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Comanche Nation members to vote on 2009 budget (March 11, 2008)

Members of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma will vote April 19 on the tribe's proposed 2009 budget. According to The Oklahoman, the $37.7 million budget includes $14 million for per capita payments. Each tribal member would receive about $1,000. In...

Educator uses $125K grant to study all-Native schools (March 11, 2008)

William Demmert, an Oglala Sioux/Tlingit educator, is using a $125,500 grant to study programs that emphasize Native culture and language. Demmert believes all-Native schools help Native students achieve. "The kids that are in these schools are open, happy and...

Red Lake students market Ojibwe cookbook (March 11, 2008)

Students on the Red Lake Reservation are marketing their own cookbook of Ojibwe and other recipes. “A Taste of Red Lake Cookbook” contains 150 recipes, along with students’ writing, artwork and photos. Recipes include Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr's wild...

Cleanup at reservation trailer park 'daunting' (March 11, 2008)

A court-appointed lawyer who is overseeing a troubled trailer park on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in California says he is amazed by conditions there. Mark Adams is the temporary receiver for the Desert Mobile Home Park, also...

Gabrielino-Tongva ancestors to be reburied at site (March 11, 2008)

Nearly 400 Gabrielino-Tongva ancestors will be reburied at the site where they were removed by a development company in Playa Vista, California. The site was discovered in 2003. But the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act didn't apply...

Mississippi Choctaws weigh plans for historic site (March 11, 2008)

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is weighing development options for an 856-acre property that was once owned by a Choctaw chief. The tribe bought the land in Carroll County for $1.7 million. It used to be the home of...

New York governor said to weigh resignation (March 11, 2008)

New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) is said to be weighing resignation after being linked to a multi-state prostitution ring. Spitzer apologized yesterday to his family and the public. But he did not acknowledge being a client of a...

Judge in Alaska recognizes tribal court authority (March 11, 2008)

A federal judge in Alaska has ordered the state to recognize tribal court authority over adoptions and child welfare proceedings. The decision to tribal court authority over tribal members. But n essentially restores the state to a position it held...

Arizona tribes win ruling in eagle listing case (March 11, 2008)

Five Arizona tribes who hold the bald eagle sacred won a court ruling on Monday that puts the bird back on the endangered species list. The Bush administration hailed the removal of the eagle from the list as an environmental...

Artman promotes tribal energy resource agreements (March 11, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs awaits the first applicants for its newly-implemented tribal energy regulations, assistant secretary Carl Artman said on Monday. Final regulations that were published in the Federal Register allow tribes to exercise greater control over their energy...

Indigenous leaders seek to heal environment (March 11, 2008)

More than 200 indigenous leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico are meeting in Mexico for the Indigenous People to Heal Our Mother Earth meeting. Participants said they wanted to bring an indigenous perspective to solving environmental issues....

Nez Perce Tribe hopes to expand hunt in Montana (March 11, 2008)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho still wants to expand its treaty hunt in Montana, an official said. The tribe has been hunting near Yellowstone National Park under an 1855 treaty. But when the tribe sought to extend the...

Oklahoma allows tribal tobacco compacts to expire (March 11, 2008)

The state of Oklahoma has allowed four tribal tobacco compacts to expire and more are on the way. The compacts with the Ft. Sill Apache Tribe, the Eastern Shawnee Tribe, the Otoe-Missouria Tribe and the Kaw Nation expired recently. More...

Churches apologize for role at residential schools (March 11, 2008)

Churches in Canada are apologizing to Native people for their treatment at residential schools. The Roman Catholic, United, Presbyterian and Anglican churches managed the schools on behalf of the governments. Some students suffered physical, sexual and mental abuse, and many...

Column: Schaghticoke leader loses home to fire (March 11, 2008)

"Our tribal casino temples are rising higher and grander, but a man with as much native blood as nearly any Connecticut Indian is burned out and homeless in Kent. Alan Russell, the best known Schaghticoke Indian in northwest Connecticut,...

Washington Legislature passes tribal policing bill (March 11, 2008)

The Washington Legislature on Monday finalized a bill to grant tribal police officers the authority to enforce state criminal and traffic laws. Tribal officers can arrest non-Indians if they are state certified and if their tribe obtains liability insurance. Tribal...

Seminole Tribe to market Indian brand of beef (March 11, 2008)

The Seminole Tribe of Florida has launched its own brand of beef. The project is part of a partnership with the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. The Seminoles will sell the beef...