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The Cherokee Freedmen fightupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 14:42:00

Cherokee Freedmen, descendents of African slaves, are in a fight over their citizenship rights in the Cherokee Nation.

Native Americans object to linking Geronimo to bin Ladenupdated: Fri May 06 2011 05:55:00

In light of reports that linked the name "Geronimo" with the operation that took down Osama bin Laden, Native Americans expressed disappointment Thursday and pointed to the sacrifices they have made in the service.

Inside bin Laden's final hiding placeupdated: Fri May 06 2011 05:55:00

Video shows the interior and exterior of the compound where Osama bin Laden was hiding and killed.

Obama: Efforts to strengthen Native American communities progressingupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 09:33:00

Efforts to strengthen Native American communities and improve their relationships with the federal government have already borne fruit, President Barack Obama told a group of leaders from more than 500 federally recognized tribes Thursday.

A day in the life of a Navajo cowboyupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 02:55:00

Earlier this fall, VBS.TV went to the Four Corners region of the United States to hang out with indigenous cowboys of the Navajo (Diné) tribe.

Take a ride with a cowboyupdated: Wed Nov 24 2010 02:55:00

VBS.TV spends time with Navajo cowboys who are part of a bronc and bull riding league catering to the Indian community.

Obama signs bill targeting crime on Indian reservationsupdated: Thu Jul 29 2010 17:40:00

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the Tribal Law and Order Act, which provides greater law enforcement powers for tribal authorities on Indian reservations.

Afghan tribal council member killedupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 02:29:00

A member of an Afghan tribal council was killed by militants, a day after district elders secured his release from kidnappers, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

BP fined $5.2 million for tribal lands inaccuraciesupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 14:43:00

BP America Inc. has been fined nearly $5.2 million for submitting "false, inaccurate and misleading" reports on energy production on Southern Ute Indian tribal lands in southwestern Colorado, the Department of Interior said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Get ready for $11-a-pack cigarettesupdated: Wed Jun 23 2010 06:44:00

New York City smokers already pay the highest cigarette taxes in the nation, but a new state law will push those taxes even higher this summer.

Oil spill threatens Native American landupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 11:46:00

The marshes here have long been a refuge for the Native Americans living in Louisiana's bayou.

'Bayou Indians' fight oil spillupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 11:46:00

CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports on efforts by Native Americans to keep oil off their coastal community.

To Native Americans, naming is identityupdated: Fri Apr 09 2010 09:10:00

Naming. It is always about naming, about knowing how to name.

Wilma Mankiller's trail of triumphupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 18:24:00

Remembering Wilma Mankiller, who died this week, isn't hard, because first of all, who can forget a name like that?

Wilma Mankiller, first woman to lead Cherokee, dies at 64updated: Tue Apr 06 2010 18:44:00

Flags flew at half-staff outside the Cherokee Nation's headquarters in Talequah, Oklahoma, on Tuesday in honor of Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to lead the Native American tribe.

Air drops sustain residents after heavy snowstorm in Arizonaupdated: Wed Jan 27 2010 17:22:00

Native Americans on the rugged Navajo and Hopi reservations in northern Arizona are using mirrors and red fabric to signal aircraft that they need air drops after last week's powerful snowstorm, state agency spokesmen said Wednesday.

U.S. offers to pay Native Americans $1.4 billion for lost fundsupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 23:21:00

Thousands of American Indians would receive as much as $1,000 each if they accept a proposed $1.4 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit over government mismanagement of tribal lands.

Mystery lingers, answers few in girls' reservation deathsupdated: Sat Nov 28 2009 18:30:00

On a warm summer night last June, James Gardner gave his daughter permission to sleep over at a friend's house, something he almost never let her do.

Death of nun investigated as a murderupdated: Mon Nov 02 2009 20:07:00

Federal officials said Monday they are seeking information about the killing of a 64-year-old nun whose body was found Sunday on the Navajo reservation in northwest New Mexico.

Official: Violence to some groups of women 'shocking'updated: Mon Oct 19 2009 23:36:00

Fifteen years after passage of the Violence Against Women Act to combat physical abuse of women and girls, domestic violence remains especially acute among Native American and Alaska Native women, Justice officials said Monday.

King: Life is bare bones on the Lakota reservationupdated: Sun Sep 13 2009 16:44:00

The tiny one-room house rests on a hill; no electricity and no running water. A creaky metal cot and a rusting wood-burning stove is all the comfort Herbert Hale says he needs.

