Giago: Underground Railroad to escape boarding school (July 12, 2005)
"When Richard “Sonny” Torres and Ray Briggs arrived at Holy Rosary Indian Mission in the fall of 1951 the first thing they did was to look for a way to escape. They were city boys and looked at things a...
Editorial: Tribe has one 'last shot' at recognition (July 12, 2005)
"The Schaghticoke tribe had sought federal recognition since 1981 when it got it in 2003 and then lost it this year. Now the Bureau of Indian Affairs has granted the tribe yet another shot at recognition. This has gone on...
Wyoming tribe wins Class III gaming case again (July 12, 2005)
The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming is "ecstatic" after its gaming rights were affirmed by a federal appeals court for the second time, Chairman Richard Brannan said on Monday. The tribe has fought the state over the types of gaming...
Tribal colleges awarded teacher training grants (July 12, 2005)
Several tribal colleges have received grants from the Department of Education to teach and train more Indian teachers. The Fort Belknap College in Montana received a $325,000 to work with Montana State University-Northern to recruit, train and graduate new Indian...
Members of three Oklahoma tribes go to the polls (July 12, 2005)
Members of three Oklahoma tribes went to the polls over the weekend. Here are the results, as reported by The Oklahoman. Internationally recognized artist and former state Sen. Kelly Haney [Web Site] was elected principal chief of the Seminole Nation...
Navajo student's poem wins international contest (July 12, 2005)
A 15-year-old Navajo student from New Mexico is one of 35 winners of an International Society of Poetry contest. Josephine Pioche, who attends Shiprock High School, was awarded the Editor’s Choice Award For Outstanding Achievement in Poetry for her poem...
Klamath Basin tribes to make return trip to Scotland (July 12, 2005)
Members of four tribes in the Klamath Basin of California and Oregon will return to Scotland this month to make their case for salmon preservation. The Yurok, Hoopa, Karuk and Klamath tribes have treaty rights in the basin. They want...
First Nation to look into industrial waste dump (July 12, 2005)
The government of Canada has awarded $56,000 to the Poundmaker Cree Nation to consider building an industrial waste dump on off-reserve treaty land. The feasibility study will look at placing the oil dump on Treaty Land Entitlement property. The study...
BIA challenged on approval of natural gas terminal (July 12, 2005)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being asked to reconsider its approval of a deal for a liquefied natural gas terminal. The BIA approved a lease between the Passamaquoddy Tribe and Quoddy Bay LLC of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The tribe will...
Native leader stripped of Order of Canada membership (July 12, 2005)
Ahenakew, 71, is only the second person in history to be removed from the prestigious organization. He has vowed not to return his membership pin. On July 8, a judge in Saskatchewan ruled that Ahenakew violated the province's hate...
North Dakota tribe's firm lands government clients (July 12, 2005)
A business created by the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is busy fulfilling a a $3.4 million defense contract. MHA Systems Inc. has 25 employees. They are using a technology called video tracing to convert military manuals...
County reconsiders Chumash land-into-trust deal (July 12, 2005)
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors will meet behind closed doors today to reconsider a deal with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians over the tribe's land-into-trust application. In February, the county agreed not to appeal the tribe's...
Closing of Army depot would impact Nevada tribe (July 12, 2005)
Closing an Army depot in Nevada would put Native Americans out of work, Walker River Paiute Tribe Chairwoman Laurie A. Thom said on Monday. Thom spoke at a Base Closure and Realignment Commission hearing. She said about 6 percent of...
Lawmakers set for appeal of voting rights case (July 12, 2005)
The South Dakota Legislature's Executive Board passed a resolution at an emergency meeting on Monday that paves the way for an appeal of an Indian voting rights case. The board met for five hours in private and decided not to...
Oklahoma tribe's lawsuit claims large portion of Ohio (July 12, 2005)
The Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma has filed a land claim against the state of Ohio, demanding more than 93,000 acres in the northwest part of the state and hunting, fishing and gathering rights in a large area of central...
Altercation at San Pasqual Band council meeting (July 12, 2005)
Three people were hurt and one man was arrested at a council meeting for the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians on Sunday, The North County Times reports. Local police were stationed outside the meeting when the fight erupted. During...
UKB discusses banishing Cherokee's Chad Smith (July 12, 2005)
Leaders of the United Keetoowah Band said they might revoke Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith's membership in the tribe due to the Cherokee Nation's opposition to the UKB's trust land application. Smith is enrolled in both the UKB and...
Kickapoo Tribe considers partnership with college (July 12, 2005)
The Kickapoo Tribe and the University of Kansas met recently to discuss forming a partnership. The tribe hosted University Chancellor Robert Hemenway. Tribal leaders asked him to support the tribe's proposed reservoir, a project needed to resolve a long-running drought...
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