Cobell appeals removal of judge and IT decision (August 25, 2006)
The Cobell plaintiffs announced on Thursday they will fight to keep Judge Royce Lamberth on the long-running and contentious trust fund case. Last month, a federal appeals court removed Lamberth after 10 years of hearing the lawsuit. A panel of...
Paper concludes report on Indian education (August 25, 2006)
The Billings Gazette concludes its weeklong series on Indian education on reservations in Montana. One story emphasizes the importance of tribal colleges. Many students use them as a stepping stone to four-year institutions away from the reservation. Mandy Plainfeather enrolled...
Mashantucket Tribe celebrates green corn feast (August 25, 2006)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut kicked off Schemitzun, the annual feast of green corn and dance, on Thursday. The festival, held on the tribe's reservation, attracts thousands of dancers and dozens of drum groups. It features an...
Shakopee Tribe gets ready for annual powwow (August 25, 2006)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota is getting ready to kick off its annual wacipi, or powwow. Glynn Crooks, the vice chairman of the tribe, serves as chairman of the wacipi. He attributes his dedication to his parents, who...
Lummi Nation gets new school superintendent (August 25, 2006)
The new school superintendent for the Lummi Nation of Washington has some big changes in store. Larry Byers, a member of the Cherokee Nation, hopes to increase the Lummi Nation School's attendance and graduation rate. He had success at Chemawa...
Column: Tribal nations evict their own people (August 25, 2006)
"In recent years, the following tribes have or are in the process of banishing or disenrolling tribal citizens: the Las Vegas Paiutes (Nevada); the Sauk-Suitattle (Washington state); the Oneida Nation (New York); the Tonawanda Band of Seneca (New York); the...
Adopt-A-Native Elder program still going after 13 years (August 25, 2006)
Founded in 1993, the Adopt-A-Native Elder program in Utah continues to help elders on the Navajo Nation. Elders over the age of 70 receive boxes of food, clothing and over-the-counter medicine twice a year. This past April, nearly 1,500...
Ralph Reed denies hiding from tribe's lawsuit (August 25, 2006)
Ralph Reed, a conservative Republican and associate of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, denies he was hiding from the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas. The tribe named Reed as a defendant in a fraud and conspiracy lawsuit filed in early July. But...
First Nation's billboard plan sparks controversy (August 25, 2006)
The Squamish First Nation is moving forward with plans to erect billboards on its land in Vancouver, British Columbia. The tribe is using the billboards to raise revenue. But residents are upset that the signs won't adhere to local...
Penobscot Nation to plan for economic future (August 25, 2006)
The Penobscot Nation of Maine will use a $35,000 federal grant to plan for its economic future. The grant was awarded by the Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. Part of the money will be used to update the tribe's...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe reports progress (August 25, 2006)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe says talks with the town of Mashpee, Massachusetts, are going well. The tribe and the town have met twice to discuss the tribe's pending recognition. Officials from both sides hailed the talks as positive. The tribe...
Comanche Nation election results challenged (August 25, 2006)
The results of the recent Comanche Nation election are being challenged. Incumbent chairman Wallace Coffey was re-elected by just 52 votes. Challenger Michael Burgess filed a petition with the election board to challenge the results. Burgess says Coffey appointed new...
Cherokee Nation announces new diabetes center (August 25, 2006)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma and the Indian Health Service are teaming up to open a new diabetes center. The 10,000-square-foot facility will be located at the Hastings Medical Center in Tahlequah. It will provide services for the more than...
Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe threatened with lawsuit (August 25, 2006)
Two town leaders are threatening to file another sovereignty lawsuit against the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts. The two selectmen in the town of Aquinnah say the tribe built a community center without local approval. They want the tribe to...
Connecticut museum features Indian art exhibit (August 25, 2006)
A new exhibition at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut seeks to challenge stereotypes about Indian art. “No Reservations: Native American History and Culture in Contemporary Art" opened this week and runs through February 2007. It features the...
Pueblo man oversees expansion of NMAI (August 25, 2006)
Duane Blue Spruce, a native New Yorker and Pueblo architect, is helping the National Museum of the American Indian in New York expand its downtown Manhattan facility. Blue Spruce is the facilities planning coordinator at the George Gustav Heye Center....
Former Bush official challenges Abramoff conviction (August 25, 2006)
David H. Safavian, a former Bush administration official convicted for lying about his ties to Jack Abramoff, was in court again on Thursday. Safavian's attorney asked a federal judge to overturn his conviction or grant him a new trial. Safavian...
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