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Appeals court reopens Wyoming border town murder case (March 26, 2008)

A federal appeals court is giving a Wyoming man another chance to challenge his conviction for the murder of his infant daughter. Andrew John Yellowbear Jr., a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, was found guilty in state court for...

Fort Peck Tribes sign oil and gas tax agreement (March 26, 2008)

The Fort Peck Tribes and the state of Montana signed an agreement to share revenues from oil and gas development on the reservation. Currently, the tribe and the state each impose a 14 percent tax on development. The new...

Northwest colleges sign education treaty (March 26, 2008)

Five colleges and universities in Idaho and Washington signed a memorandum of understanding to recruit and retain more Indian students. The University of Idaho, Washington State University, Lewis-Clark State College, North Idaho College and Northwest Indian College will participate. They...

Stillaguamish Tribe to receive eight buffalo (March 26, 2008)

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington will be starting its first bison herd. The tribe is receiving eight bison from the Intertribal Bison Cooperative. In the coming years, the tribe hopes to grow the herd to 70 animals. The tribe...

Opinion: Being Cherokee more than the blood (March 26, 2008)

"Being an Indian is certainly about blood ties, but it is more than that. It is culture, it is tradition, it is language. To me the Freedmen suffered alongside the Cherokees and even under the Cherokees. To kick them out...

Editorial: Put an end to Makah Nation whale hunts (March 26, 2008)

"Let last September's botched, illegal whale hunt by five members of the Makah Tribe in the Strait of Juan de Fuca be the last for a long, long time. The application of the federal criminal-justice system to the killing of...

Column: Respect Makah Nation's hunting rights (March 26, 2008)

"Imagine if the government said nobody could fire a gun while it spent untold years studying the social and environmental effects of gun use. Even if you think that's a fine idea, imagine the protest there'd be about government tyranny.Folks...

Bush pardons man from Rosebud Reservation (March 26, 2008)

President Bush pardoned a man from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota for a crime committed more than 30 years ago. Lonnie Edward Two Eagle Sr. had been sentenced to two years probation in 1976 for misdemeanor simple assault...

Discussion: An apology for Native people? (March 26, 2008)

The Sioux Falls Argus Leader asked readers to comment on a resolution to apologize to Native people for their treatment by the United States. The apology passed the Senate as part of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Rick Albrecht:...

Interview with Linda Warner, Haskell president (March 26, 2008)

Diverse Issues in Higher Education interviews Dr. Linda Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma who serves as president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. "DI: What are your top three goals for Haskell? LW: I...

Letter: Rename peak for Lori Piestewa again (March 26, 2008)

"Five years ago, Lori Piestewa gave her life in service to her country. Piestewa Peak was renamed in her honor as the first Native American woman to die in combat while serving in the U.S. military. The normal five-year waiting...

Yellow Bird: Excitement in North Dakota's weather (March 26, 2008)

"When I awoke Tuesday morning, I could see the trees dancing to yet another winter tune. “Where’s spring?” I whispered loudly enough so the trees could hear. I like winter. I put up with the really cold days because...

Man sentenced to 70 months for death of daughter (March 26, 2008)

Joseph Moses Begs-His-Own, a Sioux/Tonkawa man from Oklahoma, was sentenced to 70 months in prison for the death of his four-month-old daughter. Begs-His-Own, 29, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for the July 2004 death of his daughter. The crime...

Indian museum in Oklahoma seeks $45M from state (March 26, 2008)

The American Indian Cultural Center in Oklahoma City is asking state lawmakers for $45 million to move construction forward. Overall, the facility needs $150 million. The 300-acre site will feature a museum, a welcome center and private development. Construction began...

Tribes receive conservation grants from Interior (March 26, 2008)

The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma, the Cowlita Tribe of Washington and the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island are among the recipients of conservation grants from the Interior Department. The Iowa Tribe will use $62,604 to create a wildlife management...

Wife of late Nathan Hale to serve rest of term (March 26, 2008)

The widow of the late Nathan Hale, who died on March 17, will serve the remainder of his term as vice chair of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation of North Dakota. Evelyn Hale will be sworn in on March...

Narragansett attorney, police chief testify about raid (March 26, 2008)

The lawyer and police chief for the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island testified on the 15th day of a trial into the state's raid of the reservation. Attorney John F. Killoy said he advised the tribe that it had...