McCain blames both parties for 'out of control' lobbying (January 23, 2006)
Lobbying in Washington, D.C., is "out of control" and the only way to fix it is to eliminate legislative earmarks and riders, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) said on Sunday. McCain, the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, blamed Republicans...
Frank King: Indians being killed by other Indians (January 23, 2006)
"Violence has been one of the biggest problems with our people. Stories of people getting beaten, stabbed, vandalized and shot happen more often on our reservations than any other place I know. Society can make analytical theories on what is...
Indian votes sought in South Dakota county (January 23, 2006)
About 4,000 new Indian voters registered and participated in the 2002 general election in Bennett County, South Dakota, and more Indian voters are being sought. The LaCreek Civil Rights Committee targeted Indian voters in hopes of unseating a county sheriff...
State to challenge Saginaw Chippewa land claim (January 23, 2006)
The state of Michigan says it will challenge the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe's claim to six towns in Isabella County. State attorney general Paul L. Adams filed court papers in response to the tribe's lawsuit. He said the state will argue...
Post ombud admits mistake in Abramoff-Democrat link (January 23, 2006)
The ombudsman for The Washington Post admitted she made a mistake in writing that disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff donated money to Democrats, a claim that generated a liberal blog uproar and a deluge of comments to the paper's own blog....
Editorial: Don't turn Sitting Bull grave into tourist site (January 23, 2006)
"Sitting Bull’s grave site and memorial to become a tourist attraction? There’s almost something unseemly about that. Bryan Defender of McLaughlin and Rhett Albers of Mobridge bought the property last year from an Oregon man and plan to restore the...
Rehberg leads fight to save Indian museum funds (January 23, 2006)
Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Montana) is leading a bipartisan coalition to prevent the Interior Department from eliminating funding for three Indian museums. Rehberg is working with Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota), Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-South Dakota), Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) and...
Chippewa Cree Tribe stands behind Sen. Burns (January 23, 2006)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is voicing support for Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana), whose ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff have made a big target during an election year. The tribe's business committee praised Burns for helping to fund...
Alabama-Coushatta Chair: Tribe was a victim (January 23, 2006)
"In a Jan. 5 editorial-page commentary -- "The Least Transparent Industry in America" -- Fergus Bordewich identified the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas as a client of Jack Abramoff. Our tribe was never a client of Mr. Abramoff; we've had absolutely...
Jodi Rave: HUD loans a success in Indian Country (January 23, 2006)
HUD Resources: Office of Public and Indian Housing HUD Stories:HUD expands home loan program in Oregon (08/08) HUD expands housing program for five more tribes (04/28) Indian home loan program expands in three states (04/26) HUD expands Indian housing...
Column: Don't expect lobbying reform to lead to reform (January 23, 2006)
"If you think lawmakers are about to crack down on lobbyists, think again. Sure, something called lobbying reform will slice through Congress like a warm knife through butter. But don't expect the legislation to transform how Washington works. The...
Morales, Bolivia's first Indian president, sworn in (January 23, 2006)
Evo Morales, the first Indian president of Bolivia, was sworn in on Sunday, calling his new position the result of a "500-year campaign of resistance" by indigenous people. Morales vowed to make changes for the indigenous people who make...
Photos show Bush with Abramoff, family, tribes (January 23, 2006)
President Bush met disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, members of his family and his former tribal clients on at least five occasions, with photographs to document the encounters. The photos were taken at various White House events. Raul Garza Sr., the...
Mark Trahant: Abramoff turning into blame the Indians (January 23, 2006)
"A century ago, the show was called Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World. The 21st century theater of the absurd is just called "Congress." But some elements of the plot are the same --...
Yellow Bird: Tribal gaming is not Vegas gaming (January 23, 2006)
"A recent story in the online magazine Salon.com described the casino owned by the United Auburn Indian Community near Sacramento, Calif. The story's author, Peter Byrnes, describes the mismanagement of this Indian casino in a way that suggests that the...
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