Bush signs Internet betting ban into law (October 16, 2006)
President Bush signed a bill to criminalize Internet betting on Friday but you won't hear many in Indian Country complaining. Tribes fought proposals to restrict Internet gaming for several years. "We've been very concerned that certain sectors of the gaming...
University investigates alleged Indian under new law (October 16, 2006)
The University of Washington is investigating an alleged Indian who may have violated a new state law by misrepresenting his academic credentials. Terry Tafoya claims to be from Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. But he isn't enrolled there and didn't...
Letter: Racist media ignores Lakota Republican (October 16, 2006)
"Sioux Falls media's racism is showing. I know, I know, you love stories about poor Indians and the mistreatment of minorities. But if one wants to be your leader - you raise your ugly racist head. Bruce Whalen, Pine Ridge...
Non-Natives march at protest site in Canada (October 16, 2006)
An estimated 500 non-Natives held a rally on Sunday to protest the Native occupation in Caledonia, Ontario. Computer programmer Gary McHale organized the "Caledonia Wake-Up Call." He predicted 20,000 non-Natives would show up but local reports put the number...
Navajo council considers human rights bill (October 16, 2006)
A bill to create a human rights commission is on the agenda as the Navajo Nation Council returns to work this week. Legislation 0719-06 is sponsored by delegate Ervin Keeswood. He cited past discrimination against Navajos as well as more...
Judge halts BIA reorganization for New Mexico tribes (October 16, 2006)
A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction against the Bush administration, ordering officials to stop the restructuring of education programs at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The judge said the plans must be put on hold until the BIA...
Editorial: No place for 'squaw' on Idaho's maps (October 16, 2006)
"White elected officials, such as Kootenai County Commissioner Rick Currie and state Rep. Dick Harwood, R-St. Maries, don't get it. It doesn't matter what they think the word "squaw" means. Or if they use the word in the best manner...
Mohegan Tribe's church played role in recognition (October 16, 2006)
Members of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut celebrated the 175th anniversary of a church that helped secure their federal recognition. The Mohegan Congregational Church was created to prevent the Mohegans from being removed under the federal Indian Removal Act....
Lakota teen reclaims regalia stolen in California (October 16, 2006)
Delmarina One Feather and her mother drove 18 hours from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to California to reclaim Delmarina's stolen regalia. Delmarina's buckskin dress, beaded cape, breastplate, eagle feather, feathered plume, choker, blanket and other items...
Sen. Burns on Human Events 'Most Vulnerable' list (October 16, 2006)
Montana Sen. Conrad Burns ranks near the top of the "Top 10 Most Vulnerable Republican Incumbents" list compiled by conservative publication Human Events. Burns comes in third in the list. "Having taken six-figure donations from several Jack Abramoff clients, Burns...
E-mails link Republican party leader to Abramoff (October 16, 2006)
E-mails released by the House Government Reform Committee show former White House political director Ken Mehlman helped convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff get results for his clients. Mehlman denied doing any favors for Abramoff but admits he acted as "gateway" for...
Editorial: Republicans should dump Rep. Pombo (October 16, 2006)
"There are times when voters realize the best thing they can do in a race is to hold their noses and vote for their party's candidate. In the 11th Congressional District race involving Richard Pombo, Republican voters must avoid that...
Community forum on Washington 'Redskins' (October 16, 2006)
Activist Suzan Shown Harjo will be a featured speaker at a Washington, D.C., forum on the Washington "Redskins" mascot. The Advisory Neighborhood Commission 1C is hosting the forum on Tuesday night. "Should the team change its name?" the announcement asks....
Cobell sees parallels in Aboriginal wage theft (October 16, 2006)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund case, has been in Australia to support Aboriginals whose wages were stolen by the government. Aboriginals, including children, were taken from their reserves and forced to work. Their wages were...
Jodi Rave: Tribes bless site of Native center at UM (October 16, 2006)
"It was a day of firsts on the University of Montana campus. It was the first day in more than a century that spiritual leaders from all 12 Montana tribes united for a single purpose. They met at daybreak...
Arrest made for rapes on Fort Apache Reservation (October 16, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with a series of rapes on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona. Jimi Aday, 29, a member of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, was taken into custody after...
Letter: Indians are the Palestinians of Virginia (October 16, 2006)
"I don't understand why white people in the commonwealth are so afraid of the native people obtaining federal recognition. This state has done everything within its power to kill off its native population, yet we survive. I am so tired...
Mark Trahant: Governments lie because politicians lie (October 16, 2006)
"Governments lie because politicians lie. The proof comes in mirror images when 60-second TV spots confirm the "other" candidate as the one lying. But what is interesting to me is the way politicians lie: clinging to facts without context and...
Yellow Bird: Tribal leaders can learn from the past (October 16, 2006)
"As I've written about the chicanery and disruption on reservations and pointed to tribal governments as the perpetrators, I wondered also if the stories I've heard from elders have deceived me into thinking all our early governments were perfect....
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