Grand Traverse members want police force cut (August 17, 2006)
More than 100 members of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians are asking the Michigan-based tribe to cut back its police force. In a letter to the tribal council, the members said the police department has become...
Sand Creek Massacre Trail honors victims (August 17, 2006)
The Sand Creek Massacre Trail was finally dedicated on Wednesday, more than 100 years after U.S. Army soldiers brutally murdered more than 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho women, children and elders in Colorado. Cheyenne and Arapaho members attended the dedication ceremony...
Artists pour into Santa Fe for Indian Market (August 17, 2006)
More than 1,100 Native artists from across the United States will be showing their goods at the 85th annual Santa Fe Indian Market this weekend. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is organized...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe conducts turtle study (August 17, 2006)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe is conducting the first study of turtles on the reservation. The survey is funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. So far, 50 turtles have been captured, marked, and released. The goal of the...
Oneida Nation to debut discount retail store (August 17, 2006)
The Oneida Nation is opening its first discount retail business today in Chittenango, New York. Name Brand Deals will carry name brand goods at discount prices. It is located in a plaza the tribe bought in 2003 for $2.4 million....
Dozens arrested in methamphetamine bust (August 17, 2006)
Federal and tribal authorities announced the arrests of 30 people for distributing methamphetamine and other drugs on the Salt River Reservation in Arizona. The arrests were the result of a seven-month undercover investigation. It netted 15 pounds of raw meth...
Lakota code talker hailed as an American hero (August 17, 2006)
Clarence Wolf Guts, the last surviving Lakota code talker, was honored on Wednesday in South Dakota. Wolf Guts, 82, served during World War II. He helped develop a code based on the Lakota language and said yesterday he would do...
Sac and Fox Nation looks to develop energy park (August 17, 2006)
The Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma and two partners are putting together plans for an energy park outside of Tulsa. The tribe plans to acquire anywhere from 700 to 2,000 acres for the project. Chief Kay Rhoads said details...
Navajos debate upcoming presidential election (August 17, 2006)
Debate is heating up as the Navajo Nation prepares to elect a new president. Incumbent Joe Shirley Jr. will face Lynda Lovejoy in November. Lovejoy is the first woman presidential candidate. Some tribal members have already decided who will...
Offer on low-cost heating draws little interest (August 17, 2006)
Only one Pacific Northwest tribe sent a representative to a meeting to discuss a low-cost heating program being offered by Venezuela's oil company. Citgo Petroleum Corp. has set aside 10 million gallons of home heating oil to tribes at a...
Most Six Nations land claims remain unsettled (August 17, 2006)
Of the 29 land claims filed by the Six Nations -- the Mohawk, Onondaga, Seneca, Cayuga, Oneida and Tuscarora -- only one has been settled since the 1970s. The slow movement prompted Six Nations activists to occupy a construction...
Aquinnah Wampanoag agreement set for vote (August 17, 2006)
Voters are being asked to ratify an agreement between the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the town of Aquinnah, Massachusetts. The agreement spells out how the tribe and the town will address sovereignty issues. It arose out of a court case...
Peltier foe to head FBI's criminal division (August 17, 2006)
An opponent of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier has been promoted as head of the FBI's criminal investigative division. James H. "Chip" Burrus has worked for the FBI for 23 years. He was an assistant special agent in...
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