Study: Old military sites pose risk to tribes (November 29, 2004)
A disproportionate number of dangerous military sites are located on or near tribal lands, according to a recently-published study. In the August 2004 issue of American Sociological Review, two sociologists reported their review of closed military sites in more than...
Lending program helped Indian woman start business (November 29, 2004)
Renee Turning Heart, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, started a successful business with the help of a lending program aimed at low-income entrepreneurs. Turning Heart lost her job and turned to quilts to make...
Respected Native educator bridges cultural gap (November 29, 2004)
Henrietta Mann, a Southern Cheyenne from Oklahoma, spent 33 years in higher education before retiring from Montana State University-Bozeman in June 2003. But that wasn't the end of Mann's storied career that has taken her from the cover of Rolling...
Editorial: How far does tribal sovereignty go? (November 29, 2004)
"When is a slot machine not a slot machine? That's a question at the crux of a dispute between two area Indian bands and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger that could have ramifications for tribes up and down the state and greatly...
Maori artist sees similarities with U.S. Natives (November 29, 2004)
New Zealand is a long way from Utah, but artist Eruera Bryers Napia has found similarities between his Maori ancestors and the state's Native people. Napia was born in New Zealand but moved to Hawaii, then to Utah, at a...
Whiteclay fuels proposal to change liquor laws (November 29, 2004)
The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission is asking lawmakers for more power to reject liquor licenses in places like Whiteclay, a town with 14 residents and four beer stores. The commission wrote a letter saying that density should be taken into...
State recognition expected for South Carolina tribes (November 29, 2004)
The state of South Carolina is expected to grant state recognition to as many as six tribes. Last year, Gov. Mark Sanford (R) signed a law spelling out the criteria for state recognition. The guidelines require a tribe to show...
North Dakota court to hear gasoline tax dispute (November 29, 2004)
The North Dakota Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments today in a dispute over illegal gasoline taxes paid by tribal members. Earlier this year, a lower court judge ruled that the 21-cent per gallon tax is illegal. A lawyer representing...
Fond du Lac Band explores alternative energy (November 29, 2004)
The Fond du Lac Ojibwe Band in Minnesota is working with the Department of Energy and a power company to discuss alternate sources of energy. The tribe installed an anemometer to monitor wind speeds. The DOE will analyze the data...
Column: College professor clueless, not racist (November 29, 2004)
"Andrew Gulliford is not William Shockley. Unlike Shockley, the infamous professor who claimed genetic differences made blacks intellectually inferior to whites, Gulliford is no racist. He just plays one in an overwrought drama underway on the Fort Lewis College campus...
Series: Waiting for justice on Crow Reservation (November 29, 2004)
The Billings Gazette is running a series on the brutal murders of two young women on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Koren Diebert, 26, and LaFonda Big Leggins, 23, were found badly beaten to death on Thanksgiving Day 2003. Three...
Washington tribe to discuss future of village (November 29, 2004)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is set to meet with state and federal officials to discuss the future of a tribal village threatened by a massive construction project. More than 260 full skeletons and about 700 partial skeleton...
Abramoff 'totally in bed' with anti-gaming forces (November 29, 2004)
Two Washington insiders who were hired by the Tigua Tribe of Texas to keep the tribe's casino open were also working behind the scenes to shut it down. Lobbyist Jack Abramoff and public relations consultant Michael Scanlon convinced the tribe...
Indian girl, 13, kidnapped by 'obsessed' man (November 29, 2004)
A 13-year-old Indian girl from Minneapolis, Minnesota, is home safe after being abducted by a 28-year-old man. Police issued an Amber Alert for Katheryn Deverney on Thursday morning. She had been taken from her apartment on Wednesday night by Luis...
Two men killed at Indian housing complex (November 29, 2004)
Two men were killed at the Little Earth of United Tribes housing complex in Minneapolis, Minnesota, over the weekend. Joseph Burns, 21, and another unidentified man were shot to death sometime early Saturday morning. Police have suspects but no arrests...
Rehnquist won't return to court until next year (November 29, 2004)
The U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes today for another round of arguments but Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist will be absent again. Rehnquist, 80, was gone the first two weeks of November after undergoing surgery for thyroid cancer. He will miss...
Mark Trahant: Two friendly faces on the news (November 29, 2004)
"My grandmother trained me to care about who reads the evening news on TV. When I was a kid, everything would stop in the early afternoon when anchors Chet Huntley and David Brinkley appeared on NBC. She stopped cooking --...
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