Indianz.Com launches Casino Stalker to track casinos (May 15, 2006)
Indianz.Com Casino StalkerTracking casino proposals across Indian Country.Note: Map appears to load faster in Firefox. Note: Due to high web site traffic, Casino Stalker may take a minute or two to load. We recommend Firefox. Indianz.Com is happy to introduce...
State seeks gasoline tax agreement with tribes (May 15, 2006)
The state of Washington is trying to reach an agreement with tribes over the state's gasoline tax. In a case involving the Squaxin Island Tribe and the Swinomish Tribe, a federal judge ruled that the state cannot impose it 31-cent...
House Appropriations restores urban Indian clinics (May 15, 2006)
The House Appropriations Committee restored $33 million to the urban Indian health program in the 2007 Interior appropriations bill. President Bush proposed to eliminate the entire urban health program in the Indian Health Service budget. A cut would force some...
Campbell didn't violate lobbying ban, firm says (May 15, 2006)
Retired Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) didn't lobby his colleagues in violation of federal law, his new firm says. Campbell, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, joined the Holland & Knight law and lobbying firm in...
Haskell hands out record number of degrees (May 15, 2006)
Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas handed out degrees to a record 186 students during commencement exercises on Friday. Of the graduates, 78 received bachelor’s degrees in American Indian studies, business administration, elementary education or environmental science. “Before I...
IAIA graduates one of its largest classes (May 15, 2006)
The Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, held commencement exercises on Friday. IAIA bestowed degrees on 42 people, one of its largest classes. LaDonna Harris, the president of Americans for Indian Opportunity, gave the keynote....
Comanche man starts 'conservative' group (May 15, 2006)
David Yeagley, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, has started a "conservative" Indian group. Yeagley uses the term "conservative" in the literal, rather than political, sense. He says his Bad Eagle Foundation seeks to conserve Indian and American...
Red Lake Nation chairman faces three challengers (May 15, 2006)
Members of the Red Lake Nation of Minnesota are going to the polls this week for the first time since the March 21, 2005, shootings on the reservation. Chairman Floyd "Buck" Jourdain is seeking re-election. His son was the only...
Editorial: Racial injustice in South Dakota (May 15, 2006)
"A federal appeals court has reinstated a Native American voting-rights lawsuit against the city of Martin, with two key points: # It's clear from "the absence of Native American aldermen, combined with evidence of racially polarized voting" that there are...
Former Crow official indicted amid fraud claims (May 15, 2006)
Theodore J. Hogan, a former official of the Crow Tribe of Montana, has been indicted for making false statements. Hogan, also known by the name Kills in the Fog, previously served as tribal secretary. More recently, he was hired as...
Editorial: Background checks needed for employees (May 15, 2006)
"The Head Start and Early Start programs are vitally important for the education of children who live in the Navajo Nation. But important, too, are the safeguards required by federal agencies to keep sexual predators and people with criminal records...
Four tribes walk together for healthier nations (May 15, 2006)
Four tribes from the Four Corners region held the fifth annual Journey to Wellness: Walking Together for Healthier Nations on Friday. About 50 to 75 members of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, the Southern Ute Tribe, the Northern Ute...
Kickapoo woman arrested for stabbing sister (May 15, 2006)
A member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas was arrested for allegedly stabbing her sister to death. Kelly L. Humphrey, 28, was stabbed early Saturday morning in Goff, a town near the Kickapoo Reservation. The Nemaha County Sheriff's Department placed...
Northern Cheyenne Tribe rallies against meth use (May 15, 2006)
Several hundred people participated in an anti-methamphetamine march and rally organized by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana. Tribal members said meth is destroying their community. They said the rally was one step in their fight against the drug. President...
Editorial: Gila River Tribe rejects college campus (May 15, 2006)
"t's too bad that the Gila River Indian Community Council rejected plans for a South Mountain Community College campus on its land south of Ahwatukee Foothills. It would have been a prime opportunity for the tribe to bring higher education...
Tribal lobbying fees used to buy houses, properties (May 15, 2006)
Michael Scanlon, the first member of Team Abramoff to plead guilty, used tribal lobbying proceeds to buy millions in houses and other properties, The News Journal reports. From May 2001 through January 2005, Scanlon bought 10 properties for $18.7...
Mark Trahant: It's time for U.S. and Iran to talk (May 15, 2006)
"I doubt President Bush's best friends support him 100 percent of the time. As long as human beings are involved, there will always be differences -- some significant -- within a philosophy, political party or nation. Then we expect that...
Yellow Bird: Free press needed on the reservation (May 15, 2006)
"Could a newspaper survive on the reservation without the subsidy -- that is, solely on sales of the paper and advertising? I don't think so. There aren't enough businesses to buy the ads, nor would the subscriptions and rack sales...
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