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...
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...
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....
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...
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