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Indian students get help with college applications (July 1, 2008)

More than 70 Indian high school students are attending the College Horizons prep course in Wisconsin this week. The students will get tips on how to complete college applications and take standardized tests. They'll also meet with college recruiters...

Two Indian candidates survive ballot challenges (July 1, 2008)

Two Indian candidates in Arizona survived challenges to their nominating petitions while a third dropped out due to invalid signatures. Incumbent state Sen. Albert Hale and newcomer Christopher Deschene faced challenges from a fellow Democratic candidate and a Hopi man...

Indian leadersip program a finalist for Harvard award (July 1, 2008)

The Intercultural Leadership Initiative of Wisconsin has been named a finalist in the Harvard University Honoring Nations program. The ILI, which promotes cultural tolerance and Indian leadership, was selected among 160 applicants for the award. The Lac du Flambeau Band...

Native inmate pleads guilty to attack in Pennsylvania (July 1, 2008)

A third Native inmate pleaded guilty for his role in an attack at the Allenwood Federal Penitentiary in Pennsylvania. Calvin J. Nez, 35, admitted he stabbed Jason Maloney in September 2005. Two other Native inmates, Clifton N. Hamalowa and Dustin...

Chickasaw Nation honored for publishing company (July 1, 2008)

A publishing company operated by the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma is being recognized by the Harvard University Honoring Nations program. The Chickasaw Press has published three books since being established in 2005. Two of them have received national awards in...

Obama appearances in Montana, North Dakota (July 1, 2008)

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois), the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, will make appearances in North Dakota and Montana this week. Obama will make his first visit to Fargo, North Dakota, on Thursday. He visited Grand Forks in April. The following day,...

Citizen Potawatomi Nation re-elects legislators (July 1, 2008)

Voters of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma re-elected two members of the tribe's legislative body. Paul Wesselhoft, who also serves in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, and Paul Schmidlkofer defeated their challengers in an election over the weekend....

Cherokee Freedmen to host meeting in Oklahoma (July 1, 2008)

Cherokee Freedmen will get an update on litigation and legislation concerning their status as citizens of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma at a meeting on July 19. The Freedmen, who are the descendants of former slaves, were made Cherokee citizens...

Minnesota reports rate of Indian abortions (July 1, 2008)

Indian women in Minnesota had the second highest rate of abortions, the state Health Department reported. The rate among Indian women was 21.5 per 100. That was about half the rate for African-American women (48.8) and higher than the rate...

Sandia Pueblo names new leaders for top two posts (July 1, 2008)

Sandia Pueblo in New Mexico announced the appointment of a new governor and lieutenant governor on Monday. Stuart Paisano was appointed governor. He previously served five terms, from 2000 through 2005, and was the tribe's youngest-ever governor. Victor Montoya was...

9th Circuit won't rehear eagle feather cases (July 1, 2008)

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday said it won't rehear two cases challenging federal eagle protection laws. Luis Manuel Rodriguez-Martinez and Mario Manuel Vasquez-Ramos were charged with violating the Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the...

Medicine man, 70, faces jail time for rape of girl (July 1, 2008)

A 70-year-old Navajo medicine man faces an 18-month sentence for pleading guilty to the rape of a 15-year-old girl. David Filfred of Utah admitted that he raped the girl in 2002. He previously denied sexual contact with the girl, who...

Quinault man wins ruling in Public Law 280 case (July 1, 2008)

The Quinault Nation did not cede criminal jurisdiction to the state under Public Law 280, the Washington Court of Appeals ruled on June 3. William Peter Pink, a tribal member, was stopped by a county sheriff for a minor traffic...

Navajo Nation's top lawyer survives ouster attempt (July 1, 2008)

The Navajo Nation Council voted 60-20 on Monday to keep attorney general Louis Denetsosie on the job. Council delegates sought to remove Denetsosie over a government reform proposal advocated by President Joe Shirley Jr.. Shirley wants to reduce the size...

Makah men sentenced for illegal whale hunt (July 1, 2008)

Five members of the Makah Nation of Washington were sentenced on Monday for hunting a whale without a federal permit. Andy Noel and Wayne Johnson were given prison time for violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act. They were considered the...

Blackfeet man killed in helicopter accident (July 1, 2008)

Michael MacDonald, a 26-year-old member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, was among six victims of a helicopter collision in Arizona. MacDonald was fighting a fire in the Grand Canyon when he was bit by an insect and suffered...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe to discuss suicides at summit (July 1, 2008)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is hosting a two-day "Sacredness of Life" summit to discuss suicide prevention. So far this year, six people on the reservation have committed suicide. Four were men ages 20 to 24 and the...