Yellow Bird: Winter solstice one of Creator's many gifts (December 20, 2006)
"There are points in times that are gifts from the Creator. One of those times is Thursday, Dec. 21 - the longest night of the year. It's when we're covered with a blanket of darkness for healing and warmth....
Jodi Rave: Native American Basketball Invitational (December 20, 2006)
"The opportunities for Natives to play for a Division I school, however, are almost as rare as the chance to play against one. Only 51 Native male and female athletes made top-tier college basketball teams in 2004-05, compared with...
Rincon Band replaces longtime council chairman (December 20, 2006)
The Rincon Band of Mission Indians has a new chairman. Vernon Wright, the former vice chairman, replaced John Currier as head of the tribal council. Wright has been on the council since 2000. Currier has led the tribe since 1998....
Radio: Economic development at Cheyenne River (December 20, 2006)
"STEVE TRIPOLI: Let's start with a quick lesson in the Lakota Sioux language from tribe member Tanya Fiddler. TANYA FIDDLER: "Icahya woecun. The place to grow." On the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation, Icahya woecun stands for a multi-faceted approach...
Judge won't let siblings attend teen brother's funeral (December 20, 2006)
A judge in Washington won't let two siblings attend the funeral of their teen brother, who died in foster care. Bobby Carr, 15, died on December 9 at his foster home. Authorities are awaiting the results of a toxicology report...
Judge rules Freedmen can sue Cherokee Nation (December 20, 2006)
Citing a history of marginalization by the Cherokee Nation, a federal judge on Tuesday allowed Freedmen descendants to challenge their treatment by the Oklahoma tribe. In a 28-page ruling, Judge Henry H. Kennedy in Washington, D.C., said the descendants of...
Happy Holidays! Indianz.Com Service Note (December 20, 2006)
Happy Holidays! Indianz.Com wishes you and your loves ones a safe holiday season. From now until early 2007, Indianz.Com will be updated on an irregular basis. We'll keep you posted on any breaking developments. We'll also be upgrading some of...
Stockbridge-Munsees give $42K in gift certificates (December 20, 2006)
The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans of Wisconsin gave out $42,000 in gift certificates to employees and tribal members. The 800-plus employees and tribal members who work at local businesses will be able to use the certificates at local retailers. Each...
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe settles dump lawsuit (December 20, 2006)
The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe of Washington will receive $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit over a dump that polluted the reservation. The tribe sued Kitsap County and Waste Management of Washington Inc. The county allowed Waste Management to operate...
Abramoff gave $200 pen to Chitimacha chairman (December 20, 2006)
The Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana spent $120,000 a year on Jack Abramoff. What did the tribe get for its services? Besides the usual fraud and boasting, Chairman Alton D. LeBlanc Jr. got a $200 Montblanc pen. But he wasn't the...
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