Oneida Nation worried about chemicals in landfill (July 12, 2006)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is worried about a proposal to dump cancer-causing chemicals in a landfill near the reservation. Tribal officials met with the state Department of Natural Resources to discuss their concerns. They are worried that PCB-laced sediment...
Family prays for recovery of injured Native officer (July 12, 2006)
A Native Royal Canadian Mounted Police Officer remains in serious condition after being shot while responding to a domestic dispute. Const. Robin Cameron, 29, was shot July 7. Family have been by her side at a hospital is Saskatoon....
New Kickapoo Tribe leaders finally sworn into office (July 12, 2006)
The new chairman and treasurer for the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma almost weren't sworn into office on Tuesday. New chairman Marlon Frye and new treasurer Debra Garcia were supposed to be sworn in at 10am. But not enough business committee...
Lamberth is third judge removed by D.C. Circuit (July 12, 2006)
Judge Royce C. Lamberth is the third judge to be removed from case by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The first two removals came in the federal government's Microsoft anti-trust case. One of them praised Lamberth. "He is...
Indian gaming industry grows to $23 billion business (July 12, 2006)
Source: National Indian Gaming Commission The Indian gaming industry continues to grow by leaps and bounds, according to figures released on Tuesday. Revenues at the 400-plus tribal casinos across the nation brought in $22.6 billion in 2005, the National...
'Latgawa' tribe under investigation in Oregon (July 12, 2006)
A group calling itself the Latgawa Native American Indian Tribe is being investigated by law enforcement authorities in Oregon. Police in Central Point searched the home of John Newkirk, the president of the group. Paperwork and a computer hard drive...
Deal reached on Oneida Nation land-into-trust report (July 12, 2006)
An agreement was reached to prepare an environmental report for the Oneida Nation's request to place more than 17,000 acres in two New York counties into trust. The Oneida Nation, Oneida County, Madison County, the state of New York and...
Navajo Nation to submit new Head Start proposal (July 12, 2006)
The Navajo Nation is submitting a plan to federal officials this week in hopes of restoring partial funding to the troubled Head Start program. The Administration of Children and Families cut funding to the tribe after a review found some...
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe cancels rodeo (July 12, 2006)
Funding constraints have forced the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe to cancel the upcoming Nevada Indian Days Indian National Finals Rodeo this weekend. However, the powwow and parade at the fairgrounds in Fallon will still take place as planned. The tribe took...
Assembly of First Nations meets to elect leader (July 12, 2006)
The Assembly of First Nations, Canada's largest inter-tribal organization, is holding its 27th annual meeting this week in Vancouver. The big event is the election. Tribal leaders will vote for their national chief today. Incumbent Phil Fontaine is seeking...
Seminole Tribe tells mobile home residents to leave (July 12, 2006)
Facing a housing crunch of its own, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has told residents of a mobile home park to leave by the end of the year. The tribe bought the Stirling Road Mobile Home Park for $6.9 million....
Indian mother files complaint against school district (July 12, 2006)
An Indian mother has filed a state and federal complaint against the high school district in Arizona. Lisa Blackhorse, the past president of the Tempe Union High School District's Native American Education Parent Committee, said the district isn't doing enough...
Domenici introduces Pueblo land trust legislation (July 12, 2006)
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico) and Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) introduced a bill on Tuesday to transfer more land into trust for New Mexico's 19 Pueblos. Much of the old Albuquerque Indian School is already in trust for the...
All-Native basketball tourney underway in Arizona (July 12, 2006)
The Native American Basketball Invitational is taking place in Arizona this week. A total of 64 teams from the U.S. and Canada are competing. Playoffs are being held on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Reservation and on the Fort McDowell...
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on water restriction (July 12, 2006)
Residents of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation are being asking to limit their water consumption. The restriction went into place after one of two water pumps at the treatment plant on the reservation went down. The pump is being repaired....
Senate hearing on Lumbee Tribe recognition bill (July 12, 2006)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing today on a bill to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. The Lumbees are currently subject to a termination-era law that refers to them as "Indians" but blocks their treatment...
Lamberth's removal a 'fresh start' in eyes of appeals court (July 12, 2006)
The Indian trust fund lawsuit took another dramatic turn on Tuesday with the removal of Judge Royce Lamberth from the case. In a unanimous decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered the case to be assigned to another judge....
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