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First Nations Community Center opens in Iowa (August 30, 2007)

The First Nations Community Center in Sioux City, Iowa, has finally opened its doors to the public. The center has been in existence for 25 years but never had its own home. Through grants and fundraising, the center pulled...

Choctaw Nation ready for annual Labor Day fest (August 30, 2007)

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma expects 100,000 people for its annual Labor Day Festival. The festival kicks off today in Tuskahoma. Events include a powwow, stickball games, several concerts cultural exhibits and storytelling. Chief Greg Pyle will deliver the State...

BIA seeks help in locating missing Spirit Lake man (August 30, 2007)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking help in locating Kim Morin, a member of the Spirit Lake Nation. Morin was last seen on July 27. That was two days after he arrived on the Wind River Reservation in...

Yakama Nation continues wetland restoration (August 30, 2007)

The Yakama Nation of Washington is on a 30-year-plan to restore its wetlands. The tribe started to lose its wetlands with the arrival of non-Indian farmers in the late 1800s. The creation of hydroelectric dams in the 1900s also...

Suspect in Native woman's death in trouble again (August 30, 2007)

A man who was acquitted for the murder and rape of an Alaska Native woman is a person of interest in another disappearance. Joshua Wade was charged with killing Della Brown, 33, in 2000. But after a highly sensational...

Washington moves to settle salmon case with tribes (August 30, 2007)

The state of Washington says it will settle a lawsuit over healthy salmon runs after losing a key ruling. State and tribal officials met with Judge Ricardo S. Martinez on Wednesday to discuss the case. At issue are culverts that...

IHS plans expansion of South Dakota facility (August 30, 2007)

The Indian Health Service is planning a major expansion of its Sioux San facility in South Dakota but officials said it could take more than 20 years to complete under current funding levels. IHS plans to spend $51 million on...

Pine Ridge Reservation hosts 'Walk to Iraq' (August 30, 2007)

The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is the site of the "Walk to Iraq" on Saturday. The walk will honor soldiers who are stationed in Iraq. It was the idea of Percetta Red Willow-Richards, whose husband, Jim, is...

Mother charged for leaving baby at Wal-Mart (August 30, 2007)

A 21-year-old woman has been charged for leaving her baby in a bathroom at a Wal-Mart in Saskatchewan. The woman, who has not been identified, was seen on video entering and exiting the store on May 21. An employee...

Indian voters re-energized for Sen. Johnson (August 30, 2007)

With Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) back on his feet after suffering a brain hemorrhage, all eyes are on his plans for 2008. Johnson was re-elected in 2002 by less than 600 votes. Support from reservation voters was crucial to...

Winnebago player a hit among New York Yankee fans (August 30, 2007)

With his strong pitching skills, Joba Chamberlain has made a name for himself as a rookie for the New York Yankees. But just how do you say the 21-year-old Winnebago tribal member's name? Some people pronounce it "JOE-buh" but...

Cherokee Nation to celebrate 55th annual holiday (August 30, 2007)

The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is celebrating its 55th annual Cherokee National Holiday this weekend. The holiday began in 1953 as a tribute to the signing of the 1839 Cherokee Constitution. The three-day event attracts more than 90,000 to the...

Puyallup police chief accused of sexual relations (August 30, 2007)

The police chief for the Puyallup Tribe of Washington is being accused of having sexual relations with officers' wives. A lawsuit in tribal court says Chief Joseph Duenas carried on a sexual relationship with the wife of Lieutenant Jeff...

Standing Rock veterans rescind 'Fighting Sioux' support (August 30, 2007)

A veterans' group on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation withdrew support for the University of North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo after being flooded with opposition. “There were a lot of things we didn't know about when we made...

Sen. Craig stripped of committee leadership (August 30, 2007)

Sen. Larry Craig (R-Idaho) was stripped of his committee leadership posts on Wednesday as fellow Republicans called for his resignation after he pleaded guilty to a "lewd conduct" incident at an airport. Craig was the top Republican on the...