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Riverside County sheriff hopes to improve tribal relations in wake of shootings (CALIFORNIA) -- Riverside County Sheriff Stanley Sniff said Tuesday his department is launching two initiatives to improve relationships with tribes following three fatal deputy-involved shootings this month on the Soboba reservation.

Temecula opposes federal land transfer to Pechanga tribe (CALIFORNIA) -- Temecula's city manager is worried a congressional bill transferring federal land to the Pechanga Band of LuiseƱo Indians would result in development of what is supposed to be open space.

Crow Tribe adopts candidate Obama in historic visit (MONTANA) -- If elected president, Sen. Barack Obama will "shake up" the bureaucracy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and appoint American Indians to be his White house advisers, he promised the Crow Tribe during a rally here Monday.

Obama wows 'em: Illinois senator excites crowd at West, Crow (MONTANA) -- How well did Barack Obama connect with onlookers at his West High town hall meeting? He got a standing ovation Monday for calling for more school, more homework and on a 70-degree day less than two weeks before graduation.

Crows Thrilled to Be Obama's 'Brothers and Sisters' (MONTANA) -- Some Crow tribal members waited in line more than six hours to ensure they would have a good view when the first presidential candidate to visit their reservation stepped to the stage to speak.

Focusing on health care, sovereignty, Clinton fights Obama for Native Amercan vote (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged Tuesday to use the power of the presidency to provide better medical care for Native Americans, who suffer more severe ailments and die younger than the U.S. population as a whole.

Hillary Clinton Unveils South Dakota Native American Agenda (SOUTH DAKOTA) -- Hillary Clinton unveiled her proposal to provide increased opportunity and improve the quality of services for South Dakota’s Native American community today.

COLUMN: CBC Demands U.S. Government Commit Another Wounded Knee Against Indians (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) has joined with Watson and CBC members stating no federal funding going to any Indian Nation will come out of his house committee without wording blocking Cherokee funding. Oklahoma U.S. Representative Tom Cole calls Barney Frank's statements "legislative blackmail" by threatening to keep an Indian housing bill from a final vote.

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