Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'kansas'

Editorial: Concerns about Haskell president

"A meeting this week with Haskell Indian Nations University President Linda Sue Warner and members of the Haskell Board of Regents should give the Bureau of Indian Affairs a good opportunity to assess the controversy that continues to rumble...

Haskell regents to meet with BIA in Washington

Regents from Haskell Indian Nations University will meet with Bureau of Indian Affairs officials in Washington, D.C., next week. The regents are concerned with President Linda Sue Warner, a member of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma who took over...

Kevin Abourezk: Sisters protect Wyandotte cemetery

"Luis Moro understands the concept of a trail of tears. Born in Cuba around the time the Communist Party and Fidel Castro were ascending to power, Moro left as a child with his mother for Mexico City and then to...

Haskell University endowment association disbands

A group that was raising funds for Haskell Indian Nations University has called it quits, citing a lack of cooperation from President Linda Warner. The Haskell Endowment Association was formed in 2005 to raise money for the tribal college...

Worley: Hundreds of tribal place names in Kansas

"Names are a way of remembering as well as of identifying. Since Kansas City’s native American heritage is largely several generations removed from current existence, we often forget how much we developed right in the middle of “Indian Country.” However,...

Iowa Tribe eyes wind power for entire reservation

The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska would like to power it entire reservation with wind energy, vice chairman Alan Kelley said. For now, the tribe is starting a project to power its casino and two buildings. Three wind turbines...

Iowa Tribe plans wind energy project in Kansas

The Iowa Tribe of Kansas and Nebraska is planning a wind energy project on its reservation in Kansas. The tribe says the system will save $120,000 to $150,000 in energy costs. It will be installed over the summer. Get the...

Navajo boxer wins silver at world tournament

Mioshia “Yosh” Wagoner, a member of the Navajo Nation, won the silver medal at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in China. Wagoner wasn't sure she was on the same level as the other boxers. But after winning her first...

Prairie Band donates $20K to charity in Kansas

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation donated $20,000 to a charity in Topeka, Kansas, that helps low-income families. Let's Help will use the money to help participants in its adult education/GED program. The tribe donated a total of $67,500 in the...

Ottawa Tribe reaches free tuition agreement

Members of the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma will get free tuition, room and board at Ottawa University in Kansas under an agreement finalized last week. The tribe gave 20,000 acres for the school nearly 150 years ago. In return,...

Haskell University sees big boost in enrollment

Enrollment at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas continues to rise, The Lawrence Journal-World reports. Nearly 1,000 students signed up for classes this fall, up 11 percent from fall 2007. Enrollment is 17 percent higher than spring of this year....

Wyandotte casino survives another legal challenge

The 7th Street Casino in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. File Photo © Wyandotte Nation. After more than a decade of litigation, it looks like the out-of-state casino operated by the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma is finally safe. The tribe...

Haskell signs environmental science agreement

Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas signed an agreement with the University of North Texas and the Environmental Protection Agency to encourage more students to enter the environmental science field. Haskell students will be able to complete postgraduate studies at...

Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation to set up drug court

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas is using a $350,000 federal grant to set up a drug court. The "Healing to Wellness" court will help tribal members address substance abuse issues. The process promotes culture and family involvement. “We're...

Kickapoo Tribe seeks emergency health funds

A month after declaring an emergency, the Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas hasn't heard back from the Indian Health Service. The tribe needs $150,000 to keep the Kickapoo Nation Health Center running until the end of the current fiscal year. The...

Leader of fake tribe guilty in immigration scam

A federal jury found a Kansas man who claims he is the leader of a tribe guilty for scamming immigrants with promises of U.S. citizenship. Malcolm Webber calls himself the Grand Chief Thunderbird IV of the Kaweah Indian Nation. Prosecutors...

Witness says fake tribe pulled in $30K a day

A fake tribe in Kansas that sold "memberships" to immigrants was pulling in $30,000 a day, a former employee testified in court on Thursday. Eduviges del Carmen-Zamora worked for the Kaweah Indian Nation and its self-proclaimed leader Malcolm Webber. She...

Leader of fake tribe on trial for immigration scam

The leader of a fake tribe in Kansas is being tried today in connection with a scam that promised U.S. citizenship to immigrants. Malcolm Webber, also known as Grand Chief Thunderbird IV, leads a group called the Kaweah Indian...

Kansas tribes seek ouster of Haskell president

Linda Warner has served as president of Haskell Indian Nations University for 16 months but tribes in Kansas aren't happy with her performance. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Kickapoo Tribe have passed resolutions that calls Warner's ouster....

Kickapoo Tribe declares health care emergency

The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas declared a health emergency due a lack of funds. Chairman Steve Cadue said funding for the tribe's health center and dental clinic has been steadily reduced while the number of patients rises. The tribe...

Kickapoo Tribe cites lack of contract health dollars

INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE Senate Indian Affairs Committee oversight hearing on Access to Contract Health Services in Indian Country. June 26, 2008. • Opening Statements Panel 1 - Testimony | Q&A Panel 2 - Testimony | Q&A • Webcast | Written...

Leader of fake tribe headed to trial on fraud charges

The leader of a fake tribe in Kansas is headed to trial for allegedly scamming immigrants with false promises of U.S. citizenship. Malcolm Webber, who calls himself Grand Chief Thunderbird IV, sought to sever his case from fellow members...

Editorial: Kickapoo Tribe invests in its future

"For far too many years, the American Indian has been reduced to talking about geographic boundaries of reservation lands as if these property lines somehow define the Indian experience. It shouldn’t be that way — not for the Indian...

Haskell University graduates largest class

A record number of graduates received their degrees from Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. The university held its commencement on Friday. Eighty students received a bachelor’s degree and 116 received an associate’s degree. Graduation exercises were followed by...

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