24 indicted in theft of Native American artifactsupdated: Wed Jun 10 2009 21:18:00

Federal authorities indicted 24 people Wednesday on charges of selling, buying or exchanging archaeological artifacts stolen from Native American lands -- part of what Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar called a crackdown on smugglers of such relics.

How to care for your parents and keep your sanityupdated: Fri May 15 2009 08:18:00

I once attended a Navajo blessing ceremony, held in a tepee on the red sand of the Sonoran desert.

Native Americans see unity as path to prosperityupdated: Fri May 08 2009 07:26:00

The slot machines are ringing, music is blasting at the crowded poolside bar, and people are dancing to celebrity DJs at hip nightclubs. But this is not a scene on the Las Vegas strip. This action is taking place on an Indian reservation.

Slow down and enjoy Taos, New Mexicoupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 11:35:00

Taos feels like a comfortable Navajo blanket, wrapping you with coziness and color. Pueblos with their sandy hues. Warmth despite the snow on the ground and majestic mountains as a backdrop. Crackling fires in kiva fireplaces and smoke billowing from chimneys.

Tribe gets childupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 21:45:00

CNN's Campbell Brown comments on a couple that adopted a child then lost it to a Native American tribe.

Commentary: Law lets a little boy downupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 21:45:00

As a mother, I can hardly bear to imagine what the Larson family is going through. Should Hawaii Rewrite Its Constitution -- Again?updated: Thu Oct 30 2008 18:00:00

On Nov. 4, three states have a choice to start up constitutional conventions on Nov. 4. Hawaii should be a lesson for them -- and itself Tony Hillerman, Mystery Author, Diesupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 19:00:00

Tony Hillerman, author of the acclaimed Navajo Tribal Police mystery novels, died Sunday of pulmonary failure. He was 83 Study: 12% of American Indian Deaths Alcohol-Relatedupdated: Thu Aug 28 2008 17:00:00

Almost 12% of the deaths among American Indians and Alaska Natives are alcohol-related -- more than three times the percentage in the general population, a new federal report says

Minorities expected to be majority in 2050updated: Thu Aug 14 2008 11:42:00

By 2050, minorities will be the majority in America, and the number of residents older than 65 will more than double, according to projections released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

CNNMoney: A snapshot of American diversityupdated: Thu Aug 07 2008 10:54:00

Maricopa County in Arizona added more people than any other in the nation last year, according to a U.S. Census Bureau survey released Thursday. Group: Restore Hawaiian Monarchyupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 19:35:00

Surrounded by royal guards and the occasional tourist, Her Majesty Mahealani Kahau and her government ministers hold court every day in a tent outside the palace of Hawaii's last monarch Native American in Eagle Slay Rowupdated: Fri May 09 2008 12:40:00

A Native American who shot a bald eagle for use in a tribal religious ceremony must stand trial, a federal appeals court has ruled

Native Hawaiians blockade historic palaceupdated: Thu May 01 2008 07:44:00

A group of native Hawaiians occupied the grounds of the old Hawaiian monarchy's royal residence Wednesday, vowing to stay and do the business of the kingdom's government.

Fortune: Blackstone's coal problemupdated: Wed Feb 06 2008 09:58:00

Throughout the West - in Colorado, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming - battles are raging over proposed coal plants. Caught up in two big ones is The Blackstone Group, the global asset manager than went public last year. Andy Staples: Top recruit Jones keeping everyone in the dark; moreupdated: Mon Jan 28 2008 15:26:00

You're about to read something extremely rare. Maybe not Gutenberg Bible rare, but close. It's an actual quote from Foley (Ala.) High receiver Julio Jones. And much like a Gutenberg Bible, this quote has a little dust on it. Native Hawaiians Reclaiming Landupdated: Sat Jan 19 2008 11:05:00

More than 200 acres of land that belonged to the Kingdom of Hawaii before the United States took control a century ago will be returned to Native Hawaiians Dave Zirin: After resurfacing, Chief Illiniwek should stay retiredupdated: Tue Oct 30 2007 15:28:00

Last weekend an unfortunate figure returned to the University of Illinois, and it wasn't Jeff George. Chief Illiniwek, the former school mascot, was back to adorn floats and assorted regalia at Homecoming to the cheers of some and the bitter horror of those who thought the feathered one had been retired for good. Albert Chen: Ellsbury emerges as unlikely Series heroupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 14:32:00

Red Sox third baseman Mike Lowell had already been voted World Series MVP by the baseball cognoscenti, but the people's choice for the award was revealed around midnight on Sunday at Coors Field, when Jacoby Ellsbury emerged from his team's dugout in front of a delirious throng of Boston fans in the stands. "MVP!" they roared as Ellsbury stepped onto the field, where general manager Theo Epstein welcomed the center fielder to the postgame bacchanal by emptying a can of Coors on the rookie's head.

