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Two tribal colleges left behind by President Bush (April 16, 2007)

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE Opening Remarks Panel 1: Testimony - Q&A Panel 2: Testimony - Q&A Two tribal colleges whose budgets have been repeatedly cut by the Bush administration have finally found a political solution to their budget problems. Become...

Seneca Nation leader vows fight over state taxes (April 16, 2007)

Seneca Nation Maurice A. John says the tribe will put up a fight if New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) tries to impose taxes on the reservation. John, 58, took office last November, when Spitzer was elected governor. John...

Blackfeet Nation blames BIA for growing lawlessness (April 16, 2007)

Members and leaders of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana blame the Bureau of Indian Affairs for a growing sense of lawlessness on the reservation. Citing corruption and mismanagement, the BIA took over law enforcement from the tribe in February...

Navajo family gets new home from 'Makeover' show (April 16, 2007)

A Navajo family from Arizona was surprised last week by work crews from the ABC show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Garrett Yazzie, a high school student, and his family live in Pinon, on the Navajo Nation. Their trailer lacks...

School in Mexico takes the Indian out of girls (April 16, 2007)

Hundreds of students at a Roman Catholic boarding school school in Mexico have fallen ill in recent months in what doctors are calling a collective hysteria. The girls at Children’s Village School near Mexico City come from Indian and...

Winnebago man pleased with firing of Don Imus (April 16, 2007)

Frank LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, is happy to see radio talk show host Don Imus go. LaMere complained in 1994, when Imus made insensitive remarks about Native Americans. After trying to get the show...

Views: Middle school students debate Bear Butte (April 16, 2007)

The Rapid City Journal asked seventh-grade students at Sturgis Williams Middle School for their views on Bear Butte and encroachment on the sacred site. Shelbi Bruse calls for compromise between tribes who use the site and developers who bring...

Shinnecock Nation holds historic election (April 16, 2007)

For the first time in over 200 years, the Shinnecock Nation of New York chose its leaders by a vote on the reservation. The tribe has been recognized by New York since Colonial times. For every year since 1792, that...

Taylor McKenzie, first Navajo surgeon, dies at 76 (April 16, 2007)

Taylor McKenzie, the first Navajo surgeon and former vice president of the Navajo Nation, died on Friday. He was 76. McKenzie earned his medical degree in 1958. That led to a 30-year career in public and Indian health, and...

Editorial: Domestic violence claims Navajo weaver (April 16, 2007)

"Last week Anita Tsosie became our region's latest victim. A well-known Navajo weaver, Tsosie, was shot dead at her Cortez, Colo. home. The case is still under investigation and while no one has since been charged with the crime,...

Opinion: Doctrine of Discovery alive and well (April 16, 2007)

"Recent news reports state that global warming and the shrinking Arctic icecaps are opening new sea lanes and making barren islands suddenly very valuable. In fact, the international community might experience a new race of exploration, conquest and acquisition...

Review: Time travel in Sherman Alexie's 'Flight' (April 16, 2007)

"The year is 2007; the hero, a throwaway kid named Zits. Half-Native American, half- Irish, an orphan since the age of 6, Zits is a self-proclaimed blank sky, a solar eclipse. He inherited his mother's green eyes and his...

Tim Giago: Mainstream media ignores the real issues (April 16, 2007)

When I was a boy we lived in the Pine Ridge Reservation community of Kyle. My father, Tim, worked as a clerk and butcher for Chris Dam, a man who owned the local market. One Sunday I found my father...

Opinion: Partner on Alaska Native child welfare (April 16, 2007)

"As stakeholders, Alaska Native tribes don't need outside studies to recognize that the State Office of Children's Services is understaffed, under-funded and that change is needed to effectively work with families Over 60 percent of the children in the state...

Jodi Rave: Probate reform changes 'devastating' (April 16, 2007)

"A “tsunami” is about to sweep over Indian Country and it's arriving in the form of the American Indian Probate Reform Act, said one of the country's leading land experts on Friday during a Montana State University symposium. The “Inheriting...

Jodi Rave: Native language preservation efforts (April 16, 2007)

"Verda King gets excited when she talks about teaching youths in a nearby public school how to speak the Cheyenne language from her office at the Dull Knife Community College. Language teachers like King are fervent in their need to...

Mark Trahant: The global warming debate (April 16, 2007)

"If you want to orient yourself toward the future, read The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its Fourth Assessment Report Summary for Policymakers. The authors, more than 60 top climate scientists from around the world, are crafting definitions. "Climate...