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Book Review: 'Radical Hope' on Crow Reservation (April 6, 2007)

"Radical Hope is first of all an analysis of what is involved when a culture dies. This has been the fate of many aboriginal peoples in the last couple of centuries. Jonathan Lear takes as the main subject of...

Montana and Wyoming tribes host health conference (April 6, 2007)

The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council held its eight annual health conference this week in Billings. The conference started Tuesday and concludes today. It has drawn more than 200 people every day for seminars and presentations on health issues affecting...

Racial disparities for traffic stops in Nebraska (April 6, 2007)

Native Americans in Nebraska are more likely to be stopped, searched and arrested during traffic stops than whites, according to the latest state report. In 2006, 3.8 percent of all stops involving Native Americans were for criminal violations. That's an...

Jodi Rave: Tribal colleges press for federal funds (April 6, 2007)

"Montana tribal college leaders met Thursday with U.S. Sen. Jon Tester to discuss the future of chronically underfunded tribal colleges. “You tell me what's going on and we can move forward,” Tester, a Montana Democrat and the newest member...

Pueblo girl found dead after missing for two months (April 6, 2007)

Amber Dawn Martinez, a 17-year-old Taos Pueblo girl from New Mexico, was found dead last weekend, almost two months after she went missing. Martinez's body was found on the Picuris Pueblo reservation, about five miles fro her home. The...

Second homicide on Soboba Reservation in 2007 (April 6, 2007)

The Soboba Reservation in southern California has seen its second homicide of 2007. The body of a woman was round in a remote area of the reservation yesterday after a person called 911 and reported seeing a man dump a...

County fires sheriff and hires Oglala Sioux man (April 6, 2007)

There's a new sheriff in town in Shannon County, South Dakota. Jeffrey Not Help Him, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was one of two applicants for the job. He replaces Jim Daggett, who was fired by the county...

Sisseton-Wahpeton boxer chases Olympic dreams (April 6, 2007)

Wahacanka Wilch, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, is hoping to take his dream of boxing to the Olympics. Wilch, 19, is one fight away from the U.S. Championships this June. If he wins there, he will qualify for...

Seneca appeals court rules in child custody dispute (April 6, 2007)

The Seneca Nation Appeals Court has ruled that a tribal judge overstepped her authority by asserting jurisdiction in a child custody dispute. The appeals court said the case of Koby Hammer Parker, 4, belongs in Erie County court because...

Elderly Navajo couple found dead in New Mexico (April 6, 2007)

An elderly couple who went missing for more than a week were found dead near their home in Shiprock, New Mexico. Elmer Benallie, 73, and his wife Lucille, 69, were last seen on March 27. Family members said they went...

Indian woman officer in Montana National Guard (April 6, 2007)

Amber Gopher, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, is the first Indian woman officer in the Montana Air National Guard. Gopher, a second lieutenant, joined the Guard in 2001 and quickly rose through the ranks. She comes from a...

Montana governor signs Little Shell Chippewa land bill (April 6, 2007)

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) signed into law a bill that gives the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe control of a few acres for the next 10 years. The tribe would have control over an historic apartment building at the Morony...

Eastern Band uses high tech tool to track asthma (April 6, 2007)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is trying to figure out what is making people sick with asthma. The tribe received a $30,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to study asthma on the reservation. As part of the effort,...

Kalispel Tribe hosts Northwest Indian Youth Conference (April 6, 2007)

The Kalispel Tribe of Washington hosted the annual Northwest Indian Youth Conference this week. The conference drew more than 800 youth to the Spokane Convention Center. It was the first time the tribe hosted the meeting, which started Monday...

Houston official 'wrong' about comments on Indians (April 6, 2007)

A Houston City Council member said he was "wrong" for attacking Native Americans on his radio show. In a March 27 broadcast, Michael Berry, who serves as mayor pro tem, said the federal government spends too much money on Indian...

Editorial: No justice in $7B offer to settle Cobell (April 6, 2007)

"Questioning the substance of the Indian trust funds lawsuit is the new game in town, one that exhibits the depths to which the Bush administration has ventured in its systematic denial of its responsibilities to tribes and individuals. Since all...