Tribal gaming still faces challenges in Congress (October 9, 2006)
Efforts to restrict the $23 billion tribal gaming industry may resurface when Congress returns to work after the November elections, Indian advocates said last week. Key lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced measures to limit the acquisition of...
Opinion: Celebrating Columbus condones genocide (October 9, 2006)
"n 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue on a mission of plunder for Spain. When he arrived here, he commenced the virtual annihilation of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. A culture and nation founded on the murderous, exploitive philosophy...
Fire Thunder in running for Oglala Sioux president (October 9, 2006)
Cecilia Fire Thunder is still in the running for president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, according to The Sioux Falls Argus Leader. Prior reports had Fire Thunder ranked third in the tribe's primary. But she apparently received enough votes to...
Oneida Nation to raise awareness of abuse (October 9, 2006)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is hosting several events to coincide with National Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. The tribe is holding a Women's Wellness Fair, a sweat lodge and other programs. "We want to give women outlets for when they're...
Another victim of Fort Apache rapist identified (October 9, 2006)
Authorities have identified the 11th victim of a serial rapist on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona. The rapist has attacked 10 girls and one woman since March. The girls are all under the age of 18. The oldest victim...
Red Lake murder suspect turns himself in to police (October 9, 2006)
A Red Lake Nation man charged with first-degree murder surrendered to police on Sunday. Jacob John Lussier, 24, is accused of killing 23-year-old Harley James Sayers. The September 30 incident occurred on the reservation. Lussier turned himself over to county...
Indian boy in hospital after being dragged by bus (October 9, 2006)
A 6-year-old Indian boy is hospitalized after being dragged 60 feet by a school bus on the Cattaraugus Reservation in New York. Shane Stout exited the bus on Friday afternoon when his backpack got caught in the door. The...
Editorial: White House closely linked to Abramoff (October 9, 2006)
"The sordid Mark Foley controversy has diverted public attention from another major Washington ethics scandal — the influence peddling involving the disgraced former superlobbyist Jack Abramoff. That’s good news for the Bush administration, given freshly heightened suspicion that its dealings...
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe blasts treatment by state (October 9, 2006)
The chairman of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe says "social bigotry" is behind the state of South Dakota's treatment of tribes. Chairman Michael Jandreau has been battling the state on land-into-trust and sovereignty issues for more than a decade. He...
White House aide who worked for Abramoff resigns (October 9, 2006)
Susan Ralston, the top aide to White House strategist Karl Rove, resigned on Friday after a Congressional report documented her contacts with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Ralston worked for Abramoff before she was hired by Rove. But she maintained...
Navajo woman presses Bush for youth center funding (October 9, 2006)
A Navajo elder used a brief meeting with President Bush to press for funding for a youth center in Chinle, Arizona. Marjorie Thomas, 76, was one of four people handpicked to meet Bush when he landed at the Sky...
Navajo Democrat upset over Renzi 'endorsement' (October 9, 2006)
Arizona State Sen. Albert Hale, a Democrat and member of the Navajo Nation, wants Rep. Renzi (R) to apologize after Renzi's campaign falsely claimed Hale's endorsement. On September 18, Renzi included Hale's name on a list of "55 Democrat Elected...
Editorial: North Dakota ignorant towards Indians (October 9, 2006)
"It might be a coincidence that UND's suit against the NCAA was filed Friday. It might be a coincidence that hundreds of alumni were on campus for Homecoming, traditionally a time that's supercharged with team spirit. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem...
Mark Trahant: Americans know spending out of control (October 9, 2006)
"Most of us instinctively know that our spending is out of control. We know we need to save more. Next subject, please. "In the coming decades, many forces will shape our economy and our society, but in all likelihood no...
Charges dismissed in Northern Arapaho eagle killing (October 9, 2006)
A federal judge threw out charges against a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe who shot and killed an eagle without a federal permit. U.S. District Judge William Downes is preparing a written decision on his opinion. It's not clear...
Cherokee chief calls vote on removing Freedmen (October 9, 2006)
Members of the Cherokee Nation will go to the polls next February to decide whether to deny citizenship to the Freedmen, the descendants of African slaves. Last March, the tribe's top court ruled that the Freedmen are part of the...
Jodi Rave: Tribe rallies against drugs and abuse (October 9, 2006)
"In Montana, there were more reports of domestic abuse than there were babies born last year, amounting to more than 11,000 cases, said CSKT Chairman James Steele. Also, domestic violence on the Flathead Reservation is among the highest in the...
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