Harjo: We can prove that Native people ate corn (August 26, 2005)
"White people in the soft sciences have studied Native people to death - and beyond - and what they're trying to prove is still a mystery. One thing they've learned is how to use ''studies'' to diminish Native people. Another...
Student hopes to make a difference in community (August 26, 2005)
Tomee Brown, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, hopes to make a difference in her community. Brown is a student at Northern State University. She's also the mother of a 2-year-old son, Lincoln Oliver End of Horn. When...
IRS audits Morongo Band over tax-free bonds (August 26, 2005)
The Internal Revenue Service is auditing the Morongo Band of Mission Indians for tax-free bonds arranged by the tribe. The IRS is looking into a $51 million bond used for roads, water-treatment facilities and a parking garage next to the...
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe touts technology (August 26, 2005)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe gave state and federal officials a tour of the reservation as part of a "Broadband Tour" across South Dakota. The tribe has been a leader in technology and telecommunications. The tribe was one of the...
Litigation expected over Makah whale hunt waiver (August 26, 2005)
Litigation is expected "every step of the way" as the Makah Nation of Washington seeks a waiver for its whale hunt, a spokesperson for the National Marine Fisheries Service said. Brian Gorman told The Peninsula Daily News that the process...
Editorial: Not every mascot is 'hostile' or 'abusive' (August 26, 2005)
"Protecting American Indians -- and the larger public -- from abusive names and images seemed the noble intent of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's proposed sanctions against 18 schools that retain Indian nicknames for their sports teams. Trouble is, the...
Red Lake students urged to return to high school (August 26, 2005)
Students on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota are being urged to return to the high school where the March 21, 2005, shootings took place. About 150 students, or half the enrollment, quit or attended sporadically after the shootings. Teachers,...
UND president wavers on tribal support for 'Sioux' (August 26, 2005)
University of North Dakota President Charles Kupchella said tribal support for the "Fighting Sioux' nickname and logo is not necessary to exempt the school from the NCAA's policy on Indian mascots. Kupchella has previously indicated that the school has...
Suit against Turtle Mountain chairman dismissed (August 26, 2005)
Ed. Note: Rochelle Ducheneaux is the tribal court judge, not the tribal member who brought the complaint. Ricky Parisien filed the lawsuit. A lawsuit seeking to remove Ken W. Davis as chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians...
Editorial: Yet another study on snowmobiles in parks (August 26, 2005)
"It's hard to think of another subject in the history of the national park system that has been as thoroughly studied as the use of snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park. Since 1996, there have been three major official assessments of...
BIA to hold consultation sessions on education (August 26, 2005)
A proposal to restructure the Bureau of Indian Affairs education program is on the agenda for tribal consultation sessions next week. Comments are sought on the addition of three bureaucratic positions to the Office of Indian Education Programs. These deputy...
Murder charges laid in death of pregnant mother (August 26, 2005)
Authorities in Utah charged four people with first-degree felony murder in the shooting death of a pregnant woman who was a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Darla M. Woundedhead, 30, was shot in a Salt Lake City motel room...
Uproar over comparison of Oregon tribe to Nazis (August 26, 2005)
A Douglas County, Oregon, commissioner is coming under fire for comparing the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to Nazi Germany. Dan Van Slyke is opposing the tribe's trust land bid, saying it is unfair. When asked on...
Opinion: GOP policy rejects Native Hawaiians (August 26, 2005)
"In 2005, Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, is pressing for a future where his "grandchildren and great-grandchildren" may be allowed to establish a nation, born out of what was once Hawaii -- entirely race-based. Though the senator says he himself is...
Editorial: Congress shouldn't micromanage BIA (August 26, 2005)
"Rep. Mike Honda’s approach to the Amah Mutsun sovereignty application problem seems exactly backwards to us. While we understand that a decades-long wait for a sovereignty application to be processed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs is obscene - and...
Indian students suspended for having longer hair (August 26, 2005)
Two brothers were suspended on the second day of school on Los Fresnos, Texas, for having braided hair that went below the collar. Rodney and Skyler Burns transferred to Los Fresnos from Ardmore, Oklahoma. The next day they were placed...
McCain won't get to bottom of lobbyist scandal (August 26, 2005)
"On September 29, 2004, Arizona Senator John McCain made a promise to six Indian tribes defrauded in an $82-million lobby billing scandal perpetrated by two close associates of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay: “To the aggrieved tribes and Native Americans...
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