Judge allows more Abramoff e-mails into record (April 27, 2006)
A federal judge said on Tuesday he would review countless e-mail exchanges between Jack Abramoff and a former Bush administration official, messages that include an attempt to exploit tribal clients. Rather than wait until trial, Judge Paul L. Friedman said...
BIA regional director retires after 36 years (April 27, 2006)
Keith Beartusk, the director for the Rocky Mountain Region of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, is retiring after 36 years of working for the federal government. Beartusk, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, got his start...
Navajo Nation council speaker charged with battery (April 27, 2006)
Lawrence Morgan, the speaker of the Navajo Nation Council, has been charged with battery for allegedly assaulting another council delegate. The incident allegedly took place last Thursday in a bathroom at the council headquarters in Window Rock, Arizona. Delegate Mark...
Cherokee Nation to run language program (April 27, 2006)
The Cherokee Nation will run its language immersion program at the tribal school in Tahlequah starting in June. The program started three years ago at the Lost City public school. But the tribe decided to bring it in-house for kindergarten...
Five Civilized Tribe observe 100 years since law (April 27, 2006)
Leaders of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma gathered on the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Five Civilized Tribes Act. The act, passed on April 26, 1906, brought allotment to the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole...
Letter: Sen. Burns deserves support of Montanans (April 27, 2006)
"Montana has a Democratic governor and a Republican lieutenant governor, a very good Democratic U.S. senator and a Republican U.S. senator, and one U.S. representative who is a Republican. This is our "winning team." We have Democrats and Republicans working...
Gila River governor pushing for vote on freeway (April 27, 2006)
The governor of the Gila River Indian Community of Arizona is pushing for a vote on a controversial highway proposal. Officially, the tribe has taken a stand against allowing the South Mountain Freeway to be built on the reservation. But...
Students in Florida to hear from Navajo Code Talker (April 27, 2006)
Students at a high school in Florida will be meeting with Roy Hawthorne, a Navajo Code Talker, on Friday. All the students at Jensen Beach High School recently read the book "Navajo Code Talkers" by Nathan Aaseng. To learn first-hand...
Puyallup group makes strong showing in primary (April 27, 2006)
A group of Puyallup tribal members dissatisfied with their leadership made a strong showing in the tribe's recent primary. Two Full Circle candidates were among the top vote-getters for seats on the council. A third Full Circle candidate missed the...
Police scale back search for missing Native girl (April 27, 2006)
Police in Regina, Saskatchewan, scaled back the investigation into Tamra Keepness, a five-year-old Native girl who has been missing since July 2004. Regina Police Chief Cal Johnston had appointed a five-member task force that looked into more than 1,500...
Native leaders welcome school abuse settlement (April 27, 2006)
Native leaders in Canada are welcoming a billion-dollar settlement for sexual, physical and mental abuse suffered at government-sponsored residential schools. Phil Fontaine, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is a survivor of residential school abuse. So is Ted...
Republicans don't see lobbying reform as priority (April 27, 2006)
House Republicans aren't worried about passing a watered-down version of the lobbying reform bill because they say Americans aren't concerned about the issue. In the wake of Jack Abramoff's guilty plea, GOP leaders touted numerous reforms. But the bill being...
Ho-Chunk CEO speaks at Great Plains economic summit (April 27, 2006)
Lance Morgan, the chief executive officer of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, spoke on the opening day of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Great Plains Regional Tribal Economic Development Summit. Morgan, a...
Protest slated for liquor license near Bear Butte (April 27, 2006)
A protest is slated the morning of May 2 at Meade County Courthouse as county commissioners consider a liquor license for a concert venue near sacred Bear Butte. Gary Lippold is seeking a liquor license for Rock’n The Rally, a...
Venture brings air ambulances to reservations (April 27, 2006)
The Inter-Tribal Economic Alliance and PassNet of Minnesota announced a partnership on Wednesday to bring air ambulance service to tribes. By placing airplanes on reservations, tribes will be able to reduce the time it takes to transport Indian patients to...
Sen. Stabenow notes Saginaw Chippewa contribution (April 27, 2006)
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) has corrected a campaign finance report to note that she received $4,000 from the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, not from the tribe's former legislative director. Her campaign said Christopher Petras was mistakenly listed as the...
IAIA alumna to present storyteller to First Lady (April 27, 2006)
Kathleen Wall. an artist from Jemez Pueblo and graduate of the Institute of American Indian Arts, is presenting a storyteller figure to First Lady Laura Bush today. The storyteller, "Opening the World to Little Hands," depicts seven children clustered...
Native financial briefing on Capitol Hill next week (April 27, 2006)
The Native Financial Education Coalition, a group of local, regional and national Indian organizations, is holding a briefing on Capitol Hill today. The briefing will highlight the importance of financial literacy for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians. Representatives...
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