Congress urged to settle Cobell lawsuit for billions (March 2, 2006)
Witnesses at a joint House-Senate hearing on Wednesday urged members of Congress to settle the Cobell v. Norton trust fund lawsuit for billions of dollars. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee and the House Resources Committee heard from a slate of...
Tribal housing leaders object to Bush budget cut (March 2, 2006)
Tribal housing leaders from across the country came to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to protest cuts in President Bush's latest budget. The National American Indian Housing Council provides training and services to help more than 220 tribes and tribal housing...
BIA holds meeting on Cayuga Nation land-into-trust (March 2, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs held a public hearing on the Cayuga Nation's land-into-trust application. According to The Syracuse Post-Standard, an overwhelming number of speakers opposed the tribe's request. Some people held signs reading "One nation" and "No land...
Mohegan Tribe begins restoration of burial site (March 2, 2006)
The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is beginning to restore the burial grounds of Chief Sachem Uncas' family line. The burial ground is located below a former Masonic Temple. The tribe purchased the site in 1999 for $1.1 million. The...
Tohono O'odham Nation to help preserve village (March 2, 2006)
The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona has signed an agreement to preserve Honey Bee Village, an ancient tribal settlement. The tribe, the town of Oro Valley, Pima County and a housing developer announced the agreement last week. It calls for...
Hopi runners make 1,800-mile journey to water forum (March 2, 2006)
Members of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona are making a 1,800-mile run from the reservation to Mexico City. The 25 runners, ages 12 to 72, are leaving this morning for their 14-day journey to the World Water Forum. The Black...
School district sued for treatment of student (March 2, 2006)
A majority-Indian school district in South Dakota has been sued for allegedly suspending a student in violation of his constitutional rights. Dana Hanna, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe's attorney general, filed the suit through his private practice. He says the Todd...
Editorial: Race relations improving in Farmington (March 2, 2006)
"Farmington has come a long way from the infamous and hideous "Indian rolling" episodes of 1974 that killed three area Native Americans. The recently released "Farmington Report: Civil Rights for Native Americans 30 Years Later," which was issued by the...
Notah Begay to dedicate Soboba Band golf course (March 2, 2006)
Famed Navajo/Pueblo golfer Notah Begay III will help dedicate the golf course owned by the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians in California. Begay joins the tribe on Saturday for the grand opening of the Country Club at Soboba Springs. The...
Commentary: Onondaga Nation seeks to revive river (March 2, 2006)
"Brad Powless looks across the rushing stream that runs by his house on the Onondaga Nation Territory just south of Syracuse, New York. His five-year-old daughter Sophie stands nearby, giggling and tossing stones as the creek gurgles its way...
Eagle feather headdress turned over for investigation (March 2, 2006)
An eagle feather headdress of unknown origin was taken into custody by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after it was discovered in a box of items that were going to be auctioned in Georgia. The National Eagle Repository...
Partnership seeks to put more Natives in grad school (March 2, 2006)
A partnership between the University of Arizona and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has increased the number of Native American graduate students in the science and engineering field. In the past three years, the number of Native grad students...
Wind power a consideration for tribal energy project (March 2, 2006)
Wind power will be one of several issues a group of six tribes will study with the help of a $199,267 federal grant. The Southwest Tribal Energy Consortium represents six tribes in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Some of...
Washington apologizes for lynching of Native boy (March 2, 2006)
Lawmakers in Washington apologized on Wednesday for the lynching of a 14-year-old Native boy from Canada at the hands of vigilante mob in 1884. The State Legislature passed a resolution to express the "deepest sympathy" for the killing of...
Goshute nuclear waste facility still controversial (March 2, 2006)
The Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah is closer than ever to hosting the first nuclear waste dump in Indian Country. The tribe's partner, Private Fuel Storage, won approval to store up to 44,000 tons of highly radioactive waste on...
BIA closes detention center on Utah reservation (March 2, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has shut down the detention center on the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. The BIA said the facility was closed due to unsafe conditions and a lack of staff. Contracts have been signed with...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe battles drug trafficking (March 2, 2006)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York isn't the only border community that deals with drug smuggling, Chief James Ransom says. The Akwesasne Reservation sits along 12 miles of the U.S.-Canada border. According to a recent New York Times...
Special Interests: Lobbying for Indian housing (March 2, 2006)
"Faced with the misconception that every tribe is casino-rich, 300 Native Americans went to Capitol Hill yesterday and today to lobby lawmakers to help turn around deplorable housing conditions in Indian Country. Besides concerns that inflation and tight budgets...
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