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Cancer surivors urged to maintain Native diet (May 20, 2008)

A new book by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium urges Alaska Native cancer survivors to return to a subsistence diet. "Traditional Food Guide for Alaska Native Cancer Survivors" is based on ten years of research that shows traditional...

Lac du Flambeau protesters plead not guilty (May 20, 2008)

Ten members of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Wisconsin entered not guilty pleas in connection with a protest against tribal leaders. The protesters occupied tribal headquarters for about 13 hours on March 26. The group,...

Artman issues gaming rules as he leaves BIA ofice (May 20, 2008)

Twenty years after the passage of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988, the Bush administration finalized long-awaited regulations for gaming-related land acquisitions on Monday. In the works for more than two years, the rules address a controversial aspect of...

Editorial: Nisqually Tribe makes right move on land (May 20, 2008)

"Hawks Prairie, once covered by scrub trees and Scotch broom, is quickly emerging as a thriving economic center for Thurston County. It started with the construction of Cabela's, a giant outdoors store, which will anchor the new Lacey Gateway retail...

Public Notice: Fond du Lac land-into-trust (May 20, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is publishing notice of a decision to take 40 acres in trust for the Fond du Lac Band of Chippewa Indians of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. The decision was made by the superintendent of the...

Column: Let Makah Nation decide on whaling (May 20, 2008)

"The experience of hunting and consuming whale, a sacramental meal associated with ritual, might change over time, as Makah culture changes. Today, in some Protestant congregations grape juice is substituted for wine in the interest of avoiding alcohol. Perhaps some...

Oklahoma tribes donate $35K to tornado victims (May 20, 2008)

Two Oklahoma tribes have donated $35,000 to help the victims of recent tornadoes. The Quapaw Tribe donated $25,000 and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe donated $10,000. The money will be used to help victims of the May 10 tornadoes in Picher, Oklahoma,...

The Native Voice: On the trail with Sen. Obama (May 20, 2008)

The day on the campaign trail started off with a trip to a high school in Billings, Montana, where Sen. Barack Obama gave a speech focusing on national and foreign policy. Afterwards, he held a town hall-style meeting and...

Crow Tribe welcomes Sen. Obama to reservation (May 20, 2008)

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) held a rally on the Crow Reservation in Montana on Monday, becoming the first presidential candidate to campaign in Indian Country. Obama, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York), and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) all have adopted...

Police officer linked to Indian woman's death (May 20, 2008)

The district attorney in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is weighing charges against a police officer who has been linked to Navajo woman's death. Vera "Tonie" Haskell, 47, was killed in a hit-and-run on April 6. Detectives linked officer Andrew Gallegos...

Navajo woman named Indian Educator of the Year (May 20, 2008)

Gloria Hale, a member of the Navajo Nation, has been named the 2008 New Mexico Indian Educator of the Year. Hale is the director of Indian Education for the Grants/Cibola County School District. She was recognized for her efforts to...

NAGPRA review committee delays reburial decision (May 20, 2008)

The fate of 600 ancestral remains that were excavated in West Virginia remains in the air after the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act review committee tabled a decision on the matter. The remains are considered "culturally unidentifiable," meaning...

Mike Graham: The Cherokee Nation's Wounded Knee (May 20, 2008)

"Congresswoman Watson of California, (a member of the Congressional Black Caucus that excludes non Black U.S. House members), also supported with tax payers dollars is crying foul play "Civil right's violation" over the Cherokee Nation citizenship vote last March, 2007...

Jodi Rave: Sen. Obama first to visit reservation (May 20, 2008)

"The Crow Nation welcomed Sen. Barack Obama on Monday afternoon before thousands of people, marking the Democratic presidential candidate's first campaign visit to a U.S. reservation. “It was exciting - you felt like you were a part of history, where...

Jay Morago, first Gila River governor, dies at 90 (May 20, 2008)

Jay R. Morago, the first governor of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona, died on May 14 after a battle with cancer. He was 90. Morago, who received a purple heart and four bronze stars during World War II,...

Indian teen sheds 106 pounds at weight-loss school (May 20, 2008)

Santee Wells, a 15-year-old from the Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota, dropped 106 pounds at a weight-loss boarding school, The Washington Post reports. Wells enrolled at the Wellspring Academy in North Carolina. He lost the weight over a...

Fort Sill Apache Tribe hires lobbying firm (May 20, 2008)

The Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma has hired a lobbying firm amid its efforts to obtain a reservation in New Mexico. The tribe hired American Capitol Group to lobby on "economic development issues and gaming issues," according to a...