Per capita payments under tribal, federal scrutiny (September 26, 2005)
Correction/Clarification: Per capita payments are NOT exempt from federal taxes. Per capita payments have always been subject to federal taxes. The IRS concern stems over attempts to avoid paying such taxes that tribal members have always paid. As the $19...
BIA timeline on recognition has already slipped (September 26, 2005)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is already behind on its proposed federal recognition timeline, a spokesperson said. The BIA, in a recent court filing, laid out a schedule for several recognition cases. Among them was the petition for the Brothertown...
UND president to meet with Spirit Lake Nation (September 26, 2005)
The president of the University of North Dakota will meet with the Spirit Lake Nation on Tuesday to discuss the school's "Fighting Sioux" logo and nickname. President Charles Kupchella hopes to stop the tribe from opposing the name. The...
Opinion: Why would Indians attend 'abusive' school? (September 26, 2005)
"When the NCAA announced its new policy to penalize college teams for using American Indian nicknames, it said the action supported the organization's goals of diversity and inclusion. The underlying assumption is that the 18 universities using American Indian...
Cheyenne-Arapaho official faces banishment (September 26, 2005)
A business committee member for the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma faces banishment of up to 15 years after being convicted of embezzling $55,015. Roy Dean Bullcoming was found guilty of taking the money last week. He was ordered...
Leech Lake Reservation man allegedly killed over dog (September 26, 2005)
A man on the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota has been killed, apparently in an attempt to protect his dog, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Warren Tibbetts was stabbed when he tried to stop another man from stabbing his dog....
BIA ordered to pay for self-determination contract (September 26, 2005)
A federal judge has ordered the Bureau of Indian Affairs to pay Crownpoint Institute of Technology in New Mexico an undisclosed amount under a self-determination contract, The Farmington Daily Times reports. CIT sued the BIA for failing to distribute money...
Tribes want conviction in water permit case to stand (September 26, 2005)
The Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe are siding with the federal government in a water permit case that resulted in the conviction of a non-Indian. The tribes, based on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming, filed a...
Controversy marks dedication of new totem pole (September 26, 2005)
Everett Community College in Washington is dedicating a new totem pole on Saturday but not everyone is happy about it. The family of Abner Johnson, a part-time instructor and Tlingit carver who died in 1997, is boycotting the ceremony....
Tribes, Alaska Natives rank high on minority biz list (September 26, 2005)
Ten of the top 25 minority-owned government contracts are owned by Alaska Native corporations or tribes, Washington Monthly reports. Based on figures compiled by Federal Sources Inc., four of the top five companies are corporation or tribal owned. Coming in...
Oneida Nation highlights role in Revolutionary War (September 26, 2005)
Visitors to parks in New York will now know the role the Oneida Nation played in the Revolutionary War thanks to a three-year-old program financed by the tribe. The Oneida Nation sided with the Colonists in the war for...
Author documents fleecing of Oklahoma tribes (September 26, 2005)
An author from Oklahoma has published a book that examines how the federal government strong-armed tribes into giving up their land for pennies on the dollar. William T. Hagan, a retired professor of history at the University of Oklahoma,...
Della Warrior, IAIA president, announces retirement (September 26, 2005)
Della C. Warrior is stepping down as president of the Institute of American Indian Arts in New Mexico but will retain a role as consultant, the tribal college announced on Friday. Warrior, a member of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe of...
Ohio Congressman sought 'cover' for golf trip (September 26, 2005)
Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) asked disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to "cover" a golf outing to Scotland, according to e-mails reviewed by Newsweek magazine. Abramoff then asked the Tigua Tribe of Texas to foot the bill for the trip. The...
In court, Abramoff blamed partner for bad deal (September 26, 2005)
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff is blaming a former partner for a business deal that has led to federal criminal charges against the pair. As part of a civil lawsuit, Abramoff says he would have never gone into business with former...
Mark Trahant: I was wrong about voting by mail (September 26, 2005)
"I make mistakes from time to time. I've misspelled names, gotten a key fact wrong or made a prediction (either in print or in conversations with friends) that turned out to be extraordinarily wrong. I hate every misstep, but at...
Editorial: Abramoff scandal taints the White House (September 26, 2005)
"The arrest last week of David H. Safavian, formerly the Bush administration's top procurement official, marks two significant steps in the investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Charges that Mr. Safavian lied to federal officials and investigators represent the first criminal...
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