CNNMoney: Nike unveils shoe for Native Americansupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 07:05:00

Nike unveiled Tuesday what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates.

Adidas a major Olympic sponsorupdated: Wed Sep 26 2007 07:05:00

Adidas becomes a major Olympic sponsor. CNN's Mallika Kapur examines what's in it for the sportswear giant. The Cherokee Nation's New Battleupdated: Fri Jun 22 2007 15:30:00

Does it have the right to deny a group of blacks citizenship in the tribe? The question is headed for Congress

Minorities getting closer to the majorityupdated: Wed May 10 2006 10:48:00

The influence of traditional minorities in the United States will continue to grow, new Census Bureau statistics suggest, with Hispanics born as American citizens accounting for more than a third of the population increase last year.

How to raise cash... disguise its sources... and buy influenceupdated: Mon Jan 09 2006 15:15:00

Abramoff tended to pick clients far removed from the Beltway who were sometimes either too desperate or too unfamiliar with the lobbying trade to question his unorthodox tactics and exorbitant fees

Airspace exercises to drop references to U.S. Indians updated: Thu Aug 11 2005 12:12:00

NORAD, the section of the Pentagon that monitors and assesses U.S. airspace for risks of attack, has decided to delete references to American Indians in titles of readiness exercises by October.

If you go ... updated: Mon Jul 11 2005 11:19:00

Tips for rafting the San Juan River:

The business of gambling updated: Wed Jul 06 2005 10:00:00

Until the late 1970s, playing the blackjack tables or the slot machines were not regular pastimes for middle America. A trek to Nevada was the only way to get the excitement and ambience of a casino without leaving the country..

An honest man in Washington?updated: Fri Jun 24 2005 17:04:00

Diogenes the Cynic is said to have wandered the streets of Athens, searching in vain for an honest man.

Betting on American Indiansupdated: Tue May 03 2005 17:10:00

American Indian tribes, now flush with tremendous casino wealth, may be the most intriguing new political force in America today.

FSB: Straw Housesupdated: Fri Apr 01 2005 00:01:00

For nearly 20 years, Martha Bear Quiver dreamed of owning a home on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in Montana, but she was repeatedly turned down for a mortgage because she couldn't make ...

Juvenile arrested in Minnesota shootingsupdated: Mon Mar 28 2005 16:51:00

A juvenile has been arrested in connection with last week's school shootings in Red Lake, Minnesota, authorities said Monday.

Town prepares to bury Minnesota victimsupdated: Thu Mar 24 2005 13:29:00

Gifts of money, e-mails with condolences and offers of counseling services flooded an Indian tribe here as it prepared for the funerals of nine victims of a school shooting.

School gunman stole police pistol, vestupdated: Tue Mar 22 2005 05:32:00

A student authorities say killed seven people at his Minnesota high school first shot his grandfather and the man's girlfriend before taking his police-issued weapon, bulletproof vest and squad car to Red Lake Senior High School.

History unseen?updated: Tue Sep 21 2004 16:41:00

On one of the last sections of prime real estate on Washington's greatest expanse, thousands of Native Americans evoke the storied moments of their past -- and the beginning of a new era.

Native American vote could be keyupdated: Tue Aug 17 2004 07:54:00

It was an honor bestowed that I was allowed to mix the cake.

CNNMoney: FTC: 1 in 10 fall for fraudupdated: Thu Aug 05 2004 09:43:00

More than one in 10 Americans were the victims of fraud between May 2003 and May 2004, according to a government survey released Thursday, with fees paid for "guaranteed" loans or credit cards the most common scam.

Roller-coaster life of Indian icon, sports' first star updated: Fri Jul 09 2004 10:08:00

One was a well-to-do Scandinavian royal, the other an unassuming American athlete born in a one-room cabin in rural, destitute Indian territory. On July 15, 1912, in Stockholm, few could question who ruled the day.

CNNMoney: Women still lag white males in payupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 09:32:00

Wide disparities in income still exist between white men and women, especially women of racial minorities, a report released Tuesday showed.

