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Opinion: Moving beyond the legacy of Columbus (October 12, 2007)

"Every year when Columbus Day rolls around I ponder its existence and meaning. I used to take great offense at its observance in the American calendar. Yet over the past few years, and especially after Monday's event "The Legacy of...

Column: Eastern Cherokees preserve 'Indian ball' (October 12, 2007)

"This week a group of men from our community gathered to play “Indian ball.” They gathered by the river before and after the game in the tradition of the animals and birds who first played this game. The Indian...

DOI wants to join Onondaga Nation land claim (October 12, 2007)

The Interior Department wants the federal government to intervene in the Onondaga Nation's land claim, a lawyer for the tribe said. The tribe was in court yesterday to defend its claim from a motion to dismiss. Intervention by the federal...

Opinion: Bill cuts health care for Cherokee Nation (October 12, 2007)

"Cherokee Nation Health Services provides more than 326,000 patient visits annually, serving more than 126,000 American Indians/Alaska Natives, including many UKBCIO citizens. If California congresswoman Diane Watson has her way and cuts off all funding to our tribe, other local...

Sac & Fox Nation to buy former outlet mall site (October 12, 2007)

The Sac & Fox Nation of Oklahoma has agreed to buy a former outlet mall site for $1.35 million. The tribe bought 18.3 acres of the 57-acre site from the city of Stroud. The property has been vacant since...

WSJ: People can't sue tribal governments (October 12, 2007)

After labeling the Indian Civil Right Act a "quirk" in federal law, the Wall Street Journal has found another one: tribal sovereign immunity. The paper runs a page one story about the inability of people to sue tribal governments...

Status of Ute Tribe's financial adviser disputed (October 12, 2007)

Does John Jurrius still work as the financial adviser for the Ute Tribe of Utah? It sounds like an easy question to answer. But while tribal leaders say he resigned some tribal members say that's not so. "He did...

Lummi man questioned in other unsolved murders (October 12, 2007)

A member of the Lummi Nation of Washington who was charged with a 20-year-old murder is being questioned in similar cases. Henry Keeler Redlightning, 58, a former tribal cop, was arrested last week for the murder of Rita DiSangh....

Sherman Alexie a finalist for National Book Award (October 12, 2007)

Author Sherman Alexie's latest work is up for a National Book Award. "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian" is a finalist in the Young People's Literature category. The book is Alexie's first foray in the genre. "I...

Opinion: Enthusiasm for Air Native N7 shoe (October 12, 2007)

" It was a relief, therefore, to simply travel across town to attend the National Indian Health Board's 24th annual ''Consumer Conference,'' held in Portland, Ore., from Sept. 24 to 28. The conference theme was ''HOPE for Mental Health,...

Harjo: Restore NAGPRA to original intent (October 12, 2007)

"New legislation to restore repatriation law to its original intent has broad support in Indian country and should be supported by all fair-minded people. It has drawn hysterical reactions and misrepresentations in the mainstream press from those who never wanted...

Muckleshoot Tribe paid $62.5M for hotel, land (October 12, 2007)

The Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington paid $62.5 million for a historic hotel and some nearby land, The Seattle Times reports. The tribe paid $41.9 million for the Salish Lodge & Spa in Snoqualmie. A 50-acre vacant parcel across the...

Cason concludes testimony in Cobell trust trial (October 12, 2007)

The Bush administration only plans to account for about half of the money in the Indian trust fund, a senior official testified on Thursday. In December 1999, the Interior Department was ordered to account for "all funds" in the Individual...