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Lac du Flambeau councilors accused of disloyalty (June 6, 2008)

Two council members for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa of Wisconsin face a special election on June 10 after being accused of disloyalty to the tribal government. Tom Maulson and Jerome "Brooks" Big John have criticized...

Annual Red Earth Festival kicks off in Oklahoma (June 6, 2008)

The 22rd annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival begins today in Oklahoma City. The three-day is being held at the Cox Convention Center. It features a powwow, musical performances, storytellers, a block party, arts and crafts and a run/walk....

Colorado's oil and gas rules run into opposition (June 6, 2008)

The Southern Ute Tribe and the U.S. Forest Service are opposing attempts by Colorado to revise its oil and gas rules. The tribe says the proposed rules infringe on its sovereignty. The Forest Service say they could conflict with federal...

School urged to allow eagle feather at graduation (June 6, 2008)

The Native American Rights Fund and the American Civil Liberties Union have asked school officials in North Carolina to allow an Indian student to wear an eagle feather to his graduation. Corey Bird, 18, who is Lumbee and Sisseton-Wahpeton,...

Sen. Dorgan presses Interior on energy development (June 6, 2008)

Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, wants to meet with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to discus energy development on Indian lands. Dorgan said the Bureau of Indian Affairs is hurting tribes by...

Congressional candidates to meet on reservation (June 6, 2008)

Democrats from the White Mountain Apache Tribe are hosting four candidates for Arizona's 1st Congressional district. Jeffrey Brown, Mary Kim Titla, Ann Kirkpatrick, and Howard Shanker are scheduled to appear at the forum on June 10. The event is sponsored...

Alaska Natives to test DNA with 10,300-year-old man (June 6, 2008)

Alaska Natives are submitting DNA samples to see if they are related to a 10,300-year-old man. Sealaska Heritage Institute, a nonprofit owned by Sealaska Corporation, is promoting the research. Rosita Worl, the president of the institute, said Tlingit, Haida and...

First Indian vice-president was '100% Republican' (June 6, 2008)

The first -- and only -- Native American on a winning presidential ticket was Charles Curtis, the thirty-first vice president of the United States. Curtis was Kaw, Osage and Potawatomi. He grew up on the Kaw Reservation in Kansas...

Lawsuits over Oneida land-into-trust in the works (June 6, 2008)

At least five lawsuits are being prepared to stop the Interior Department from acquiring 13,000 acres in trust for the Oneida Nation of New York. Two counties, one city and one town have already hired lawyers to challenge the decision....

Rep. Arcuri: Negotiate Oneida Nation land claim (June 6, 2008)

"The U.S. Department of the Interior recently finalized a decision on the Oneida Indian Nation of New York's federal land-into-trust application. This decision will result in just over 13,000 acres of Oneida-owned lands leaving the local and county tax rolls...

Leader of fake tribe headed to trial on fraud charges (June 6, 2008)

The leader of a fake tribe in Kansas is headed to trial for allegedly scamming immigrants with false promises of U.S. citizenship. Malcolm Webber, who calls himself Grand Chief Thunderbird IV, sought to sever his case from fellow members...

Three teen girls found dead on Wyoming reservation (June 6, 2008)

The bodies of three people who were found dead on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming belonged to three teenage girls, ages 13, 14 and 15. The Casper Star-Tribune identified the victims as Winter Rose Thomas, Alexis Gardner and...

Former Bush lawyer to argue land-into-trust case (June 6, 2008)

Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) is paying a former Bush administration lawyer $200,000 to argue a land-into-trust case before the U.S. Supreme Court. Theodore B. Olson served as Solicitor General at the Department of Justice. In that position, he...

MinnPost.Com: The amazing rise of Archie LaRose (June 6, 2008)

"On a recent Monday afternoon, near the end of business hours, Arthur "Archie" LaRose made the tactical error of walking into the reception area outside his Cass Lake office. Everyone, it seemed, wanted something from LaRose, the 37 year-old...

Charles Trimble: A tribute to a 'pest' named Esther Ross (June 6, 2008)

"It was at a 1973 meeting of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians that I first met a strange, remarkable, elderly woman named Esther Ross. The first impression was truly lasting. Using a walker, she struggled along in the...