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UND hockey coach supports 'Fighting Sioux' (December 6, 2007)

The University of North Dakota hockey coach says the school should keep its controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. Dave Hakstol said the school should "very respectfully, very constructively" ask Sioux tribes in the state for their approval. He...

Oklahoma tribes helping troops come home for holidays (December 6, 2007)

Three Oklahoma tribes are helping to bring 2,600 Oklahoma National Guard troops home for the holidays. The Chickasaw, Creek and Choctaw nations are donating buses to bring the troops to Oklahoma. They are stationed at Fort Bliss in Texas and...

Residential school survivors targeted for payments (December 6, 2007)

Former students of Native residential schools have been offered loans, cars and big-ticket items now that their settlement checks are coming in. Stella Smoke, who lives on the Dakota Plains Reserve in Manitoba, said she is sick of the calls....

Jodi Rave: Nike executive true to Native roots (December 6, 2007)

"Sam McCracken holds a rare job in corporate America as the leader of a marketing program specifically targeting Native America. McCracken, Native American business manager for Nike Corp., has succeeded on many business fronts. For now, he's best known...

Blackfeet Nation cleans up 200 tons at dump site (December 6, 2007)

The Blackfeet Nation, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and local agencies cleaned up 200 tons of garbage from an illegal dump site on the reservation. Students, employees and volunteers worked seven days a week for nearly two weeks to...

Letter: Native people were brutal savages (December 6, 2007)

"Native Americans have much to be thankful for. Foremost, that they no longer live in brutally, misogynistic societies where women were treated as chattel. It was customary for an adulterous Paiute women to have her nose cut off for the...

DOI resumes negotiations over Montana bison range (December 6, 2007)

The Interior Department hopes to reach a new agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes over the management of the National Bison Range in Montana. Lyle Laverty, the I new assistant secretary for fish, wildlife and parks, says...

Editorial: Tribal sovereignty far from absolute (December 6, 2007)

"By declining to consider appeals from two Maine Indian tribes last week, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a ruling by the First Circuit Court of Appeals that tribal sovereignty in Maine is far from being absolute when it rubs...

Protest planned at radio station in Minneapolis (December 6, 2007)

Native American activists and other minority leaders will protest today at the Minneapolis corporate headquarters of radio station KQRS. The station came under fire in October after the hosts of its popular morning program made insensitive remarks about Native Americans,...

OST warns IIM account holders of potential scam (December 6, 2007)

The Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians says firms may be trying to exploit Individual Indian Money (IIM) account holders. OST has received reports that one firm is contacting people with whereabouts unknown accounts and charging them a...

Oglala Sioux council won't impeach president (December 6, 2007)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has dismissed impeachment proceedings against President John Yellow Bird Steele. Yellow Bird Steele was accused of meeting with an energy company to explore uranium mining on the Pine Ridge Reservation. But apparently it...

North Dakota tribe first to take over law enforcement (December 6, 2007)

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation is the first in North Dakota to contract law enforcement from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribe's police force got off the ground in November. The official changeover will be marked at...

Woman in San Manuel murder case sentenced (December 6, 2007)

A woman was sentenced to three years probation in connection with a murder-for-hire scheme involving a Mexican Mafia drug kingpin and two members of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. Jennifer Laverna Murphy, 27, was among 18 people arrested...

DOJ opposes Native woman in file sharing case (December 6, 2007)

The Department of Justice is siding with the recording industry in a music sharing case involving a Native woman from Minnesota. Jammie Thomas, a member of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe, was found guilty of sharing copyrighted material over...

Smithsonian returns Sitting Bull artifacts to family (December 6, 2007)

The National Museum of Natural History returned items belonging to Lakota Chief Sitting Bull to his descendants. The items were taken from Sitting Bull around his death in 1890. His great-grandson, Ernie LaPointe, received them on Wednesday. "My great-grandfather...

DOJ reports no change in Indian jail population (December 6, 2007)

The Department of Justice on Wednesday said there was no change in the Indian Country jail population. A report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics said there were 1,745 inmates in Indian Country detention facilities in 2005. That was the...