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Jodi Rave: Job Corps trains reservation youth (September 30, 2008)

"Jathan Jones revels in the campus life at Kicking Horse Job Corps Center, nestled as it is amid postcard-perfect scenery in the foothills of the Mission Mountains, offering vocational training in 11 job skill areas. “We're spoiled here,” said...

US Attorneys targeted for Indian Country work (September 30, 2008)

The Bush administration wanted to fire former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger as late as January 2006, just a month before he announced his resignation, according to a Department of Justice investigation released on Monday. Heffelfinger was targeted by political appointees...

Nevada Urban Indians moves to new home in Reno (September 30, 2008)

A grand opening for a new urban Indian center in Nevada takes place this Friday. Nevada Urban Indians moved to a new location in August. The facility includes a health clinic and an exercise room for Indians in the...

Cherokee Nation offers small business loans (September 30, 2008)

The Cherokee Nation is opening its small business loan program to all federally recognized tribal members who live within the tribe's jurisdictional area. The Micro Enterprise Adult/Youth Opportunity Loan Funds are open to entrepreneurs as young as 13. Applicants must...

Makah grandmothers to walk 330 miles for treaty (September 30, 2008)

Three grandmothers from the Makah Nation 1 of Washington are walking 330 miles to urge state and federal officials to uphold the 1855 Treaty of Neah Bay. Dotti Chamblin, 65, Gail Adams, 68, and Rhonda Markishtum, 50 start their journey...

Cayuga Nation to give away gas in counter protest (September 30, 2008)

The Cayuga Nation of New York will give away gas to counter a protest by an anti-Indian group. Customers can get $10 of free gas this Saturday at the LakeSide Trading gas station. The giveaway takes place while Upstate Citizens...

Gov. Palin urged to form Native village task force (September 30, 2008)

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) is being asked to form an "emergency" task force to examine migration out of Alaska Native villages. Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich and Anchorage school superintendent Carol Comeau said more than 400 new Native students have...

Column: Gov. Palin insults victims of rape (September 30, 2008)

"Even in tough budget times, there are lines that cannot be crossed. So I was startled by this tidbit reported recently by The Associated Press: When Sarah Palin was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, the small town began billing sexual-assault victims...

Editorial: Law enforcement in Big Horn County (September 30, 2008)

"Some residents of Fort Smith, an unincorporated town on the Bighorn River, nestled between the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area and the Crow Indian Reservation, are concerned about a lack of law enforcement presence in their town of 150....

Supreme Court considers Indian law cases (September 30, 2008)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday considered four Indian law cases as it began work for the October 2008 term. The justices, however, won't be announcing today whether or not they will hear the cases, SCOTUSBlog reported. Announcements may come...

Canada drops most charges against Mohawk activist (September 30, 2008)

A Mohawk activist who helped organize a protest in Ontario last year walked free after government prosecutors dropped all but one charge against him. Shawn Brant, who is from the Six Nations Reserve, was facing a 12-year prison sentence....

Navajo leaders endorse Sen. Obama for president (September 30, 2008)

Navajo Nation leaders in the Shiprock, New Mexico, area have endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) for president. The Northern Navajo Agency Council voted unanimously to endorse Obama, who met with Navajo, Pueblo, Apache and Ute leaders in New Mexico on...

IHS cuts contract to urban Indian health center (September 30, 2008)

Urban Indians in Wisconsin will no longer have access to off-reservation services with the closing of the Native American Services center in Green Bay. The center was informed that the Indian Health Service was ending its $276,000 annual contract. "They...

Elmer Savilla: A Native veteran questions McCain (September 30, 2008)

Ed. Note: Elmer M. Savilla is the former chairman of the Quechan Nation. "At the outset, I am not an attorney and do not pretend to be one. I am a patriotic Native American, and WW II veteran. I was...

Navajo family cites bias in murder charges (September 30, 2008)

A 16-year-old Navajo girl in Utah has been charged with murder and her family says racism is to blame. Mae Goodman Johnson was a passenger in a car that was involved in a drive-by shooting. Maria Menchaca, a 7-year-old...

Indian men injured in attack by 'white pride' group (September 30, 2008)

Three Indian men were the victims of what authorities in Phoenix, Arizona, are considering a hate crime. Two Indian men, ages 48 and 24, were on their way home when they were confronted by a group of men and women...

New York City mayor sues Indian smokeshops (September 30, 2008)

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced a lawsuit against Indian smokeshops doing business on the Unkechaug Indian Nation, a state-recognized tribe. Bloomberg claimed the smokeshops are cheating the state out of $525 million in tax revenues. He called...

Gang clash cited in stabbings at Morongo powwow (September 30, 2008)

Authorities say a clash between rival gangs led to stabbings at the powwow hosted by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in California. Tribal members were not involved in the incident that left one person dead, authorities said. One person...

Prosecutor named for US Attorney firings (September 30, 2008)

U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey appointed a federal prosecutor to continue an investigation into the firings of several U.S. Attorneys. Nora R. Dannehy is expected to make a preliminary report within 60 days about the firing of David Iglesias, the...

Rep. Cole: Greatest threat to tribal sovereignty (September 30, 2008)

"I wear a number of hats in my professional life: I am the congressman from the 4th District in Oklahoma, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the only enrolled member of a federally recognized Indian tribe in...