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Crow man fined by Virginia business agency (November 25, 2008)

Ted Hogan, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana whose business activities have been under scrutiny, was fined in Virginia for defrauding investors. Hogen was ordered to pay $95,000 in civil penalties plus $13,117 for the cost of...

School district seeks to boost Indian achievement (November 25, 2008)

The public school district in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is on a five-year plan to improve Indian student achievement levels. More Indian students are graduating in the Sioux Falls School District. Last year, 42 completed high school, compared to 24...

Lance Morgan: The loser cycle in Indian Country (November 25, 2008)

Lance Morgan is the chief executive officer of Ho-Chunk Inc, the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. HCI owns Indianz.Com and AlNative.Com. The following represents his opinion. I was thinking about a conversation I had once with...

Bill Moyers: Broken justice in Indian Country (November 25, 2008)

• Video/Transcript "EXPOSÉ AMERICA'S INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS profiles a team from THE DENVER POST's award-winning series on the broken justice system on Indian reservations across the country. Because of a centuries-old law, the Justice Department is responsible for investigating and...

Editorial: Raul Grijalva for Interior Secretary (November 25, 2008)

"Another Arizonan, another possible Cabinet position. For the red-state home of President-elect Barack Obama's former rival, such attention may be surprising. Those unfamiliar with U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva's long record of accomplishment in southern Arizona may also be surprised...

Spirit Lake Nation collects food for Thanksgiving (November 25, 2008)

The Spirit Lake Dakotah Nation of North Dakota is wrapping up its second annual Thanksgiving food drive. The tribe is collecting food to re-stock two food pantries on the Fort Totten Reservation. "There is a real need to help people,"...

UN committee seeks answers on Native women (November 25, 2008)

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is asking Canada to explain why so many Native women have been killed or gone missing. The committee says Canada hasn't done enough to investigate more than 500 cases...

Former Ute financial adviser files counterclaim (November 25, 2008)

The former financial adviser for the Northern Ute Tribe of Utah has filed a counterclaim after being sued of fraud. John Jurrius says the tribe owes his firm monthly fees and other compensation. He says he helped the tribe achieve...

Chickasaw World War II veterans visit Capitol (November 25, 2008)

Nine World War II veterans from the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma took a Veteran's Day trip to Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a tribal member, thanked the veterans for their service. "I know I certainly...

No Navajo water settlement in lame-duck session (November 25, 2008)

Efforts to settle the water rights of the Navajo Nation will resume in January during the 111th Congress. The tribe's settlement was included in a major water and public lands bill that never came up during the lame-duck session. The...

Opinion: 'Advanced' Europeans prevailed over Indians (November 25, 2008)

"There were terrible injustices and massacres committed by Europeans against Native Americans and some running the other way as well. The more technologically advanced civilization prevailed -- which is the usual course in human affairs. But the current fashion to...

Navajo woman faces sentencing for murder (November 25, 2008)

A 19-year-old member of the Navajo Nation will be sentenced today for first-degree murder, identity theft and forgery. Galareka Harrison was found guilty in September for killing Mia Janelle Henderson, who was Navajo. The two were roommates at the...

Two former Cheyenne-Arapaho leaders indicted (November 25, 2008)

Two former leaders of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma have been indicted. Bill Blind and Vinita Sankey, husband and wife, served on the tribal business committee. They are accused of conspiracy and embezzlement in connection with the theft...

San Manuel woman's arrest called a mistake (November 25, 2008)

A member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California is in court today in hopes of clearing up a recent arrest. Stacy Cheyenne Barajas-Nunez, 26, was arrested in the parking lot of her tribe's casino on...

Arizona tribes contributed to Napolitano PAC (November 25, 2008)

Four Arizona tribes donated $30,000 to a political action committee whose honorary chair is Gov. Janet Napolitano (D), the Associated Press reports. The Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and the Tohono O'odham Nation each gave $10,000 to the Competitive...

Abramoff associates went to work for same firm (November 25, 2008)

Two associates of jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff could soon be joining their former colleague. James Hirni is expected to plead guilty for his role in the scandal. He was fired by Wal-Mart Stores Inc after being charged. Another Abramoff associate,...