Tribe's police department starts boxing program (July 7, 2005)
The police department of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona has started a boxing program for youth on the reservation. The program is the brainchild of Samuel Lopez Jr. and Steven Garcia, two tribal police officers. They hope to turn...
Group seeks to preserve old Indian boarding school (July 7, 2005)
The Gage County Heritage Preservation in Nebraska is holding a picnic on Saturday to raise money to preserve an old Indian boarding school. The "Otoe Missouria Indian Mission School was located on the former Big Blue River Reservation. The reservation...
Interior looks for 'clarity' on off-reservation gaming (July 7, 2005)
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Peltier moved to new prison and put in confinement (July 7, 2005)
American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier has been relocated to a new prison and placed in solitary confinement, the Associated Press reports. Peltier was moved from Leavenworth, Kansas, to a to a federal penitentiary in Indiana. The U.S. Bureau of...
Another Navajo soldier killed while serving in Iraq (July 7, 2005)
A 23-year-old member of the Navajo Nation was killed in Iraq on Tuesday. Cpl. Lyle Cambridge was killed when an explosive device detonated near the Humvee he was riding in. He leaves behind a wife, two young sons and...
Vandals destroy ancient Squaxin Island village (July 7, 2005)
Vandals destroyed artifacts at an ancient Squaxin Island tribal fishing village over the July 4 weekend. The village is considered one of the most significant in the South Sound. The Squaxin Island Tribe, which was participating in the excavation of...
Commentary: Bill creates 'race-based' government (July 7, 2005)
"Republicans have shown precious little courage in fighting government policies that distribute benefits based on race in recent years. There have been no legislative efforts to rein in racial preferences in federal contracts, and the Bush administration gave a qualified...
Narragansett Tribe seeks more study at work site (July 7, 2005)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is seeking more study at a work site where two graves have been uncovered. The tribe believes the graves could contain the remains of Narragansett ancestors. Other evidence of a tribal settlement have been...
Native leader awaits verdict in hate crimes case (July 7, 2005)
A Native leader who praised Adolf Hitler for the Holocaust and accused Jewish people of controlling the media is awaiting a verdict on hate crimes charges. David Ahenakew, 71, is a former chief of the Assembly of First Nations...
Natives urged to support residential school payout (July 7, 2005)
Attendees of the annual Assembly of First Nations session were urged on Tuesday to support a residential school settlement. AFN Chief Phil Fontaine called the proposal a "good deal" and a way to avoid litigation. He said each former...
Dean of troubled First Nations University abolished (July 7, 2005)
The former dean of the First Nations University of Canada went to work on Tuesday to find out her position had been abolished. Winona Wheeler said she had no idea the decision was coming. She said she was told...
Court hears Pechanga Band enrollment dispute (July 7, 2005)
An appellate court in California held a hearing on Wednesday in the disenrollment of 135 people from the Pechanga Band of Luiseńo Indians. The 4th District State Court of Appeal is debating whether to allow the state courts to hear...
Tribe holds first Miss Mashantucket pageant (July 7, 2005)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation held its first Miss Mashantucket pageant on Wednesday night. Ten girls and young women, ages 5 to 22, competed in the event. They were judged on presentation, confidence and knowledge of tribal dance.. Morningstar Figueroa,...
BIA wants Connecticut tribe to submit more evidence (July 7, 2005)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to allow the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut to submit more evidence to back up its claim for federal recognition. The BIA previously cut the tribe off, citing a recent Interior Board of...
Grant to create substance abuse program for tribes (July 7, 2005)
The University of Oregon has been awarded a five-year, $3.7 million to establish a substance abuse program for three tribes. The Adolescent Transitions Program will serve the Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon, the Klamath Tribes of Oregon, and the Confederated...
BIA approves Passamaquoddy Tribe's gas terminal deal (July 7, 2005)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs gave approval on Wednesday to the Passamaquoddy Tribe's $400 million liquefied natural gas terminal. The tribe signed a deal with Quoddy Bay of Oklahoma to host the terminal on the Pleasant Point Reservation. The tribe...
Court to review logging injunction on Native land (July 7, 2005)
The Quebec Court of Appeal on Wednesday agreed to hear a challenge to a logging injunction obtained by the Innu Nation. The Innus won an injunction against Quebec, blocking logging on a remote island. The Innus claim the island as...
Report recommends changes in Innu Nation education (July 7, 2005)
Researchers from the Memorial University in Newfoundland have completed a two-year assessment into the educational system for the Innu Nation. According to CBC News, the report found that only a third of Innu children make it to high school and...
Building homes on Shinnecock Nation often a struggle (July 7, 2005)
The Shinnecock Nation is located in the Hamptons of Long Island, where some of the most expensive real estate and homes can be found. But on the 800-acre reservation, building a home is a major struggle. The reservation is held...
Elouise Cobell: Principles put trust back into trust fund (July 7, 2005)
"When the federal government faces a problem in Indian country, its usual tactic is to try to divide and conquer the Indians. That does not seem to be working these days. On June 20, I went to Washington to announce...
One Nation leader faces disenrollment from tribe (July 7, 2005)
The leader of an anti-sovereignty group may be stripped of her membership in a non-federally recognized tribe, The Native American Times reports. Barbara Lindsay is the executive director of One Nation, a group opposed to tribal sovereignty and federal...
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