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Rep. Feeney apologizes for Abramoff in new ad (September 23, 2008)

Rep. Tom Feeney (R-Florida) is apologizing for his ties to jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff in a new campaign ad. Feeney said it was wrong for him to take a golfing trip to Scotland in 2003 with the lobbyist. The...


Supreme Court delays action on Indian gaming case (June 5, 2008)

A case that tests a critical provision of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act remains on the docket as the U.S. Supreme Court wraps up its current term. The court was due to consider a petition filed by the Kickapoo Tribe...


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Texas tribe presses Supreme Court on IGRA issue (April 22, 2008)

As tribes prepare to mark the anniversary of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to consider one of the law's most contested provisions. Congress passed IGRA in 1988, a year after the high court...


Tigua governor downplays criminal record (April 4, 2008)

Frank Paiz, the newly-elected leader of the Tigua Tribe of Texas, says his criminal past is just that, in the past. "The pueblo was aware of who I am and my background," Paiz told The El Paso Times. "My...


Observer: Peyote getting harder to find in Texas (February 14, 2008)

"Before LSD, before Ecstasy, there was peyote. Peyote and mescaline are both classified by the federal government as Schedule I Controlled Substances. This puts them in the same legal category as crack and heroin, drugs that, according to the Drug...


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DOI report backs Tigua Tribe's land claim (January 21, 2008)

A report commissioned by the Interior Department backs up the Tigua Tribe's claim to 36 square miles in Texas. Two historians said the Tigua Tribe was promised the land by the King of Spain. When Texas became part of the...


New Tigua leader hopes to stimulate economy (January 15, 2008)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas has a new leader who hopes to revitalize the reservation's stuttering economy. The tribe, also known as the Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo, ran a successful casino in El Paso. A legal battle with the...


Dallas Cowboys a popular team at Acoma Pueblo (January 14, 2008)

It isn't hard to find fans of the Dallas Cowboys in Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico. Fans like Gilbert Concho, a 60-year-old potter, who has a spare bedroom filled with Cowboys memorabilia. He owns 40 Cowboys T-shirts, 15 pairs of...


Only three official peyote growers remain (December 17, 2007)

Only three people in Texas are licensed to grow and sell peyote, a sacrament of the Native American Church. In the 1970s, the state licensed as many as 27 "peyoteros." But now it's down to a handful like Mauro...


Jicarilla Apache Nation partners on natural gas pipeline (November 28, 2007)

The Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico has entered into a partnership with an energy development firm from Texas. The tribe and Enterprise Products Partners will share ownership and assets in a natural gas pipeline that crosses the reservation. Enterprise...


Default judgment issued in 'membership' case (November 20, 2007)

A Texas judge issued a default judgment against an unrecognized group that is accused of selling "membership" cards to immigrants. The Kaweah Indian Nation of Kansas is not recognized by the state or federal government. Its leaders failed to respond...


Texas seeks final judgment against fake tribe (November 7, 2007)

The state of Texas is seeking a default judgment against a fake tribe accused of selling "memberships" to immigrants. The state sued the Kaweah Indian Nation of Kansas and its leader, Malcolm L. Webber, for allegedly violating the Texas...


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Kickapoo corruption trial underway in Texas (October 2, 2007)

Four people are on trial in federal court for a corruption scam involving the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas. Seven people, including the tribe's former chairman, were indicted on charges of stealing more than $900,000 from the tribe. Tax fraud and...


Class III gaming efforts in doubt after court decision (September 24, 2007)

The Bush administration is debating whether to appeal a gaming case that could hurt tribes in several states. On August 17, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a Texas tribe from offering Class III games without the state's approval....


Tigua Tribe celebrates heritage at annual feast day (June 14, 2007)

The Tigua Tribe of Texas celebrated its annual feast day on Wednesday. Every June 13, the tribe pays tribute to St. Anthony, its patron saint. Tribal members from across the country come home to celebrate their Pueblo and Catholic...


Ex-Rep. Tom DeLay demands DOJ action on probe (May 9, 2007)

Former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) says the Department of Justice needs to wrap up its investigation of his wife. DeLay quit Congress amid scrutiny over his ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He also faces political corruption charges in Texas....


Abramoff probe inches closer to ex-Rep. DeLay (April 26, 2007)

The Jack Abramoff corruption investigation is getting closer to former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas). DeLay resigned last year amid scrutiny over his ties to the convicted lobbyist and over his indictment on political corruption charges in Texas. But one of...


Alabama-Coushatta Tribe settles Abramoff suit (April 25, 2007)

The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas has settled a lawsuit involving convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The tribe sued Abramoff and several of his associates. The tribe says it was duped into donating $50,000 to an Abramoff charity that was instead used...


Houston official 'wrong' about comments on Indians (April 6, 2007)

A Houston City Council member said he was "wrong" for attacking Native Americans on his radio show. In a March 27 broadcast, Michael Berry, who serves as mayor pro tem, said the federal government spends too much money on Indian...


Houston official: Stop apologizing to Indians (March 28, 2007)

The United States needs to stop apologizing to American Indians and stop giving them money, a city council member in Houston, Texas, said on Tuesday. Michael Berry, who serves as mayor pro tem, said the federal government spends too...


Column: Controversy over statue in El Paso (March 26, 2007)

"El Paso is the true gateway to the modern American West. Lewis and Clark may have been the first Anglo Americans to explore the vast area between the Mississippi and the Pacific, but two centuries earlier, Juan de Onate, born...