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New Indian Affairs Leader Says Education Is Key

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics

CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) — The new chairman of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee said Wednesday he plans to use the post to target wasteful sp...

Shutdown's Hit Magnified For Tribes

AP | MATTHEW BROWN | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

BILLINGS, Mont. -- BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — American Indian tribes have more than access to national parks on the line with the government shutdown, a...

Indian Tribes See Institutional Overhaul

AP | MICHAEL MELIA | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics

KENT, Conn. -- His tribe once controlled huge swaths of what is now New York and Connecticut, but the shrunken reservation presided over by Alan Russe...

Sex Crime In Jail Cell When Male Inmate Left Alone With Woman: FBI

AP | FELICIA FONSECA | Posted 02.08.2013 | Crime

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a female inmate after the two were placed in the same jail cell alone on an Indian...

Ask Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren

Tim Giago | Posted 02.05.2013 | Media
Tim Giago

In 1960 President John F. Kennedy said, "Of all Americans, the American Indian is the least understood and the most misunderstood," and today's media does nothing to alleviate that truth.

Making Good to Native Americans

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

Now more than ever, our government should uphold the federal trust responsibility and moral obligations to Native Americans.

John Anczarski, CU Student, Killed After Being Hit By Car On Cross-Country Charity Bike Ride

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

RINGTOWN, Pa. — A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man riding his bicycle across the country to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research was...

A Thorny Question: Should American Indians and Alaska Natives Buy Their Own Health Insurance?

Mark Trahant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Trahant

Should American Indians and Alaska Natives eligible for services in the Indian health system buy their own insurance? The first answer ought to be a resounding "no."

Review of Casino Jack and the United States of Money by Alex Gibney

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

I recently watched Casino Jack and the United State of Money, a new documentary about Jack Abramoff by filmmaker Alex Gibney, in a virtually empty mov...

Holding the Feet of the Thieves to the Firre

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

Why should the plaintiffs in the lawsuit pay $2 billion of their settlement to agencies that caused the problem in the first place? Such a scheme would laughable if it was not such a serious issue.

Transparency as a Tool for Reform

Mark Trahant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Trahant

Openness adds value to any healthcare organization. Transparency -- even reporting your own mistakes or poor execution -- is an essential strategy for building a stronger network.

Obama To Native Americans: "You Will Not Be Forgotten"

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama assured American Indians on Thursday that they have a place in his White House and on his agenda, telling tr...

They Could Not Kill the Spirituality of the Lakota

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tim Giago

The spirituality of the Lakota nearly died after a summer night in 1939, pushed to a waiting grave by the Christian ministers urging the federal government to end the Sundance and other Lakota rituals.

The Fraud of Honest-Services Fraud

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary S. Chafetz

Essentially, honest-services fraud makes prosecutors omnipotent, because they can charge anybody they want with a federal felony.

Indigeous People Ask: "Where is the Outrage?"

Tim Giago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tim Giago

When the victims of these heinous crimes were white, the horror was on every front page of every major newspaper and on the prime time news of every television station in America.