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Bush cites 'terrible cost' of Jamestown on Virginia tribes (May 14, 2007)

Participating in the 400th commemoration of the Jamestown settlement, President Bush on Sunday lamented the negative effects that European colonization had on the tribes in Virginia. Bush tied the development of democracy and the rise of the United States to...

Squaxin Island Tribe to expand tobacco business (May 14, 2007)

The Squaxin Island Tribe of Washington plans to take its tobacco business nationwide. The tribe operates a factory that produces about 50,000 cartons of cigarettes a month. The Skookum Creek Tobacco Co products are only sold on the reservation....

South Dakota Indians left behind on health care (May 14, 2007)

Indians in South Dakota trail the rest of the state in just about every health indicator, the state Health Department says. The Indian infant mortality rate is more than twice the rate for non-Indians. Indians have a higher incidence of...

Cherokee Freedmen protest ouster from tribe (May 14, 2007)

Cherokee Freedmen descendants held a protest outside the federal building in Tulsa on Friday to protest their removal from the Cherokee Nation. The Freedmen are in federal court to halt federal funding to the tribe. They are also in...

Oklahoma tribes act on sex offender registry law (May 14, 2007)

Four tribes in the Tulsa area are responding to a federal law that could cause them to lose some jurisdiction to the state. The Adam Walsh Act requires tribes to opt into a national sex offender registry by July 27....

Fort Peck woman gets 30 years for baby son's murder (May 14, 2007)

A woman from the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana was sentenced to 30 years for murdering her 11-month-old son. Danelle Ferguson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. She admitted shaking Andrew, who was one month shy of his first birthday, blaming...

First status conference for Cobell accounting trial (May 14, 2007)

The first status conference for the Cobell historical accounting trial takes place this afternoon in Washington, D.C. The conference takes place at 3pm in Courtroom 23A of the D.C. federal courthouse. It was called by Judge James Robertson, who was...

Nine arrested for drugs on Red Lake Reservation (May 14, 2007)

Nine people, including two police officers, were arrested last Thursday for allegedly dealing drugs on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. The officers were employed by the Red Lake Nation. Tribal officers assisted in the arrests of Herbert Melvin May,...

Senate hearing this week on law enforcement (May 14, 2007)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding an oversight hearing this Thursday on law enforcement in Indian Country. The hearing comes during National Police Week. Law enforcement officers from across the country are in Washington, D.C., to attend a memorial...

Suicide far too common among Alaska Native villages (May 14, 2007)

The suicide rate among Alaska Natives is three times that of non-Native Alaskans and five times the national rate, The New York Times reports. Most victims are young. Natives ages 10 to 19 accounted for 61 percent of suicides...

Jodi Rave: Basketball standout graduates from UM (May 14, 2007)

"Mike Chavez recently sat in the University of Montana's student center and greeted a Grizzly basketball player who passed by. After the two said hello, Chavez described him as a former teammate. In that brief moment, it was clear,...

Editorial: Rep. Doolittle ethically bankrupt (May 14, 2007)

"Rep. John Doolittle, R-Roseville, seems to think that federal investigators are looking into his family's political and financial entanglements for reasons other than the obvious -- his and his wife's real and troubling connections with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff....

Tim Giago: Standing ground against 'Dropout Nation' (May 14, 2007)

“Reading, riting and rithmatic, taught to the tune of a hickory stick,” probably says more about early America than most of us dare to remember. It was not uncommon for teachers to have a hickory stick or a ping-pong...

Yellow Bird: Wolf knew it was ready to cross over (May 14, 2007)

"The Herald's recent story of the wolf killed under a deck in Thief River Falls is sad because wolves are beautiful, wild creatures And the overwhelming majority of the e-mails that the Herald received almost all of them from...

Excerpt: The Real All Americans by Sally Jenkins (May 14, 2007)

"In 1879, a cavalry officer named Richard Henry Pratt established an experimental boarding school for American Indians in an Army barracks in Carlisle, Pa. His purpose was to "civilize" his students and make them U.S. citizens. "Kill the Indian,...

Opinion: The Jamestown invasion and genocide (May 14, 2007)

"The weirdest thing about the recent stop in Virginia by the World's Biggest Freeloader was how the local Indians reacted. Her Majesty, the begloved Queen Elizabeth II, was on hand to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of...

Jodi Rave: Navajo family takes the WOMAN Challenge (May 14, 2007)

"Carol Manuelito surprised her daughters last Mother's Day by proving she could walk with them from Glasgow all the way to Carlsbad, N.M. This Mother's Day, the 74-year-old Navajo grandmother is ready to do it all again. “I only...

Opinion: The Indian wars and Homeland Security (May 14, 2007)

"As I was riding a rental scooter down the not so great White Way at our County fair in January, what did I see but a group of four or five American Indian warriors standing on the shore of a...