Editorial: Young uses Natives as cover for Abramoff (February 2, 2006)
"The taint from the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal has reached Alaska Rep. Don Young. The congressman in 2002 signed a letter prepared by Mr. Abramoff, urging a federal agency to change its bidding rules on a building lease -- a...
Senate panel presses BIA on gaming regulations (February 2, 2006)
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge: Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing on Off-Reservation Gaming: The Process for Considering Gaming Applications. Introduction - 5:24 - 1.23MB Introductory remarks by Sen. John McCain and Sen. Byron Dorgan. Missing the first minute or so of...
Bush punishes BIA budget to pay for Cobell (February 2, 2006)
The Bush administration has made an across-the-board cut to the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget, blaming the reduction on the Cobell trust fund lawsuit. In an unprecedented letter to tribal leaders, associate Interior deputy secretary Jim Cason announced a $3...
Opinion: Tribes are victims of Abramoff and the GOP (February 2, 2006)
Mike Graham is a member of the Cherokee Nation and is the founder of United Native America [Web Site]. "The Jack Abramoff lobbying issue has put the Republican Party's head on the chopping block. This one issue has shown Americans...
Kennewick Man's teeth may tell true age of remains (February 2, 2006)
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison plan to run tests on the teeth of Kennewick Man in hopes of finding out how old he really is and more about his lifestyle. Tests have dated the Kennewick remains to about 9,200...
Jodi Rave: Native conservation a focus of conference (February 2, 2006)
Wilderness Institute, University of Montana Indigenous Peoples Restoration Network "Many people believe early Europeans found a rich and ecologically diverse North American continent, a land of milk and honey, a Garden of Eden inhabited by indigenous people...
Not guilty plea for murders of Crow Reservation women (February 2, 2006)
A man already serving time for drug crimes pleaded not guilty to the murders of two women on the Crow Reservation in Montana. Eugene Rising Sun, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder for the beating deaths of LaFonda Big...
First Nation weighs banishment of drug dealers (February 2, 2006)
The Pasqua First Nation in Saskatchewan has passed a resolution that authorizes the banishment of drug dealers. Tribal leaders plan to meet with lawyers to see how they can put the resolution to use. The idea was prompted by a...
Native woman's death being investigated as homicide (February 2, 2006)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are investigating the murder of a Native woman who went missing in Regina, Saskatchewan, last August. Melanie Dawn Geddes, a mother of three, was last seen leaving a party on August 13. Her body...
Bolivia's new Indian president now a fashion icon (February 2, 2006)
Evo Morales made history when he was the first Indian to be elected as president of Bolivia. Now he's starting a new trend with his casual, Indian-inspired fashions. Replicas of Morales' famous striped sweaters are selling like hotcakes in...
Soboba Band worried about housing development (February 2, 2006)
The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians is meeting with a housing developer to work out concerns about a master-planned community being built on an ancient village, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. The tribe is worried that KB Homes isn't following...
Oneida Nation vows fight over trust land application (February 2, 2006)
The Oneida Nation of New York plans to use the voting power of its employees to back up its controversial land-into-trust application. Local and state officials have come out against the tribe's request to have more than 17,000 acres in...
Mississippi Choctaws reach out to high-tech industry (February 2, 2006)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians started to pursue the high-tech industry six years ago and tribal officials say the results are paying off. The tribe just signed a deal to bring another company to the reservation. Giliberti Inc. will...
Garcia to deliver State of Indian Nations address (February 2, 2006)
Joe Garcia, the new president of the National Congress of American Indians, will deliver the State of Indian Nations address today. Garcia, the governor of Ohkay Owingeh, formerly known as San Juan Pueblo, was elected NCAI president last November. His...
Blackfeet workers recognized for hurricane relief (February 2, 2006)
Members of the Blackfeet Nation in Montana are hard at work in Texas and the South, assisting the Federal Emergency Management Agency with hurricane relief efforts. The tribe has sent upwards of 500 people to ensure victims of Hurricane Katrina...
Prosecutor targets DeLay trip funded by Choctaws (February 2, 2006)
The Texas prosecutor who secured an indictment against former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) subpoenaed records related to a European trip DeLay took with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, one that was partially funded by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw...
House Republicans challenge broad lobbying reforms (February 2, 2006)
The House voted 379 to 50 on Wednesday to ban former lawmakers turned lobbyists from the House floor and from the House gym but Republicans, in a private meeting, reacted negatively to a series of broad reforms aimed at changing...
Tribal political donation 'loophole' on the radar (February 2, 2006)
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan), the Republican who is proposing a moratorium on Indian gaming, plans to close the "loophole" that allows tribes to contribute freely to federal candidates and political action committees. Under federal law, tribes are recognized as sovereigns....
New York Press: Mohawks are armed and angry (February 2, 2006)
"Paul Delaronde is a warrior, and a Warrior. He’s a leader of the Warrior Society, a new movement intended to personify the ideals of the old Chiefs, but without the Chiefs’ regard for the Haundenosaunee, which the Warriors feel...
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