Search resumes for missing Tohono O'odham girl (August 9, 2005)
The Tohono O'odham Nation resumed its search for a 1-year-old girl who was swept away in a flooded wash. More than 300 tribal members have been looking for Princess Guadalupe "Amisha" Moreno. She disappeared last Tuesday when the vehicle she...
GAO report addresses Alaska Native housing funds (August 9, 2005)
Clarification: The GAO report focused on all federal funding distributed to Alaska Natives, not just housing funding. Alaska Native regional entities receive the overwhelming majority of federal housing funds, the General Accountability Office said in a report last week. From...
Yellow Bird: Summer is the season for wild berries (August 9, 2005)
"Summer is the season for wild berries - juneberries, chokecherries, plums, buffalo berries and, now that I've moved to the eastern part of the state, blueberries. But chokecherries are one of my favorites. You can always tell a chokecherry picker...
Oneida Nation makes payment in property tax dispute (August 9, 2005)
The Oneida Nation of New York made a good-faith $650,000 payment as part of its property tax dispute with Oneida County. The tribe has been hit with million in tax bills for property it owns in the county. Local officials...
State jurisdiction at issue in another Minnesota case (August 9, 2005)
State jurisdiction over tribal members who live on reservations in Minnesota is at issue in another critical case. The state is trying to impose a "civil commitment" on Elias Edward Thompson, who is considered a violent offender. Even though he...
Editorial: Natives taking part in political process (August 9, 2005)
"Historically, Native Americans haven't participated in mainstream elections in any great numbers. Some don't recognize nontribal governments. Some simply are angry and opt out of elections. Some are poor and have difficulty getting to the polls. That could be changing,...
Flandreau Indian School to get $2M in road upgrades (August 9, 2005)
The Flandreau Indian School in South Dakota will receive $2 million in road upgrades under the highway transportation bill. The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe lobbied for the funds. The tribe has authority over roads at the school, which is part...
Red Lake superintendent faces no-confidence vote (August 9, 2005)
Rumors of no-confidence petitions don't bother Stuart Desjarlait, the superintendent of the schools on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. Desjarlait said he is confidence that he will survive any no-confidence vote. The school board chairman also expressed confidence...
Rider against Oklahoma tribes blamed on Inhofe (August 9, 2005)
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) was responsible for a rider tucked into the $286 billion highway transportation bill that subjects the sovereignty of Oklahoma tribes to the state. Inhofe is chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and was...
FNUC president works to restore confidence (August 9, 2005)
The new president of First Nations University of Canada says the school is a very "political" place but denies being influenced by politics. Charles Pratt took the job earlier this year. He has overseen a major financial and management...
Police investigate death on reserve in Saskatchewan (August 9, 2005)
The RCMP is investigating the death of a man on the Little Red River First Nation in Saskatchewan. A 29-year-old man was found dead outside a home on the reserve. A second man with injuries was taken to the hospital...
'Fighting Sioux' arena contains thousands of logos (August 9, 2005)
The University of North Dakota’s Ralph Engelstad Arena will have to cover up thousands of Indian head logos in order to comply with the NCAA's new policy on Indian mascots. The arena plans to follow UND's lead in complying...
Ousted Pechangas plan appeal of enrollment lawsuit (August 9, 2005)
An attorney for more than 130 former members of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians said the group will continue to fight its case in the state courts. Lead attorney Jon Velie of Oklahoma filed two cases on behalf of...
FSU wants policy changed to allow 'Seminoles' (August 9, 2005)
Florida State University President T.K. Wetherell said the school will ask the NCAA to amend its policy to allow the "Seminoles" nickname. Wetherell has previously said the school will challenge the policy in court. But the NCAA said individual...
Utah 'Utes' among the names on NCAA's mascot hit list (August 9, 2005)
The University of Utah is still deciding what to do with its "Utes" nickname in light of the new NCAA policy on Indian mascots. President Michael Young said the school doesn't want to change its name. He said the...
California court rejects Pechanga enrollment case (August 9, 2005)
More than 130 former members of a wealthy California tribe cannot use the state court system to challenge their removal, a panel of judges ruled on Monday. In the first of two decisions on the controversy, the 4th District State...
More reaction to NCAA's new policy on Indian mascots (August 9, 2005)
More views and opinions on the new Indian mascot policy of the NCAA that bans the use of "hostile and abusive" images during post-season tournaments. BYE BYE MASCOTS "Now that the NCAA has taken action to remove Native American mascots...
Eastern Cherokees say gay marriage not an issue (August 9, 2005)
Same-sex marriage isn't an issue for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina but a local pastor says it's only a matter of time. The Eastern Band extends "full faith and credit" to any marriage that is considered...
Editorial: New IAIA site a great fit for tribe, region (August 9, 2005)
"Many benefits for the Eastern Band of Cherokee and for Western North Carolina's economy have flowed from gaming revenue produced by Harrah's Cherokee Casino. The opening of a course site in Cherokee by the country's premier institution for American Indian...
Idaho tribe wins treatment as state for water programs (August 9, 2005)
The Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho has won a treatment as state designation from the Environmental Protection Agency. The tribe will develop water quality standards for its portion of Lake Coeur d'Alene and the St. Joe River. The tribe owns...
Democrat ad criticizes Burns for ties to Abramoff (August 9, 2005)
The Montana Democratic Party is running a television ad that questions Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) for his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Burns added $3 million to an appropriations bill to benefit a wealthy tribal client of Abramoff's,...
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