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Navajos concerned about Utah trust legislation (March 4, 2008)

Members and leaders of the Navajo Nation are concerned about legislation in Utah that would end the state's role as trustee of Navajo oil and gas royalties. The state has been managing the trust under an act of Congress. Due...

Updates from NCAI's annual winter session in DC (March 4, 2008)

Updates from the 2008 winter session of the National Congress of American Indians in Washington, D.C. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Fresh off the passage of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of...

Aquash murder defendant seeks trial delay (March 4, 2008)

John Graham, Canadian man accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, is seeking to delay his trial. Graham, 52, is set to go to trial on June 17 for the 1975 murder. His lawyers want to...

Crow spiritual leader makes run for chairman (March 4, 2008)

Burton Pretty On Top Sr., a spiritual leader of the Crow Tribe of Montana, announced his bid for chairman on Monday. Pretty On Top vowed to improve housing conditions on the reservation. He said he would build 1,000 homes...

Navajo man pleads guilty in hate crime case (March 4, 2008)

A man from the Navajo Nation pleaded guilty to lesser charges in a hate crime case in New Mexico. Craig Yazzie, 37, pleaded no contest to false imprisonment, a fourth-degree felony, and misdemeanor aggravated battery. He faces more than...

Geri Small elected Northern Cheyenne president (March 4, 2008)

Geri Small has been elected president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana. Small served as the tribe's first female leader from 2000 to 2004. She lost her re-election bid in November 2004 to Eugene Little Coyote. Little Coyote...

Committee on 'Fighting Sioux' being formed (March 4, 2008)

North Dakota University System Chancellor William Goetz is forming a committee to examine the future of the University of North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. Goetz isn't saying who will be on the committee. Members won't be named...

Editorial: Long overdue honor for Woody Keeble (March 4, 2008)

"It took a while, but Master Sgt. Woodrow Wilson Keeble finally was awarded the nation’s highest military honor Monday during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Keeble was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism displayed when he saved the...

Editorial: Investigate Spirit Lake business (March 4, 2008)

"Sioux Manufacturing is located on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation and is owned by the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe. In 2006, two former employees said the company had been failing to meet the government’s standard for Kevlar fabric of 35...

Nez Perce Tribe ends treaty hunt in Montana (March 4, 2008)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is ending its treaty hunt in Montana today and will work with the state to address future hunting concerns. The tribe alarmed the state when it planned to extend the hunt and take more...

New Mexico governor signs urban Indian health law (March 4, 2008)

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) signed into law a bill to improve health care for urban Indians. HB 236 creates the Off-Reservation Native American Health Commission in Bernalillo County, where the largest number of urban Indians live. The nine-member...

Letter: Indian mascots aren't always offensive (March 4, 2008)

"Is an American Indian demeaning as mascot? It seems the ongoing controversy of what name the Kelseyville High School mascot may take that the field has been argued from the point of view that since it refers to a stereotype...

Book recalled after 'Native' author exposed as fraud (March 4, 2008)

Riverhead Books is recalling all copies of “Love and Consequences," a memoir about a half-Native girl who grew up amid gangs and violence in Los Angeles, after its author was revealed to be a fraud. Author Margaret B. Jones...

Quechan Nation claims victory in power line case (March 4, 2008)

The Quechan Nation is claiming victory in a case against a power line that destroyed cultural sites. President Mike Jackson Sr. said a federal court ruled on January 10 that the Western Arizona Power Administration is liable for damaging the...

Narragansett smokeshop trial set to resume (March 4, 2008)

The trial of seven members of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island who were arrested during a raid of the reservation is set to continue today. The trial began last week, more than four year after the July 14, 2003,...