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Suspect sought in Menominee Reservation stabbing (February 5, 2008)

Federal and tribal authorities are looking for a man suspected in a fatal stabbing on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin. Marcelino Heredia reportedly got into a fight with Anthony Madosh at a home on the reservation. Heredia reportedly fled...

Walk from Alcatraz to DC begins February 11 (February 5, 2008)

American Indian Movement activist Dennis Banks is leading the Longest Walk, a five-month journey from San Francisco to Washington, D.C. The walk begins February 11 at Alcatraz Island. It is due to end in the nation's capitol on July 11....

Pilot shows Alaska Native student improvement (February 5, 2008)

A pilot project in Anchorage has improved Alaska Native student achievement levels, according to a a report released from the University of Alaska's Institute of Social and Economic Research. Since the Alaska Native Pilot Project started in 2005, Native graduation...

Agency backs Alaska Native bowhead whale hunt (February 5, 2008)

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is proposing to maintain the Alaska Native bowhead whale hunt. The final environmental impact statement allows a total of 255 bowhead whales to be harvested between 2008 through 2012. That's essentially the same...

Column: Visit Seminole Tribe's Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum (February 5, 2008)

"The Seminole Tribe of Florida has a lot to offer tourists and anyone craving a taste of Florida B.C. (before casinos). That's why I heartily recommend visiting the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum at the Big Cypress reservation south of Clewiston. This museum...

Klamath Tribes back Klamath River agreement (February 5, 2008)

Members of the Klamath Tribes of southern Oregon voted to support an agreement to eliminate four dams in the Klamath Basin. The Klamath Tribes are part of a coalition of tribes, farmers, water users and environmental groups who announced the...

Yakama Nation judge blocks tobacco compact (February 5, 2008)

A judge for the Yakama Nation has blocked the tribe's tobacco compact with the state of Washington until tribal members can vote on it. The temporary restraining order was issued in a case filed by Kip Richard Ramsey, who...

Budget reduces funds for Mni Wiconi water project (February 5, 2008)

President Bush's fiscal year 2009 budget proposes to reduce funds for the Mni Wiconi water project in South Dakota. The budget requests $10 million for maintenance and operation and $16.24 million for construction. Mike Watson, the head engineer for the...

Tonkawa Tribe delays election for new leaders (February 5, 2008)

Members of the Tonkawa Tribe of Oklahoma will have to wait until April to vote on a new set of leaders. Tribal members called an election on Monday to replace president Anthony Street and other business committee members. Street...

South Dakota panel delays tribal contribution bill (February 5, 2008)

The South Dakota Senate State Affairs Committee delayed a bill that would allow tribes to contribute to state politicians. Currently, tribes -- along with state, local and federal governments -- are barred from making donations. SB100 would repeal the phrase...

Bush administration seeks another cut in BIA budget (February 5, 2008)

In the last budget of his administration, President Bush on Monday announced a cut of nearly $100 million to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The fiscal year 2009 budget seeks $2.2 billion for the agency that serves more than 550...

Abourezk: Bush cutting vital Indian programs (February 5, 2008)

"You couldn't hardly have scripted a more insulting response to last week's State of Indian Nations Address. On Monday, President George W. Bush presented his budget for fiscal year 2009, which begins Oct. 1. In the final budget of his...

Kempthorne to testify on Interior budget (February 5, 2008)

Secretary Dirk Kempthorne will testify about the Interior Department's fiscal year 2009 budget before the House Interior Appropriations subcommittee on Thursday. Kempthorne is seeking $10.7 billion for the department. The request for the Bureau of Indian Affairs is $2.2...

Lawmaker drops bill for Gabrielino Tribe (February 5, 2008)

A California state lawmaker has withdrawn her support for a bill that would create a reservation for the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe. Sen. Jenny Oropeza, a Democrat, introduced the bill just last week. But after learning that tribal leaders hoped to use...

Navajo soldier returns from third tour in Iraq (February 5, 2008)

Army Sgt. Lyn Karl Thomas, a member of the Navajo Nation, received a warrior's welcome in Shiprock, New Mexico. Thomas, 28, has served three tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. "I'm proud of what I do,...

Kalispel Tribe seeks funds for new bridge (February 5, 2008)

The Kalispel Tribe of Washington is lobbying for funds to replace the main bridge to its reservation. Built in 1964, the Usk Bridge crosses the Pend Oreille River. Without it, the tribe and its member would have a hard...