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Appeals court to rehear sacred site case (October 18, 2007)

A federal appeals court dealt a setback to a coalition of tribes on Wednesday when it agreed to rehear a sacred site case. In March, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a ski resort from using treated sewage to...

Haskell to inaugurate president during homecoming (October 18, 2007)

Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas is inaugurating its new president on Friday as part its homecoming celebration. Linda Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, joined Haskell in April. She is the fifth president of the...

Indian teen named to planning panel in Santa Fe (October 18, 2007)

An Indian teenager who dropped out of high school has been named to a planning and development panel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Shayna Lewis, 19, who is Paiute and Pima, was born in Santa Fe and raised at Pojoaque...

Vernon Bellecourt being laid to rest at White Earth (October 18, 2007)

American Indian Movement activist Vernon Bellecourt is being laid to rest on the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota today. Bellecourt was born and raised on the reservation. He will be buried in a traditional ceremony on what would...

Woman accused of leaving baby pleads not guilty (October 18, 2007)

A 21-year-old woman accused of leaving her newborn baby in a bathroom at a Wal-Mart in Saskatchewan pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. The woman was seen entering and exiting the Wal-Mart on May 21. An employee later found the...

City won't give land to Nansemond Tribe (October 18, 2007)

The city council in Suffolk, Virginia, has killed a plan to give land to the Nansemond Tribe. The tribe wants the land to build a replica of a historic village. The project is estimated to cost $8 million. The council...

Narragansett Tribe to block disenrolled from vote (October 18, 2007)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island says it will arrest anyone who tries to interfere in an upcoming election. The tribe responded to rumors that disenrolled members are going to try to vote on October 27. More than 200 people...

Tribes to share data with Minneapolis police (October 18, 2007)

Nine tribes Minnesota and Wisconsin have agreed to develop a crime database with the Minneapolis Police Department. I-CARE, or Indian Crime Awareness, Research and Evaluation, will enable tribal, state and federal law enforcement agencies to share information and statistics on...

Penobscot Nation opposes 'Chief Wahoo' mascot (October 18, 2007)

In October 2000, the Penobscot Nation of Maine passed a resolution to ask the Cleveland Indians to eliminate its "Chief Wahoo" mascot and logo. Seven years later, the tribe hasn't heard back on its request. But don't count on...

Editorial: Oklahoma tribes the elephant in the room (October 18, 2007)

"SAY this for the folks involved with The Oklahoma Academy: They don't back down from a challenge. Through the years, the academy (formerly called the Academy of State Goals) has convened annually in an effort to craft public policy recommendations...

Opinion: Ross Swimmer to blame for Freedmen (October 18, 2007)

"The Cherokee freedmen were black slaves that were held by the Cherokee nation and freed by Treaty with the U.S. in 1866 after the conclusion of the Civil War and guaranteed all Native Cherokee rights (Article 9) at that time....

Letter: Anger and disgust at Cherokee Nation (October 18, 2007)

"I write this letter with anger and disgust of the Cherokee Nation. I have been married to my wife for 26-plus years, who is a card-carrying Cherokee. In these 26 years I have not seen any improvement in health care,...

Column: Bad publicity for Eastern Cherokees (October 18, 2007)

"The tribe is a sovereign entity, supposedly on the same level as the state. However, just like the state, that by no means indicates a “right” to govern as it pleases with no respect for laws. Two particular instances...

Cocopah Tribe to host cultural celebration (October 18, 2007)

The Cocopah Tribe of Arizona is holding its 11th annual cultural celebration on Friday. The celebration features a community feast, music, singing and cultural presentations. It started in 1996 to mark the opening of the Cocopah Museum. On Saturday,...

Navajo Nation Council rejects immunity bill (October 18, 2007)

The Navajo Nation Council voted down a bill that would have given delegates immunity from arrest during legislative sessions. The bill would have provided limited privilege from arrest for certain civil infractions such as speeding, jaywalking, running a stop sign...

Editorial: Little Shell recognition overdue (October 18, 2007)

"Sunday's story about the Little Shell Tribe's battle for federal recognition essentially could have been written 100 years ago. For this tribe, enough really is enough. Although the greatest number of tribal members live in the Great Falls region, more...

Navajo man not guilty of car theft in Washington (October 18, 2007)

A jury in Spokane, Washington, found a Navajo man not guilty of car theft on Wednesday. Shonto Pete said he was happy the case was over. Now he is considering a civil suit against the city and the off-duty...