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Appeals court changes mind in Blackfeet housing case (August 25, 2008)

A federal appeals court on Friday again waded into a dispute over faulty homes that were built by the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. The decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was the third in a long-running case that...

Navajo council considers takeover of monument (August 25, 2008)

The Navajo Nation Council is considering legislation that seeks to take control of Canyon de Chelly National Monument. The Navajo Nation agreed to the creation of the monument in 1930. Delegates say it's time for the tribe to resume...

Obama and McCain differ on Native Hawaiians (August 25, 2008)

Native Hawaiians will be treated very differently by the person who wins this year's presidential election. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois), who was born in Hawaii, said he will push for passage of a bill to extend the policy of self-determination...

Indigenous people of Guam seek federal recognition (August 25, 2008)

A group representing the indigenous people of Guam is seeking federal recognition as an Indian tribe. Frank J. Schacher, the president of the newly named Chamorro Tribe, said recognition is the only way for the Chamorro people to become true...

Letter: Treat First Nations like the Third World (August 25, 2008)

"Janet Shaw laments the "Third World" conditions on many First Nations reserves. Tax paying citizens of the Second Nation might agree that such remote communities be treated as Third World peoples. The masked warriors who show up at blockades are...

More than 140 Indian delegates in Denver for DNC (August 25, 2008)

More than 140 American Indian and Alaska Native delegates are at the Democratic National Convention this week. Frank LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, said the Native contingent is the largest in the party's history. "Native...

Q&A with Charles Trimble: On Indian victimhood (August 25, 2008)

Dorreen Yellow Bird of The Grand Forks Herald interviews Charles Trimble, a former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians, about his recent column in Indian Country Today that called on Indian people to shed the chains of...

Responses: Still saying no to 'Fighting Sioux' (August 25, 2008)

Three responses to a recent opinion that said tribal leaders "seem not willing even to sit down at the table" to discuss the future of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname at the University of North Dakota. Lous Gray: "There is...

Marc Simmons: Gallup Inter-Tribal grows steadily (August 25, 2008)

"The town of Gallup in far Western New Mexico likes to style itself as the place where the Indian Southwest begins. Some boosters will also add it's a crossroads of regional culture and history. Thus in 1922, the Gallup...

Jodi Rave: Lakota soldier not the same after Iraq (August 25, 2008)

"As an active duty soldier, Ryan LeCompte spends most of his days sleeping at his home on the Lower Brule Reservation in South Dakota. “He's not the same kid who left,” said Orville “Red” Langdeau, a Lakota and uncle to...

Yellow Bird: Cancer on Indian Country's doorstep (August 25, 2008)

"Cancer rates among American Indians and especially those in Minnesota and the northern Plains are skyrocketing, and it should be a wake-up call for Indian people to take heed. On Wednesday, the American Cancer Society released the first large-scale national...

Tim Giago: Undecided as election approaches (August 25, 2008)

Like many South Dakotans, I was an Independent before the Primaries, but I had to become either a Republican or a Democrat in order to vote because in this state Independents are not allowed to vote in the Primary Elections....