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Washington House passes tribal policing bill (February 19, 2008)

The Washington House voted 58-37 on Monday to approve a bill that gives tribal police officers the power to enforce state criminal and traffic laws. Tribes and the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs support the bill. It would...

Alaska Native village wants state troopers to go (February 19, 2008)

An Alaska Native village is asking the Alaska State Troopers to remove its officers from the village. The Aniak Traditional Council says state troopers are treating tribal members unfairly because of their race. A letter says young children are being...

Alaska Native corporation threatens suit (February 19, 2008)

Doyon Limited, an Alaska Native regional corporation, is threatening to sue a group of shareholders over the use of the word "Doyon." Doyon says the group Friends of Doyon might be a trademark violation. The corporation also filed a complaint...

Japanese developed Colorado River Reservation (February 19, 2008)

Japanese Americans who were interned during World War II returned to the Colorado River Indian Reservation last week to discuss their shared history. The U.S. government forced 19,000 Japanese to live at three internment camps on the reservation. The...

Supreme Court won't hear jurisdiction case (February 19, 2008)

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear a tribal jurisdiction case affecting the Navajo Nation. Without comment, the justices rejected a petition in MacArthur v. San Juan County The move means the Navajo Nation courts cannot hear a lawsuit...

Editorial: Support protections for Bear Butte (February 19, 2008)

"Yes, Bear Butte is considered a religious site by many Native Americans, but it is also a state park, a national landmark and a unique place that holds great significance, including spiritual significance, for people of all races, cultures and...

Editorial: Pass Indian Health Care Improvement Act (February 19, 2008)

"There is no plan guaranteed to cure the problems that plague many of this region's Indian reservations. If somebody tells you they know just how to fix broken tribal government systems, create economic opportunities, solve a growing health care crisis...

Harry Gilmore, former Quapaw chairman, dies at 91 (February 19, 2008)

Harry F. Gilmore, a former chairman of the Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma, died on February 14. He was 91. Gilmore served as chairman for two terms from 1986 to 1990. "Harry was someone we loved and looked up to," said...

Mescalero Apache Nation sues over insurance firm (February 19, 2008)

The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico has filed suit over an insurance company that it is accusing of fraud and breach of trust. The tribe sued the state Public Regulation Commission for reinstating the corporate status of the Leavitt...

Native students want condom machines in schools (February 19, 2008)

Native students on Prince Edward Island are petitioning the government to install condom machines in junior and senior high schools. The students believe putting the machines in schools will stop the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. "Get the condoms...

Resolution appears near in Cobell trust case (February 19, 2008)

After more than 11 years in the courts, the Cobell trust fund case appears closer to resolution. On January 30, Judge James Robertson ruled that it was "impossible" to conduct an historical accounting of the Individual Indian Money (IIM)...

Winnebago company opens Washington DC office (February 19, 2008)

All Native Systems, an information technology company owned by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, has opened an office in the Washington, D.C., area. The office in Arlington, Virginia will help ANS focus on its federal and private contracts. The office...

Opinion: Questions for presidential candidates (February 19, 2008)

"As I type this, the new prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, has just publicly apologized for 200 years of racism and brutality by the Australian government against the Aborigines, a policy virtually identical to that of the United States...