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U.S. Supreme Court prepares for upcoming term (September 26, 2007)

The U.S. Supreme Court began work on its upcoming term on Tuesday by granting one Indian criminal law case and leaving two other Indian law cases on the radar. The justices agreed to hear an appeal from Larry Begay, a...

Six people arrested in beating of Native girl (September 26, 2007)

Six people have been arrested in connection with the beating of a 13-year-old Native girl in Idaho. The girl was walking along the street in Lewiston on September 12 when several people were yelling about "white power" and "white...

Yellow Bird: No manual for learning Indian culture (September 26, 2007)

"It's a little overwhelming to recognize the responsibility American Indian people have for preserving their culture, language and ceremonies. It is these things that will help the public understand American Indians, and that's important. For American Indian children, the...

Congressional Black Caucus to host Freedmen panel (September 26, 2007)

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is hosting a panel on the Cherokee Freedmen in Washington, D.C., on Friday. Rep. Diane Watson (D-California) and Rep. John Conyers (D-Michigan) are convening the panel. Watson is sponsoring a bill that would cut federal...

itnesses: Hearing on violence against Native women (September 26, 2007)

The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding an oversight hearing on Thursday on violence against Native women. The following witnesses will testify: MS ALEX ARRIAGA Director- Government Relations, Amnesty International, USA MS JAMI ROZELL Educator- Survivor citizen of the Cherokee...

Court hears appeal of inquiry into Native teen's death (September 26, 2007)

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a challenge to the inquiry of a Native teen's death. Neil Stonechild was 17 when he was found frozen to death on the outskirts of Saskatoon in November 1990....

Navajo students develop anti-drunk driving slogans (September 26, 2007)

Students at an elementary school on the Navajo Nation are urging motorists not to drink and drive or speed along a dangerous highway. The fifth-graders at Nenahnezad Community School developed the slogans for a series of billboards along Navajo...

Omaha Tribe's child welfare system under review (September 26, 2007)

The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska asked the state Department of Health and Human Services to conduct a review of its child welfare system following the death of a 20-month-old Omaha boy. The state examined 22 cases and found a...

Eastern Cherokees impose water restrictions (September 26, 2007)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has imposed water restrictions on the reservation due to drought. The tribe is the first community in Western North Carolina to impose restrictions, The Asheville Citizen-Times reported. Most of the state is under severe...

Column: Walking a mile in Native moccasins (September 26, 2007)

"Ask any child: It's really hard to walk when you want to run. I was reminded of this with the release of a recently published report about American Indian and non-Indian perceptions of each other. The report, "Walking a Mile:...

Muscogee Nation helps inmates re-enter society (September 26, 2007)

The Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma is helping imprisoned tribal members re-enter society after they finish their sentences. The Muscogee Nation Reintegration Program reaches out to tribal members who are near their release date. Caseworkers help them find jobs, housing...

Editorial: Town should decide on Pequot water park (September 26, 2007)

"The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's plan to build an indoor water park in Ledyard is potentially good news for a town seeking to expand its commercial tax base and for tourist-based businesses hoping to attract more visitors to the region....

Mashantucket Tribe to sell off-reservation hotel (September 26, 2007)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has agreed to sell an off-reservation hotel. The tribe purchased the Hilton in Mystic in 1996 for $18 million. The 184-room hotel will be sold for an undisclosed sum to a real...

Michigan to announce treaty rights settlement (September 26, 2007)

The state of Michigan plans to announce a treaty rights settlement with five tribes today. According to news reports, the tribes will be able to hunt, fish and gather plants under special state rules that won't apply to non-tribal...

Nike develops the 'Air Native N7' for Native feet (September 26, 2007)

You've heard of Air Jordans. Now get ready for the Air Native N7, a shoe designed for Native Americans. Nike studied the feet of 224 people from more than 70 tribes. The Oregon company found that Native people, in...

Alabama governor sued over Choctaw connections (September 26, 2007)

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley (R) is being sued by a former supporter who wants to know whether the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians contributed money to the governor's campaign. John Goff, who owns an insurance company, says his corporate jet...

Griles serving prison term for lying to Congress (September 26, 2007)

J. Steven Griles, the former deputy secretary of the Interior Department, began serving his 10-month prison sentence for lying to Congress about his relationship with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Griles, 59, reported to Petersburg Federal Correctional Institution in Petersburg, Virginia,...