Native children in Canada are healthy but overweight (August 17, 2005)
Although most Native kids in Canada are considered to be healthy, a significant percentage are obese or overweight, according to preliminary figures from a national study. Based on a survey of First Nations communities across the country, over two-thirds of...
Jury to deliberate Northern Cheyenne murder case (August 17, 2005)
A federal jury in Montana is set to begin deliberations in a murder case on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. Orville David Morrison Sr., 27, is charged with second-degree murder for the fatal shooting of William Alvin Wick, 43. The incident...
Oneida Nation files lawsuits to challenge taxes (August 17, 2005)
The Oneida Nation of New York has filed 22 lawsuits against school districts and local governments, challenging assessments and taxes on tribal-owned land, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports. The tribe says it is exempt from property taxes despite the U.S. Supreme...
University of Illinois trustee blasts NCAA policy (August 17, 2005)
Lawrence Eppley, the chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, is blasting the NCAA for its new policy on Indian mascots. Eppley says he is not out to defend the "Chief Illiniwek" mascot. But he said the...
Continued reaction to NCAA policy on mascots (August 17, 2005)
More 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. ARROGANT MASCOTS "Given the genocidal treatment of America's native peoples by the European settlers and...
Column: Nazi-loving Ralph keeps Indian logo alive (August 17, 2005)
"For a minute there, I was hopeful that the University of North Dakota might do the right thing. Not a chance. Even from beyond the grave, Ralphie is pulling the strings. Casino owner and Nazi memorabilia collector Ralph Engelstad was...
Oneida Nation combats drinking among teens (August 17, 2005)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is using a three-year $500,000 grant to combat drinking among Native youth. A recent survey of 222 Native high school and middle school students showed high rates of alcohol use. Half of the respondents said...
Boulder won't develop sacred site, burial ground (August 17, 2005)
The city council in Boulder, Colorado, voted 6-3 on Tuesday night not to use a sacred prayer site and pioneer burial ground for a sewage sludge plant. Plans for a firefighter training center are still being considered, however. Elders of...
NAJA elects new leaders at annual conference (August 17, 2005)
The Native American Journalists Association elected new leaders at its 21st annual convention in Lincoln, Nebraska. Mike Kellogg, a member of the Navajo Nation and publisher of the News Press in Stillwater, Oklahoma, was elected president. "With so many Native...
Second hearing set in Cherokee Nation marriage case (August 17, 2005)
The Cherokee Nation's top court will hold a hearing on Thursday for the second challenge to a couple's same-sex marriage. Kathy Reynolds and Dawn McKinley easily obtained a marriage license from a tribal clerk last year. They were married...
Yurok Tribe celebrates 43rd annual Salmon Festival (August 17, 2005)
The Yurok Tribe of California is holding its 43rd annual Salmon Festival this weekend. The tribe has two days of events planned for Saturday and Sunday. A parade, traditional salmon dinner and cultural tours are scheduled. There will also be...
Editorial: BLM's hypocrisy on tribe's sacred site (August 17, 2005)
"We happen to agree with the BLM that these well-intended monuments are inappropriate on public lands, lest the entire countryside be littered with shrines. For the same reason NDOT ought to follow the BLM's lead and remove roadside death...
Panel to decide fate of SOSU 'Savages' mascot (August 17, 2005)
Photo Reznet News. A panel at Southeastern Oklahoma State University will decide the fate of the school's "Savages" mascot. The school has distanced itself from the name in recent years, eliminating direct references to Indian culture. But fans still perform...
FSU once used drunk 'Chief Fullabull' as mascot (August 17, 2005)
Before adopting "Chief Osceola" and the "Seminoles," Florida State University once used a drunk "Chief Fullabull" mascot, a "Sammy Seminole" logo and a "Dr. Nole" medicine man to represent its sports teams. Seminole leaders and members objected to the depictions,...
Tim Giago: Censor tribes for supporting mascots (August 17, 2005)
"I believe it is about time that the National Congress of American Indians and the National Indian Education Association censor those Indian tribes that would demean all other Indian nations by allowing their good names to be associated as mascots...
Republican in Nevada stumps for reservation votes (August 17, 2005)
The keynote speaker at the Fallon-Paiute Shoshone Tribe's birthday bash for elders is a Republican candidate for Nevada's 2nd Congressional district. Dawn Gibbons is hoping to attract reservation voters as she makes her bid for U.S. Congress in 2006. She...
Oglala Sioux Tribe to start policing Whiteclay (August 17, 2005)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe and the state of Nebraska will sign a cross-deputization agreement for the border town of Whiteclay. The tribe's police will enforce Nebraska law in the town, home to less than 20 people and four liquor stores...
Abramoff to cooperate with Miami murder probe (August 17, 2005)
A lawyer for Jack Abramoff says the disgraced lobbyist will meet with investigators about a gangland-style murder in Miami. Investigators say they tried to meet with Abramoff several times in 2001, The Miami Herald reported. But he never showed up...
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