Washington tribe sues to rebury hundreds of ancestors (August 15, 2005)
A Washington tribe whose ancestors were removed from an historic cemetery filed suit against the state on Friday, demanding that the remains be reburied. The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe said the lawsuit was not an attempt to break negotiations with...
Opinion: Indian Country joins anti-gay nation (August 15, 2005)
"I've long known that about half of America doesn't like gay people. It's been made pretty clear, most recently with the rejection of numerous marriage equality bills, and the approval of anti-gay marriage laws in 37 states. But now, to...
NCAA still under fire as schools appeal mascot policy (August 15, 2005)
Florida State University "Seminoles." The "Fighting Sioux" logo of the University of North Dakota. Two universities affected by the National Collegiate Athletic Association's new policy on Indian mascots challenged the decision on Friday amid growing controversy. In separate letters,...
Editorial: No Native 'quota' on Canada's top court (August 15, 2005)
"Last summer, at its annual convention in Winnipeg, the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) scrapped at the last moment a resolution that appeared to call on the federal government to reserve one of the nine seats on the Supreme Court permanently...
Bad Eagle: NCAA doesn't care what Indians think (August 15, 2005)
"Never mind what real Indians think. There has been only one national, professional survey (Peter Harris) of their thoughts, and 83 percent were not offended, even by names like the Washington Redskins. That survey was published in Sports Illustrated, May...
Red Lake chair assesses media coverage of tragedy (August 15, 2005)
Floyd Jourdain Jr., the chairman of the Red Lake Nation in Minnesota, said he was right to limit media access to the reservation after the March 21, 2005, shootings. The tribe dictated where reporters could go on the reservation. People...
Indian mother gives up son to non-Indian couple (August 15, 2005)
An Indian woman who tried to stop the adoption of her son by a non-Indian couple has changed her mind. Juanita Good Bird, a member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota, voluntarily terminated her parental rights over...
Reaction to NCAA mascot policy still rolling in (August 15, 2005)
Another round of views and opinions on the new Indian mascot policy of the NCAA that bans the use of "hostile and abusive" images during post-season tournaments. SEN. MEL MARTINEZ "The National Collegiate Athletic Association's meddling in the relationship between...
Jodi Rave: Free press in Indian Country a big issue (August 15, 2005)
"Publisher Tom Arviso argued a government shouldn't run a newspaper. And in an extraordinary show of support, Navajo Nation leaders agreed. The nation agreed two years ago to grant the Navajo Times its independence and passed a resolution to invest...
Some tribes cancel concerts after Crosby testimony (August 15, 2005)
Three tribes canceled concerts by Crosby, Stills & Nash due to David Crosby's recent Congressional testimony on the land-into-trust process, The New London Day reports. Crosby appeared at a May 18 Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing. He blasted the...
Narragansett Tribe celebrates 330th August gathering (August 15, 2005)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island held its annual August gathering over the weekend, a tradition that dates back hundreds and hundreds of years. No one knows exactly how long the event has been held but it has been recorded...
Tribes sign cross-deputization agreements with state (August 15, 2005)
The Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe signed cross-deputization agreements with the state of Nebraska on Friday. The agreements give tribal and state police the authority to arrest offenders on reservation land regardless of race. Non-Indians will be prosecuted in...
Scanlon not on Abramoff's golf trip to Scotland (August 15, 2005)
Ex-public relations consultant Michael Scanlon didn't go on a golf outing to Scotland with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), the Congressman's office said. Scanlon was working with Abramoff at the time of the August 2002...
IRS moves to collect Crow Creek Sioux Tribe debt (August 15, 2005)
The Internal Revenue Service is moving to collect nearly $3 million owed by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, The Mitchell Daily Republic reports. According to former chairman Wallace Wells, the IRS seized almost $400,000 in tribal funds....
Last Coushatta ally of Abramoff resigns from council (August 15, 2005)
William Worfel, the last former ally of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, resigned from the council of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. Worfel and his former allies on the council hired Abramoff as their lobbyist. They reportedly spent $32 million on...
EPA, state unaware of tribal environmental rider (August 15, 2005)
Officials in Oklahoma and at the Environmental Protection Agency say they were unaware that Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) inserted a rider into the $286 billion transportation bill to limit the rights of Oklahoma tribes. Gov. Brad Henry (D), however, wouldn't...
Authorities feared Abramoff would flee to Israel (August 15, 2005)
Authorities moved quickly to arrest disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff out of fear he would flee to Israel, Newsweek reported in its August 22 edition. A grand jury in Miami indicted Abramoff on bank fraud charges last Thursday. The FBI...
Hearing to remove Leech Lake leaders cut short (August 15, 2005)
A hearing to remove three leaders, including the chairman, of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe turned into a shouting and cursing match on Friday morning, The Bemidji Pioneer reported. The hearing lasted only 12 minutes after a dispute erupted...
Mark Trahant: You write the news, you pick it (August 15, 2005)
"There's an interesting Flash movie called "EPIC 2014." [Link] It's the history of news -- or the end of news -- written after the merger of every media company you can think of until the last company standing is "Googlezon."...
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