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NMAI Holiday Art Market in DC and New York (December 4, 2007)

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will host the National Museum of the American Indian Art Market this weekend. The market takes place at the NMAI in Washington, D.C., and in New York City. At each location,...

Column: 'Kiddie' protest at Berkeley stadium (December 4, 2007)

"For a year now, protesters have been squatting on trees at UC Berkeley's Memorial Stadium to protest plans to build a $125 million sports training center. When protesters fall from one of the trees and break their bones, as...

Rumsey chair named to state Native commission (December 4, 2007)

Marshall McKay, the chairman of the Rumsey Rancheria, has been named to the California Native American Heritage Commission. McKay, 55, said he was honored by the nomination. " I look forward to carrying on her commitment and working with...

State loses case over Indian Health Care Improvement Act (December 4, 2007)

The state of Arizona is not entitled to recover all of its Medicaid costs under the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday. The state billed over $36 million to the Health Care Financing Administration,...

Montana student hopes to advocate for Natives (December 4, 2007)

Katie Hoyt is graduating from Montana State University with a degree in chemical engineering but after spending a summer as an intern in Washington, D.C., she sees a different future. Hoyt, a member of the Tlingit Tribe of Alaska,...

Archaeologists oppose proposed NAGPRA rule (December 4, 2007)

The Society for American Archaeology is opposing the Interior Department's proposed Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act rule. The SAA says the rule has no basis in law or science. "The adoption of the regulations as they stand would...

School for Indian Christians to sell campus, downsize (December 4, 2007)

The Cook School for Christian Leadership in Tempe, Arizona, is selling its campus and downsizing amid dwindling enrollment and a drop in financial support. The 41-year-old campus it set to close in May 2008. The 16-acre campus is worth...

Utah Navajos seek extension for state trust fund (December 4, 2007)

Utah Navajos are seeking a two-year extension for the state's management of their trust funds. In 1933, Congress delegated trustee duties to the state to manage royalties from oil and gas drilling in San Juan County. The state wants to...

Editorial: Healthy politics for the Puyallup Tribe (December 4, 2007)

"When you do democracy, dissent, criticism and competitive politics come with the territory. The Puyallup Tribe of Indians has been seeing more political ferment in the last couple years – and that’s a healthy thing for any nation. Credit...

La Jolla Reservation hit by mudslides after fire (December 4, 2007)

Heavy rain caused mudslides on the La Jolla Reservation, which is still recovering from wildfires in southern California. One home was completely wrecked by mud while 10 others are at risk. That's in addition to the more than 50...

Opinion: U.S. wages war on Indian landowners (December 4, 2007)

"Currently, we continue to wage war against the American Indian by refusal to accurately account for their trust fund money. This deplorable conduct is the subject of a lawsuit brought as a class action by the American Indians before the...

Fort McKay First Nation sees success with drilling (December 4, 2007)

After decades of poverty, the Fort McKay First Nation in northern Alberta is getting back on its feet thanks to oil drilling. Chief Jim Boucher said the choice to tap into the reserve's oil sands was a simple one. "For...

Roseau River First Nation hit with water crisis (December 4, 2007)

The Roseau River First Nation in Manitoba has been dealing with a water crisis for more than a week. About 42 homes were without running water -- some for several days. The water supply was finally fixed over the weekend....

Ute man granted new trial based on jury bias (December 4, 2007)

A Ute Mountain Ute man has been granted a new trial in federal court because two jurors failed to disclose their "preconceived notions" about American Indians. On October 10, Kerry Dean Benally, 35, was found guilty of assaulting a...

9th Circuit to hear oil drilling case from Alaska (December 4, 2007)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals holds oral arguments today in a case affecting off-shore oil drilling in Alaska. Alaska Natives and environmental groups say the Interior Department failed to consider the impact of drilling on whaling. Residents of...

Meeting planned with tribes over 'Fighting Sioux' (December 4, 2007)

The North Dakota Board of Higher Education plans to meet with Sioux tribal leaders to discuss the University of North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. Chancellor William Goetz and board President John Paulsen want a preliminary meeting before...

Barona Band awards $90K in education grants (December 4, 2007)

The Barona Band of Mission Indians awarded $90,000 in education grants to schools across California. The 18 schools each received $5,000. They will use the money for everything from new library books to computers. Since being launched in 2006, the...