USET meeting in Washington for 'Impact Week' (February 6, 2006)
Tribal leaders from Maine to Florida are meeting in the Washington, D.C.-area this week to discuss health care, education, gaming and other issues. The United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) kicks off its "Impact Week" meeting today at the Crystal...
Arrests made after three killed on Rincon Reservation (February 6, 2006)
Four men have been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of three people on the Rincon Reservation in California. Details of the incident are sketchy but police said there appeared to be an ongoing rivalry between the two groups...
Hoop Dance competition draws big crowd at the Heard (February 6, 2006)
Nearly 5,000 people attended the 16th annual World Championship Hoop Dance at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, The Arizona Republic reported. Dancers as young as 2 and as old as 70 competed for prizes in the annual tournament. Some...
Menominee Nation revives sturgeon spearing hunt (February 6, 2006)
For only the second year since the late 1800s, Menominee Nation hunters will be able to spear sturgeon on their reservation in Wisconsin. Sturgeon spearing is one of the tribe's oldest traditions. But after being forced to give up millions...
Cuts to Indian programs feared as Bush rolls out budget (February 6, 2006)
The Bush administration is rolling out its fiscal year 2007 budget today and it's expected that the numbers won't be so great for Indian Country. "It's definitely going to be a difficult year politically for tribes to compete with other...
Women tribal leaders confront sexism, stereotypes (February 6, 2006)
Across Indian Country, more and more women are leading their tribes but they still face sexist attitudes and other stereotypes. Cecilia Fire Thunder, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, was ridiculed by her male opponent for...
Sandia Pueblo leaders mum on Abramoff relationship (February 6, 2006)
Leaders of Sandia Pueblo in New Mexico won't comment on disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff's role in the settlement of the tribe's land claim. The tribe hired Abramoff and his firm in April 2002 to "Secure passage of Sandia Mountain settlement...
Human Events: Closing the tribal donation 'loophole' (February 6, 2006)
Human Events Online, a conservative publication, asks members of Congress a hot political question: Should the tribal donation "loophole" be closed? Reporter Amanda B. Carpenter got some rather interesting answers out of several senators and a couple of congressmen. Sen....
Jodi Rave: Native people object to school mascots (February 6, 2006)
"It's no wonder Native people in western Montana object to a school on the Flathead Reservation's use of Maiden and Chief for mascots. The Ronan Indian Education Committee, Native parents and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead...
Q&A with Joe Garcia: Abramoff, stereotypes and more (February 6, 2006)
STATE OF INDIAN NATIONS View Webcast: NCAI Download MP3s: Address | Q&A More: Text of Speech | FY07 Budget Request The Washington Post interviewed Joe Garcia, the new president of the National Congress of American Indians, before...
Opinion: Mohawks defamed by New York Press reporter (February 6, 2006)
The following was written by Kahentinetha Horn, MNN Mohawk Nation News, in response to The New York Press article "New York's Angry, Armed Mohawks." Horn can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Recently Tekarontakeh (Paul Delaronde) was visited by a reporter, Brad...
Tom Cole on the 'warpath' for political donations (February 6, 2006)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, is vowing to kill any legislation that might limit the ability of tribes to make political contributions. "I am on the warpath. Believe me I am," Cole told The Tulsa...
Lawmakers are targeted in round two of Abramoff (February 6, 2006)
Now that Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon have pleaded guilty, federal prosecutors are looking at members of Congress as they expand their corruption probe. But it will be hard to nail a lawmaker for bribery, according to The Wall Street...
Mark Trahant: Sooner or later, America will go broke (February 6, 2006)
"The budget of the United States will be released Monday. In its pages you'll discover all sorts of new cuts to federal programs, ranging from fewer farm subsidies to more restrictive student loans. The House leaders praised their own fiscal...
Tom Cole blasts Interior for cutting BIA funds (February 6, 2006)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, blasted the Bush administration for cutting the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget and blaming it on the Cobell trust fund lawsuit. Cole said it was "outrageous" for the Interior Department...
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