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Rocky Boy's water supply contaminated (May 28, 2007)

The water system on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana was contaminated by a chemical last week, causing a handful of illnesses. Workers mistakenly poured a degreasing solvent instead of a hypo-chloride into the system on Tuesday. About 300 homes,...

DVD pirating operation on Rosebud Reservation (May 28, 2007)

Two women were sentenced for a DVD pirating operation on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Rena Cummins, 61, and Violet Little Elk were indicted on a copyright infringement and aiding and abetting charge in federal court. They allegedly...

Column: Hearing Dr. Eastman, over 100 years later (May 28, 2007)

"HBO's take on one of the most notorious massacres in American history, the 1890 slaughter by the 7th Cavalry of 300 Lakota Indians on a snow-covered South Dakota knoll above a creek known as Wounded Knee, begins airing at...

Editorial: 'Indian' headline draws complaints (May 28, 2007)

"A number of Rapid City Journal readers perceived a headline in last Sunday’s Journal as insensitive and offensive. We regret publishing it and realize it should have been phrased differently. The headline said: “Indian picked to lead Central,” and it...

Opinion: Blogger ban discredits Turtle Mountain Band (May 28, 2007)

"When a Minot, N.D., man was banished from the Turtle Mountain Reservation in early May for his online article that called for elimination of the reservation system, it did more to discredit the tribal council than it did Rob Port,...

Review: Alexie's 'Flight' raw, vital and funny (May 28, 2007)

"Fifteen is a terrible age for a boy, especially a boy with no parents, a trail of abusive foster homes, a predilection for arson and a face so full of acne even his friends call him Zits. The half-Irish,...

Yellow Bird: Remember heroes on Memorial Day (May 28, 2007)

"I don't think I will forget the details of the death of Army National Guard Cpl. Nathan Goodiron, who died in Afghanistan. I attended the funeral. His parents, Paul and Harriet, are friends. Paul is a Vietnam War veteran...

Mark Trahant: Economics of immigration reform (May 28, 2007)

"Immigration reform is about two things: our nation's values and the economy. Forget the first -- save the debate about principle for another day -- and explore some of the economic impacts. In a narrow sense, immigration reform proposals might...

Jodi Rave: Paying respects to the departed (May 28, 2007)

"I called my husband and asked if he would go with me to the cemetery. It would be a nice walk, I told him. We met at a sporting goods store before driving to the Missoula City Cemetery, where...

Opinion: Sen. McCain won't close tribal loophole (May 28, 2007)

"The Father of "Campaign Finance Reform" refuses to close the corrupt loophole of tribal contributions in U.S. campaigns as he embarks on his own presidential run. Sen. John McCain chaired the Senate Indian Affairs Committee investigation into the Jack Abramoff...

Tim Giago: Clear and present danger to sovereignty (May 28, 2007)

Indian law, sovereignty and jurisdiction are not “one size fits all” issues in Indian country. There are too many variances in how different states view the Indian nations within their borders and even in how the federal government reacts to...