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Medical school reports Indian enrollment boost (July 22, 2009)

The University of New Mexico School of Medicine is reporting a record increase in Indian enrollment. The school said nine Indian students have been accepted. That's more than double the...

Gerald Nicodemus, Spokane leader, dies at 53 (July 22, 2009)

Gerald Nicodemus, a former council member for the Spokane Tribe of Washington, died last week. He was 53. Nicodemus served as secretary when the tribe resolved Class III gaming...

Houlton Band re-elects chief for fourth term (July 22, 2009)

The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians re-elected Brenda Commander to a fourth term as chief of the Maine tribe. Commander has served as chief for 12 years. She wants to...

'Indian' dog blamed for snatching baby from crib (July 22, 2009)

A family in Kentucky is giving up their Native American Indian dog after it took a newborn boy from his crib. Michael and Chrissie Smith have two Indian dogs....

Blog: Navajo council approves 'green jobs' bill (July 22, 2009)

"Some 50 Navajos -- including elders and youth and those in-between -- donned green shirts today and filled the chambers of the Navajo Nation Council to promote legislation designed...

Turtle Mountain chair, council in power dispute (July 22, 2009)

The leader of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota has been suspended from office in an ongoing dispute with the tribal council. Chairman Richard Marcellais was...

IHS officer says agency funded at half the need (July 22, 2009)

The Indian Health Service budget only meets about half the need, a program management officer from Montana said. The inadequate budget forces the agency to reduce services. At the Crow...

Sentencing set for Rapid City hate crime attacks (July 22, 2009)

A woman who pleaded guilty to a hate crime in Rapid City, South Dakota, will be sentenced September 2. Miranda Sheldon, 21, admitted to one count of malicious intimidation or...

Aquash murder defendant seeks separate trial (July 22, 2009)

One of the men accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash renewed a request for a separate trial. Richard Marshall, a member of the Oglala Sioux...

Urban Indian group recognizes longtime leader (July 22, 2009)

The Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition honored Robert O’Brien, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, for his service to the organization. O’Brien was born in 1931,...

Recount shows close Standing Rock Sioux vote (July 22, 2009)

A recount shows only a one-vote difference between two candidates for chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Incumbent chairman Ron His Horse is Thunder received 220 votes in the...

Tulalip Tribes offer reward for grave vandalism (July 22, 2009)

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information about the person or persons responsible for the vandalism of the Tulalip Tribes cemetery. More than a dozen grave sites were...

EchoHawk to discuss Oneida Nation land transfer (July 22, 2009)

Larry EchoHawk, the new leader of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is scheduled to meet today with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) and Rep. Michael Arcuri (D-New York) to discuss...

Nez Perce Tribe houses offenders at county jail (July 22, 2009)

The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho signed an agreement to house inmates in the new Nez Perce County jail. The agreement was signed on Monday and the first offender...

Three arrested for death on Yakama Reservation (July 22, 2009)

Three men are being held in connection with a homicide on the Yakama Reservation in Washington. Daniel Simmons, 42, was fatally beaten on Sunday night. He was a member of...

City council to vote on land-into-trust resolution (July 22, 2009)

The city council in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will vote July 30 on a resolution that opposes the land-into-trust application of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Councilor Bill Christiansen says approval of the...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe investigates two deaths (July 22, 2009)

The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York is investigating the deaths of two of its members. Michael David, 32, went missing on July 14. His body was found in...

Suzan Shown Harjo: Warrior women pass to spirit world (July 22, 2009)

Sing an honor song. Pray a mourning prayer. Pause for a moment of silent respect for two warrior women who have gone to the Spirit World. Alison Bridges Gottfriedson and...