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Raid on Shinnecock Reservation nets drugs, weapons (April 19, 2007)

The state of New York conducted an early morning raid on the Shinnecock Reservation, arresting more than 30 people and seizing drugs and weapons. The raid started around 5am and lasted several hours, Newsday reported. No further details were reported...

Opinion: Worst shooting in history? Ask Natives (April 19, 2007)

"Bury my heart at Wounded Knee, Deep in the Earth, Cover me with pretty lies - bury my heart at Wounded Knee. Didn't we learn to crawl, and still our history gets written in a liar's scrawl. They tell 'ya...

Blackfeet Nation hears law enforcement woes (April 19, 2007)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana held a public hearing on Wednesday to address law enforcement issues. During the three-hour meeting, tribal members complained of growing lawlessness on the reservation. "They say when you want to get away with murder,...

Fired U.S. Attorneys praised for Indian Country work (April 19, 2007)

It's a big day for U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales as he goes before the Senate to defend the firings of several federal prosecutors. Of the eight U.S. Attorneys who were fired or asked to leave, five represented states with...

Supreme Court rules on Indian Impact Aid case (April 19, 2007)

In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the Impact Aid program for Indian students. Two school districts in New Mexico challenged the way the Department of Education allocates the money. They said they...

Navajo family celebrates 'Makeover' home (April 19, 2007)

A Navajo family from Arizona was shown their new home, courtesy of the ABC television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." The show built the home for Garrett Yazzie and his family. Garrett, a high school senior, caught the eye of...

Virginia tribes make case for recognition bill (April 19, 2007)

Six Virginia tribes deserve federal recognition due to their treatment by outsiders, the House Natural Resources Committee was told on Wednesday. The Chickahominy Tribe, the Chickahominy Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, the Monacan Nation, and the...

Editorial: Hate crime against Navajo sends message (April 19, 2007)

"John Winer, 19, of Farmington, was one of three local young men, all white, accused of acting with hatred when they severely beat 46-year-old William Blackie, a Navajo, last summer near the Glade Run Recreation Area off Pinon Hills Boulevard...

Lumbee Tribe presses for federal recognition (April 19, 2007)

Leaders and members of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina pressed for federal recognition at a House Natural Resources Committee hearing on Wednesday. The tribe is subject to a termination-era law that identifies them as Indians. But the law prevents...

Lawyer 'stunned' by ruling against Maine tribe (April 19, 2007)

A lawyer for the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians said he was "stunned" by a federal appeals court ruling that subjects the tribe to state laws. In a divided ruling, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe lost...

Opinion: Colville Tribes need new leadership (April 19, 2007)

"Well it's that time of year again! The Colville Tribal elections! Wow, another year has gone by and we're still singing the same, sad tune as to why our Tribe is falling deeper into the pit of despair. "We're losing...

Artman sworn in as head of BIA in Washington (April 19, 2007)

Carl Artman, a member of the Oneida Nation, was sworn in as the 10th assistant secretary for Indian Affairs at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne administered the oath of office to Artman, 42. Leaders and...

Documentary won't be edited to include Native vets (April 19, 2007)

A day after announcing that filmmaker Ken Burns agreed to add Native American and Hispanic veterans to his World War II documentary, PBS said the product won't be re-edited after all. The footage on Native and Hispanic veterans will still...

Mississippi Choctaws regain historic site from state (April 19, 2007)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is regaining one of its most important cultural sites. The Nanih Waiya Mound is considered the origin place of the Choctaw people. It dates back more than 2,000 years. The mound is part...

Judge dismisses Narragansett suit over state raid (April 19, 2007)

A federal judge dismissed a civil lawsuit filed by members of the Narragansett Tribe who sued the state of Rhode Island for raiding the reservation. U.S. District Judge William E. Smith said the seven tribal members had no grounds to...

Ex-Sen. Burns spent $150K on criminal lawyer (April 19, 2007)

Former Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana), who lost re-election over his ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, has spent more than $150,000 this year for a criminal defense lawyer. Burns hired the Powell Goldstein law firm last April amid reports that...

FBI raids home of lawmaker linked to Abramoff (April 19, 2007)

The FBI raided the Northern Virginia home of Rep. John Doolittle (R-California) and his wife, Julia. Doolittle said the raid had nothing to do with his work as a Congressman. He indicated it pertained to his wife, who ran...

Nevada tribe won't allow nuclear waste transport (April 19, 2007)

MAP: Tribes located near Yucca Mountain site. The Walker River Paiute Tribe of Nevada won't allow its reservation to be used to transport nuclear waste. The Department of Energy wanted to use the reservation to build a rail line...