Court rules NIGC has no authority for Class III rules (August 25, 2005)
The National Indian Gaming Commission "overstepped its bounds" by issuing controversial Class III regulations, a federal judge concluded on Wednesday in a closely watched case. In a 42-page decision with far-reaching implications, U.S. District Judge John D. Bates held that...
Judge clears trooper in raid of Narragansett Reservation (August 25, 2005)
STATE RAID: Troopers pin tribal members on the ground during raid of the Narragansett Reservation on July 14, 2003. A Rhode Island trooper who participated in the state's violent raid of the Narragansett Reservation two years ago was cleared...
State seeks dismissal of Ottawa Tribe's lawsuit (August 25, 2005)
Ohio attorney general Jim Petro filed a motion in federal court on Wednesday seeking to dismiss the Ottawa Tribe's fishing rights. The tribe, based in Oklahoma, says the 1805 Treaty of Fort Industry reserves the right to fish on Lake...
Hearings set on Makah Nation whale hunt waiver (August 25, 2005)
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is set to hold public hearings in October on the Makah Nation whale hunt. The tribe has a treaty-guaranteed right to hunt whales. But the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, in the first ruling...
Amendments in the works for Native Hawaiian bill (August 25, 2005)
An agreement has been reached on amendments to the Native Hawaiian recognition bill, Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle (R) said. Lingle said the Bush administration agreed to four "policy" changes that will clear the bill for a Senate vote. The changes...
Weekly newspaper debuts on Zuni Reservation (August 25, 2005)
Young entrepreneurs from the Zuni Tribe of New Mexico have launched a weekly newspaper that debuts today. "The Zuni Post: The Voice of the A:Shiwi" features news, information, opinions and more about Zuni Pueblo. The 12-page paper was designed with...
Choctaw Nation chief has no problem with 'Savages' (August 25, 2005)
Photo Reznet News. Choctaw Nation Chief Greg Pyle has no problem with the "Savages" nickname of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Pyle is a 1972 graduate of SOSU and says the NCAA shouldn't tell the school what to do about the...
Editorial: Native activists have empty, wooden heads (August 25, 2005)
"The NCAA got itself into a briar patch, as busybodies always do, but we can suggest a way out that should satisfy everyone. Our Indians -- or "Native Americans," since the red-hots (we did not say red-skins) -- no longer...
Editorial: Tribes have final say in mascot decisions (August 25, 2005)
"American Indian tribes will have the final say about schools that want to use American Indian nicknames and mascots in postseason competition. The NCAA will begin banning Indian imagery and nicknames starting in February. Tribes have a right to be...
Ho-Chunk Nation still has plans for Indiana land (August 25, 2005)
The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin is making plans for commercial development on land it owns outside of Chicago, The Northwest Indiana Times reported. The tribe has purchased some homes and properties in Lynwood Village. The goal is to open a...
Oglala Sioux Tribe seeks role in child welfare case (August 25, 2005)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has filed a motion to intervene in a Utah child welfare case. A baby girl was born August 18 shortly after her mother was killed by a shotgun. The mother, Darla Marie...
Travel: A visit to Chief Sealth's home, gravesite (August 25, 2005)
"Discover Puget Sound's roots from the days when there were many firs and no freeways. Visit Suquamish, where the tribal chief for whom Seattle was named lived communally in what amounted to a mansion of the early 1800s: a...
Indian lawmaker cleared in ethics investigation (August 25, 2005)
Washington State Rep. John McCoy (D) has been cleared in an ethics investigation that centered over his membership in the Tulalip Tribes. McCoy was accused of improper lobbying and using public funds in support of a bill that would...
Klamath Tribes to celebrate 19 years of restoration (August 25, 2005)
The Klamath Tribes of Oregon is celebrating 19 years of federal restoration with a powwow, rodeo and other events. The 19th Annual Klamath Tribes Restoration Celebration commemorates the tribe's restoration on August 27, 1986. The tribe had been official terminated...
Column: University of Utah must connect with tribe (August 25, 2005)
"Now that the University of Utah almost certainly will be allowed to keep its nickname, the school needs to make "Utes" even more meaningful to everybody. The school has so carefully disassociated itself from Native American stereotypes, nobody outside of...
CMU preparing to appeal decision on 'Chippewas' (August 25, 2005)
Officials at Central Michigan University say they are confident the "Chippewas" nickname will be approved by the NCAA. CMU was considering a lawsuit to challenge the NCAA's policy banning Indian mascots at post-season tournaments. But the school says it will...
Column: Naming teams after Indians not a good idea (August 25, 2005)
"While it's OK to venerate America's aboriginal people by naming cities, counties, streets, rivers, Jeeps and casinos after them, it's no longer a good idea to pay tribute by naming your sports teams in their honor. Now, don't confuse this...
DOJ study confirms racial disparity in police stops (August 25, 2005)
African-American and Hispanic drivers are more likely to be searched, handcuffed, arrested and subjected to force or the threat of it during police stops, a Department of Justice study completed back in April found. African-American, Hispanic and white drivers were...
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