Sandia Pueblo: Support Clean Water Act Restoration (August 14, 2007)
"The Pueblo of Sandia officially and publicly announces its support for U.S. House Resolution 2421, the Clean Water Restoration Act of 2007. The pueblo supports the original intent of the Clean Water Act - to protect and restore clean water...
Native corporations in dispute over federal contract (August 14, 2007)
Several Alaska Native corporations and Native-owned businesses are on opposite sides of a federal contracting dispute. Doyon Ltd., an Alaska Native regional corporation, and the Nenana Lumber Co., a Native-owned company, have filed a protest with the U.S. Army Corps...
Native villages worried about increased drilling (August 14, 2007)
The Association of Village Council Presidents is worried about gold mining claims being staked out near several villages in southwest Alaska. Gold Crest Mines of Washington began drilling for gold and has increased its claims. That has villages worried...
Editorial: Young Navajo lawyer makes her mark (August 14, 2007)
"Diandra Benally is a leader who takes action. The Shiprock resident has been involved with everything from American Indian health care and diabetes programs to emergency preparedness and the reform of Medicare and Medicaid. And that's just the tip of...
Vigil in Colorado calls attention to domestic violence (August 14, 2007)
More than 60 people gathered in Durango, Colorado, on Monday for the Tribal Candlelight Vigil. The vigil was held to call attention to high rates of domestic violence and abuse in Indian Country. Participants were motivated by the murders...
Trailer parks on reservation being inspected (August 14, 2007)
State and federal officials are inspecting mobile home parks on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla in southern California. The reservation is home to four major trailer parks. One of them -- known as Duroville -- has health and safety...
Group objects to Little Traverse Bay Bands leadership (August 14, 2007)
About 30 people attended a meeting of Odawak for Change, a group seeking changes within the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians of Michigan. Warren Petoskey, a tribal member and former employee, started the group. He and others...
Man charged with murder of 81-year-old elder (August 14, 2007)
A 37-year-old man was in court on Monday to answer to charges that he murdered an 81-year-old elder on the Mistawasis First Nation in Saskatchewan. Vincent Roderick Dreaver is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Antoine Sand. Dreaver...
Boy's drowning the latest crisis for First Nation (August 14, 2007)
A six-year-old boy drowned to death on the Pauingassi First Nation in Manitoba last week though it's not the only crisis the reserve has faced. Last year, two girls aged 13 and 15 were charged with second-degree murder in the...
Tigua Tribe wants to work with city on highway route (August 14, 2007)
The Tigua Tribe of Texas is opposing a proposed route for a highway in El Paso. Gov. Arturo Senclair said the route goes through one of the tribe's main ceremonial sites. The tribe proposed alternate routes but they were rejected,...
Oneida Nation can't drop taxation lawsuits (August 14, 2007)
An appeals court in New York won't let the Oneida Nation drop its taxation lawsuits. In 2005, the tribe sued 22 municipalities in order to stop them from taxing tribal properties. When a federal judge, in another case, blocked two...
Jodi Rave: Project integrates science and culture (August 14, 2007)
"Linda Briggeman is among a handful of elementary teachers in the United States participating in a National Science Foundation program aimed at integrating science with an understanding of Native people. The Big Sky Science Partnership is helping Briggeman learn the...
Arrests linked to tribe selling 'membership' (August 14, 2007)
Two Mexican nationals have been arrested in an ongoing probe into the sale of tribal "membership" to immigrants. U.S. Attorney Eric Melgren of Kansas announced the arrests of Angel Zamora, 38, and Eduviges del Carmen Zamora, 44, on immigration-related offenses....
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