California tribes face divisions on key issues (January 27, 2005)
The leader of California's largest inter-tribal organization vowed on Wednesday to mend the rift that has emerged among the state's tribes. Anthony Miranda, chairman of the California Nation's Indian Gaming Association (CNIGA), delivered his second State of the Tribal Nations...
Column: Columbus Day protesters overreacting (January 27, 2005)
"It's national No Name-Calling Week. No joke. In observance, I will refrain from calling the jurors who acquitted leaders of a Columbus Parade protest in Denver ignoramuses. But that's where my participation in No Name-Calling Week ends. As for the...
Pine Ridge community raises unusual school building (January 27, 2005)
The Red Shirt village on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is raising the roof on an unusual $4.2 million school building. The school consists of two 124-foot concrete domes connected by a rectangular structure. The building is unusual...
Indian Eddie: Zuni Tribe wasted money on inauguration (January 27, 2005)
"If the Zuni Pueblo band is so filthy rich that it has $11,000 to throw away by attending the inauguration of a president who has done almost nothing for the tribe, I'd like to hit it up for a small...
Editorial: Hard to be optimistic on tribe's college (January 27, 2005)
"Everything is working out - finally - at Si Tanka University, officials say. Really? That's based on: # A tentative agreement - not finalized - with creditors. # A plan yet to be approved by the federal government that would...
State: Oglala Sioux Tribe to patrol Whiteclay (January 27, 2005)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe will be able to patrol the town of Whiteclay under a forthcoming agreement with the state of Nebraska. Nebraska attorney general Jon Bruning told The Lincoln Journal Star that an agreement was "weeks away." The two...
Archaeologists hail discovery at state work site (January 27, 2005)
Archaeologists in Washington say they are excited to find a seasonal tribal camp that dates to the time of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Further studies are pending but the site was likely used by members of the Chinook Nation....
Mysterious reward offered for stolen Pueblo artifact (January 27, 2005)
Officials in New Mexico are wary of a $75,000 reward being offered for the return of an 1880s Pueblo kachina that was stolen last month. An unknown tribe is behind the reward, according to a flier. But state officials say...
Woman ejected from Pechanga Band in despair (January 27, 2005)
A woman who was disenrolled by the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians says her life has been ruined by the tribe. Kimberly Sullivan traces her ancestry to a woman the tribe's enrollment committee says was not a real Pechanga. So...
Washington tribe still affected by excavation of village (January 27, 2005)
Members of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington said they are still trying to cope with the excavation of a major village where hundreds of ancestors were buried. The tribe participated in excavation of the site, which was being...
Senate confirms Rice as secretary of state (January 27, 2005)
The Senate took action on three Bush administration nominees on Wednesday, confirming two to their posts and advancing the other for a full vote. Condoleezza Rice was confirmed as secretary of state by a vote of 85 to 13. The...
Unrecognized tribe loses aboriginal rights case (January 27, 2005)
An unrecognized tribe claiming aboriginal rights on the Uintah-Ouray in Utah saw its case dismissed by a federal judge this week. The Timpanogos Tribe claimed to have hunting and fishing rights on the reservation. Members say they descend from the...
Native Hawaiian recognition bill introduced again (January 27, 2005)
A bill to recognize a Native Hawaiian government was reintroduced in the Senate and House this week as Sen. Daniel Akaka (D) called for a hearing before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. The committee's new chairman, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona),...
More charges filed in Kickapoo corruption scandal (January 27, 2005)
More charges were filed in the corruption scandal involving former leaders of the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas. A federal grand jury added charges against six people previously accused of stealing more than $900,000 from the tribe. The new charges include...
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