Tragedy at Red Lake Reservation: Farewells and funerals (March 28, 2005)
An update on the latest developments involving the fatal shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. ARREST The FBI has arrested the son of Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. in connection with last week's deadly shootings, The Minneapolis Star Tribune...
Bush responds to Red Lake shooting in radio address (March 28, 2005)
Funeral procession for Daryl Lussier and Michelle Sigana. Star Tribune: Red Lake School Shootings Pioneer Press: Red Lake shooting Breaking five days of silence on the worst incident of school-related violence since Columbine, President Bush dedicated part...
Appeals court sides with tribe in car tag dispute (March 28, 2005)
The state of Kansas cannot impose its motor vehicle laws on tribal members even when they travel off the reservation, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday. In a unanimous decision on the merits, the 10th Circuit Court of...
Si Tanka University loan limited to reservation campus (March 28, 2005)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota acted to save the on-reservation campus of Si Tanka University. The tribe extended a loan of up to $400,000 to cover operating expenses at the Eagle Butte campus. The off-reservation campus in...
Budget blueprints leave Bush's Indian cuts intact (March 28, 2005)
The budget resolutions passed by the House and Senate this month leave President Bush's cuts to Indian programs intact. Among other proposals, Bush is cutting $108 million from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and $107 million from Indian housing. Construction...
Editorial: Tribe's response to shootings a model (March 28, 2005)
"Two distressing human dramas, for days now, have captured the national spotlight. The battle over Terri Schiavo's right to live or die. And the killing rampage by a troubled 16-year-old, Jeff Weise, at a high school on an isolated Indian...
Editorial: 'Massacre' at Red Lake Reservation (March 28, 2005)
"Jeff Weise was the kind of angry, wounded adolescent who could emerge practically anywhere in the United States. But the place where he vented his rage was not typical. The Red Lake Indian Reservation is remote both geographically and culturally,...
California tribe changes status of some members (March 28, 2005)
A small California tribe with a successful casino has changed the status of 40 tribal members so that they no longer receive per capita payments. The Mooretown Rancheria reclassified the group as "non-lineal" members because they are not blood descendants...
Ousted Pechangas file another lawsuit against tribe (March 28, 2005)
A group of Pechanga descendants who were kicked out of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians has filed another lawsuit against the wealthy tribe. The Pechanga Band disenrolled more than 130 people last year, saying their ancestor Pablo Apis, a...
Native students talk about tragedy at Red Lake (March 28, 2005)
Denise Johnson of The Minneapolis Star Tribune interviewed six Native students to get their thoughts about the tragedy on the Red Lake Reservation and of the issues facing Native youth today. Q: "There is a lot of analysis going on...
Reader Rep: Tribe's harsh policy against media (March 28, 2005)
"Reporting on the death of a child is an assignment reporters dread. That dread multiplied exponentially late Monday afternoon as the tragedy at Red Lake unfolded and Star Tribune reporters and photographers headed north to the reservation. To tell the...
Opinion: Indian people suffer from disconnect (March 28, 2005)
"Mitakuyepi, today we struggle with a pervasive sense of disconnection. It encroaches on our family and community time together and on the priority we give to children, our environment and the most vulnerable, troubled among us. That disconnect drives grim...
Column: Sadness fills services at Indian church (March 28, 2005)
"When the time comes at services this morning at All Indian Nations Church in south Minneapolis, the congregation will reach deep down and sing, 'Jesus Christ Has Risen Today!' It is, after all, Easter Sunday. The traditional hymn represents what...
Ralph Reed says he too was 'deceived' by Abramoff (March 28, 2005)
Christian Republican activist Ralph Reed doesn't think his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff will hurt his campaign for Georgia's lieutenant governor. Reed led a coalition in Texas to shut down the Tigua Tribe's casino. He received $4.1 million from...
No-climbing policy at Devils Tower to be reviewed (March 28, 2005)
The National Park Service plans to review its no-climbing policy at the Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming. The voluntary policy discourages climbing during the month of June, when tribal members use the monument for the Sundance and other religious...
Montana Indian education bill set for another vote (March 28, 2005)
The Montana House is expected to vote this week on a bill to provide $6.1 million for the Indian Education for All Act. The bill narrowly passed the House Appropriations Committee on Thursday. Every Republican except one voted against it....
Opinion: 'Warning signs' apply to every other child (March 28, 2005)
"Jeff Weise's 'warning signs' have been widely publicized. He drew ghoulish cartoons and wrote gory short stories. He aped his predecessors in Colorado by wearing a black trench coat. On the Internet, heartbreakingly, he admired Hitler and flirted with eugenics...
Group protests university's 'Fighting Sioux' name (March 28, 2005)
A group of about 80 people, including Indians and non-Indians, held a protest on Saturday against the University of South Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. Indian students, faculty and Sioux tribes oppose the use of the name and logo....
Ojibwe Reporter: Red Lake familiar yet different (March 28, 2005)
"The sense that you are leaving someplace familiar and entering a different world is apparent when you pass the Red Lake Indian Reservation sign on Hwy. 89. It's all familiar to me. I grew up on the White Earth Reservation,...
Column: Lawmakers pray, but won't pay, for Red Lake (March 28, 2005)
"Last Tuesday, Minnesota's political leaders took part in an emotional ceremony on the steps of the State Capitol to pray for the victims of the school shooting on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. When the prayers were over, they went...
Interview with Henry Boucha, Ojibway hockey legend (March 28, 2005)
Dorreen Yellow Bird of The Grand Forks Herald interviews Henry Boucha, an Ojibway from Canada, who was the country's top hockey prospect in the 1970s until his career was ended by another player who attacked him on the ice. Yellow...
Column: Covering Red Lake tragedy a difficult task (March 28, 2005)
"I had a different topic in mind for today's column. But that was before Monday. That afternoon, we got a call about a shooting at Red Lake High School on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Because I was the night...
Mark Trahant: C-SPAN just as important today (March 28, 2005)
"If the politics of division has become cliché, it's because we have forgotten that the media can also bring us together. Beyond the strident rhetoric of blogs, cable TV and talk radio is C-SPAN. C-SPAN does two important things for...
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