Editorial: Another good shot emerges for Cobell (November 10, 2006)
With Congress headed back to Washington next week under a new Democratic majority, Indian Country can get to work on a real settlement to the Cobell trust fund lawsuit. The case came close to resolution this summer when the Senate...
'Fighting Sioux' opponents rally on court date (November 10, 2006)
Opponents of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota rallied as the school sought to protect its controversial symbol in court. The students, staff and faculty said the name was offensive to Indian people....
Oglala Sioux Tribe election plagued by complaints (November 10, 2006)
Election Day was a day of confusion and complaints on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe voted for president and council members. But supporters of former president Alex White Plume, who was removed...
Letter: Tribes lost sovereignty for citizenship (November 10, 2006)
"I, too, don't believe in political correctness. I believe in saying what you mean and meaning what you say, then letting the chips fall where they may. The Indian chiefs of all the nations signed a pledge of allegiance to...
Oklahoma History Center honors Code Talkers (November 10, 2006)
The Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City welcomed World War II veterans, their families and their descendants to a preview of the new Code Talkers exhibit. "Hidden Voices, Coded Words" opens today. It features the stories of Comanche, Choctaw,...
Delaware chief cites 'mandate' for recognition (November 10, 2006)
The newly elected chief of the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma says voters gave him a "mandate" to pursue a federal recognition deal with the Cherokee Nation. Chief Jerry Douglas, elected to his first full term, supports proposed legislation to treat...
Poarch Band signs deal with Boeing for training (November 10, 2006)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama signed a deal with The Boeing Co. for training at the tribe's Muskogee Metalworks factory. The Metalworks employs about 35 people. Under the deal, they will receive quality assurance, marketing, business development...
Navajo community welcomes return of two soldiers (November 10, 2006)
Two members of the Navajo Nation who spent more than a year in Iraq were welcomed home in Shiprock, New Mexico, on Thursday. Sgt. Dale George and Sgt. John Franklin are employees of the Navajo Utility Tribal Authority. They...
Seven indicted for theft from reservation school (November 10, 2006)
Seven board members and employees of an elementary school on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota have been indicted embezzling more than $665,000. The seven are accused of falsifying travel vouchers and obtaining payroll advances and bonuses from...
California tribes have eyes on future elections (November 10, 2006)
Six California tribes who raised more than $9 million for their new political committee saw most of the candidates they supported win election on Tuesday. Team 2006 spent $2.9 million on behalf of nine candidates, mostly Republicans. Eight of the...
No action taken on 'Chief Illiniwek' in Illinois (November 10, 2006)
The board of trustees for the University of Illinois took no action on the controversial "Chief Illiniwek" mascot at a meeting on Thursday. News reports have suggested the school is ready to retire the mascot. But a spokesperson said...
Pechanga man convicted for meth-fueled crash (November 10, 2006)
Joseph Anthony Barrientos, a member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, was convicted of two counts of second-degree murder for a hit-and-run crash fueled by methamphetamine. Barrientos, 27, hit and killed a 9-year-old boy and his grandmother on...
Victory for Fort Mojave sacred site in California (November 10, 2006)
The Fort Mojave Tribe shed tears of joy on Thursday as Pacific Gas & Electric Co. apologized for destroying a sacred site in California and agreed to remove a treatment plant. PG&E built the $15 million plant on top of...
Sen. Burns finally concedes, will go hunting (November 10, 2006)
Outgoing Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) finally conceded the race to Democrat Jon Tester on Thursday and immediately said he was going out hunting. "Now, I hope there is still a good-sized buck out there," he said. Final unofficial results showed...
Crow tribal member leads county justice race (November 10, 2006)
Leroy Not Afraid, a member of the Crow Tribe, is leading the race for justice of the peace in Big Horn County. Not Afraid challenged incumbent Natasha Morton. According to the latest results, he was leading by just 5 votes....
Turtle Mountain woman wins office in Wyoming (November 10, 2006)
Keja Whiteman, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, won election to the Fremont County Commission in Wyoming. The county is home to the Eastern Shoshone Tribe and the Northern Arapaho Tribe, both on the Wind River...
Rep. Tom Cole, Chickasaw, seeks top GOP post (November 10, 2006)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), a member of the Chickasaw Nation, announced his candidacy for the National Republican Congressional Committee on Thursday. Cole says he will work to restore Republicans to control in Congress. "Everything is on the line in...
Pelosi, Reid to lead Democrats in new Congress (November 10, 2006)
With Democrats in control of the House and Senate, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry M. Reid will lead their party in the 110th Congress. Pelosi's district covers most of San Francisco. There are no tribes in the district although...
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