Senate committee to continue Abramoff investigation (November 18, 2005)
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge • Introduction - 10:45 - 1.83MB• Italia Federici - 78:14 - 13.4MB Video | Documents The explosive investigation into disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff will continue amid unresolved allegations involving tribes, Republican interests and potential nonprofit...
Pueblo potter awarded $1M for stolen collection (November 18, 2005)
A judge in New Mexico has upheld a $1 million award to Nancy Youngblood, a Santa Clara Pueblo potter who says a New York City gallery owner stole her collection and sold some pieces. Youngblood was awarded $386,500 in compensatory...
Omaha Tribe seeks to combat suicide among youth (November 18, 2005)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska has seen 18 suicide attempts since this summer, The Sioux City Journal reports. None of the attempts were fatal. But local leaders are worried about suicide, which is said to be on the rise among...
Some First Nation evacuees to return home this week (November 18, 2005)
About 100 people who were evacuated from the Kashechewan First Nation in Ontario are returning home this week. About 1,100 people were airlifted out of the Cree reserve after E.coli, a dangerous bacteria, was found in the water system. The...
Grand opening for Penobscot Nation's pharmacy (November 18, 2005)
The Penobscot Nation and Maine Gov. John Baldacci (D) celebrating the opening of the tribe's mail-order pharmacy. PIN Rx will offer discounts to Maine residents who get medication through certain state programs and Medicaid. In some cases, the discounts...
Hopi Tribe election a landslide for chair, vice chair (November 18, 2005)
Members of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona elected a new chairman and vice chairman in landslide votes. For the post of chairman, Ivan Sidney Sr. defeated Wayne Taylor Jr. by a 64-36 percent margin. For vice chairman, Todd Honyaoma Sr....
Resolution supports UND's fight for 'Sioux' name (November 18, 2005)
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education passed a resolution to support the University of North Dakota's campaign to keep the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. The resolution also urges UND to continue talking with tribes. But tribal members said...
Salon: Italia Federici a 'minor' Republican player (November 18, 2005)
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge • Introduction - 10:45 - 1.83MB• Italia Federici - 78:14 - 13.4MB "Italia Federici is a minor Republican player in Washington, the sort of dime-a-dozen functionary who can build a career trading favors in back rooms...
Campbell denies relationship with Italia Federici (November 18, 2005)
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge • Introduction - 10:45 - 1.83MB• Italia Federici - 78:14 - 13.4MB Ben Nighthorse Campbell did not have a "close relationship" with Italia Federici, a spokesperson for the retired senator told The Denver Post. At the...
Chinook Nation greets Lewis and Clark expedition (November 18, 2005)
The Chinook Nation greeted the Lewis and Clark expedition this week in a reenactment of their first meeting 200 years ago. The Chinooks helped the expedition through the rough winter of 1805. But their place in history was somewhat been...
Oklahoma lacks authority to enforce tobacco pacts (November 18, 2005)
Oklahoma lacks authority to enforce provisions on tribal tobacco compacts, according to testimony provided to a state House committee. The deals were signed by Gov. Brad Henry (D) to generate revenue for the state. But officials say some tribal retailers...
Pechanga Band donates $1.5M to Boys and Girls Clubs (November 18, 2005)
The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians has donated $1.5 million to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest County. The donation will help be used to finance two new buildings. One is a youth center already under construction that will...
Trial in Viejas banishment case delayed until January (November 18, 2005)
A trial that could result in the banishment of three member of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians has been delayed until January. The Viejas Band's new tribal court was due to start the trial in December but the case...
Lawmakers deny influence in Abramoff donations (November 18, 2005)
Lawmakers are denying that donations from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff influenced their views on Indian issues. According to the Associated Press, 27 lawmakers -- mostly Republicans but some Democrats -- took money from Abramoff shortly before or after writing letters...
Editorial: No coincidence in Abramoff donations (November 18, 2005)
"Washington, it seems, is a city of coincidences. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) held a fundraiser at lobbyist Jack Abramoff's restaurant on June 3, 2003. His political action committee, Keep Our Majority, took in at least $21,500 from Mr....
Column: Deloria advanced some wacky views (November 18, 2005)
"Many of the published tributes to [Vine] Deloria since his death have understandably extolled this offbeat sense of humor (see, for example, the Clarence Page column in Thursday's News). And all have rightly emphasized his influential books. But what...
Opinion: Column got it wrong on mixed-race Natives (November 18, 2005)
"On the issue of mixed-race Americans who have Cherokee in them, this is not necessarily a made-up fantasy of wannabes. Anyone who has studied Cherokee history knows that there was very widespread intermarriage between Cherokee women and the male explorers...
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