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Crow man finds new project despite past troubles (November 14, 2008)

Ted Hogan, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana with a questionable past, is leading a new energy development venture on the reservation, The Billings Gazette reported. Hogan was convicted of corruption in 1990 after serving as secretary...

IRS awards grant for Navajo tax preparation (November 14, 2008)

The Internal Revenue Service awarded a grant of nearly $20,000 to help DNA-People's Legal Services prepare tax returns for members of the Navajo Nation. The grant is a first for DNA. The money will be used to help people with...

Deal could lead to removal of Klamath River dams (November 14, 2008)

A non-binding agreement could see the removal of four dams on the Klamath River in northern California and southern Oregon. The Hoopa Valley Tribe, the Yurok Tribe and the Klamath Tribes depend on fish and water from the river. They...

Kevin Abourezk: Stereotypes and Thanksgiving (November 14, 2008)

"In two weeks, families across the country will sit down at tables covered with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. They'll get tired and fall asleep as the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys toss the pigskin on the boob tube....

Court allows limit on Chehalis man's fishing rights (November 14, 2008)

The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday limited the fishing rights of a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation. Gerald Cayenne was convicted in state court for fishing illegally with a net. The incident occurred off the reservation....

Indian population slowly growing in Mississippi (November 14, 2008)

The American Indian and Alaska Native population in Mississippi is growing slowly, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2000 Census counted 11,652 Native Americans. Estimates from 2006 show the number has increased to 12,280, or 0.4 percent of...

Army to move training center away from sacred site (November 14, 2008)

The U.S. Army says it is dropping plans for a training center near a sacred site at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. The Comanche Nation won an injunction to block construction of the facility. The tribe says the warehouse will...

Unofficial Oglala Sioux Tribe election results (November 14, 2008)

Unofficial election results from the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota show Theresa Two Bulls as the winner of the presidential race. Two Bulls defeated activist/actor Russell Means by more than 350 votes. She will be the second woman to...

Jodi Rave: Indian Heritage Month ignored (November 14, 2008)

"As north winds whip across the prairies and mountains, we should expect to hear more conversational gusts about Native people as we reach the midway peak of American Indian Heritage Month. Or will we? It reminds me of the International...

Ex-school commission chair discusses resignation (November 14, 2008)

The former chairman of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission discussed his sudden resignation in a speech on Thursday. Harry LaForme, an Ontario appeal court justice and member of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation,...

Prairie Band donates $20K to charity in Kansas (November 14, 2008)

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation donated $20,000 to a charity in Topeka, Kansas, that helps low-income families. Let's Help will use the money to help participants in its adult education/GED program. The tribe donated a total of $67,500 in the...

Work continues on $135M Chickasaw hospital (November 14, 2008)

The Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma is moving closer to the opening of a $135 million hospital. The 370,000 square-foot hospital will replace the Carl Albert Indian Health Facility. It will be about three times the size of the old building....

10th Circuit blocks new trial in Indian jury bias case (November 14, 2008)

A member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe doesn't deserve a new trial for alleged anti-Indian bias on the jury that convicted him, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. Kerry Dean Benally, 36, was convicted of assaulting...

College football game to be broadcast in Navajo (November 14, 2008)

This Saturday's Louisiana State University football game will be broadcast in the Navajo language, a first in major college football. LSU Chancellor Michael Martin invited Cuyler Frank and Leandro Jodie to call the game for two radio stations in New...

Indian recovery center to expand with big grant (November 14, 2008)

An residential recovery facility on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota will be able to expand services thanks to a $735,992 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Parshall Resource Center plans to add...

Meskwaki Tribe delays exclusion of Sioux man (November 14, 2008)

The Meskwaki Tribe, of Iowa will delay its exclusion of a Sioux man who is married to a tribal member in hopes of resolving the dispute in tribal court. The tribe ordered the removal of James Ironshell, a member of...

Billy Frank: Act now to protect water resources (November 14, 2008)

"Rockfish are part of the bounty that the Pacific Ocean has always provided for the Indian tribes along the Washington coast. Fish, shellfish, marine mammals and other marine life have been staples of our diets and economies for as long...