Memorial service for Fort Berthold soldier (November 29, 2006)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota will host a memorial service on Wednesday for Nathan Goodiron, a National Guardsman who was killed in Afghanistan. The service takes place at 10am at the Four Bears Casino in...
Congress urged to study royalty collection at DOI (November 29, 2006)
The chief investigator for Congress is urging lawmakers to ensure taxpayers are receiving the fair value for oil and gas drilling on federal lands. In his first-ever letter to the top lawmakers, the head of the Government Accountability Office (GAO)...
Family believes Red Lake boys were abducted (November 29, 2006)
The family of two brothers who went missing on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota is "very certain" that they were abducted, an uncle told Indian Country Today. Tristan A. White, 4, and Avery Lee Stately, 2, disappeared a...
Judge dismisses unrecognized tribe's land claim (November 29, 2006)
A federal judge has dismissed all remaining land claims of the unrecognized Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe of Connecticut. The tribe sued for the return of hundreds of thousands of acres. But the case was delayed while the tribe's federal recognition...
Tribal colleges educate non-Native students (November 29, 2006)
As many as 20 percent of tribal college students are not Native American, according to the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. Tribal colleges can't use federal funds to educate non-Natives. That means they must absorb the costs of these...
North Dakota governor not sorry for 'Sioux' (November 29, 2006)
North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven (R) graduated from Dartmouth College but he doesn't share the school athletic director's sentiments about Indian mascots. Hoeven says athletic director Josie Harper was wrong to apologize to Native American students. Dartmouth hosted a...
Editorial: Native 'offendians' strike at Dartmouth (November 29, 2006)
"The Offendians -- Native American activists who seek political leverage by manufacturing outrage at alleged white intolerance -- have elicited a startling apology from Dartmouth College's athletic director. Writing in the student newspaper on Wednesday, Josie Harper, Dartmouth director...
Yellow Bird: Time to drop 'Fighting Sioux' (November 29, 2006)
"When I read the recent article "Activists strike: Dartmouth folds," (Page 4A, Nov. 28), I sat with my head in my hands and considered yet another incident that will incite more hostility to our community. I'm tired. We need...
Indigenous uranium summit at Navajo Nation (November 29, 2006)
The Indigenous World Uranium Summit begins Thursday in Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the Navajo Nation. The summit is expected to draw representatives from indigenous communities in 14 countries. Speakers include Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. Attendees will work...
Mexican landfill angers Tohono O'odham, residents (November 29, 2006)
A proposed hazardous waste dump in Mexico has angered members of the Tohono O'odham Nation and residents and officials on both sides of the border. Mexico's environmental agency approved plans for the dump, which would accept up to 45,000 tons...
Yakama Nation threatens lawsuit over land (November 29, 2006)
The Yakama Nation of Washington is threatening to sue the city of Toppenish over a land annexation plan. The city council was about to approve the annexation when Yakama Chairwoman Lavina Washines objected. She asked the city to work with...
Column: Bobby Kennedy dedicated to Indians (November 29, 2006)
"If you are a child of the '60s trying to understand reasons for a controversial war, finding your way through a cultural explosion of ideas, music, literature, then "Bobby" demands your attention. I don't do movie reviews, and won't...
Health Canada announces Native diabetes project (November 29, 2006)
Health Canada announced a pilot project aimed at improving diabetes treatment and prevention on First Nations. The project will ensure that Native patients will have timely access to testing, treatment, prevention and follow-up care. It's part of a $40 million...
San Manuel Band begins work on new development (November 29, 2006)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has begun work on a mixed-use development in Highland, California. The San Manuel Village includes a 110-room Hampton Inn & Suites hotel, a 68,000-square-foot office building and 40,000 square-feet of retail space. Construction...
Kiowas upset over racial graffiti at high school (November 29, 2006)
Members of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma are upset after racial slurs against them were spray-painted on a wall at the high school in Hobart. The graffiti targeted "Indians" but specifically named "Kiowas." Another slur was directed against an African-American...
Quileute Tribe locked in dispute with park service (November 29, 2006)
The Quileute Tribe of Washington has closed access to a popular beach and is threatening to close another in hopes of resolving a land dispute with the National Park Service. Tribal leaders want to increase the size of the reservation,...
Village blasts Oneida Nation over land purchase (November 29, 2006)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is being attacked by the village of Hobart over a recent land purchase. The tribe bought the 17.4-acre parcel from a real estate developer. That means the village won't see any tax revenue or be...
Southern Ute Tribe diversifies with real estate (November 29, 2006)
The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado is buying 33 percent of Belmar, a development in downtown Lakewood. The purchase price was not disclosed. According to The Denver Rocky Mountain News, the mixed-use development has a completed value estimated at $850...
USA Today: Tribes remove thousands from rolls (November 29, 2006)
USA Today is running a front-page story on the removal of thousands of people from tribal rolls. The story mainly looks at California tribes that have disenrolled about 2,000 people. The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, the Picayune Rancheria...
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