Native veteran to receive replacement medals (May 29, 2006)
Relatives of the late Wilson Keeble, a member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, will receive replacement medals for his service in two wars. Keeble fought in World War II and the Korean War He received the Purple Heart, the Bronze...
Montana-Wyoming tribes hold suicide conference (May 29, 2006)
The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council held a conference last week to focus on Indian youth suicide. The tribes recently received a $390,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to develop and implement suicide prevention plans. Each...
Gila River women speak out against meth use (May 29, 2006)
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona held its first methamphetamine conference last week. Delma Morago, 27, and other women in the tribe's drug treatment program shared their experiences with the drug. After she began using the drug, she lost...
Editorial: Send FEMA trailers to Indian Country (May 29, 2006)
"It's clear now - if we didn't realize it before - that the Homeland Security Department and Federal Emergency Management Agency simply have no common sense. They've rejected a request from Sen. Tim Johnson that some of the thousands of...
Salt River Tribe brings symphony to students (May 29, 2006)
A unique project brings the symphony to students on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona. Six years ago, the tribe and the Phoenix Symphony started Project One Nation. As part of the program, members of the symphony come...
Nine Indians in running for South Dakota primary (May 29, 2006)
A record nine American Indians are seeking seats in the South Dakota Legislature, Indian Country Today reports. The candidates are: * Incumbent Sen. Theresa Two Bulls, Oglala Sioux * Incumbent Rep. Thomas Van Norman, Cheyenne River Sioux * Incumbent Rep....
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes skeptical of Kempthorne (May 29, 2006)
The chairman of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho doesn't think incoming Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne will protect sovereignty and the trust relationship. "He's demonstrated to us that you can't hold him to his word," Chairman Blaine Edmo told The...
Sen. McCain voted against Hawaiian apology (May 29, 2006)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the current chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, joined former Sen. Slade Gorton (R-Washington), a noted foe of tribal interests, in voting against an apology resolution for Native Hawaiians. The Weekly Standard said McCain and...
Z Magazine: Media coverage of Indian Country (May 29, 2006)
"In September 2005, after the San Juan Pueblo reverted to the community's traditional name of Ohkay Owingeh, a journalist asked the pueblo's governor Joe Garcia when the decision would become official. Garcia didn't understand what the journalist meant. When would...
Editorial: Supreme Court passes on sovereignty (May 29, 2006)
"Tribes naturally guard their sovereignty jealously and resist any effort to slice away at it, yet the idea that they are completely sovereign is disproved at many turns In deciding not to hear a case involving the Pechanga Indians last...
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