Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'dnc'

Manslaughter charge for death of Pechanga leader

An employee of a strip club in Denver, Colorado, was charged with reckless manslaughter in connection with the death of Gabriel Pico, a leader of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians of California. Bryan Coe, who has been described as...

Pechanga leader's death after DNC ruled a homicide

Authorities in Denver, Colorado, say a leader of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians who was in town for the Democratic National Convention. was the victim of homicide. Gabriel Pico, 41, died on September 1 after a scuffle outside a...

Police cite 'suspects' in death of Pechanga leader

Gabriel Pico, a leader of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, fell to the ground and lost consciousness during an altercation at a strip club in Denver, Colorado, The Rocky Mountain News reports. The paper quotes a police report that...

Pechanga leader clashed with strip club bouncer

Gabriel Pico, a late member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, was injured during a "physical altercation" with a bouncer at a strip club in Denver, Colorado. The altercation occurred in the early morning hours of August 30. Pico,...

Pechanga council member dies after attending DNC

Gabriel Pico, a newly elected council member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, died on September 1 in Denver, where he had attended the Democratic National Convention. The Riverside Press-Enterprise said Pico, 41, was involved in an altercation outside...

ICT interview with David Gipp, following DNC speech

Indian Country Today interviewed David Gipp, the president United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota, after his speech to the Democratic National Convention on August 26. Gipp, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, was the only Native person...

Native Democrats drop McCain-Abramoff resolution

Native delegates at the Democratic National Convention dropped a resolution that linked Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) to jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Delegates were concerned that the focus on lobbyists could hurt their standing in Capitol Hill, Indian Country Today reported....

Blog: Rosebud Sioux leader delivers proud moment

"The Democratic National Convention’s opening ceremony was a show stopper as Robert Moore of the Rosebud Sioux Nation sang the national anthem. It was a moment of pride and dignity for me to watch one our own sing America’s...

Arapaho man denied time to deliver votes at DNC

Wyoming Rep. Patrick Goggles, a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe, wasn't able to deliver his state's roll call votes at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. Goggles, who was dressed in traditional clothes, was doing to deliver the votes...

White Earth chair works on Indian policy at DNC

Erma Vizenor, the chairwoman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, is one of Minnesota's delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Vizenor has been working with the Native caucus to develop an Indian policy. She said the federal government needs...

Opinion: No one pays attention to Indians at DNC

"Funny I never noticed this when I was growing up here, but there are Indians all over the place in Denver. Most of them are painted on walls. I just walked three blocks from the Art Museum, where there’s...

Gipp addresses Indian issues at Democratic convention

Reporting and photos by Lise King, The Native Voice. Pick up the paper edition of The Native Voice for more exclusive reports from the Democratic National Convention. The second day of the Democratic National Convention was just ramping up...

Blog: Tribes knew what they got with Abramoff

"A caucus of American Indian political leaders in Denver is considering a resolution that ties convicted Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff to Republican presidential candidate John McCain — through the person of Ralph Reed. Here’s the problem. Basically, the Senate Indian...

California tribes a presence at Democratic convention

California tribes are making their presence known at the Democratic National Convention this week. Robert Martin, the chairman of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, is a delegate for Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York). He said the party is seeking...

Howard Dean slams McCain for treatment of Cobell

Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, criticized Sen. John McCain 's (R-Arizona) for his treatment of Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit. During a June 26, 2005, hearing before the Senate Indian...

Jodi Rave: UTTC president to address convention

"Educator David Gipp, the only Native person scheduled to address delegates at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, plans to share a few ideas on how the White House can renew its promise of a better life for all Americans....

Native Democrats tie Abramoff to McCain campaign

The Native American Caucus at the Democratic National Convention is slamming Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) for associating with one of Jack Abramoff's "Republican cohorts," Indian Country Today reports. Members of the caucus are drafting a resolution that calls on McCain...

Kalyn Free excited to attend Democratic convention

Kalyn Free, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, is one of the more than 140 Native American delegates attending the Democratic National Convention this week. Free praised the opening day speeches by Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts and...

More than 140 Indian delegates in Denver for DNC

More than 140 American Indian and Alaska Native delegates are at the Democratic National Convention this week. Frank LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, said the Native contingent is the largest in the party's history. "Native...

Navajo Code Talkers to present colors for Democrats

The Navajo Code Talkers will present the colors on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention next week. Using the Navajo language, the Code Talkers developed an unbreakable code during World War II. They have been recognized with Congressional...

Rosebud Sioux leader to sing national anthem at DNC

Robert Moore, a council member for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, will sing the national anthem at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Moore, who supports Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois), will sing on Wednesday, August 27. The DNC called...

North Dakota tribe headed to Democratic convention

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota will be one of the many tribes represented at the upcoming Democratic National Convention. Chairman Marcus Wells Jr. and Roger White Owl, the tribe's administrative officer, are headed to Denver next...

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