New generation of Natives takes up 'Redskins' fight (August 15, 2006)
The campaign against the Washington "Redskins" is being carried on by a new generation of Native activists who are seeking to cancel the football team's trademarks. On Friday, six young Native Americans filed a petition with the Trademark Trial and...
Petition to oust Cherokee Freedmen submitted (August 15, 2006)
A petition aimed at ousting the Freedmen from the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma was submitted on Friday. Organizers said they obtained more than 3,000 signatures on the petition. It calls for a special election to amend the tribe's constitution to...
Indian educators in Montana question use of money (August 15, 2006)
The Montana Indian Education Association is questioning whether money for the Indian Education for All program is being used properly. Some school districts are using money to pay for salaries instead of teaching about Indian history and culture, said state...
Canada Natives a quarter of new HIV/AIDS cases (August 15, 2006)
Native people account for nearly a quarter of new HIV/AIDS cases in Canada, according to a new report from the Public Health Agency. Of all the HIV positive tests performed in 2005, 22.7 percent were from Natives, the report said....
Editorial: Tribes need to buy Bear Butte land (August 15, 2006)
"Now that the Sturgis motorcycle rally is over, attention will return to competing visions for the land around Bear Butte State Park: development or preservation. American Indians and supporters marched to downtown Sturgis on Friday before rally week to call...
Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to receive $2.5M, land (August 15, 2006)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe will receive $2.5 million and land from the state of Washington as part of an agreement to preserve a major Klallam village. The tribe will receive $500,000 up front and $2 million to develop...
Yellow Bird: The Creator's gift for grandmothers (August 15, 2006)
"A recent "Ask Amy" advice column featured a letter from a writer who said she was an attractive 44-year women, but ashamed and embarrassed to admit to being a grandmother - a grandmother of twin boys at that. She thought...
Venezuela to offer low-cost heating to tribes (August 15, 2006)
Venezuela's oil company is offering discounts on home heating oil to more tribes in the United States. Citgo Petroleum Corp. already provided the Penobscot Nation of Maine with nearly 1 million gallons of low-cost heating oil. The tribe was able...
Ron Allen: Washingon tribes fuel state economy (August 15, 2006)
"Washington's 29 tribal governments are creating new economic opportunities on Indian reservations and in nearby communities, and are generating tens of millions of dollars in local and state taxes, according to a leading national economist who has just completed a...
Highly toxic algae found in Klamath River (August 15, 2006)
The Karuk Tribe of California has reported a record level of toxic algae in Klamath River reservoirs. The extremely high concentration prompted state and federal officials to declare a health emergency. Breathing vapors from the algae can cause illness...
Still no deal between Oneida Nation and county (August 15, 2006)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and Brown County have been negotiating for two years on a service-fee agreement. The talks have been positive, a county executive said, but both sides disagree on how much the tribe should pay the county...
Yakama Nation signs salmon protection agreement (August 15, 2006)
After nearly two decades of negotiations, the Yakama Nation of Washington signed an agreement to protect salmon in the Columbia River. The tribe signed the agreement with the Grant County Public Utility District. The district operates two dams on the...
Navajo presidential candidates choose running mates (August 15, 2006)
The two candidates for president of the Navajo Nation have chosen their running mates. Incumbent president Joe Shirley Jr. picked Ben Shelly, a Navajo Nation Council delegate. Shelly is from New Mexico and serves as chairman of the council's Budget...
Soboba Band cancels law enforcement pact (August 15, 2006)
The Soboba Band of Lusieño Indians has terminated its law enforcement agreement with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. No reason was given for the cancellation. It comes just a few months after the tribe agreed to fund an expansion of...
Karuk Tribe upset with probe into fire at sacred house (August 15, 2006)
The Karuk Tribe of California says the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department isn't doing enough to investigated a fire that destroyed a sacred dance house. In a letter to the sheriff, Karuk Chairman Arch Super said the tribe was frustrated...
Mississippi Choctaw funds helped Alabama governor (August 15, 2006)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians helped former congressman Bob Riley's campaign for governor of Alabama, The Decatur Daily reports. According to records examined by the paper, convicted lobbyist Michael Scanlon used $75,000 in Choctaw funds to help Riley. Scanlon...
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