IRS changes policy on Native corporation dividends (June 16, 2005)
The Internal Revenue Service on June 1 dropped its long-standing policy against using Alaska Native corporation dividends to pay federal tax levies. The IRS decided to make the change after noticing that some Alaska Native corporations began making large payouts...
Senate hearing addresses Native youth suicide (June 16, 2005)
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge: Introduction - 7:43 - 3.09MBIntroduction by Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) and short statement by Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) Panel I - 5:55 - 2:37MBTestimony by Dr. Richard Carmona, U.S. Surgeon General Statement - 4:27 -...
Column: Bolo tie flap 'big-time insult' to Arizona (June 16, 2005)
"Around these parts, the bola tie is high chic. In a Maryland school district, the single-strand leather tie with a metal clasp, often adorned by a polished stone, is disruptive clothing. Oh, those know-it-all Easterners. They're hilarious. But it wasn't...
Halbritter: Oneida Nation land claim must be settled (June 16, 2005)
"In February 2002, in a spirit of cooperation not conflict, Madison and Oneida counties, the Oneida Indian Nation, and New York state publicly announced the framework for settlement of the Oneida land claim. Twenty years after the Supreme Court ruled...
Ex-Crow housing director sentenced to probation (June 16, 2005)
The former housing director for the Crow Tribe of Montana was sentenced to four years probation and ordered to pay restitution for embezzling tribal funds. Dwight Elwin Stewart, 55, pleaded guilty in March to stealing more than $10,000 from the...
Peltier tries another angle in hopes of release (June 16, 2005)
American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier has asked a federal judge to release him from prison, saying the federal government lacked the authority to prosecute him for the 1975 murders of two FBI agents on the Pine Ridge Reservation....
Retaliation charged in First Nations University spat (June 16, 2005)
A Native newspaper lost an ad contract after talking about the First Nations University of Canada controversy, the publisher of Eagle Feather News said. John Lagimodiere, who is Metis, recently spoke to FNUC students about being in Native media....
Native youth called more militant, more violent (June 16, 2005)
Native youth in Saskatchewan are becoming more militant and more violent in response to racism in Canadian society, according to a top Native lawyer. Donald Worme, a Cree from the Kawacatoose First Nation, said more and more young Natives are...
Native group offers cultural training to officers (June 16, 2005)
Native Counselling Services of Alberta is offering cultural and sensitivity training to police officers in Edmonton, Alberta, in light of a "racist" e-mail recently circulated. Native Counseling CEO Allan Benson says training is required to prevent such incidents from happening...
San Pasqual Band said to be in turmoil over enrollment (June 16, 2005)
A member of the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs because the tribe is in turmoil over an enrollment dispute, the woman's lawyer said. Plaintiff Eleanor Atilano wants the BIA to...
Wisconsin tribes form child welfare partnership (June 16, 2005)
All 11 Wisconsin tribes have formed a new partnership to provide training for Indian child welfare workers. The Intertribal Child Welfare Training Partnership began on June 1. The group arose when tribal child welfare directors saw few opportunities for training...
Dine group seeks to stop power plant on Navajo Nation (June 16, 2005)
Diné Citizens Against Ruining our Environment is organizing opposition to a proposed $2 billion coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation. Dine CARE is hosting the Dooda Desert Rock Energy Plant Rally on Saturday in Shiprock, New Mexico. The...
Opinion sought on GOP group's use of tribal funds (June 16, 2005)
A Democrat lawmaker in Alabama is seeking an investigation into a $1.15 million tribal donation that was used by a Republican group under investigation by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. State Rep. Randy Hinshaw asked attorney general Troy King for...
Mankiller says perception a threat to sovereignty (June 16, 2005)
Wilma Mankiller, the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation, urged Native journalism students on Tuesday to work to change perceptions of Indian people and tribal governments. Mankiller spoke at the American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South...
DOJ lawyers worried about politics in tobacco case (June 16, 2005)
Career Department of Justice attorneys were worried that a decision to seek lower penalties against tobacco companies would be seen as a purely political move in a newly disclosed memo reported by The New York Times. In a May 30...
Shinnecock Nation takes land claim papers to court (June 16, 2005)
Members of the Shinnecock Nation of New York held a ceremony outside a federal court on Wednesday to mark the filing of their billion-dollar land claim. Naming the state of New York, the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and others...
Senate oversight hearing on Indian education (June 16, 2005)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee this morning held an oversight hearing on Indian education. It was chaired by Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the chairman of the committee. Those in attendance included Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the vice chairman, Sen....
Nez Perce family displays 150-year-old bison tepee (June 16, 2005)
A rare 150-year-old bison-hide tepee is being displayed for the first time in public in over 50 years. Made from 16 to 20 bison hides, the tepee is one of the few of its kind remaining. It belongs to the...
Washoe Tribe sponsors Native Visions Film Festival (June 16, 2005)
The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California and the American Indian Film Institute are sponsoring a Native Visions Film Festival on Friday and Saturday. The festival features 14 films about Native subjects. Screening of "Don't Call Me Tonto," starring David...
Sauk-Suiattle Tribe removes dead woman from rolls (June 16, 2005)
A long-dead woman was removed from the rolls of the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe of Washington on Wednesday. The tribal council voted to revoke Emily Jo Bill's membership. The majority said she did not qualify because she lacked the requisite blood quantum....
Ads target Ney for role in Abramoff scandal (June 16, 2005)
The liberal Campaign for America’s Future began running newspaper ads criticizing Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) for his role in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Ney has been under fire for using his position to help Abramoff and his wealthy...
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