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Southern Ute Tribe harassed over U.S. flag stance (April 27, 2007)

The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado has been accused of being "anti-American" for barring the placement of the U.S. flag atop a construction pole. The tribal council ordered Arviso-Okland Construction, the company hired to build a new casino on...

Alaska Native Youth Olympics underway in Anchorage (April 27, 2007)

The annual Alaska Native Youth Olympics kicked off in Anchorage on Thursday. Manuel Tumulak Jr. set the NYO record in the high kick event. He kicked a seal-skin ball 92 inches above the floor. Tumulak said he it took...

Montana man convicted of shooting at BIA officer (April 27, 2007)

A Montana man was convicted of shooting at a Bureau of Indian Affairs police officer on the Blackfeet Reservation. Michael Juneau, 28, was found guilty of assault on a federal employee and assault with a dangerous weapon. He led BIA...

Shiprock Boys & Girls Club finally reopens (April 27, 2007)

The Navajo Boys and Girls Club in Shiprock, New Mexico, finally reopened on Thursday after being closed for more than two years The club was the first on a reservation. But it was among 14 clubs on the Navajo...

Indian student in trouble for Myspace photos (April 27, 2007)

An honor student at Santa Fe Indian School in New Mexico faces disciplinary action over photos posted on her Mysapce page. Sky Coho went on a school trip to Mexico. Photos of the trip show her with substances that could...

Editorial: Tribal colleges deserve state support (April 27, 2007)

"It would be easy to miss this upbeat bill to emerge from the North Dakota Legislature. That's because the amount of money involved is small - only $700,000. In addition, lawmakers authorized the spending on the session's second-to-last day, a...

Editorial: Injustice for indigenous women (April 27, 2007)

"In many creation stories, a woman was the first being to walk Mother Earth. In honor and reverence of this first woman, all matters of import were bestowed upon her daughters and granddaughters. Throughout history, indigenous women bore and supported...

Harjo: Imus has a record of insulting Natives (April 27, 2007)

"I was going to give the Imus story a pass until the Pew Research Center reported that 62 percent of white Americans think it's been covered too much. By contrast, Pew's weekly News Interest Index found that 44 percent of...

Top Democrat backs Shoshone-Paiute water bill (April 27, 2007)

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE Opening Statement [Sen. Dorgan] Sen. Reid Testimony Panel Testimony | Panel Q&A Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) testified in support of S.462, a bill to settle the water rights of the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of Nevada....

Montana set to contribute to Blackfeet settlement (April 27, 2007)

The Montana House and Senate have approved a bill to set the state's contribution to the Blackfeet Nation's water right settlement. The tribe has been negotiating with the state and the federal government. The tribe recently walked out of a...

Pit River Tribe reinstates chairwoman (April 27, 2007)

Jessica Jim is back on the job as chairwoman of the Pit River Tribe of California. Jim was removed by the tribal council earlier this month. But the council reversed its decision, saying the move was unconstitutional, The Redding Record-Searchlight...

Opinion: Cherokee Nation vote not about race (April 27, 2007)

"The Cherokee Nation did not “purge its ranks of nearly 3000 members–all of them black.” The March 3 vote defined Cherokee Nation citizenship to include those citizens who can link their heritage to an ancestor listed on the Dawes Rolls....

Opinion: Public prayer not meant to be offensive (April 27, 2007)

"In this free country, built on the backs of African slaves and dead Native people, we advocate freedom of religion and freedom of speech. But when that freedom of religion and freedom of speech is practiced in our government...

Editorial: Lumbee recognition long overdue (April 27, 2007)

"North Carolina's Lumbee Indians may finally get the official recognition and federal assistance they have long deserved. What they apparently will not get is the right to go into the gambling business. At the urging of Rep. Mike McIntyre, a...

Column: Jim Thorpe and the All-Americans (April 27, 2007)

"It’s 1913 and you’re a pro football general manager trying to decide which player to select with the No. 1 choice in the draft. In 1913, of course, there was no National Football League and no college draft, although...

Bill with medal for Native soldier sent to Bush (April 27, 2007)

A $124 billion emergency appropriations bill that clears the way to issue the Medal of Honor to a Native veteran has been sent to President Bush. The Senate passed the war funding bill on Thursday, following the House's approval on...

Rep. Renzi said to be considering resignation (April 27, 2007)

Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona), the co-chairman of the Congressional Native American Caucus, might resign over his legal and political troubles. Renzi is under investigation in as many as two cases. He has already resigned three panels, including the key House...

Heffelfinger was a target in U.S. Attorney purge (April 27, 2007)

Tom Heffelfinger, the former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, was among the federal prosecutors whom the Bush administration considered firing, according to news reports. Heffelfinger resigned in March 2006, several months before eight U.S. Attorneys were asked to leave. He has...