Nominees for 8th annual Native music awards announced (April 19, 2006)
The nominees for the eighth annual Native American Music Awards were announced on Tuesday, highlighting the diversity of the Native music industry. Perennial favorites Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida), Keith Secola (Ojibwe) and Rita Coolidge (Cherokee) showed up on the list again...
HHS holds tribal consultation session in Rapid City (April 19, 2006)
The Department of Health and Human Services is wrapping up its tribal consultation session in Rapid City, South Dakota, today. Representatives of 45 tribes from Region VIII have been meeting with federal officials to discuss their health concerns. Budget cuts,...
Colorado smoking ban won't affect tribal ceremonies (April 19, 2006)
Colorado's new statewide smoking ban won't affect Native religious ceremonies in public places, a Republican lawmaker says. House Republican Leader Mike May, the sponsor of the bill, sought a review of the new law, scheduled to go into effect July...
Water levels drop on Saskatchewan reserve (April 19, 2006)
Water levels in the Carrot River on the Red Earth Reserve in Saskatchewan dropped but residents will have to wait several more days before returning home. Flood waters crashed through eight homes and threatened others on the reserve. About...
Native youth resist pressure to join street gangs (April 19, 2006)
Native youth in Regina, Saskatchewan, are learning ways to resist Native street gangs. Police say the gangs are recruiting Native kids as young as eight. "I said no. And he said, 'Why not?' And I said, 'cause it's bad," Jeremy...
Yellow Bird: Drive Inn a community institution (April 19, 2006)
"On Monday, Larson's Drive Inn in Larimore, N.D., opened for the 2006 season. This year's opening is the beginning of a new era for this eatery. Marlene, the owner and manager, retired after some 26 years, and her daughter, Sandra,...
Police investigate apparent suicide at BIA school (April 19, 2006)
Police in Farmington, New Mexico, are investigating an apparent suicide at Navajo Prep, a Bureau of Indian Affairs school. The female student was found at the school early Monday morning. She was pronounced dead after being transported to a regional...
Tribal members among finalists for higher ed board (April 19, 2006)
Two tribal members are among the finalists for seats on the North Dakota Board of Higher Education. Cynthia Lindquist Mala is a finalist in the first group. She is former director of the state Indian Affairs Commission and is president...
Judge authorizes refunds for North Dakota gas tax (April 19, 2006)
A judge in North Dakota ordered the state to refund, with interest, taxes illegally paid by tribal members who bought gas on their reservations. Northwest District Judge William McLees said tribal consumers can seek refunds for gas purchased from January...
Tribal rights-of-way discussed at hearing in Denver (April 19, 2006)
The Interior Department and the Energy Department held a joint hearing in Denver on Tuesday to discuss their study of rights-of-way on tribal lands. The study was mandated by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. It was inserted at...
Exhibit documents Cherokee, British relationship (April 19, 2006)
A new exhibit at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, explores the relationship between the Cherokees and the British. “Emissaries of Peace: Cherokee and British Delegations of 1762” is open through...
Column: Ralph Reed took money from tribes (April 19, 2006)
"What did Ralph Reed know and when did he know it? When did he learn that tribal gambling money bankrolled his activities against another tribe's gambling operations? The question matters because Reed is a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor and...
Rep. Taylor acknowledges meeting Team Abramoff (April 19, 2006)
Rep. Charles Taylor (R-North Carolina) says he met with members of Team Abramoff a month before he sought $3 million for one of Jack Abramoff's wealthy tribal clients. Taylor told The Asheville Citizen-Times that he met with “five or six”...
Column: Tribal money found its way to New Hampshire (April 19, 2006)
"Tom DeLay isn't involved in every Republican scandal, although it's easy to see how you could get that idea. As Democrats prowl through evidence in a growing phone-jamming scandal in New Hampshire, what should pop up but DeLay's Americans for...
Former Navajo Times staffer wins Pulitzer Prize (April 19, 2006)
Jerry Kammer, a journalist who got his start covering the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, won a Pulitzer Prize for work on disgraced former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham. Kammer started his career as an assistant editor for...
Native financial briefing on Capitol Hill next week (April 19, 2006)
The Native Financial Education Coalition, a group of local, regional and national Indian organizations, is holding a briefing on Capitol Hill next Thursday, April 27. The briefing will highlight the importance of financial literacy for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and...
Umatilla Tribes: Preserving our Native languages (April 19, 2006)
Ed. Note: The following was written in response to an undated editorial that appeared on the Oregon Magazine website. The tribe attempted to contact the magazine but was unsuccessful. I write in response to an Oregon Magazine website editorial that...
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