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Sen. McCain backed Lumbee recognition in 2003 (July 4, 2008)

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois), the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, said he supports federal recognition for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Where does Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the presumptive Republican nominee, stand? During the 108th Congress, from 2003-2004,...

Owners of Frank's Landing smokeshop plead guilty (July 4, 2008)

The owners of a smokeshop on Frank's Landing's Indian Community in Washington are pleading guilty. Hank and Allison Gottfriedson will forfeit cigarettes and money earned from the Frank's Landing Indian Discount Tobacco. Federal prosecutors said the smokeshop generated $21.3 million...

MOWA Choctaw recognition lawsuit dismissed (July 4, 2008)

The MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians of Alabama waited too long to file a lawsuit over its rejected federal recognition petition, a judge ruled on Thursday. The tribe was denied recognition by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in November 1999....

The Fives: Hot issues in South Dakota Indian Country (July 4, 2008)

"Being in the heart of Indian Country, it makes sense that a good chunk of coverage in the Rapid City Journal is dedicated to Native American issues. Whether it is the day to day coverage such as this week's suicide...

Jodi Rave: Get started on Indian estate planning (July 4, 2008)

"All trust land holders need to begin estate planning, considering new regulations unfolding from the American Indian Probate and Reform Act. AIPRA, which went into effect on June 20, 2006, includes new rules on how the Interior Department can diminish...

Jodi Rave: Good luck to Iroquois Nationals team! (July 4, 2008)

"The Iroquois Nationals, the only American Indian team sanctioned to compete in an international sport, was prepared for battle Thursday in the team's first game of the 2008 World Lacrosse Championships in Canada. “We have great expectations for our young...