Interview with Marion Dennis, Tlingit elder in Alaska (July 3, 2006)
"Born Jilkateet, Marion Dennis, in 1951 to Silas R. Dennis Sr. (Gooshdaiheen) and Dorothy Dennis (Tuwaxsee) in Skagway, I was named after my grandmother, "Mary" Marion Daanawaak Dennis. (Our family name of "Deigoosh" was changed by the white man...
Editorial: Investigate Choctaws and $13M in Alabama (July 3, 2006)
"It is certainly outlandish that Mississippi gambling interests claim to have spent $13 million on Bob Riley's 2002 gubernatorial campaign. That it is "patently false," as a spokesperson for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians asserted last week, is a...
Court upholds Iraq veteran's murder conviction (July 3, 2006)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the murder conviction of an Iraqi war veteran who blamed his crime on post-traumatic stress disorder. James Allen Gregg, 26, shot and killed James L. Fallis, 26, on the Crow Creek Reservation in...
Woman connects adopted Indians with tribal roots (July 3, 2006)
Sandy White Hawk founded the First Nations Orphan Association to connect Indians who were adopted with their tribal roots. White Hawk, 52, was adopted at a young age. She reunited with her Rosebud Sioux family 33 years after being...
Yellow Bird: Indians the poster children of stereotyping (July 3, 2006)
"As American Indians know, we are probably the "poster children" of stereotyping. True, many stereotyping comments come out of the mouths of people who are unaware of the culture and lifestyles of tribal nations, but sincerely want to learn, it...
DOJ investigation refers Abramoff leak to FBI (July 3, 2006)
An Interior Department official provided Jack Abramoff with a top-secret report, the Department of Justice Inspector General said on Friday. The report contained information about post-September 11 security issues in the Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. The two U.S....
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe passes fireworks law (July 3, 2006)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan passed a new ordinance to regulate the sale of fireworks on the reservation. The ordinance was written in response to heated competition between two fireworks dealers. One dealer had apparently put up signs criticizing...
SCIA letter criticizes HUD Indian housing freeze (July 3, 2006)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs wrote a letter to the Housing and Urban Development last week, criticizing the Bush administration's decision to withhold about $300 million from tribes. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the committee chairman, and Sen. Byron Dorgan...
Editorial: Oglala Lakota College provides opportunity (July 3, 2006)
"Oglala Lakota College was started 35 years ago to provide higher education opportunity to residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. There were jobs available on the reservation that required a college degree, but students had to leave the reservation...
Jodi Rave: Lewis and Clark through Native eyes (July 3, 2006)
"It's said Sacagawea knew the land far, far west of the earth lodge villages in present-day North Dakota. Where did she acquire that knowledge? Most people have heard it's because she was a Shoshone child captured in the mountains...
Jodi Rave: Indigenous Games propel indigenous rights (July 3, 2006)
"Willie Littlechild arrived in the Mile High City on Saturday from Switzerland, where he shared his global vision of sports for indigenous people around the world. Littlechild, a co-founder of the North American Indigenous Games, is at the forefront of...
Tim Giago: South Dakota tilting further to the right (July 3, 2006)
"When a community such as Sturgis, SD can approve a liquor license for a soon-to-be raucous beer joint within shouting distance of one of the most sacred holy places of the Lakota and other Plains Indian Tribes in order to...
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