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Indian museum marks Oklahoma centennial (November 16, 2007)

The American Indian Culture Center and Museum hosted a sunset ceremony on Thursday as part of Oklahoma's 100th birthday. Adults performed a rebirth ceremony and children performed a ceremony of hope and the future. The event took place at...

Editorial: Virginia tribes still waiting on recognition (November 16, 2007)

"For more than seven years, leaders of six Virginia Indian tribes have taken their fight for federal recognition to Congress. And for more than seven years, that Congress has found one reason or another to put off that recognition. It...

Opinion: Keep 'Chief Illiniwek' on the sidelines (November 16, 2007)

"You could be forgiven for never having heard of Chief Illiniwek. He may not be making a splash on either coast, but the controversy around him has captured the attention of many in the middle. Much of Illinois was...

House committee considers Alaska Native bills (November 16, 2007)

The House Natural Resources Committee held a hearing on Wednesday to consider four Alaska Native bills. The bills are sponsored by Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska), the committee's ranking member. They affect economic development, land claims, federal recognition and veterans. The...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to honor state judgments (November 16, 2007)

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is the first tribe in South Dakota to recognize judgments made in the state courts. The tribe adopted a rule to recognize court rulings from state jurisdictions. In exchange, the state will recognize and honor...

Bush holding back off-reservation gaming proposals (November 16, 2007)

Indianz.Com Casino StalkerTracking casino proposals across Indian Country. The Bush administration is holding back off-reservation casino applications until it develops a new policy on the controversial issue, assistant secretary Carl Artman said on Thursday. More than two dozen tribes are...

Editorial: Utah should pull out of Navajo trust (November 16, 2007)

"It's time to pull the plug on the Navajo Trust. Utah's governor and legislative leadership are right to suggest that the state resign as trustee next July. The Navajo Trust Fund was created by Congress in 1933. It receives...

Hopi woman nominated as US Attorney for Arizona (November 16, 2007)

Diane J. Humetewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, has been nominated as the U.S. Attorney for Arizona. Humetewa told the Associated Press she was "extremely honored" to be nominated. President Bush sent her nomination to the...

Hoopa Valley Reservation to get wireless Internet (November 16, 2007)

Residents of the Hoopa Valley Reservation in northern California are finally getting high-speed Internet. The Hoopa Community Association reached a deal to bring wireless service to the reservation. That means people won't have to deal with dial-up modems. "When it's...

Man sues Prairie Island Tribe for membership (November 16, 2007)

A man is suing the Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota in hopes of being enrolled. Lawrence Larson said the tribal council previously agreed to enroll his family. But that never happened and he wants damages dating back to 1991,...