Judge dismisses lawsuit over gaming land determination (December 17, 2007)
Indianz.Com Casino StalkerTracking casino proposals across Indian Country. The Bush administration is facing tribal criticism for its land-into-trust policies but officials have at least one court victory under their belts. In a 16-page decision issued last Thursday, a federal judge...
Blackfeet homes still infested with dangerous mold (December 17, 2007)
More than 150 homes on the Blackfeet Nation in Montana are infested with a dangerous mold that can cause health and safety problems. A new study from the University of Montana found a high level of toxins in three-quarters...
People say California tribal courts are unfair (December 17, 2007)
People who sue tribes in California say the tribal court systems are unfair because they are stacked against outsiders. Nellie Lawrence, 93, sued the Barona Band of Mission Indians after she was knocked down by a man at the...
South Dakota governor seeks to protect Bear Butte (December 17, 2007)
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) is proposing to spend $1 million to protect the sacred Bear Butte. Rounds wants to use the money to buy a perpetual easement that would prevent commercial and residential development on the western side...
Sen. Dorgan wants IHS facility investigated (December 17, 2007)
Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, is seeking an investigation into an Indian Health Service facility on the Fort Totten Reservation in North Dakota. Dorgan says the facility's director, Angeline Cloudman, has...
Rare disease affects Navajo children at high rate (December 17, 2007)
An extremely rare disease afflicts Navajo children at an unusually high rate. One in every 2,500 Navajo children are diagnosed with severe combined immune deficiency, or SCID. In comparison, 1 in 100,000 children in the general population have the...
Top IHS official to retire after 42 years of service (December 17, 2007)
Mary Lou Stanton, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, is retiring from the Indian Health Service after 42 years of service. "It was a hard decision. Now that I made the decision to retire, I’m happy about it,"...
Abramoff associate sentenced for role in scandal (December 17, 2007)
Italia Federici, a former associate of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, was sentenced to two months in a halfway house and four years of probation, plus $77,243 in restitution, for her role in the scandal. Federici was the head of...
Abourezk: A tribute to Floyd Red Crow Westerman (December 17, 2007)
"A lyrical and plainspoken voice for the oppressed. A gentle but forceful critic of his people's assailants. A strong, proud vision of Native people as we were. These are the gifts Floyd Red Crow Westerman has given Native people....
Jodi Rave: Youth a part of Big Foot Memorial Ride (December 17, 2007)
"When Donaven Yellow of Wakpala, S.D., joined the Spirit Riders, he pledged to ride four years in the Big Foot Memorial Ride, a nearly 300-mile journey dedicated to the Lakota ancestors who died in one of the nation's most...
Seminole Tribe spends millions to acquire land (December 17, 2007)
The Seminole Tribe has spent more than $35 million over the past decade to acquire land in Broward County, Florida. The 105 acres surround the tribe's casinos in Coconut Creek and Hollywood. So far, the tribe has asked the...
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