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IHS confirms 14 cases of salmonella poisoning (June 9, 2008)

The Indian Health Service has confirmed 14 cases of salmonella on the Navajo Nation , The Gallup Independent reports. The Navajo area office said the people who became sick bought tomatoes at one of two stores in New Mexico. One...

Opinion: Photos document O'odham history (June 9, 2008)

"For those who think the Tohono O'odham are all about casinos and fry bread, this book should be a real eye-opener. Authored by archaeologist Allan J. McIntyre, "The Tohono O'odham and Pimeria Alta" is the first photographic history book...

Tim Giago: Mt. Rushmore through Native eyes (June 9, 2008)

Memorial Day usually kicks off the tourist season. So far the tourist attractions in South Dakota seem to be holding their own despite the spike in gasoline prices. For those tourists feeling the pangs of patriotism, a visit to Mount...

Jodi Rave: Cobell trial begins in Washington DC (June 9, 2008)

"A federal judge on Monday will gavel to a start the trial that will potentially award billions of dollars to Native landowners whose income from natural resources has been mismanaged and misused by the U.S. government for more than a...

UNITY to host presidential nominees in Chicago (June 9, 2008)

UNITY: Journalists of Color and CNN will be co-hosting a prime time presidential forum at the UNITY '08 Convention in Chicago on July 24. The two presumptive nominees --Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) -- will discuss...

Oneida Nation seeks to purchase golf course (June 9, 2008)

The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin wants to purchase a golf course that is in bankruptcy proceedings. The general council -- consisting of all adult tribal members -- will consider the purchase of the 320-acre, 36-hole Thornberry Creek Golf Course on...

Navajo president pushes for government reform (June 9, 2008)

Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. is holding six meetings across the Navajo Nation to drum up support for his government reform plan. Shirley wants to reduce the Navajo Nation Council from 88 delegates to just 24. He wants...

Red Earth dance honors Kiowa teen who died in flood (June 9, 2008)

The Teen Girls Fancy Shawl Dance at the 22rd annual Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival in Oklahoma was held in honor of a Kiowa teen who died last year in a flash flood. Rose Saddleblanket, 17, and her family...

Seminole leader profits from land deals with tribe (June 9, 2008)

A council member for the Seminole Tribe of Florida is voting on land deals that benefit his pocketbook, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. David Cypress and his business partner bought 534 acres from the tribe in a deal he voted...

NYT: World closing in on isolated peoples (June 9, 2008)

"The world is closing in on the few remaining people who live in such remote isolation as to seem not of this world. They dwell in crude thatched huts in forest depths and subsist by hunting and fishing and...

Turtle Mountain Band won't lose IHS hospital (June 9, 2008)

The Indian Health Service has taken emergency action to maintain a hospital in North Dakota. The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians was told the Quentin Burdick Memorial Hospital in Belcourt was going to close due to lack of...

Oglala Sioux Tribe debates return of parkland (June 9, 2008)

The National Park Service is considering turning over part of the Badlands National Park to the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The proposal is still in the early stages and requires Congressional approval. But it would be the...

Yellow Bird: White buffalo signals hope and peace (June 9, 2008)

"Another white buffalo calf was born Saturday at the National Buffalo Museum and Culture Center in Jamestown, N.D., making it third white buffalo calf born there. These white buffalo currently live in the Jamestown museum’s pasture. White buffalo calves...