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Editorial: Indian voice needed on UND committee (June 25, 2007)

"David Gipp, president of United Tribes Technical College, has been critical of the State Board of Higher Education’s presidential selection committee. The 16-member panel screening UND applicants is made up of faculty members, alumni, state officials and members of the...

Northern Cheyenne man moves onto next adventure (June 25, 2007)

Major Robinson grew up on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation and has lived in Los Angeles, Florida and Japan. Now he's back in Montana to serve as acting director of for Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D). “Once you hear all the...

Two luxury hotels proposed on Agua Caliente land (June 25, 2007)

Two high-end hotel resorts are being proposed on land owned by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians in California. The Hard Rock Hotel and the Mondrian hotel would be located on tribal land in downtown Palm Springs. The sites...

Abenaki Nation loses federal recogniton bid (June 25, 2007)

The Abenaki Nation of Vermont has lost its bid to become a federally recognized tribe. The Bureau of Indian Affairs on Friday said the tribe did not meet four of the seven criteria for recognition. The tribe failed to prove...

Barona Band defends bill to stop trespassing (June 25, 2007)

The Barona Band of Mission Indians says California tribes need to be able to banish people for breaking the state's trespassing law. The tribe is backing Senate Bill 331, which makes it unlawful for non-tribal members to enter reservations without...

Tulalip Tribes choose site for heritage center (June 25, 2007)

The Tulalip Tribes of Washington is moving forward with plans to build a cultural center. The $10 million Hibulb Museum will be located on 35,000 square-foot plot of land that currently houses the tribal data services department. Final plans for...

Morongo Band pours more than $400K into House race (June 25, 2007)

The Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California has spent $412,000 on the U.S. House campaign of state Sen. Jenny Oropeza, a Democrat. The tribe spent the money on newspaper ads, phone calls to voters and bulk mailings.The expenditures prompted...

Court hears appeal of Native leader's hate crime (June 25, 2007)

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal heard the province's attempt to reinstate a hate crime charge against Native leader David Ahenakew. Ahenakew, a former chief of the Assembly of First Nations, was convicted of spreading hate about Jewish people. But...

Review: 'The Last Days of the Incas' lively, dramatic (June 25, 2007)

"The Spanish conquest of South and Central America during the 16th century is an almost unmatchable story of human courage and cruelty, resourcefulness and duplicity, profit and exploitation. It has been celebrated and deplored in histories, novels and poems,...

Cherokee Nation holds election amid national scrutiny (June 25, 2007)

Voters of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma went to the polls on Saturday and re-elected Chad Smith to a third term as chief of the second largest tribe in the country. Unofficial results showed Smith with nearly 60 percent of...

Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing (June 25, 2007)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this Thursday on discussion draft legislation regarding the regulation of Class III gaming Under then-chairman Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the committee held a series of hearing on gaming during the 109th...

Opinion: Mississippi Choctaws at historic juncture (June 25, 2007)

"As the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians approaches what promises to be a historic election of its chief, it brings to mind the history of the Choctaw generally regarded as the greatest of his tribe - Pushmataha. By 1800, his...

US Attorney: Criminal injustice in Indian Country (June 25, 2007)

"True or false: One out of every 10 Native American women living in the United States will be raped at least once in her lifetime. Answer: False. In truth, more than one-third of all Native American women will be...

Editorial: Don't be fooled by Cayuga Nation (June 25, 2007)

"Despite what they say, there's no question that the Cayuga Indian Nation of New York timed the announcement of new land purchases last week to put increased pressure on county lawmakers considering the tribe's proposed settlement over the land claim...

Tim Giago: Pine Ridge still needs a hand up (June 25, 2007)

President Bill Clinton came to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota at the tail end of his administration. He witnessed the extreme poverty and absorbed the feelings of hopelessness, and then moved on. Nothing changed. Clinton’s emissary from the...

Yellow Bird: Change comes but we can't forget past (June 25, 2007)

"I have to smile when I think about my childhood and how different it was. The very core of how we thought and lived was different, I've come to realize. And just as I thought my father was out...

Mark Trahant: Sacred sites must be saved (June 25, 2007)

"Sacred places are where our stories are planted. Sometimes they are religious stories, but they could also be stories that tell about the human spirit or carry the memory of tragedy. Or, like the [U.S.] Capitol grounds, a little of...