Miami Nation told to wait on out-of-state casino (August 24, 2006)
Indianz.Com Casino StalkerTracking casino proposals across Indian Country. Leaders of the Miami Nation of Oklahoma will have to wait some more before learning whether they can cross state lines and open a casino in Kansas. The tribe has been trying...
Paper continues Indian education special report (August 24, 2006)
The Billings Gazette continues its special report on Indian education on reservations in Montana. Today's stories look at the impact of elders and basketball coaches at a school on the Crow Reservation. During the summer, the Crow Agency School offers...
Senate committee to discuss Cobell settlement (August 24, 2006)
Staff from the Senate Indian Affairs Committee are meeting in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Friday to discuss a proposed settlement to the Cobell trust fund lawsuit. The meeting is being hosted by the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Association. It...
Study: Health disparities among urban Indians (August 24, 2006)
"Editor’s Note: A group of medical professionals employed statistics from the census bureau to examine health disparities that exist among Natives living in urban locales such as Tulsa and Oklahoma City.This is an edited version of their final report. The...
Man charged with alcohol death of Muckleshoot boy (August 24, 2006)
An adult member of the Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington has been charged with second-degree manslaughter for the alcohol-related death of 13-year-old Kenneth Elkins. Elkins, also a tribal member, died just after midnight April 16 after drinking whiskey with Leonard Wayne...
County supports Paskenta Band trust land bid (August 24, 2006)
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians won the unanimous support of the Tehama County, California, Board of Supervisors to put 320 acres in trust. The tribe filed an application with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to have four parcels place...
Young star of 'The New World' takes on big issues (August 24, 2006)
The LA CityBeat gives Q’orianka Kilcher the "3rd Degree" in this week's issue, asking the young star of "The New World" about her efforts to raise awareness of how oil development affects Native people in Peru. "CityBeat: So, you are...
Stockbridge-Munsee Band heads to Massachusetts (August 24, 2006)
Members of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohican Nation are returning home to Massachusetts this weekend. The tribe will share its culture and history for a three-day event in Pittsfield. Mayor James M. Ruberto will honor the tribe at a...
Republicans make issue of Red Lake sovereignty (August 24, 2006)
Republican candidates for the Minnesota Legislature are making the Red Lake Nation's control of Red Lake a campaign issue. Doug Lindgren says the first thing he will do if elected is to seek an opinion on the tribe's sovereignty...
Democrats: Attacks on Red Lake sovereignty (August 24, 2006)
Two Democratic candidates for the Minnesota Legislature are criticizing challenges to the Red Lake Nation's sovereignty. Mary Olson, the candidate for State Senate District 4, calls the attack "racially divisive." "Federal courts continue to remind states that we are a...
Deal to settle Navajo-Hopi dispute rejected (August 24, 2006)
A deal to resolve outstanding issues of the Navajo-Hopi land dispute has been killed by Navajo Nation lawmakers. The agreement would have lifted the Bennett Freeze that has prevented infrastructure improvements on certain lands. It would have ensured access by...
Zuni Tribe suspends council member for two weeks (August 24, 2006)
A council member for the Zuni Tribe of New Mexico has been suspended but The Gallup Independent can't figure out why. On August 15, William Tsikewa was placed on administrative leave with pay for two weeks. Gov. Arlen Quetawki confirmed...
Microsoft debuts Windows in Quechua language (August 24, 2006)
Microsoft is debuting versions of its popular Windows and Office software in Quechua, the prominent Indian language in Bolivia. The software, already available in Peru, translates menus and commands into Quechua. "File" is "quipu," the Associated Press reported. Quechua is...
Navajo Nation enters trade agreement with Cuba (August 24, 2006)
A delegation from the Navajo Nation entered a trade agreement with the Cuban government on Wednesday. Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, the tribe's agribusiness, will sell products to Cuba. Rep. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) called it a historic agreement. Tsosie Lewis,...
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe trying to serve lawsuit (August 24, 2006)
Two of the defendants in the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe's lawsuit against Team Abramoff still haven't been served their papers. Lobbyist Jon Van Horne and Republican activist Ralph Reed haven't received a copy of the lawsuit. "It's like they've gone underground," Fred...
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