Tribe's public safety director faces domestic charge (October 10, 2006)
Terri Lane Henry, the director of public safety for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, has been charged in connection with a domestic violence dispute. Henry is in charge of domestic violence programs for the tribe. She considers herself an...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to announce layoffs (October 10, 2006)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is getting ready to announce some layoffs as part of a government-wide restructuring. The tribe has about 4,000 employees and an annual payroll of $101 million. But Chief Fred Cantu said the tribe needs...
Haskell students lead Columbus Day protest (October 10, 2006)
Students from Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas led a protest against Columbus Day on Monday. Haskell gets the day off because it's a federal holiday. But Derrick White, a Navajo/Potawatomi, said he didn't want to sit around and...
South Dakota observes Native American Day (October 10, 2006)
Tribal members celebrated Native American Day in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on Monday. The late governor George Mickelson started Native American Day in 1989. It replaced the state's observance of Columbus Day. The yearly celebration in Sioux Falls features...
Navajo woman campaigns across reservation (October 10, 2006)
Navajo Nation presidential candidate Lynda Lovejoy is campaigning across the tri-state reservation as the tribal election nears. Lovejoy is the first woman in the running for president of the largest tribe in the U.S. Her running mate is Walter Phelps,...
13 victims of Fort Apache Reservation rapist (October 10, 2006)
Authorities have identified two more victims of the serial rapist who is threatening the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona. The suspect, described as Native American, has been tied to 13 rapes so far. Twelve of the victims are under the...
Jodi Rave: Play brings treaty to life for students (October 10, 2006)
"Sally Thompson will have to get past the pitfalls that have plagued so many educators before her when it comes to teaching students about the relationship between whites and Indians. It's not always easy. Thompson, a University of Montana educator,...
U.S. Supreme Court refuses Russell Means case (October 10, 2006)
The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to tribal jurisdiction over all Indians. Russell Means, the activist and actor, says he can't be prosecuted by the Navajo Nation because he is not Navajo. He raised constitutional challenges to the...
Editorial: No recognition for Virginia's tribes (October 10, 2006)
"Let's face it. Without them, we probably wouldn't be here. Those "first contact" Indian tribes, like the Patawomecks from our area gave us much more than interesting place names. They provided early colonists with food and local knowledge and helped...
Citizen Potawatomi Nation wins Harvard award (October 10, 2006)
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma received a top honor from the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. The tribe's Community Development Corp. was one of 14 finalists for the Honoring Nation's program. It received "High Honors" for its...
Cheyenne-Arapaho college names assistant dean (October 10, 2006)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribal College in Oklahoma has a new assistant dean. Ted Lonewolf Jr. is a member of the Kiowa Tribe. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from Emporia State University in Kansas and doctorates from Arizona State...
Chippewa Cree Tribe takes new approach to meth (October 10, 2006)
Leaders of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana have developed a culturally-based program to combat methamphetamine abuse. Drug use on the Rocky Boy's Reservation is high, said tribal council member Jonathan Windy Boy. Forty percent of women in treatment centers...
Umatilla Tribe launches technology company (October 10, 2006)
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation announced the launch of a new technology services company. Cayuse Technologies will create 250 jobs on the reservation. The firm will be operated under a five-year management agreement with Accenture, a leading...
Cherokee Freedmen to challenge removal (October 10, 2006)
The Cherokee Freedmen say attempts to remove them from the Cherokee Nation are based in racism. The Freedmen are descendants of African slaves whose ancestors were placed on the Dawes Roll after the Civil War. They are considered Cherokee citizens...
Tim Giago: Termination a dirty word in Indian Country (October 10, 2006)
"To most Americans the word “termination” usually means getting a pink slip with your final paycheck telling you that your employment has been terminated. To the Indian people of America it means that their lands or nations have been removed...
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