Bush names woman as O'Connor's replacement (October 3, 2005)
President Bush named Harriet Miers, the White House counsel, as the replacement for retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. The announcement was made from the White House at 8am. Miers is a member of Bush's inner circle....
Tribal-state taxation case goes before Supreme Court (October 3, 2005)
A classic tribal-state feud will be aired today as the U.S. Supreme Court opens its new term with a new leader. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who was confirmed and sworn in last week, takes the helm this morning...
Opinion: Policy ignores racism in Indian mascots (October 3, 2005)
"Don't get me wrong, I found it more than a little heartening that the NCAA finally engaged the issue as a matter of organizational policy, recognizing (in a decidedly limited fashion) the import of power and process to the pleasures...
Meetings scheduled on Makah Nation whale hunt (October 3, 2005)
Three meetings will be held on Wednesday to discuss the Makah Nation's whale hunt. The sessions, to take place on the Makah Reservation in Washington, are not public comment forums. Instead, they are being used to develop recommendations for an...
IHS disputes withholding of money in Great Plains (October 3, 2005)
The Indian Health Service says it is not withholding millions in the Great Plains Region but is promising to work with tribes to reduce a larger than usual residual fund, Indian Country Today reports ICT previously reported that the fund...
New York Times: Life behind bars often means death (October 3, 2005)
Of the 132,000 people serving life sentences in U.S. prisons, 1 percent are Native American, The New York Times reports. The paper surveyed all 50 states and found that almost 10 percent of the prison population is serving a life...
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe hit by Hurricane Rita (October 3, 2005)
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas is still without electricity and running water after being hit hard by Hurricane Rita. Tribal members said the disaster is one of their worst in history. But with the help of the community, other tribes...
Rosebud Sioux Tribe to hold election this month (October 3, 2005)
Members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will go to the polls on October 27 to elect a chairman and other council representatives. Charles Colombe is seeking re-election after two years as chairman. He cites his record in...
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to swear in new chairman (October 3, 2005)
Photo United Tribes News. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will swear in its new chairman and other elected officials on Wednesday, October 12. Ron His Horse Is Thunder, the president of the Sitting Bull College, was elected chairman. This...
Linguist claims Indian orgin for 'redskins' term (October 3, 2005)
A Smithsonian Institution linguist claims the term "redskins" was first used by tribal leaders back in the early 1800s and was not meant to be pejorative, The Washington Post reports. In research published in the European Review of Native American...
Ralph Reed hired by Abramoff for yet another venture (October 3, 2005)
Ralph Reed, who claims to oppose all forms of gambling, took money from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff to work on behalf of a gaming company, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. In 2000, Reed worked as a subcontractor for Abramoff to...
Two men held without bail in Abramoff-related case (October 3, 2005)
Two suspects in the murder of a South Florida businessman are being held without bail while a third awaits extradition in a case linked to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. James "Pudgy" Fiorillo, 28, and Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari, 48, were...
BIA assigns team to Mashpee Wampanoag petition (October 3, 2005)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has assigned a team to review the federal recognition petition filed by the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The tribe filed a notice of its intent to petition in 1975. The petition was completed in...
Jodi Rave: Blackfeet citizens invest in their future (October 3, 2005)
"Ancient fir columns soar 40 feet to meet the Glacier Park Lodge skylights. It provides a dramatic setting to display the work of local artists in a grassroots effort to build a $1 million endowment for the Blackfeet Nation. The...
Mark Trahant: National debt at $7,924,890,927,754.51 (October 3, 2005)
"Where do we get the money? I mean, we, as in "We, the People." We, as in, we, the taxpayers of the United States. I mean we, as in, how do we pay back our share of the national debt...
Were Choctaws behind $500K donation to RNC? (October 3, 2005)
A report from The Boston Globe suggests the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians were behind a $500,000 donation to the Republican National Committee. The donation was made by a public relations outfit owned by Michael Scanlon, an associate of...
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation awaits BIA decision (October 3, 2005)
The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut is waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to issue a new final determination on its petition for federal recognition. In January 2004, the BIA ruled in favor of the tribe. But the Interior...
Harjo: Native nations stand up to 'Fighting Sioux' (October 3, 2005)
"Native people are standing a little taller because Native nations in North Dakota stood up to the 'Fighting Sioux' team name and won the backing of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The NCAA announced on Sept. 28 that it will...
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