Factions of unrecognized tribe ordered to mediate (January 25, 2005)
A judge in California has ordered two factions of the Ohlone-Costanoan Esselen Nation to mediate their leadership dispute. One faction of the tribe is led by Rudy Rosales, the former chairman. The other is led by Duane Thielman, a former...
Editorial: California tribes to blame for college (January 25, 2005)
"For some reason, while many of California's Indian tribes have been generating riches through new and bigger casinos, they appear to have shared little of that wealth and little of their time shoring up the state's only tribal college. D-Q...
California's only tribal college faces rocky future (January 25, 2005)
Students and faculty at California's only tribal college returned to campus last week to learn that D-Q University lost its accreditation. Many were upset that the decision came after faculty had already been hired and students were enrolled. Some may...
Yellow Bird: Education system has seen many changes (January 25, 2005)
"There is a distinctly different kind of student in our schools today. She is more worldly, less dependent on parents and some aren't as respectful as the typical student of decades ago. Discipline is no longer a paddling board or...
Column: Columbus Day parade is not 'hate speech' (January 25, 2005)
"It does not come easy for me to root for the police and prosecutors, especially when they're dealing with non-violent protesters, but as nearly as I can tell, the Denver Police Department acted properly last October to protect the rights...
Denver forced to end Columbus Day protest cases (January 25, 2005)
Prosecutors in Denver, Colorado, were forced to drop cases against 230 people arrested for blocking the city's controversial Columbus Day parade last October. As recently as Friday afternoon, the prosecutors were ready to proceed with trials. They wouldn't drop the...
Program to help Native inmates grounded by tribe (January 25, 2005)
A nationally-recognized program that provides spiritual counseling to Indian inmates in tribal, state and federal prisons has been grounded by the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation Corrections Project frequently goes off the reservation to provide guidance to inmates. But its...
Non-Indians to fight Tulalip Tribes over leases (January 25, 2005)
Non-Indians who lease land from the Tulalip Tribes of Washington are vowing to fight a change in the tribal lease policy. The tribe is ending its terminating leases for 32 families in 2012 and is giving other families a one-time...
Indians in Bolivia protest hike in gasoline prices (January 25, 2005)
For the second time this month, Indians in Bolivia led a protest against a hike in gasoline prices proposed by President Carlos Mesa. Indians say they will be hurt the most by the hike in prices. About 5,000 protested in...
Shooting of man linked to Indian gangs in dispute (January 25, 2005)
American Indian Movement activist Clyde Bellecourt says he wants more information on the fatal shooting of a man whom police are linking to Indian gang activity in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Bellecourt sits on the Police Community Relations Council to the Minneapolis...
Southern Ute Tribe goes to polls to pick new leader (January 25, 2005)
Members of the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado will go to the polls on Thursday to elect a new leader. The special election is needed because the prior chairman, Howard Richards, resigned abruptly in November. He had been the target...
Montana group seeks to protect buffalo jump (January 25, 2005)
The All Nations Pishkun Association of Montana is seeking to protect the site of North America's longest buffalo jump. Currently, only half of the site is under protection as the Ulm Pishkun State Park. The group wants the state to...
Proposal to teach Aboriginal culture called shallow (January 25, 2005)
A top Australian official's call to teach Aboriginal culture in schools is being called shallow by an Aboriginal leader. Geoff Clark, chairman of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Commission, said the proposal whitewashes centuries of oppression. Aboriginal culture is...
Tim Giago: Bush probably still against Indian gaming (January 25, 2005)
"When all is said and done we must consider the issue of moral values as spelled out by the George W. Bush victory in the past elections. Bush was against Indian gaming in Texas and is probably still against it...
Senate Republicans and Democrats set agenda (January 25, 2005)
The first session of the 109th Congress is kicking into gear, with the first Senate Indian Affairs Committee meeting set for this week and members of both parties laying out their priorities. The focus of the activity is on the...
Supreme Court OKs review of Indian man's sentence (January 25, 2005)
In light of its recent decision that altered the federal sentencing guidelines, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered a review of an Indian man's sentence for sexual abuse. After a jury trial, Timothy Red Elk was found guilty of...
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