris is the administrator for the Christian Alliance for Indian Child Welfare and is a member of the anti-Indian and anti-sovereignty group Citizens Equal Rights Alliance. "At 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, Patrick and Virgina Swartz of Van...

New York Senate considers tobacco tax sharing (March 29, 2007)

The New York Senate is considering a bill to share tobacco tax revenues with the state's tribes. The state has a law on the books to collect taxes on the sale of tobacco to non-Indians. But tribes say it violates...

Teacher at Onondaga accused of abusing students (March 29, 2007)

A teacher faces charges that he sexually abused nearly half of the girls at the Onondaga Nation School in New York. In December, Albert Scerbo, 44, was charged with abusing two girls. During the ongoing investigation, 15 more girls came...

Listening Lounge: House hearing on royalties (March 29, 2007)

The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Wednesday to discuss royalty collection at the Interior Department. The committee heard from two witnesses with experience in Indian royalties. They were Kevin Gambrell, the former director of the Farmington Indian...

Warrior to be inducted into Women's Hall of Fame (March 29, 2007)

Della Warrior, a member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, will be inducted into the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame today. In 1989, Warrior was the first woman elected to run her tribe. She went on to serve as president of...

Senate hearing on Indian trust fund litigation (March 29, 2007)

AUDIO: Introductory Statements Kempthorne Testimony | Kempthorne Q&A Panel 1 Testimony | Panel 1 Q&A Panel 2 Testimony | Panel 2 Q&A Update: The committee returned at 10:42am. As of 10:30am, the committee remains in recess. At 9:25am, after...

Bill recognizes Meskwaki Tribe's court decisions (March 29, 2007)

The Iowa Senate approved a bill to require state courts to recognize decisions made by the Meskwaki Tribe's court system. The bill only affects civil matters, such as divorces and child support cases. It allows people to file objections to...

Thousands for Grand Canyon Skywalk opening (March 29, 2007)

Thousands of tourists turned out for the public opening of the Hualapai Tribe's Grand Canyon Skywalk. Some people camped overnight to be the first to walk over the $40 million structure. "I'm still shaking," Pamela Wamser of Wisconsin told...

Editorial: Don't remove mayor over Yakama flap (March 29, 2007)

"Words can indeed hurt and sometimes are best left unsaid. Ask Toppenish Mayor Bill Rogers. Last week in a televised interview, Rogers linked the city's budget woes (lack of enough money) with the fact that Yakama tribal members don't pay...

Ramapough Tribe upset about indicted officer's bail (March 29, 2007)

Members of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation of New Jersey are upset about the bail set for a state park police officer indicted of killing a tribal member. The judge gave Chad Walder until today to post $25,000 bail. He...