Police found Hopi chairman 'intoxicated' at hotel (July 24, 2006)
Police say they found the chairman of the Hopi Tribe "very intoxicated and disorderly" at a hotel in Winslow, Arizona. Ivan Sidney was not arrested but police filed an incident report. His blood alcohol level was 0.311, more than three...
Slaying brings publicity to shy Havasupai Tribe (July 24, 2006)
The publicity-shy Havasupai Tribe of Arizona is under the media spotlight in Japan after a Japanese tourist was found murdered on the reservation. Tomomi Hanamure's killing has generated intense interest in Japan. But tribal leaders aren't talking to the Japanese...
Navajo Head Start program still under suspension (July 24, 2006)
The official word from Washington, D.C., is that the Navajo Nation's Head Start program is still under suspension. But tribal officials say they are moving forward with plans to reopen Head Start centers across the reservation. They said they received...
Pokagon Band to host Potawatomi Gathering (July 24, 2006)
The Pokagon Band in Michigan is hosting the annual Gathering of Potawatomi Nations this weekend. About 3,000 Potawatomi from the United States and Canada are expected to attend the four-day event. This year's theme is "Honoring our Youth." The gathering...
Jodi Rave: Cobell worried about settlement legislation (July 24, 2006)
"A number of key tribal leaders plan to attend an impromptu meeting in Washington, D.C., on Monday to bolster congressional support for a bill that could put billions of dollars into the hands of Native landowners, long denied payment for...
Canoes arrive in Washington for annual journey (July 24, 2006)
As many as 70 canoes from the United States and Canada are taking part in this year's Inter-Tribal Canoe Journey. The canoes are making their way through Washington this week. Some are landing at various beaches before heading to the...
Cobell settlement bill delayed a week in Senate (July 24, 2006)
Indian Country is waiting anxiously as legislation to settle the Cobell trust fund case for $8 billion is close to being finalized. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee was due to release the latest version of the Indian Trust Reform Act...
Two arrested after 15-year-old Native girl found (July 24, 2006)
Police in Illinois arrested two people and charged them with kidnapping in connection with the disappearance of a 15-year-old Native girl from Oklahoma. Skye Griggs was last seen at her home in Tecumseh this past Tuesday. Based on e-mails...
Court opens Blackfeet housing authority to lawsuit (July 24, 2006)
The Blackfeet Nation's housing authority can be sued by tribal members whose homes have been overrun by mold and other problems, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Friday. In a unanimous decision, the court said the tribe...
OST officials awarded $6.6M contract to friends (July 24, 2006)
Report Here: http://www.doioig.gov/upload/CD&L_WEB06_19_061.pdf. Senior Office of Special Trustee officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico, violated ethics rules in the awarding of a $6.6 million no-bid contract to an accounting firm run by their friends, U.S. News reports. Deputy special trustee Donna...
Editorial: Abramoff scandal claims Ralph Reed (July 24, 2006)
"The November elections are still some four months away, but the Jack Abramoff scandal has already claimed its first electoral victim. It has abruptly ended the career of Ralph Reed, who was once a political kingmaker but last Tuesday got...
Mark Trahant: An Internet-based democracy (July 24, 2006)
"Are we ready for an Internet-based democracy? Could we solve problems better than our elected representatives? What if people, the collective we, weigh in with solutions to complex problems? The Web may be the ideal medium for that kind of...
Jodi Rave: Documentary explores Indian land (July 24, 2006)
"ABC newsman Sam Donaldson stands in front of the camera and reminds viewers: “The people you've seen and heard aren't actors. The thoughts they expressed reflect hundreds of years of separation from the land they inhabited and widely used for...
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