Michigan tribe gets land-into-trust date in 2007 (November 3, 2006)

A Michigan tribe whose leaders have been waiting years to establish a reservation got one step closer to that goal on Thursday. The Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Pottawatomi, also known as the Gun Lake Tribe, announced that its land will finally...

Turtle Mountain Chippewa election placed in doubt (November 3, 2006)

Members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians of North Dakota are scheduled to go to the polls Tuesday to elect new leaders. But the results of the October 24 primary have not been certified. The chairwoman of the...

Freedmen descendant sues over citizenship change (November 3, 2006)

A Freedmen descendant sued the Cherokee Nation in tribal court on Thursday in hopes of stopping an election that would kick the Freedmen out of the tribe. Vicki Davis is protesting an election called by Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad...

Navajo Nation weighs trust lawsuit before deadline (November 3, 2006)

The Navajo Nation needs to file a trust management lawsuit December 31, a council delegate said. Delegate Ervin Keeswood said the tribe's Arthur Andersen report indicates between $28 million to $60 million is unaccounted. He tried to get the council...

Navajo presidential contender confident as vote nears (November 3, 2006)

Navajo Nation presidential candidate Lynda Lovejoy isn't worried that she doesn't have as many endorsements as incumbent president Joe Shirley Jr. Lovejoy has the support of former chairman Peter MacDonald, former president Milton Bluehouse, Sr., three Navajo Nation Council delegates...

Letter: Vote for Ron Volesky, South Dakota AG (November 3, 2006)

"I would like to encourage support from the voters for Ron Volesky as South Dakota's next attorney general. Mr. Volesky has the education, knowledge and experience to represent the people of South Dakota. He is a graduate of Huron...

Indian center in Wichita hosts Trail of Tears walk (November 3, 2006)

The Mid-America All-Indian Center in Wichita, Kansas, is holding the sixth annual Trail of Tears Memorial Walk on Saturday. The one-mile march from the Wichita Indian United Methodist Church to the center honors those who were forced to walk the...

Nooksack Tribe discusses salmon restoration (November 3, 2006)

Representatives of the Nooksack Tribe of Washington met with federal officials and environmentalists to discuss restoration of salmon in the Nooksack River. Ned Currence of the Nooksack natural resources department said the tribe won't be able to restore salmon to...

Lummi Nation reaches deal over water usage (November 3, 2006)

The Lummi Nation of Washington has reached a deal over water usage on its reservation The deal dictates the amount of water that will go to tribal members and to non-Indians on the reservation. Non-Indian usage will be monitored by...

California tribe wins treatment as state status (November 3, 2006)

The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians has been awarded treatment as state status from the Environmental Protection Agency. The designation allows the southern California tribe to administer and enforce standards for waters that run through the reservation. The tribe...

Pombo loses lead in close race against McNerney (November 3, 2006)

Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California) has lost his lead over Democratic challenger Jerry McNerney in one of the most closely watched elections in the nation. A new poll has Pombo and McNerney in a statistical dead heat. It's a far...

Sycuan Band a force in boxing in under three years (November 3, 2006)

The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation entered the world of boxing promotion in January 2004. Less than three years later, the small California tribe is considering a force. The Sycuan boxing club has five world champions and several interim...

Cherokee Nation Industries fires embattled CEO (November 3, 2006)

The chief executive officer of the Cherokee Nation's corporation was fired on Monday. Cherokee Nation Industries CEO Jim Majewski had been on leave since June. He came under criticism for CNI's purchase of $2.5 million in stock of company called...

Grand Traverse Band election dispute continues (November 3, 2006)

An ongoing election dispute within the e Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan has resulted in the removal of two top candidates from the ballot. Brian S. Napont and Thurlow Sam McClellan were accused of violating...

Saginaw Chippewa group wants to settle enrollment (November 3, 2006)

Members of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan want to amend the constitution in hopes of settling all pending and future enrollment issues. The Anishinabe Voice Forum group wants the constitution to recognize a 1939 list of tribal members as...

Canada shifts responsibility for pre-1867 land claims (November 3, 2006)

Canada's top Indian affairs official says land claims that predate the creation of the federal government are the responsibility of individual provinces. Indian Affairs Minister Jim Prentice says land claims that arose before the British North America Act of...

Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe to sign agreement (November 3, 2006)

The Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe will sign an agreement today aimed at ending a long-running land dispute in northeastern Arizona. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and Rep. Rick Renzi (R), who is running for re-election, will appear at the...

Prosecutors want Abramoff closer to Washington (November 3, 2006)

Prosecutors want a federal judge to delay the surrender of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Abramoff is supposed to turn himself in November 15 in Florida. But prosecutors want the sentencing moved to November 17 in Washington, so he can be...