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Nevada tribes receive juvenile delinquency grants (October 10, 2008)

The Walker River Paiute Tribe and the Washoe Tribe have received $400,000 in grants to combat juvenile delinquency. The grants come from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at the Department of Justice. They will help the tribes...

Oglala Sioux Tribe primary results not ready (October 10, 2008)

The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is still counting ballots from a primary election held on Tuesday. Preliminary results showed activist/actor Russell Means with the most votes for president. He will face either Sen. Theresa Two Bulls or incumbent...

City wants to join Northern Arapaho lawsuit (October 10, 2008)

The city council in Riverton, Wyoming, voted to intervene in a lawsuit filed by the Northern Arapaho Tribe. The tribe claims Riverton and parts of Fremont County are Indian Country. The lawsuit claims the land was never removed from the...

Nez Perce Tribe opens commercial fishing (October 10, 2008)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho opened its commercial fishing season this week in the Snake River basin. The tribe is holding five short seasons for steelhead from now until the end of the month. This year's run is expected...

High school on Navajo Nation locked down twice (October 10, 2008)

A public high school on the Navajo Nation has been locked down twice in the past two weeks, The Farmington Daily Times reports. The first lockdown came on October 1 when a suspended student was seen at Shiprock High School...

Editorial: New York City finds a new foe in tribes (October 10, 2008)

"Mayor Michael Bloomberg, long a foe of smoking, has taken his opposition to a new territory — the American Indian shops on Long Island that sell cigarettes to non-Indians. By filing a series of federal lawsuits, the mayor is trying...

Sen. Inouye backs Sen. Stevens at trial (October 10, 2008)

Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), the former chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, testified at the corruption trial of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on Thursday. Inouye said he considers Stevens, who is accused of making false statements on financial disclosure...

Hualapai Tribe removes business directors (October 10, 2008)

The Hualapai Tribe has fired most of the directors at its two economic development corporations, The Arizona Republic reports. Among those removed were Ted Quasula, a tribal member and former U.S. Marshal. He said he has no idea why...

Letter: Tribe should negotiate 'Fighting Sioux' (October 10, 2008)

"The Creator has given our tribes a tremendous opportunity to negotiate for some advantage to help our tribes progress toward self-sufficiency. We need to put a package together and appoint a negotiating team made up of individuals who have...

Rosebud Sioux Tribe weighs deal for wind farm (October 10, 2008)

The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is considering a deal to host a 30-megawatt power plant on its reservation. The tribe already operates a 750-kilowatt turbine that powers the Rosebud Casino. The Owl Feather War Bonnet wind farm...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe seeks power system (October 10, 2008)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is seeking to develop its own power system. The tribe currently buys power from National Grid. A deal is in the works to buy the company's poles, lines and equipment on the...

New Lac du Flambeau president rejects audit (October 10, 2008)

The newly elected president of the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa said he won't agree to a special audit of the Wisconsin tribe's finances. Carl Edwards defeated incumbent Victoria Doud, who also rejected calls for an audit,...

Report: Triple murder linked to tribal weapons deal (October 10, 2008)

The Riverside County Sheriff's Department in California is investigating a 27-year-old murder case that is being linked to three tribes who were pursuing large-scale weapons testing on their reservations, KESQ-TV reports. Fred Alvarez, the former chairman of the Cabazon Band...

Montana Indian Equity Fund offers grants (October 10, 2008)

Small businesses in Indian Country can apply for grants from the Montana Indian Equity Fund. The fund was set up three years ago by the state Department of Commerce. It has supported 17 Indian businesses since then. Applicants can receive...

ICT Interview: Sen. Obama's Indian vote director (October 10, 2008)

Indian Country Today interviews Wizipan Garriott, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota who serves as First Americans vote director for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois). "ICT: Has it been difficult to run against Sen. John McCain on...

Sen. McCain was planning tribal event in Arizona (October 10, 2008)

Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has been planning a tribal event that is supposed to take place in Arizona sometime this month, Indian Country Today reports. Former Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, said...

BIA urges San Pasqual Band to resolve dispute (October 10, 2008)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs will meet with the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians of California in hopes of resolving a leadership dispute. Two factions claim control of the tribe. They split over an enrollment dispute affecting 80 people,...

Ousted Mille Lacs leader to challenge removal (October 10, 2008)

Melanie Benjamin says she will fight her removal as chief executive of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe of Minnesota. Benjamin, who held the job since 2000, believes her removal was unlawful. She said she was in the process...

Abramoff scandal figure indicted again (October 10, 2008)

David Safavian, a former Bush administration official, was indicted a second time in connection with the Jack Abramoff scandal. Safavian is charged with four counts of making false statements to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee about his dealings with Abramoff....