Interior drawn into Senate committee's lobbying probe (October 26, 2005)
As the Senate Indian Affairs Committee gets ready for its fourth hearing on the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, a close associate of Interior Secretary Gale Norton is being drawn into the investigation. Italia Federici is the president of a Republican...
DOJ mediator to present race relations report (October 26, 2005)
A Department of Justice mediator is scheduled to present a report about Indian and non-Indian race relations in Havre, Montana. Havre is a mostly non-Indian town located between the Rocky Boy's Reservation and the Fort Belknap Reservation. As a frequent...
BIA extends comment period on Oneida trust lands (October 26, 2005)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the public comment period on the Oneida Nation's land-into-trust application. The comment period was due to close today but it was extended by two months at the request of local officials and politicians....
Crow Chairman: 'We have a meth epidemic' (October 26, 2005)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is suffering from a methamphetamine "epidemic," Chairman Carl Venne says. At least six young people on the reservation have died from meth use and meth-related incidents are on the rise. Venne lost his only son...
Opinion: How does 'Sioux' honor Native people? (October 26, 2005)
The "Fighting Sioux" logo of the University of North Dakota. ™ UND. "Some argue that Native Americans should feel honored. That such thinking ignores the complex history of European colonization is secondary to the simple fact that it is...
Editorial: Breaking the circle of domestic violence (October 26, 2005)
"Domestic violence is a plague on families and communities throughout our great state and nation. It shatters relationships and endangers the lives of partners, spouses and children. Among many initiatives being taken to prevent domestic violence, the Rural Domestic Violence...
Miers, in speech, supported 'self-determination' (October 26, 2005)
In a 1993 speech, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers supported "self-determination" -- but not the concept as Indian nations know it. According to The Washington Post, Miers spoke to a Dallas, Texas, women's group about the legal issues surrounding...
Company waits for DOI response on pipeline (October 26, 2005)
The El Paso Natural Gas Company says it hasn't heard from the Interior Department about its pipeline on the Navajo Nation. El Paso had a right-of-way agreement with the tribe that expired last week. The two sides were negotiating...
Navajo boy to undergo cancer surgery, treatment (October 26, 2005)
A four-year-old Navajo boy from Arizona is headed go the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota to undergo surgery and treatment for cancer. Brayden Ahasteen was diagnosed with metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma, a form of cancer, in August 2004. He has been receiving...
Puyallup Tribe proposes water quality standards (October 26, 2005)
The Puyallup Tribe of Washington is taking public comments on its water quality standards for the Puyallup River. The tribe is updating the standards it has used since 1994. The tribe has a treatment as state designation under the Clean...
CMU panel to discuss Indian education issues (October 26, 2005)
A panel of Indian leaders will discuss culture and education issues in a discussion at Central Michigan University tonight. The" Indigenous Survival: Education for the 21st Century" panel includes Henrietta Mann (Cheyenne-Arapaho), Gordon Henry (White Earth), Charlene Teters (Spokane) and...
Rincon Band still offering reward on fire (October 26, 2005)
The Rincon Band of Mission Indians is still offering a $25,000 reward for information about the deadly Paradise Fire that hit southern California two years ago this week. Parts of the reservation were destroyed by the fire and the...
Letter: Tulalips take advantage of non-Indians (October 26, 2005)
"Government should do more to help people who want to quit smoking, but that should never include intruding onto someone's private property. What's next that someone with millions to spend will want banned? French fries, Big Macs or fried chicken?...
Tulalip Tribes see 'no point' in talking to group (October 26, 2005)
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington see "no point" in talking with a local group that denies the tribe's sovereignty, a tribal director said. Glen Gobin said the tribe would consider meeting with the Marysville Tulalip Community Association -- so...
Young Native works to combat domestic violence (October 26, 2005)
Daniel Terrio, a 21-year-old member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans, is working to combat domestic violence among young Natives. Terrio, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, was recently hired as a youth action coordinator by the Oneida...
Black Hills Pow Wow reports profit for second year (October 26, 2005)
The 2005 He Sapa Wacipi Black Hills Pow Wow was a success, organizers say. The powwow, held in Rapid City earlier this month, drew 8,500 people -- 1,600 more than last year. Along with vendor operations, the event turned a...
Mississippi Choctaws defeat college toli team (October 26, 2005)
A team of Mississippi Choctaws defeated a group of college students at the traditional Choctaw game of toli. The Mississippi Choctaw team faced students from the University of Georgia and Appalachian State University during a game at the Moundville archeological...
GOP Senator: Abramoff is 'guilty of something' (October 26, 2005)
Sen. Jim Talent (R-Missouri) has returned a $2,000 donation from Jack Abramoff because the disgraced lobbyist is "guilty of something," a spokesperson said. Talent had accepted the money in 2002 but recently returned it, The Kansas City Star reported. Talent...
Editorial: Extradition compact good for tribe, state (October 26, 2005)
"Despite the fact that it could put two residents of the reservation on trial for alleged felonies, it is in the best interests of the Oglala tribe to accept an extradition compact with South Dakota. The Pine Ridge reservation is...
Pine Ridge president suspended by council (October 26, 2005)
Cecelia Fire Thunder, the first female president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was suspended on Tuesday pending a full hearing on two complaints. The tribal council accepted the complaint filed against Fire Thunder. A hearing will be held within 20...
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