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Appeals court affirms sentence for meth dealer (August 27, 2007)

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld the conviction and sentence of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's former public defender. Travis Whirlwind Soldier, 29, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. He was...

Judge asked to delay Abramoff sentencing again (August 27, 2007)

Federal prosecutors and attorneys for convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff are asking a judge to delay sentencing for defrauding his tribal clients. Court papers said Abramoff continues to cooperate with the Department of Justice's corruption investigation. So far, a dozen people...

Tulalip Tribes raise money for cultural center (August 27, 2007)

The Tulalip Tribes of Washington raised money for a new cultural center at its Tulalip Living History Festival on Saturday. The Hibulb Cultural Center will cost $10 million. The tribe has already pledged $6 million and has secured a...

Column: Time for UND to let 'Fighting Sioux' go (August 27, 2007)

"As they first declared in Babylon, “the handwriting is on the wall.” And when it comes to UND'S “Fighting Sioux” logo, the writing on the wall is so clear that there can be little doubt that circumstances dictate a transition...

Navajo Nation communities still without water (August 27, 2007)

Nearly 80,000 people on the Navajo Nation lack running water, a situation tribal leaders hope to change by settling their water rights claims. The tribe has reached a deal with New Mexico. But the Bush administration is balking at...

Man accused of exposing himself at Pequot fest (August 27, 2007)

A 48-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly exposing himself to two female minors during the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's Schemitzun Festival. Shelton Hendricks will appear in court this morning on charges of risk of injury to a minor,...

Opinion: U.S. must protect Winnemem Wintu Tribe (August 27, 2007)

"The federal government may think it's time to cut a deal with high-powered water districts in California's San Joaquin Valley, but our people think it is time for the government to honor a deal that has never been completed. The...

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to meet on Marshall (August 27, 2007)

Leaders of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe will meet tonight behind closed doors to discuss the future of chairman Glenn Marshall, who relinquished his duties amid distortions about his military record and revelations about his criminal past. A second meeting is...

Opinion: Indian Health Service needs reform (August 27, 2007)

"On the Crow Indian Reservation this month, U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., led a hearing of the Senate Indian Affairs committee, addressing the severe lack of federal funds and management for the Indian Health Service....

Gonzales resigns as head of Department of Justice (August 27, 2007)

U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned as head of Department of Justice today. Gonzales has been under fire for his handling of the firings of several federal prosecutors. Some of them accused him of not being committed to Indian...

Newly recognized tribe hit by chairman's scandal (August 27, 2007)

The leader of a newly recognized Massachusetts tribe apologized on Friday for distorting his military record amid revelations into his criminal past. Glenn Marshall relinquished his duties as chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe following news reports and Internet blog...

NAACP denounces Cherokee Nation over Freedmen (August 27, 2007)

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is criticizing the Cherokee Nation for denying citizenship to the Freedmen, who are the descendants of former slaves. The national NAACP and the Oklahoma NAACP support H.R.2824, a bill that would...

Yellow Bird: Time for smoke-free tribal casinos (August 27, 2007)

"A few weekends ago, I had the chance to visit two casinos in North Dakota Prairie Knights and Four Bears. In many cases, casinos and lodges on reservations have become the only lodging available if you're visiting, yet staying...

Jodi Rave: Saving Private Ryan LeCompte, Lakota (August 27, 2007)

"It's been hell trying to save Private Ryan. Pfc. Ryan LeCompte, an Army scout, has been diagnosed by military and private doctors with post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain injury after serving two tours in Iraq with the...

Mark Trahant: 'Prez on the Rez' forum a success (August 27, 2007)

"It's funny how politics works. Three presidential candidates participated in a forum last week. They committed news, raising substantial ideas followed by concrete, even controversial, plans. But this is probably the first you're reading about Prez On The Rez. It...

Tim Giago: 'Commod bods' going out of fashion (August 27, 2007)

With the annual state fairs popping up around this country some fair managers are looking to eliminate the greasy, trans fat meals served by the food vendors. Apparently, “commod bods” are going out of fashion. For example, the Indiana State...

Editorials: Tribes deserve healthy salmon runs (August 27, 2007)

Both of Seattle's mainstream newspapers published editorials in support of the treaty rights of Washington tribes. The Times said the ruling was simple. "Sign a treaty that cedes millions of acres, and the right to take fish from healthy runs...

Views: Louis Gray and Keith Harper on Obama (August 27, 2007)

Louis Gray, the former publisher of The Native American Times, is holding strong to his opinion that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) isn't reaching out to Indian Country. Gray, a member of the Osage Nation, criticized Obama for refusing to attend...