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Tribes accept gaming ban in hopes of recognition (May 8, 2007)

Update: The House passed H.R.1294, the Virginia tribes recognition, by a voice vote this afternoon. The bill pased after House Democrats, earlier in the day, rejected a Republican-led attempt to block consideration. Statement from Rep. Jim Moran. Fears about gaming...

Eating disorders high among Native Americans (May 8, 2007)

American Indians and Alaskan Natives appear to suffer from a high rate of eating disorders, according to a study presented at the International Eating Disorders Conference last week. Dr. Rebecka Peebles of Stanford University said American Indians and Alaskan Natives...

Critic wins seat on Coeur d'Alene Tribe's council (May 8, 2007)

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho elected two new members to the council, including a critic who was fired amid a dispute over per capita payments and management practices at the casino. David Matheson, 55, was elected to a...

Tulalip Tribes signs modern day treaty with city (May 8, 2007)

The Tulalip Tribes of Washington pledged to work with the city of Marysville on economic development, transportation and other issues. Tribal and city officials signed a cooperative agreement on Monday. "Our goal is not to compete, our goal is to...

Honor the Earth concert aimed at Navajo power plant (May 8, 2007)

The Grammy award winning duo Indigo Girls will headline a concert on May 22 to help Navajo activists oppose a proposed power plant in New Mexico. The concert is being organized by Honor the Earth, the environmental organization founded by...

Jodi Rave: Native language programs struggle (May 8, 2007)

"It has been difficult for tribes to start their own immersion schools independent of the state because they can't afford it. The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes were able to create an immersion school because the tribe pays for the...

Some tribes hiding from meth, according to expert (May 8, 2007)

Tribes need to admit their communities have a methamphetamine problem before they can address it, Karrie Azure-Elliott of the Tribal Judicial Institute said. Azure-Elliott, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, spoke at the Midwest Methamphetamine Conference...

Editorial: Nation loses two Navajo Code Talkers (May 8, 2007)

"Another heroic soldier of World War II has passed away, leaving stories of his tenure in the armed forces in the safe keeping of history's embrace. Stewart Clah, of Hogback, lived a double life as a U.S. Marine and a...

Men in custody after chase on Rocky Boy Reservation (May 8, 2007)

Two members of the Chippewa Cree Tribe are in custody and face state and federal charges after a high-speed chase on the Rocky Boy Reservation in Montana. The incident involving Curtis Denny, 22, and Macray Demontiney, 18, started at a...

First Nation starts college preparatory program (May 8, 2007)

The Fisher River First Nation in Manitoba has started a college prep program in hopes of helping students succeed. The tribe spends about $13,000 per year for each college student. But most of them drop out before obtaining their degrees,...

Indian center in Green Bay reduces services (May 8, 2007)

The United Amerindian Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is cutting back on services and staffing due to a funding crunch. The center depends on $2 million from the Indian Health Service. But the agency says the center has failed to...

Vote expected on Virginia recognition bill (May 8, 2007)

The House is expected to take up H.R.1294, a bill to recognize six Virginia tribes. The bill passed the House Natural Resources Committee on April 25. A report was issued by the committee yesterday and a rule to allow for...

Pat Buchanan: Indians had the land and we took it (May 8, 2007)

"On the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown Settlement, Queen Elizabeth II arrived to commemorate the great occasion. And it took some fancy footwork for Her Majesty to run the Powhatan gauntlet. "Fifty years on, we are now in a position...

Director of MMS to step down at end of month (May 8, 2007)

Johnnie Burton, the director of the Minerals Management Service, will step down from her position at the end of the month. Burton's decision was voluntary and didn't have anything to do with the controversy over royalty underpayments, a spokesperson...

Tribes participate in carbon trading market (May 8, 2007)

Tribes are entering the carbon trading market in the hopes of making money off of their environmental friendly practices. The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is participating in a carbon trading program developed by the National Carbon Offset Coalition....

Rep. Doolittle fires back at DOJ over FBI raid (May 8, 2007)

Rep. John Doolittle (R-California) is accusing the Department of Justice of using an FBI raid of his home to take the pressure off embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. FBI agents raided the northern Virginia home Doolittle shares with his...

McCain accepts money from tribal lobbyists (May 8, 2007)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) won't take campaign contributions from tribes but continues to accept money from tribal lobbyists. McCain imposed the tribal ban when he became chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee back in January 2006. But that hasn't...