Date change for hearing on lobbying scandal (October 21, 2005)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on the Jack Abramoff tribal lobbying scandal has been rescheduled. The new date for the hearing is Wednesday, November 2. The hearing will focus on the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, one of Abramoff's former...
Louisiana tribe devastated by Katrina and Rita (October 21, 2005)
Fighting back tears, the leader of a Louisiana tribe described on Thursday the devastation her people have felt after being hit not by one but two hurricanes. Brenda Dardar Robichaux, the principal chief of the United Houma Nation, said tribal...
Interior ordered to protect Indian trust fund systems (October 21, 2005)
Latest Document: Earl E. Devaney Memo Internet Vulnerability Documents: OIG Memo 1 | OIG Memo 2 OIG Findings | BLM Report From the Indianz.Com Archive: Interior's security weaknesses not unique: NBC vulnerable to attack (January 17, 2002) A federal...
Haskell students recognized for actions in fire (October 21, 2005)
Four Haskell Indian Nations University students whose actions helped save people from an apartment fire were recognized during a memorial service on Thursday. Zachary Noline, Adam Washington, Lumhe Sampson and Joseph Anderson are credited with noticing the fire, alerting...
Alaska Native villages hit by high energy costs (October 21, 2005)
Alaska Native villages have been hit hard by the high cost of gasoline and heating oil, attendees of the Alaska Federation of Natives conference said on Thursday. As the state is making billions from $60-a-barrel oil prices, energy costs in...
North Dakota tribe to use bison culled from park (October 21, 2005)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is accepting 240 bison from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The tribe will fatten some of the animals in preparation for slaughter. The tribe is negotiating with the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
Artist R.C. Gorman still in hospital in New Mexico (October 21, 2005)
R.C. Gorman, the famed Navajo artist, has been hospitalized in New Mexico with a severe case of double pneumonia. Gorman, 74, became seriously ill at his home near Taos. After being treated at a local hospital, he was admitted...
Archaeologists dispute tribe's claim to site (October 21, 2005)
Two archaeologists for the state of New Mexico say a tribal site in downtown Santa Fe might not be linked to Tesuque Pueblo, whose leaders are trying to halt a major construction project. The archaeologists say they have discovered pottery...
Fire Thunder: 'At times I feel like George Bush' (October 21, 2005)
Cecilia Fire Thunder, the first woman president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, says the attacks on her leadership come with the territory. "Are there factions that want to get me out of office? Yes," Fire Thunder tells KOTA News. "You...
Film festival to explore depiction of Natives (October 21, 2005)
Penn State Fayette is hosting a film festival this fall that explores depictions and misrepresentations of Native Americans. Four films will be screened during the "Celluloid Indians: Native Americans and Film" festival. First up is "Black Robe," a movie about...
Editorial: National parks under siege by Bush (October 21, 2005)
"Year after year, Americans express greater satisfaction with the National Park Service than with almost any other aspect of the federal government. From the point of view of most visitors, there is no incentive to revise the basic management policy...
Arkansas panel rejects state recognition study (October 21, 2005)
An Arkansas legislative committee on Thursday rejected a proposed study of tribes in the state. The proposal could have led to state recognition of tribes. Currently, Arkansas doesn't recognize any Indian entities. The Lost Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri...
Bison from park to go to tribes, conservation groups (October 21, 2005)
Bison from the Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota are being transferred to tribes and conservation groups. The bison in the park are believed to be genetically pure. The Intertribal Bison Cooperative will distribute 117 of the animals to...
Bill would allow Makah whale hunt without waiver (October 21, 2005)
Some members of the House Resources Committee are considering a bill that would allow the Makah Nation of Washington to exercise its treaty rights without seeking a waiver under federal law. A spokesperson for the House Resources Committee told The...
NCAA rejects appeal over Bradley 'Braves' (October 21, 2005)
The Bradley University "Braves" will stay on the NCAA's list of hostile and abusive Indian mascots. A review by the NCAA found that the school's mascot contributes to a negative environment. "At an ever increasing rate of occurrence and...
Harjo: White man's words trump Native views (October 21, 2005)
"In traditional Native cultures, a person's word is sacred and history told by one generation to the next is trusted. Increasingly in modern American society, Native oral history accounts are disbelieved until and unless they can be substantiated by documents...
Food Review: NMAI cafe offers plenty of delights (October 21, 2005)
"The cafeteria at the National Museum of the American Indian on the Mall makes it clear that cafeteria food doesn't have to be bland and boring. It also points out, albeit subtly, how healthful the American diets were before...
Study warns of problems with diabetes drug (October 21, 2005)
A study published online by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that people who take a new diabetes drug that is near Food and Drug Administration approval may face increased heart problems, strokes and death. Two researchers examined...
DeLay booked, photographed on arrest warrant (October 21, 2005)
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas), the deposed House majority leader, turned himself in on a Texas arrest warrant. DeLay flew to the Houston courtroom on a private jet yesterday morning. He was booked, photographed, fingerprinted and released. DeLay is charged...
Michigan tribe marches against domestic violence (October 21, 2005)
The Hannahville Indian Community of Michigan held a march on Wednesday to raise awareness of domestic violence. The tribe has held a march every October for the last 15 years. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Statistics show that...
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