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Guest opinion: Voting access should extend to all Americans

The ability to vote is one of the most basic rights every American citizen can claim as their own. It is one, through years of protest and activism, that has become not only a hallmark of democracy, but of equality. The right to vote, and the ability to do so, represents the most basic eleme…

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U.S. judge explains ruling on Indian voting; plaintiffs promise appeal

U.S. judge explains ruling on Indian voting; plaintiffs promise appeal

In a ruling filed on Election Day, Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull formally explained his earlier decision denying an emergency order to force election officials to provide satellite voting on Montana Indian reservations.

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Tribes, government agree to $1 billion settlement

YAKIMA, Wash. — The federal government will pay more than $1 billion to settle a series of lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of tribal money and trust lands, under a settlement announced Wednesday.

April 11, 2012 1:35 pmLoading…

Report: Mental health care gaps in Indian Country

A new U.S. government report highlights serious gaps in mental health care for many American Indians and Alaska Natives, groups that suffer from problems including a teenage suicide rate more than twice the national average.

September 30, 2011 6:44 pmLoading…

Report: Mental health care gaps in Indian Country

A new U.S. government report highlights serious gaps in mental health care for many American Indians and Alaska Natives, a group that suffers from problems that include a teenage suicide rate more than twice the national average.

September 30, 2011 3:31 pmLoading…
Appeals planned in $3.4 billion Indian trust settlement

Appeals planned in $3.4 billion Indian trust settlement

HELENA -- Appeals are being planned in a $3.4 billion settlement with the federal government over mismanaged American Indian land royalties, but the attorneys who negotiated the deal are asking a judge to order the challengers to first each put up an $8.3 million bond.

September 01, 2011 2:05 pmLoading…

Lawmakers consider changing Wyoming voting districts

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A legislative committee is set to consider a bill to allow counties to change voting districts that some American Indians say targets them.

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Ruling awaited in Fremont County tribal voting rights case

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Lawyers in a federal lawsuit in which five American Indians are challenging Fremont County's system of holding at-large elections say they're anxious for a federal judge to issue a ruling nearly three years after he held a trial in the case.

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Indian health care seen as lacking

It's no secret that American Indians have major health issues.

October 13, 2009 9:50 pmLoading…
Treatment with respect to traditions

Treatment with respect to traditions

Stephanie Iron Shooter was stuck.

April 11, 2009 11:00 pm Photos

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Treatment with respect to traditions

Treatment with respect to traditions

Neil Sun Rhodes, a Northern Arapaho from Fort Kipp, Montana examines patient, Michael Ekwall of Sheridan, Wyo., Thursday, April 2, 2009. Sun Rhodes is a resident physician at the Billings Clinic and was checking Ekwall's airway before surgery.

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Treatment with respect to traditions

Treatment with respect to traditions

Mandy Plainfeather said she was relieved to see a native American nurse when she went into the NICU at St. Vincent Healthcare to care for her newborn child. Plainfeather, right gave birth at 28 weeks to Caelan Plainfeather who is now 3 pounds. Angelique Little Light, left is Plainfeather's …

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Treatment with respect to traditions

Treatment with respect to traditions

Stephanie Iron Shooter, training liaison for the Montana-Wyoming tribal leaders council is careful to follow tradition when dealing with cultural issues.

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Treatment with respect to traditions

Treatment with respect to traditions

Activist Ashley Three Irons, of Lodge Grass, addresses a gathering to call for health care equality for Native Americans at the Yellowstone County Courthouse Wednesday, March 25, 2009.

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Indians express optimism

WASHINGTON - Thousands of American Indians from across the nation are in the capital to celebrate today's inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, Barack Obama.

January 19, 2009 11:00 pmLoading…

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