Bush seeks dramatic changes to Cobell settlement (October 24, 2006)

The Bush administration is proposing sweeping changes to the Cobell settlement bill that would phase out the federal government's trust management responsibilities and force consolidation of Indian lands. Within 10 years, the Interior Department would no longer manage the 54...

Still no action on death of Omaha toddler (October 24, 2006)

The Dakota County Attorney says he won't wait any longer to consider charges for the death of a 20-month old Omaha toddler. Nathaniel Saunsoci-Mitchell died nearly a month ago. He was in foster care in an Indian home off...

Gathering celebrates Oklahoma tribal languages (October 24, 2006)

The Intertribal Wordpath Society held the ninth annual Celebration of Oklahoma Indian Language and Culture on Friday. Speakers touted the importance of Native languages. Presentations were made in Pawnee, Comanche, Cheyenne, Chickasaw and Kiowa. Only 24 languages are still...

Longtime Washoe chairman Wallace ousted (October 24, 2006)

Brian Wallace, the longtime chairman of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, was ousted by voters on Saturday, according to preliminary results of the election. Waldo W. Walker, a Desert Storm veteran, beat Wallace by 41 votes. The results...

Domestic violence on the rise on Navajo Nation (October 24, 2006)

Navajo Nation authorities are seeing thousands of domestic violence cases in what they say has become a more violent trend. In the last three months alone, the Navajo Nation Department of Law Enforcement reported 1,166 cases of domestic violence....

White Earth Band brings sturgeon back to lake (October 24, 2006)

The White Earth Band of Ojibwe marked the return of the sturgeon fish to White Earth Lake in Minnesota. The tribe has been working for the past six years to reintroduce the fish. "The sturgeon is not just an economic...

Eastern Band teams with Notah Begay on golf resort (October 24, 2006)

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians announced the development of a $15.5 million golf resort. The tribe is teaming up with Navajo/Pueblo golfer Notah Begay III and noted golf course designer Robert Trent Jones II. Begay will help Jones...

BIA: Fort Apache rape suspects not connected (October 24, 2006)

The Bureau of Indian Affairs says two men arrested for a series of rapes on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona are not connected to a third suspect. The BIA says the rapes allegedly committed by Jeremy Reed, 23, and...

Column: Debate over use of Indians as mascots (October 24, 2006)

"Some of the more prominent voices in the debate about Native American sports mascots squared off at Arizona State University last week to argue a subject that will soon touch the Valley with the likely relocation of the Cleveland Indians'...

California tribes pour more money into campaigns (October 24, 2006)

California tribes are pouring even more money into several races through their new political committee. Team 2006 was formed by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Pechanga Band of Luiseo Indians, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians,...

Blackfeet Nation loses $2M on hurricane venture (October 24, 2006)

The Blackfeet Nation of Montana lost $2 million in an attempt to tap into Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. Tribal leaders saw success by sending hundreds of members to the Gulf Coast following recent disasters. In hopes of bringing in more...

Oneida Nation, NCAI host Native vote rally (October 24, 2006)

More than 600 people attended a Native vote rally hosted by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin and the National Congress of American Indians. Oneida Chairman Gerald Danforth, NCAI President Joe Garcia and National Indian Gaming Association Chairman Ernie Stevens...

Petroglyph site returned to Passamaquoddy Tribe (October 24, 2006)

The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine celebrated the return of a petroglyph site on Monday. The 5.5 acres were returned to the tribe courtesy of the Maine Coast Heritage Trust. The site is home to the Picture Rocks, which were...

Tribal leaders not upset with 'Injun time' remark (October 24, 2006)

Tribal leaders in Wisconsin don't think Democratic congressional candidate Steve Kagen offended them when he said he was late to a meeting because he was on "Injun time." "I had to laugh. I didn't give it much more thought...

Abramoff to help nab another member of Congress (October 24, 2006)

Federal investigators are expanding their Jack Abramoff investigation in hopes of "nabbing another member of Congress and aides," according to US News and World Report. Convicted lobbyist Abramoff continues to give more information to the FBI and Justice Department. He's...

UN Observer: Message from Arvol Looking Horse (October 24, 2006)

"I, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota Nation, ask you to understand an Indigenous perspective on what has happened in America, what we call "Turtle Island." My words seek to unite the global Community through...

Sen. Johnson: Honors for Chief Arvol Looking Horse (October 24, 2006)

The following represents the views of Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota). It is one thing to wish for world peace, but is another to spark an international movement to push for such a lofty goal. It is important to...

Fond du Lac Follies: Column by Jim Northrup (October 24, 2006)

Question of the Month, Ojibwemong Q: Aaniishwiin maanendamoyan noongom? A: Gii-zhoomiingweni niwiiw gii-gashkigwaadang nimakasinan **** Fond du Lac Follies motored to Milwaukee as a result of an invitation from Kim Blaeser to help promote the new book she edited....

Tim Giago: Important election day for South Dakota (October 24, 2006)

Posted by request of Tim Giago, Nanwica Kciji. 2006 Native American Journalists Foundation, Inc. Politics can be different in South Dakota. It is a red state where the independent-minded voters often vote blue. With only one member of the...