Appeals court keeps 'Redskins' lawsuit alive (July 18, 2005)
A lawsuit seeking to cancel the trademarks of the Washington Redskins football team was revived by a federal appeals court on Friday. In a unanimous per curiam decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said the case was prematurely dismissed....
Red Lake teens get a week at summer camp (July 18, 2005)
Thirteen teens from the Red Lake Reservation were treated to a week at summer camp by the Minneapolis Police Activities League. The police league invited the teens in response to the March 21, 2005, shootings on the reservation. Minneapolis police...
Interior asks Congress for power to take Indian lands (July 18, 2005)
The Bush administration is once again asking Congress for authority to take "unclaimed" Indian lands and to eliminate its trust responsibility to tens of thousands of individual Indians. In a letter to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the Interior Department...
South Dakota boarding school lawsuit dismissed (July 18, 2005)
A lawsuit alleging abuse at the St. Joseph Indian School in South Dakota has been dismissed but will likely be refiled. Twenty former students sued the school, saying they suffered mental, physical, emotional and sexual abuse. They plan to name...
Swimmer to open trust fund office in Rapid City (July 18, 2005)
Special Trustee Ross Swimmer is scheduled to open a fiduciary trust office in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Friday. The Office of Special Trustee chose Rapid City due to the large number of Indian beneficiaries in the area. Other urban...
Red Lake teen charged with conspiracy to murder (July 18, 2005)
Louis Jourdain, the only person charged in connection with the March 21, 2005, shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Jourdain, 16, may or may not...
Oneida Nation turns out fluent speakers of language (July 18, 2005)
The Oneida Nation of New York has language an intensive program aimed at keeping the Oneida language alive. With the help of gaming revenues, the tribe in 2004 contracted with Berlitz, the language instruction company, to develop a curriculum. Eight...
Editorial: Shinnecock Nation should drop lawsuit (July 18, 2005)
"The Shinnecock Indians would like their land back - 3,600 acres to start, including the Southampton College campus, the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club and Shinnecock Hills, a resort community. They want back rent, too - it must total billions by...
Arizona family takes pride in preserving culture (July 18, 2005)
An Indian family from Arizona is keeping Apache and Northern Plains traditions alive through dance and storytelling. Ken Duncan, who is Apache, and his wife Doreen, who is Arikara, Hidatsa and Mandan, started the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers. With the...
Navajo soldier who was killed in Iraq is laid to rest (July 18, 2005)
Hundreds of people attended the funeral service for Army Cpl. Lyle Cambridge, 23, a member of the Navajo Nation was killed in Iraq. Cambridge died on July 5 when an explosive device exploded near the Humvee he was riding in....
Reserve in Alberta hit by week of gang, drug violence (July 18, 2005)
A reserve in Alberta was hit by a week of gang and drug-related violence, prompting community members to call for the banishment of the troublemakers. A home invasion, a home bombing, a shooting and a serious assault took place over...
Mark Trahant: Wasting time at work can be productive (July 18, 2005)
"A survey released last week by America Online and Salary.com says average workers in the United States 'waste' at least twice the amount of time that employers expect, costing some $759 billion in unproductive salaries. This is a juicy story...
Lawsuit another sign of rocky Indian-white relations (July 18, 2005)
A lawsuit accusing a public school district in South Dakota of discriminating against Indian students isn't the first, and probably won't be the last, racial conflict in the state. In 1999, a developmentally disabled Indian man died after being stuffed...
Editorial: Pine Ridge bus service a good idea (July 18, 2005)
"A new bus service will address one of the critical problems on the Pine Ridge Reservation – getting from one place to another. The reservation is about 4,400 square miles. Unemployment is around 80 percent and the average annual income...
Native Hawaiian bill set for vote on Senate floor (July 18, 2005)
A bill to recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity is set for debate and a vote on the Senate floor this week. The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act has enough votes to pass, according to Hawaii Sens. Daniel Akaka and...
Editorial: Tribal lobbying scandal a 'blockbuster' (July 18, 2005)
"The Abramoff scandal has everything you could want from an inside-the-Beltway blockbuster. It has hypocrisy. What was Abramoff, a vigorous defender of traditional values, doing with gambling houses? Reed has not been accused of doing anything dishonest, but Christian conservatives...
Opinion: Native Hawaiian bill sets bad precedent (July 18, 2005)
"Some congressional staffers are calling it 'the worst bill most voters have never heard of.' Hyperbole aside, the Senate is preparing to take up legislation that would create an independent, race-based government for Native Hawaiians. If this bill becomes law...
House, Senate hearings on housing, land dispute (July 18, 2005)
There are three Congressional hearings of interest taking place this week. On Tuesday, July 19, the House Resources Committee will be holding a joint hearing with the House Financial Services Committee titled "Improving Land Title Grant Procedures for Native Americans."...
South Dakota Natives are 15 percent of HIV cases (July 18, 2005)
Native Americans in South Dakota make up 15 percent of HIV/AIDS cases in the state despite comprising 9 percent of the population. The state Health Department released the latest HIV/AIDS figures on Friday. The report stated that 75 Native Americans,...
Oneida Nation of Wisconsin elects new chairman (July 18, 2005)
Gerald Danforth was elected as chairman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin on Saturday. Danforth previously served as chairman from 1999 to 2002. He has been working with the National Indian Gaming Association, where he recently developed EagleIntel, a...
Battle brewing over park claimed by Tulalips (July 18, 2005)
A Washington state park claimed by the Tulalip Tribes is also being claimed by three other tribes but the Tulalips don't seem to be worried. "That's our territory, our area," Tulalip Chairman Stan Jones Sr. told The Everett Herald, "We've...
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