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Senate panel sympathetic to Missouri River tribes (November 5, 2007)

Tribes who lost land and a way of life due to flooding along the Missouri River found a sympathetic audience at a Senate hearing last week. The seven tribes in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska told the Senate Indian...

California tribes seek assistance after fire (November 5, 2007)

Two tribes who were the hardest hit by southern California fires are relying on a number of sources to rebuild their communities. The Rincon Band of Luiseno Indians will be able to use gaming revenues to help tribal members...

2nd Circuit to hear Oneida Nation foreclosure case (November 5, 2007)

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments on Tuesday over attempted foreclosures of Oneida Nation land. The tribe has not paid property taxes on land in Oneida and Madison counties. The properties are within the tribe's original...

Pine Ridge Chamber of Commerce wins grant (November 5, 2007)

The Pine Ridge Area Chamber of Commerce has been awarded a $195,490 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will help the chamber promote businesses on the reservation by helping them with advertising and consumer outreach....

Opinion: Don't celebrate Oklahoma Centennial (November 5, 2007)

The following is the opinion of Gerald D. Tieyah, Comanche, who is one of the organizers of the Oklahoma Indians Survival Walk and Protest on November 16. For more information, visit http://www.myspace.com/mvskoke_lady or http://www.myspace.com/thunderclanwoman. Would you ask a Jew to...

Hollow Water First Nation to remove blockade (November 5, 2007)

The Hollow Water First Nation of Manitoba has agreed to remove a blockade that band members kept up for nearly two months. The blockade began in mid-September. The band said it wasn't consulted about a housing development on traditional land....

Jury finds fault in death of Native girl in foster care (November 5, 2007)

A three-year-old Native girl who died in foster care was the victim of homicide, a coroner's jury in British Columbia ruled on Saturday. Savannah Hall died in January 2001. She suffered from massive brain swelling, hypothermia and multiple bruises...

Canada slow on residential school payments (November 5, 2007)

The Canadian government has only paid out 8 percent of claims under the $1.9 billion residential school settlement. According to the settlement, the government was to have paid 80 percent by now. But an official said a high number of...

Navajo Nation sent more than 360 to NIEA in Hawaii (November 5, 2007)

The Navajo Nation sent 362 representatives to the National Indian Education Association's conference in Hawaii, spending at least $500,000 on the trip, The Farmington Daily Times reports. The Navajo delegation, which included President Joe Shirley Jr. and his wife, was...

House Resources hearing on self-governance bill (November 5, 2007)

The House Natural Resources Committee is holding a hearing this Thursday on H.R.3994, the Department of the Interior Tribal Self-Governance Act. The bill was introduced by Rep. Dan Boren (D-Oklahoma), a member of the committee, on October 30. It has...

McKosato: Indians, eagles and buffalo alive and well (November 5, 2007)

"Growing up, I was led to believe that Native Americans or Indians, like the buffalo or bison and the bald eagle, were objects of America's past. That was the way we were portrayed in history books and that was the...

Tonkawa man pleads guilty for death of daughter (November 5, 2007)

Joseph Moses Begs-His-Own, a member of the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the July 2004 death of his four-month-old daughter. Begs-His-Own, 29, admitted that he hit his daughter in the head. The baby girl died...

Eastern Cherokee boy safe after being abducted (November 5, 2007)

A 14-year-old Eastern Cherokee boy is safe with his family after being abducted on Sunday. Tribal police issued an Amber Alert for Derrick Taylor earlier in the day. Two white males reportedly beat up Derrick and threw him in...

Tim Giago: Rep. Watson attacks Cherokee Nation (November 5, 2007)

I must take exception to a column by Congresswoman Diane Watson (D-CA) published on the huffingtonpost.com on Oct. 25, 2007. Before anyone starts to complain about the perceived mess in the backyard of their neighbor, perhaps they should clean up...

Yellow Bird: Reservation center helps those in need (November 5, 2007)

"I traveled to central Minnesota and the White Earth reservation just east of Mahnomen, Minn., last week. It was one of those wonderful fall days; the air was sweet and clear, the temperature was moderate and there were no...

Jodi Rave: Conference explores Indian resiliency (November 5, 2007)

"Many people know an abbreviated history of Native people, a story of death, land loss and oppression. Fewer people know the story of Indian resiliency, the healing strength of families and the power of Native spirituality. These messages were...