OST officials in close contact with accounting firm (July 25, 2006)
Senior Office of Special Trustee officials were showered with meals, drinks and golf trips while awarding an accounting firm run by their friends with millions of dollars in work, a new investigation concluded. During a five-year period, three top OST...
Muckleshoot Tribe hosts annual canoe journey (July 25, 2006)
The Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington is the host of this year's InterTribal Canoe Journey. More than 70 canoes, from tribes in the United States and Canada, are taking part this year. They are making their way towards the Muckleshoot...
Anniversary of Kennewick Man discovery nears (July 25, 2006)
It's been 10 years since the discovery of a 9,000-year-old man dubbed the Kennewick Man. The remains were found on federal land along the Columbia River in Washington. After consulting with area tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moved...
Methamphetamine on the rise among Alaska Natives (July 25, 2006)
Methamphetamine addiction is rising among Alaska Natives and in Alaska in general, officials report. The Fairbanks Native Association said it used to see about two meth case a month. Now it's about two a week, said the group's behavior health...
Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation elects new leader (July 25, 2006)
Members of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut elected a new leader over the weekend. Lewis Randall, 68, said he will continue to press for the tribe's federal recognition. The tribe had won preliminary approval from the Bureau...
Yellow Bird: Giving thanks for the Sundance (July 25, 2006)
"July's full moon marked my third four-year Sundance ceremony - a ceremony important to Native people. I've been asked before to write about this ceremony, but have seldom done so because it's to be held confidential - probably because of...
Indian church in Nebraska closes after losing funds (July 25, 2006)
The Lincoln Indian Community Church in Lincoln, Nebraksa, held its last service on Sunday. The church was established in 1989 and held its first services at the Lincoln Indian Center. The congregation eventually bought a building and moved there,...
DOI schedules trust reform consultation sessions (July 25, 2006)
The Interior Department has scheduled three consultation meetings to discuss proposed changes in Indian trust fund management. The first meeting will be held on July 27 in Rapid City, South Dakota. The second meeting takes place August 8 in Billings,...
Cobell issues statement on settlement talks (July 25, 2006)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, issued a statement today following the publication of an Associated Press story about legislation to settle the case. "I have been quoted as saying that an $8 billion dollar...
Vandals cause damage at Haskell University pool (July 25, 2006)
In incidents over the weekend, vandals caused between $15,000 and $20,000 damage at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, The Lawrence Journal-World reports. In the first incident, someone discharged a fire extinguisher into the pool. The second incident resulted in...
Muscogee Nation launches Native voter initiative (July 25, 2006)
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma is hoping Native voters turn out to the polls today. The tribe created the Native Vote United initiative to register more Native voters. On primary day, rides will be provided to people who can't...
Navajos worried about power plant emissions (July 25, 2006)
Navajo tribal members opposed to a proposed power plant are worried that potential emissions could be hazardous to their health. A group called Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment is opposing the Desert Rock Power Plant. The 1,500-megawat coal-fired plant...
Thousands attend Native RCMP officer's funeral (July 25, 2006)
Upwards of 2,500 people attended the funeral of Robin Cameron, a Native Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer who was slain on duty. The funeral was held on the Beardy's and Okemasis First Nation in Saskatchewan. The ceremony, which was...
Oklahoma tribes contribute to diabetes center (July 25, 2006)
The Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation are helping combat diabetes in Oklahoma. The Chickasaw Nation is contributing $1 million to fund a chair at the future Oklahoma Diabetes Center and another $1 million for an endowed faculty position at...
Non-recognized tribe presses Connecticut land claim (July 25, 2006)
The non-recognized Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe of Connecticut will continue to press its land claim against the state. The tribe recently amended its federal lawsuit to seek back payments for the use of about 140 acres The tribe says a...
Vote on Lumbee Tribe recognition bill delayed (July 25, 2006)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has delayed consideration of a bill to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Due a scheduling issue, the business meeting set for this Wednesday was pushed back to August 2. The tribe is in...
USET director going back to Poarch Creek Band (July 25, 2006)
Tim Martin, the longtime executive director of the United South and Eastern Tribes, is going back to work for his tribe, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in Alabama. Martin will serve as president of Creek Indian Enterprises, the tribe's...
Tim Giago: Religion invaded Native America (July 25, 2006)
"A letter from an angry reader from Oklahoma chastised me for attempting to explain why the Iraqi people hate America. She wrote, “Tim Giago should realize that America is a Christian nation. Jesus Christ appeared to Black Elk, not to...
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