Free urges Oklahoma Indians to exercise power (April 16, 2008)
Kalyn Free, the founder and president of the Indigenous Democrat Network, says Oklahoma Indians need to exercise their political clout. American Indians and Alaska Natives make up 8 percent of the state population. That's similar to the Native population...
Montana governor to host tribal leaders summit (April 16, 2008)
Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) will convene the 2008 tribal leader's summit on Monday. More than 100 tribal leaders, representing the eight tribes in the state, are expected to attend. They will get a chance to share their concerns with...
University returns $2M in Indian teacher grants (April 16, 2008)
The University of Utah has returned $2 million in federal grants aimed at increasing the number of Indian teachers. The school won a $1.1 million grant and another $1 million grant from the Department of Education's Office of Indian Education....
Ceremony for slaughtered Yellowstone bison (April 16, 2008)
Chief Arvol Looking Horse led a ceremony on Tuesday to honor more than 1,200 bison that have been slaughtered after they wandered out of Yellowstone National Park. The Buffalo Field Campaign and the Seventh Generation Fund organized the event....
DJs suspended for remarks about Native women (April 16, 2008)
Two radio DJs were suspended "indefinitely" and ordered to undergo sensitivity training after making offensive comments about Alaska Native women. State officials and Native leaders expressed outrage after radio show hosts Woody and Wilcox from KBFX 100.5 made an...
Natives are 2 percent of HIV/AIDS in Minnesota (April 16, 2008)
American Indians and Alaska Natives accounted for 2 percent of new HIV/AIDS cases in Minnesota, according to new state data. In 2007, there were 6 new cases of HIV/AIDS among Native Americans. Five were Native women and 1 was a...
Editorial: Reconnect Navajo Nation to Internet (April 16, 2008)
"It is similar to a lost country, located in one of the wealthiest and tech-savvy countries in the world. Thousands of those who live within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation have no running water, no electricity and no telephones....
Comment period on Alaska Native swap extended (April 16, 2008)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the comment period on a controversial Alaska Native land swap. Doyon Ltd., an Alaska Native regional corporation, wants to give 150,000 acres to FWS in exchange for 110,000 acres within the...
Teens charged for drive-by shooting on reserve (April 16, 2008)
An 18-year-old and a 15-year-old have been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting that left a 23-month-old toddler in critical condition. Christopher Shane Crane, 18, faces 16 charges for Sunday night's shooting on the Samson Cree Nation in...
Bois Forte Band censures council representative (April 16, 2008)
The Bois Forte Band of Chippewa in Minnesota censured one of its tribal council representatives for a second time. District I Representative Mark Drift violated the code of ethics for misusing a tribal credit card, spending tribal money without authorization...
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe holds election on Thursday (April 16, 2008)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is holding an election on Thursday. Brandon Sazue and Duane Big Eagle face off for the chairman's position. Incumbent Lester Thompson didn't win enough votes in the primary to advance. Four council...
Creek teen earns recognition for health campaign (April 16, 2008)
Caitlin Baker, a member of the Muscogee Nation of Oklahoma, is being honored for her efforts to improve the health of American Indians. Baker, who is 14, started the Competitive American Indians Turning Lifestyles Into New Beginnings in partnership...
Ex-soldier sentenced for girlfriend's murder (April 16, 2008)
A former U.S. Army soldier was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for murdering his girlfriend on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona. Hunter Hugh Taylor III, 24, moved onto the reservation after being discharged from the Army. He...
Cherokee Nation to take over IHS hospital (April 16, 2008)
The Cherokee Nation plans to take over operations of the W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The facility is currently run by the Indian Health Service. The tribe will manage the hospital under a self-determination contract. “We will create...
Rep. Cole aids outgoing lawmaker's legal fund (April 16, 2008)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), the only Native American in Congress, donated $5,000 to outgoing Rep. John Doolittle's (R-California) legal fund. Cole is the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee. He donated the money to Doolittle through his leadership political...
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