Column: McCain to release Abramoff report (June 14, 2006)
"Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, said Saturday he will soon release a report documenting the extent that tribes “were duped and exploited” by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his cronies. He said “in...
Cayuga tribes fail to seek rehearing on land claim (June 14, 2006)
The Cayuga Nation of New York and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma didn't ask the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider their 64,000-acre land claim in New York. The high court refused to hear the case May 15. The deadline to...
Educators seek ways to keep Crow language alive (June 14, 2006)
The Indian Education for All Institute in Montana continued on Tuesday with presentations on the Crow language. Raphaelle Real Bird, a teacher on the Crow Reservation, said hardly any students speak Crow. That's a big change from 25 years ago,...
Panel calls for firing of professor Churchill (June 14, 2006)
A University of Colorado voted 6-2 to recommend that controversial professor Ward Churchill be fired for research misconduct. The panel investigated allegations of misrepresentation and plagiarism in Churchill's work. It found that he was guilty of the charges. Churchill, who...
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes chooses new chairman (June 14, 2006)
Alonzo Coby has been chosen as the new chairman of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho. Coby was elected to the council after receiving the most votes in last month's general election. Yesterday morning, council members elected him as their...
Fire Thunder fights for job as Oglala Sioux president (June 14, 2006)
For the second time in two years, Cecilia Fire Thunder has been suspended from her job as president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Last year, Fire Thunder was suspended and threatened with impeachment. After being out of...
Hundreds mourn loss of recent high school graduate (June 14, 2006)
Nearly 1,000 people attended the funeral of Navajo teen Brooke Spencer, a recent high school graduate and star basketball player who was murdered in New Mexico. Spencer, 18, helped lead the Gallup High School's Lady Bengals to a state...
Menominee district removed from No Child failing list (June 14, 2006)
The public school district on the Menominee Reservation in Wisconsin has been removed from the state's No Child Left Behind Act failing list. Last year, the Menominee Indian School District was the only entire district listed as needing improvement under...
Native activists work to protect sacred Bear Butte (June 14, 2006)
Native activists are working with tribes, ranchers and religious groups to protect sacred Bear Butte in South Dakota. The coalition is worried about development associated with the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. They are opposing beer and liquor licenses for...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to discuss recognition (June 14, 2006)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts plans to meet with the town of Mashpee to discuss the tribe's pending federal recognition. Several communities have passed resolutions to support the tribe's case. The town of Mashpee wants to address land, jurisdiction...
Large collection of remains found in Illinois home (June 14, 2006)
The state of Illinois is trying to figure out what to do about the remains of 33 tribal people found in a home in Bloomington. The remains were discovered by a woman who recently bought the home. It is believed...
Senate Indian Affairs hearing on Tribal Parity Act (June 14, 2006)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this morning on S.374, the Tribal Parity Act, and S.1535, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Equitable Compensation Amendments Act S.374 would add money to the trust accounts of the Lower Brule Sioux...
Republicans traded votes for Native Hawaiian bill (June 14, 2006)
Republicans offered to support the Native Hawaiian recognition bill if Democrat Sens. Daniel Inouye and Daniel Akaka voted for the energy bill, The Hill newspaper reports. Back in 2003, Republicans were trying to force the energy bill to an up...
Jury deliberations halted in ex-Bush official's case (June 14, 2006)
Jury deliberations were halted in the case of a former Bush administration official charged with lying about his relationship with Jack Abramoff. The jury of 10 women and 2 men had the case for just four hours before federal prosecutors...
Northern Arapaho Tribe to develop IT business (June 14, 2006)
The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming will use a $424,184 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to create an information technology business. The tribe will rehabilitate an old building for the new business. The tribe plans to pursue...
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes to open two-year college (June 14, 2006)
The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma plan to open a two-year college. The college will operate under the Southwestern Oklahoma State University until it can receive accreditation. SOSU currently offers an Indian studies program and classes in the Cheyenne...
Accusations fly over Sun Dance incident in Oklahoma (June 14, 2006)
Two tribes are blaming the Bureau of Indian Affairs for not preventing a clash at a disputed Sun Dance in Oklahoma. The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming and the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma said they told the BIA to halt...
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