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Appeals court delays casino for Michigan tribe (August 18, 2008)

A Michigan tribe's casino project was put in extended limbo on Friday so that an anti-gaming group can pursue an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, has...

Everett Herald: Death of Mylo Harvey, Tulalip teen (August 18, 2008)

"There's a hill above Tulalip Bay where the cedar and fir trees no longer stand, where on a clear day, there is nothing above but the distance to heaven. On that quiet hill is a young man's grave; a...

Indian student ACT scores lag in South Dakota (August 18, 2008)

ACT scores for Indian students in South Dakota continue to fall below the state average, according to the state Department of Education. The average composite ACT score reached 22.0 in 2008, an increase for the third consecutive year. Yet...

Winnemem Wintu Tribe waits on recognition (August 18, 2008)

The California Legislature passed a bill that calls for federal recognition of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe. The small tribe was promised land by an act of Congress but a reservation never materialized. The tribe was never placed on the list...

Big marijuana find on Tohono O'odham Nation (August 18, 2008)

The U.S. Border Patrol seized more than a ton of marijuana on the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona last Thursday. In the first incident, more than 1,400 pounds of marijuana were found in an SUV parked outside a home after...

Judge backs fishing rights for Wenatchi Band (August 18, 2008)

The Wenatchi Band of Washington has fishing rights at the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery, a federal judge ruled last Tuesday. The Wenatchi are part of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Judge Garr King said the band retains fishing...

San Manuel Band buys former JCPenney store (August 18, 2008)

The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has purchased a former JCPenney store in downtown San Bernardino, California. The 200,000 square-foot property was an anchor store in the Carousel Mall. Most of the mall is vacant now. The tribe hasn't...

Havasupai Tribe evacuated from Grand Canyon (August 18, 2008)

About 400 people, including members of the Havasupai Tribe, were evacuated from the Grand Canyon on Sunday due to flooding. Tribal members and tourists were helicoptered out of the canyon after a dam broke. Evacuees were transported about 60...

Indian women organize for Obama in South Dakota (August 18, 2008)

Of the nine Democratic county committees in South Dakota that are campaigning for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois), five are run by Indian women, Indian Country Today reports. Cecelia Fire Thunder, the former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, heads the...

No Native reporters on the presidential trail (August 18, 2008)

Thee aren't any Native journalists on the road with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) or Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), Indian Country Today reports. Neither campaign has established a liaison to the Native media either, although Obama is promising one soon. But...

Letter: Indian Country shortchanged in Cobell (August 18, 2008)

"I appreciated the article on the lawsuit that Native Americans had filed against the U.S. government and the news that a federal judge ruled that the government owes Native Americans millions of dollars for profits made from lands the government...

Letter: Crow people without homes and jobs (August 18, 2008)

"In 2004 when Chairman Venne ran for a second term, he campaigned on housing and jobs. To this day in 2008, he has not fulfilled either of those promises. Today, our enrollment is over 12,000. About 3,500 of our people...

Opinion: Who is John McCain, the candidate? (August 18, 2008)

"As I went on vacation at the end of July, Barack Obama was leading John McCain by three to four percentage points in national polls. When I returned last week he still was. But lo and behold, a whole new...

Opinion: No movement on future of 'Sioux' nick (August 18, 2008)

"Nearly a year after the supposed settlement between North Dakota and the NCAA over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname and logo, there seems to be an absence of public effort in achieving a win/win solution. UND has provided the largest...

Opinion: Much to learn about historic Pequot War (August 18, 2008)

"After more than 370 years the Pequot War (1636-1638) remains one of the most controversial and significant events in the Colonial and Native history of North America. The war has been debated, discussed and analyzed for centuries in hundreds...

Yellow Bird: Olympics, a war without destruction (August 18, 2008)

"I have been mesmerized for the past few days with the Olympics. Thursday night, when I should have been asleep, I was sitting on the edge of my bed, clutching my pillow with fingers clinched together, hoping Nastia Liukin...

Tim Giago: School is still out on Indian gaming (August 18, 2008)

It will be 20 years on October 17, 2008 since the national Indian Gaming Regulatory Act became law. Time sure flies when you’re having fun; but for some Indian nations, it hasn’t been all that much fun. There are still...