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New group seeks to find missing Native people (January 10, 2008)

A new group seeks to help find missing Native people in Manitoba. Thomas Prince formed the Missing Aboriginal People Association with Patty Kent, whose daughter disappeared two years ago at the age of 15. Kent said the police didn't take...

Tulalip Tribes still oppose state park development (January 10, 2008)

The Tulalip Tribes of Washington continue efforts to oppose a state park at Cama Beach. The state began work at the beach until burial grounds were discovered. The tribe says the site is part of a 2,000-year-old Tulalip village....

Editorial: College will help Tohono O'odham Nation (January 10, 2008)

"Tohono O'odham Community College is about to bloom, increasing enrollment fivefold, erecting a permanent campus with dormitories and preserving the tribe's ancient culture even amid the modernization. These changes hinge on a new capital campaign in which the college aims...

Opinion: Fond du Lac chair survives political move (January 10, 2008)

"Hundreds of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa members turned out for a hearing Monday morning where Chairwoman Karen Diver faced allegations including malfeasance in handling tribal affairs, neglect of duty and refusal to comply with any...

Former Mescalero Apache president killed in crash (January 10, 2008)

Sara Misquez, the former president of the Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico, was killed yesterday in a vehicle crash. Misquez, 62, was driving her sport utility vehicle when it veered of the highway and rolled over, police said. She...

Blog: BIA policy affects non-gaming acquisitions (January 10, 2008)

"Last week, the Department of Interior rejected fee-to-trust applications for eleven tribes . Matthew has linked to the rejection letters elsewhere on this site. In rejecting these applications, the DoI has changed the method by which it will review all...

Sen. Johnson endorses Barack Obama for president (January 10, 2008)

Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) for president. Johnson praised Obama's bipartisan spirit. He joins former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) in supporting the first-term senator, who lost...

Officer contradicts testimony in Native death inquiry (January 10, 2008)

A rookie police officer in Vancouver, British Columbia, contradicted the testimony of a former sergeant in the case of a Native man who died after being dragged out of a jail center. Const. David Instant said he thought Frank...

Navajo man honored for work at Shiprock Chapter (January 10, 2008)

After just 11 months on the job, Donald Benally was named chapter vice president of the year for serving the Shiprock Chapter of the Navajo Nation. Benally was elected to the position last February following the resignation of GloJean Todacheene,...

Idaho gas tax deals go to Legislature for approval (January 10, 2008)

The Idaho Legislature will have final say over gasoline tax agreements with four tribes. Gov. Butch Otter (R) signed deals with the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, the Nez Perce Tribe, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes and the Kootenai Tribe. The agreements require the...

Mountain lion attack worries Lummi grandmother (January 10, 2008)

A grandmother from the Lummi Nation of Washington is worried that a mountain lion who attacked her dog is still on the loose on the reservation. Lovie Hillaire was at home on December 28 when her dogs started barking...

Rise in violence cited on Soboba Reservation (January 10, 2008)

Citing an increase in violent incidents, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection will require sheriff's escorts when responding to calls on the Soboba Reservation. Cal Fire responds to emergency calls on the reservation. The new policy will lead...

Bill Richardson drops out of presidential race (January 10, 2008)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) is dropping out of the presidential race. Richardson fared poorly in the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary. He has been trailing the front runners, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York), Sen. Barack...