BIA recognition decision database v2.0 now online (May 25, 2005)
Welcome to Version 2.0 of the Federal Recognition Database by Indianz.Com! The database is an online version of the Acknowledgment Decision Compilation (ADC), a record of documents that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has on file for dozens of groups...
Listening Lounge: SCIA hearing on apology resolution (May 25, 2005)
Welcome to the Listening Lounge! Here you will find audio recordings of the May 25, 2005, Senate Indian Affairs Committee oversight hearing on S.J.Res.15, the U.S. apology resolution. Download them to your iPod, Rio or other mobile audio player. Or...
Utah tribe cleared for decision on nuclear waste (May 25, 2005)
A deeply divided Utah tribe moved closer to hosting Indian Country's first nuclear waste repository with the rejection of a legal appeal on Tuesday. The Skull Valley Goshute Tribe has signed a lease to store up to 44,000 tons of...
County opposes Cayuga Nation on land-into-trust (May 25, 2005)
Lawmakers in Cayuga County, New York, voted unanimously on Tuesday to oppose the Cayuga Nation's land-into-trust request. The tribe has asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to hold its properties in trust as a result of the recent U.S. Supreme...
Memorial service set for artist Dan V. Lomahaftewa (May 25, 2005)
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 28, for Dan V. Lomahaftewa, the Hopi/Choctaw painter who died unexpectedly on April 14. Growing up on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona gave Lomahaftewa inspiration for his work. "From when...
Churchill says school already looked into heritage (May 25, 2005)
Controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill said the school already looked into allegations that he is not Indian and found them without merit. Churchill claims the Department of Ethnic Studies investigated a complaint about his heritage back in 1994....
1877 Nez Perce battle site joins National Park Service (May 25, 2005)
The site of the 1877 battle between the Chief Joseph Band of the Nez Perce Tribe and the U.S. Army was officially welcomed into the National Park Service on Tuesday. The Bear Paw Battlefield was the location of the final...
Seattle Times: Unearthing Tse-whit-zen Village (May 25, 2005)
The Seattle Times concludes its special report on the discovery of a major village of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington. Part 4 examines how the discovery of more than 330 remains, while painful, has helped the tribe...
Office would help Navajos find work in film industry (May 25, 2005)
Navajo Nation Vice President Frank Dayish Jr. is leading talks to create an office to help tribal members obtain work in the film industry. Dayish talked with Navajo producer Elsa Johnson, Navajo actor Dyron C. Thompson and actor-director Rick Schroeder...
Navajo same-sex marriage ban up for vote again (May 25, 2005)
A controversial bill to ban same-sex marriages on the Navajo Nation will be considered at a special session early next month. The Navajo Nation Council passed the Diné Marriage Act of 2005 in April. But President Joe Shirley Jr. vetoed...
North Dakota officials oppose return of land to tribe (May 25, 2005)
North Dakota state officials spoke out against the proposed return of land to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation at a public hearing on Tuesday. State officials said the return of up to 36,000 acres to the tribe would affect...
Missouri River dams destroyed way of life for tribes (May 25, 2005)
Tribal elders in South Dakota shared their memories of life on the Missouri River at a conference in Pierre, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports. Vern Ashley, 89, a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, remembers the plentiful resources...
Opinion: Churchill playing game on Indian heritage (May 25, 2005)
"[Ward] Churchill's dubious Indian identity first got him into trouble in 1986. His political opponents in the American Indian Movement complained to CU - unsuccessfully - that Churchill was committing ethnic fraud, and couldn't prove his Indian ancestry. In 1993,...
Clashes reported as Bolivian Indians stage protest (May 25, 2005)
Thousands of Bolivian Indians led a massive protest in the capital of La Paz on Tuesday amid reports of clashes with the police. Protesters filled nearly every street in the capital and blocked roads in the nearby city of El...
Court won't make Navajo wife testify in abuse case (May 25, 2005)
An elderly Navajo woman who married her husband in a traditional ceremony can't be forced to testify against him in a sexual abuse case, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Monday. Federal prosecutors claimed Esther Jarvison, 85, was...
Agreement near on handling of Stillaguamish remains (May 25, 2005)
The state of Washington and the Stillaguamish Tribe are near an agreement over the handling of ancestral remains at a state construction site, The Seattle Times reports. The agreement would call for the removal of all remains at the site...
NCAI welcomes compromise on judicial nominations (May 25, 2005)
The National Congress of American Indians will continue to oppose controversial judicial nominee Bill Myers but welcomes the Senate's compromise, President Tex Hall said on Tuesday. Hall said the agreement reached by a bipartisan group preserves the Senate's ability to...
Witness list for hearing on U.S. apology resolution (May 25, 2005)
Here is the witness list for the May 25, 2005, Senate Indian Affairs Committee oversight hearing on S.J.Res.15, A joint resolution to acknowledge a long history of official depredations and ill-conceived policies by the United States Government regarding Indian tribes...
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