Brownback reintroduces Native apology resolution (April 21, 2005)
A conservative Republican from Kansas urged the United States on Wednesday to apologize for its treatment of Native people. In a statement on the Senate floor, Sen. Sam Brownback said the U.S. must start to heal the wounds caused by...
Text of S.J.Res.15: Native American Apology Resolution (April 21, 2005)
The following is the text of S.J.RES.15, a joint resolution to acknowledge a long history of official depredations and ill-conceived policies by the United States Government regarding Indian tribes and offer an apology to all Native Peoples on behalf of...
Senator Sam Brownback on Apology Resolution (April 21, 2005)
The following is the text of a statement made by Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) on the Senate floor. Brownback has introduced S.J.Res 15 to apologize to Native peoples for their treatment by the United States. April 20, 2005. A PDF...
Lamberth holds hearing on Indian trust security (April 21, 2005)
The federal judge handling the Indian trust fund case moved forward with his oversight of the Interior Department's computer systems on Wednesday in light of new reports of vulnerabilities. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth held a two-hour hearing in Washington,...
Fire destroys Mashantucket Pequot artifacts (April 21, 2005)
A fire that destroyed an historic barn in Connecticut also destroyed about 40 priceless Mashantucket Pequot baskets from the 1800s. Anna Palmer Coit, 97, owned the barn and the collection of baskets. They had been in her family for hundreds...
Professor calls apology resolution 'empty' (April 21, 2005)
A professor who is the director of Kansas University's Center for Indigenous Nations Studies said a resolution to apologize to Native peoples for their treatment by the United States is "empty." Michael Yellow Bird, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa...
Tribe seeks higher standard on Columbia River (April 21, 2005)
The Confederated Umatilla Tribes will be meeting with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to discuss toxicity standards on the Columbia River. The tribe and the state are in disagreement over how to set the standard. The tribe, citing higher...
Red Cliff Band won't allow chair to seek re-election (April 21, 2005)
The chairman of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa has been told he cannot seek re-election because he has lived off the tribe's reservation in Wisconsin. Ray DePerry, who recently delivered the first State of the Tribes address...
Colombia's Indians threatened by high death rates (April 21, 2005)
Indians in Colombia are being killed at a rate three times the national average. Indian communities have been victimized by rebel forces in a country that has been gripped by a civil war for more than four decades. Last year...
Graduation announced for Si Tanka University (April 21, 2005)
Graduation exercises will be held May 1 for students of Si Tanka University in South Dakota. Commencement will take place at the campus on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. Students from the off-reservation campus in Huron that has been shut...
Monument to Native Americans planned in South Dakota (April 21, 2005)
Two members of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribe are starting to make plans for a monument to Native Americans that would be built in South Dakota. Laurs Williams said the vision for the monument came to him in a dream. He wants...
Army Corps starts work to help tribe avoid water crisis (April 21, 2005)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin work immediately to prevent the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe from running out of water. South Dakota's Congresisonal delegation secured $6 million to relocate an intake system that supplies water to 14,000 people...
Red Lake chairman seeks federal aid for tribe (April 21, 2005)
Red Lake Nation Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. was in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to seek federal aid for his tribe one month after a tragedy of school-related violence that left 10 people dead. Jourdain met with White House officials and...
ASU celebrates Native American Culture Week (April 21, 2005)
Native students at Arizona State University are busy selling fry bread, choosing a new Ms. Indian ASU and hosting a powwow during Native American Culture Week. The events help bring the Native community together, said Peterson Zah, a former Navajo...
Indian academics meeting in Kansas for conference (April 21, 2005)
More than 100 Indian professors, researchers and graduate students are expected to attend a conference co-sponsored by Kansas University's Center for Indigenous Nations Studies and Haskell Indian Nations University. The conference, "Decolonization Redux: First Nations Communities and Indigenous Professors," starts...
Agua Caliente leader welcomes move of museum (April 21, 2005)
The former vice chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians said he is happy the tribe's museum will be moving to downtown Palm Springs. Anthony Andreas had opposed a plan to put the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum in...
Ute Tribe elects candidate critical of finances (April 21, 2005)
Members of the Northern Ute Tribe of Utah have elected an Army veteran who has criticized the way the tribe's finances are being handled. Frances Poowegup, a former Army sergeant, was elected to the business committee. She has spoken out...
Democrats to introduce bill to address Abramoff (April 21, 2005)
Two House Democrats plan to introduce legislation to address the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, The Hill newspaper reports. According to the paper, Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Illinois) and Rep. Marty Meehan (Massachusetts) will introduce the bill next week. It would require...
Morongo Band denies any ties to Abramoff scandal (April 21, 2005)
A lobbyist for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians says the California tribe is not connected in any way to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Some of the tribe's lobbying activities bear Abramoff's calling card, however. The tribe hosted a fundraiser...
DeLay used skybox funded by Abramoff's tribes (April 21, 2005)
Embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) used a Washington arena's luxury skybox that disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff was able to rent thanks to his work for tribes, The Houston Chronicle reports. Abramoff allowed DeLay to use a skybox in...
McCain subpoenas GOP groups linked to Abramoff (April 21, 2005)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has subpoenaed two Republican organizations as part of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee's investigation into the activities of two Washington insiders accused of bilking tribes out of $82 million, Roll Call reports. The committee subpoenaed Americans...
House Republicans offer ethics probe into DeLay (April 21, 2005)
House Republicans offered to start an investigation into Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) in hopes of resolving a dispute with Democrats over the ethics committee. The GOP rewrote the rules for the ethics committee in a way that protects DeLay....
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