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Bury the presidential campaign at Wounded Knee (June 3, 2008)

"When L. Frank Baum described the great, parched prairies of Kansas in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, it wasn’t Kansas he had in mind. The gray mass of cracked land that he placed little Dorothy in the middle of was,...

Judge holds one last hearing before big Cobell trial (June 3, 2008)

The federal judge handling the Indian trust fund lawsuit said on Monday he plans to hold a two- to three-week trial to determine how much money is owed to hundreds of thousands of Indian beneficiaries. The trial, which begins next...

Golfer Notah Begay still on the road to a comeback (June 3, 2008)

Eight years after his last victory on the PGA Tour, Navajo/Pueblo golfer Notah Begay III is slowly making his comeback. Begay won the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2000. He was considered a rising star but was...

Two Lac du Flambeau council members removed (June 3, 2008)

Two council members for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Wisconsin were removed on Friday. Fellow council members ousted Jerome "Brooks" Big John and Tom Maulson at a special meeting. It's not clear why the two...

Letter from Cherry Creek: Little hope on reservation (June 3, 2008)

"The wind shrieks and blows the rain sideways on the prairie, but the townspeople standing with their heads bowed do not seem to care. Gathered between the rows of trailer homes, this small, isolated community is grieving for two lives...

Michigan lawmaker seeks to end tribal tuition waiver (June 3, 2008)

A Republican lawmaker in Michigan is trying to end the state's Indian tuition waiver program. The Washington Treaty of 1836 guaranteed an education for tribal members in the state. In 1976, the Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Act was passed...

Louis Gray: Send Sen. Obama to presidential victory (June 3, 2008)

"Native Times columnist Tim Giago suggests in his recent offering that Native Americans not make up their mind just yet. Or to read between the lines: Hillary might pull it out yet. To be sure it is highly unlikely she...

Small crowd for public hearing on Makah whaling (June 3, 2008)

About 50 to 100 people attended the second public hearing on the Makah Nation's whaling plan last night. Only five people gave oral testimony. Three were against whaling and two were for it, The Seattle Post-Intelligence reported. Tribal leaders...

Winnebago Yankee to start a game for first time (June 3, 2008)

Joba Chamberlain, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, will be the starting pitcher at tonight's New York Yankees game. Chamberlain quickly became a fan favorite since debuting last fall. The game against the Toronto Blue Jays is the...

PBS Newshour: Indian issues in presidential race (June 3, 2008)

"Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are courting the Native vote and their pitches both revolve around improving the educational systems in Indian country. Obama stopped at the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana to make his case. Former president...

Mike Graham: Native vote will determine president (June 3, 2008)

"In today's U.S. politics the Native American vote has grown and organized to the point that it will be a major factor across the country in electing our next president. All presidential candidates in this 2008 election have made...

NCAI highlights Native vote in presidential race (June 3, 2008)

The National Congress of American Indians says the Native vote is playing a role in the 2008 presidential race. For the first time in history, all of the leading candidates have reached out to Indian Country. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois),...

Bill Clinton campaigns on South Dakota reservation (June 3, 2008)

On the eve of the South Dakota primary, former president Bill Clinton campaigned for his wife Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation. Clinton said his wife will improve Indian health care and support renewable energy projects...

Low rate of cancer reported among Native children (June 3, 2008)

American Indian and Alaska Native children have the lowest rate of cancer among children of all racial and ethnic groups, according to a new study. Based on data from 2001 through 2003, the rate of cancer among Native children was...

Sen. Obama's family 'excited' about Crow adoption (June 3, 2008)

The first thing Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) told his family when he got back from Montana was that he was adopted into the Crow Tribe, his wife, Michelle, said on Monday. Obama campaigned on the Crow Reservation last month....

Former Istook aide pleads guilty in Abramoff scandal (June 3, 2008)

John Albaugh, a former aide to ex-Rep. Ernest Istook (R-Oklahoma), pleaded guilty on Monday for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal. Albaugh was chief of staff to Istook when Istook was chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation,...