FSB: Valerie Red-horse Red-Horse Securities, Red-Horse Native Productionsupdated: Mon Dec 01 2003 00:01:00

When you hear that Valerie Red-Horse was the spokesmodel for Disney's Pocahontas doll, your next thought probably isn't "I bet she has some serious business chops." But then, few investment bankers...

FSB: Fighting Words How a tiny drive-in restaurant in Arizona became the center of a bitter battle over English-only rules in the worupdated: Thu May 01 2003 00:01:00

At first Richard Kidman couldn't figure out why, after 23 years of running R.D.'s Drive-In, everything seemed to be falling apart.

Money Magazine: Small Businessupdated: Tue Oct 01 2002 00:01:00


Fortune: Home Of The Bravesupdated: Mon Jun 25 2001 00:01:00

Though most Navajos use their hogans for religious rituals, a handful are renting out the traditional octagonal log-and-dirt huts as a native twist on the B&B.

Fortune: The Big Gamble Have American Indians found their new buffalo?updated: Mon Oct 02 2000 00:01:00

Outside Philadelphia, Miss., a wrinkled man drops coins into a slot machine. He's wearing overalls and a Marine Corps cap festooned with pins, and tendrils of smoke rise from the pipe clamped in hi...

Fortune: The New King Of Casinos Arthur Goldberg , a former trucking operator, has built the country's biggest chain of updated: Mon Sep 18 2000 00:01:00

Lounging in a limo as it cruised through the streets of Las Vegas, Barry Sternlicht, the CEO of Starwood Hotels, picked up the phone. On the line was Arthur Goldberg, who had made his first fortune...

Fortune: Channeling the Spirit Of Crazy Horseupdated: Mon Jan 24 2000 00:01:00

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Fortune: What About Native Americans? The nation's original ethnic group speaks out.updated: Mon Jul 19 1999 00:01:00

For a long time Tom Smith, a Cherokee, considered Native Americans to be "lost in the shadows" of corporate America--widely overlooked by recruiters and purchasing managers. His own people didn't h...

Fortune: The Fairy Tale's Over for the Kindom of Brunei Forget anything you've read about the Sultan, his spendthrift brother, and those updated: Mon Feb 01 1999 00:01:00

I lit the $400 cigar, a "1492" from Cuba, and tried to imagine a life filled with boundless wealth--with 30 houses spread around the world, a mistress to go with my four wives, countless serfs and ...

Fortune: Dad! Billy Keeps Suing Me!updated: Mon Jul 20 1998 00:01:00

The Koch brothers' blood feud continues.

Fortune: THE OKLAHOMA LOOPHOLE TAX SCAMSupdated: Mon Oct 13 1997 00:01:00

In Washington, you can never have too much of a good thing. Take empowerment zones. In 1993 these targeted tax breaks were a way to lure businesses back to inner cities. But rural lawmakers cried, ...

Fortune: MORE AMERICANS ARE GOING NATIVEupdated: Mon Jun 26 1995 00:01:00

What ethnic group in the U.S. has grown fastest--without the help of immigration? Native Americans, whose numbers soared 137%, to about two million, from 1970 to 1990.

Fortune: AMERICAN INDIANS DISCOVER MONEY IS POWER From Arizona to Maine, tribal leaders are turning to private enterprise to lift their pupdated: Mon Apr 19 1993 00:01:00

ROUTE 16 through Neshoba County, Mississippi, is a drab stretch of highway lined by scraggly cotton fields, red clay, and pine trees. Whizzing along it, you see neither signs of wealth nor any busi...

Fortune: Competing with Monty Python, how to save humanity, left-handed lawsuits, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont'd)updated: Mon Jun 01 1992 00:01:00

College and university officials seeking to diversify their enrollments are unsure how to define ''American Indian'' . . . The issue was spotlighted . . . in the Detroit News, which found that many...

Fortune: When girls get sad, ethics in the army, renting rooms to ex-convicts, and other matters. ONLY IN AMERICA (Cont.d)updated: Mon Feb 25 1991 00:01:00

Joining the Cherokee Nation has been worth millions of dollars in construction work to Jon McGrath. The blue-eyed, fair-skinned contractor from Tulsa . . . who is 1/64 American Indian, has obtained...

Fortune: Womanhood on Wall Street, Fame at the Top, Tennis for Economists, and Other Matters. Only in America (cont'd)updated: Mon Nov 23 1987 00:01:00

High-stakes bettors are cashing in at tax-free upstate casinos run by Mohawk Indians . . . Thousands of gamblers from as far away as Michigan . . . travel each weekend to the St. Regis Indian Reser...

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