Notah Begay returns to course for national tournament (July 3, 2007)
Navajo/Pueblo golfer Notah Begay III is back on the greens to play in the AT&T National tournament this week. Begay was a rising star in the game but health issues forced him to take an extended break. "It's been a...
Cayuga Nation sets deadline on land claim settlement (July 3, 2007)
The Cayuga Nation of New York has given two counties until July 31 to accept or reject a proposed land claim settlement. The tribe signed the deal with Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D). It limits trust land acquisitions to 10,000 acres...
Indian Catholics meet for annual Kateri conference (July 3, 2007)
More than 700 Indian Catholics met in Baltimore, Maryland, this past week for the 68th annual Tekakwitha Conference. The conference is named for Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a Mohawk woman who lived in the 1600s. She is credited with several...
Fire continues to burn on reservation in Utah (July 3, 2007)
The Neola North Fire has consumed more than 34,000 acres in and around the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. The fire is still under investigation but officials rejected claims that a tribal member stopped it from being put...
Northern Cheyenne to dedicate community park (July 3, 2007)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new community park. The park called Hestane'heo'o Park, which means "The People's Park" in Cheyenne. It is located on 19 acres just outside of Lame Deer....
Judge blames gambling in sentencing meth dealer (July 3, 2007)
A federal judge in Wyoming who was sentencing a methamphetamine dealer on the Wind River Reservation said Indian gaming will cause "more suffering to the tribal communities than any institution since the U.S. Cavalry." Judge William F. Downes sentenced Tilano...
Police pepper spray First Nation celebration (July 3, 2007)
Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers pepper sprayed 15 adults and children, including two under the age of two years, from the Sechelt First Nation in British Columbia. The Sechelt community was celebrating the victory of two youth teams at a...
Arlee powwow on Flathead Reservation kicks off (July 3, 2007)
The 10th annual Arlee Celebration begins today on the Flathead Reservation in Montana. The powwow is named for Chief Arlee, the last war chief of the Salish. The five-day event is held every year during the Fourth of July week....
Navajo Nation vice president arrested for speeding (July 3, 2007)
Navajo Nation Vice President Ben Shelly was arrested on Saturday after he was clocked going 92mph in a 55mph zone, The Gallup Independent reports. Shelly was pulled over by a tribal police officer in Dilkon, Arizona. He said he was...
Lakota hemp documentary to premiere on PBS (July 3, 2007)
POV Interactive on YouTube: Standing Silent Nation - Trailer - POV | PBS "Standing Silent Nation," a documentary about the struggles of Lakota hemp farmer Alex White Plume premieres tonight on PBS. Filmmaker Suree Towfighnia planned to include White...
Longtime Soboba Band leader abruptly resigns (July 3, 2007)
Robert "Bobby" Salgado, the longtime chairman of the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians, won't say why he resigned his post on Monday. Salgado, 64, sent a one-sentence press release to local media stating that he was stepping down as...
US Attorney boosts Indian Country crime efforts (July 3, 2007)
U.S. Attorney Troy Eid of Colorado plans to hire a third federal prosecutor to beef up law enforcement on the Southern Ute Reservation and the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation. Crime rates on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation have risen dramatically...
Mohegan Tribe buys historic boulder used by chief (July 3, 2007)
The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has purchased Cochegan Rock, the largest freestanding boulder in New England. During the 17th century, Chief Uncas used to hold tribal council meetings at the rock. The boulder measures 75 feet long, 58 feet...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe purchases hotel (July 3, 2007)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is purchasing the Holiday Inn and several businesses in Mt. Pleasant. Chief Fred Cantu said the tribe was looking to diversify. The purchases include the 183-room Holiday Inn, the 42-room Green Suites extended-stay hotel,...
Website linked to Abramoff scandal taken down (July 3, 2007)
The website for the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy is no longer active. CREA President Italia Federici kept the site up and running after she was linked to the Jack Abramoff scandal. But now that she pleaded guilty to...
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