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World's largest zinc mine reaches deal with village (September 4, 2008)

The operators of the world's largest zinc mine have reached a settlement with the Alaska Native village of Kivalina. Teck Cominco of Canada agreed to build a pipeline to steer wastewater from the Red Dog mine away from the village....

California tribes back events at Republican convention (September 4, 2008)

Most of Indian Country seems to have skipped the Republican National Convention but California tribes helped out their fellow state citizens this week. The Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, the San Manuel Band of...

New York governor pressed on tribal tobacco bill (September 4, 2008)

New York Gov. David Paterson (D) is being pressured to take action on a tribal tobacco tax bill. Supporters say the state is losing out on millions of dollars due to untaxed cigarettes on reservations. "Governor, do the right thing....

Man dead in suspicious fire on Mohawk reservation (September 4, 2008)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York says a man died in a suspicious fire on the reservation. Tribal police on a routine patrol noticed a burning house early Wednesday morning. The homeowner died in the blaze. Tribal...

Domestic violence a topic at tribal leaders summit (September 4, 2008)

Violence against women was discussed at the United Tribes Tribal Leaders Summit in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Wednesday. Cecilia Fire Thunder, the former president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, said women are revered in Lakota teachings....

Aquash murder defendants to be held in same jail (September 4, 2008)

Two men accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash can be held in the same jail, a federal magistrate ruled. The Associated Press said John Graham was moved to another jail after Dick Marshall was recently...

Oglala Sioux Tribe urged to prepare law plan (September 4, 2008)

Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-South Dakota) urged leaders of the Oglala Sioux Tribe to prepare a law enforcement plan in order to prevent the Bureau of Indian Affairs from taking over police services on the Pine Ridge Reservation. The BIA...

Steve Blake, Red Lake artist and activist, dies at 51 (September 4, 2008)

Photo © St. Cloud American Indian Movement. Steve Blake, a member of the Red Lake Nation of Minnesota who created the American Indian Movement logo at age 13, died on Wednesday. He was 51. Blake became active in AIM,...

Ute Tribe accuses former financial adviser of fraud (September 4, 2008)

The Ute Tribe of Utah sued its non-Indian former financial adviser in federal court on Wednesday. The lawsuit accuses John Jurrius and his companies of fraud. The tribe claims Jurrius breached a contract in which he was paid $600,000...

Native man shot and killed by police in Saskatchewan (September 4, 2008)

A man from the Clearwater River Dene First Nation in Saskatchewan was shot and killed in an altercation with Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Tuesday. Harry Hainault, 38, apparently fled after two RCMP officers showed up to a home on...

Pechanga leader clashed with strip club bouncer (September 4, 2008)

Gabriel Pico, a late member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, was injured during a "physical altercation" with a bouncer at a strip club in Denver, Colorado. The altercation occurred in the early morning hours of August 30. Pico,...

Gov. Palin claims trooper disparaged Natives (September 4, 2008)

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) claims a state trooper who was married to her younger sister "continued to disparage Natives in words and tone" in an e-mail to the state's first Alaska Native public safety commissioner. The e-mail is...

Abramoff writes letter to judge before sentencing (September 4, 2008)

Update: Jack Abramoff received 48 months, to run concurrently with his bank fraud sentence. In total, he will serve slightly less than six years in prison, but could benefit from credits. $p Jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff told a federal judge...