McCain prods tribes, government on tribal land dispute (July 22, 2005)
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge, Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Navajo-Hopi land settlement. July 21, 2005 Note: All files in MP3 format. Introduction - 7:22 - 1.26MB Panel I - 17:45 - 3.04MB Panel II - 31:07 - 5.34MB | Q&A...
Cobell calls trust reform bill a win for Interior (July 22, 2005)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the trust fund lawsuit, said the trust reform bill introduced by Sens. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) is a victory for the Interior Department. Cobell said the bill erases the victories...
CBC: First Nations University may close campus (July 22, 2005)
The troubled First Nations University of Canada may close its campus in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CBC News reports. FNUC has been undergoing a management and financial shakeup. Some news reports say the school could be up to $3 million in...
Signs of progress reported for Natives across Canada (July 22, 2005)
Native people in Canada are making more money, becoming better educated and moving to urban areas at high rates, according to recent reports. An estimated 60 percent of the Indian, Inuit and Metis population lives in cities, Statistics Canada said...
Red Lake chairman called to stand in shootings case (July 22, 2005)
Floyd Jourdain Jr., the chairman of the Red Lake Nation, was called to the stand on Thursday in a court hearing over his son's alleged role in the March 21, 2005, shootings on the reservation. Jourdain and his wife both...
Utility to remove small dam on Bear River in Idaho (July 22, 2005)
The Shoshone-Bannock Nation of Idaho joined a number of government agencies and private groups in signing an agreement to remove a dam on the Bear River in Idaho. The Cove Dam is the smallest of four dams on the river...
Surgeon at Indian center claims police brutality (July 22, 2005)
A heart surgeon working at the Gallup Indian Medical Center is considering a lawsuit against police in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after he suffered injuries during an incident with officers. Vincent Moss of New York City said he was beaten...
Illegal miners threaten reservation in Brazil (July 22, 2005)
Mining is illegal on reservations in Brazil but that hasn't stopped a flood of mining activity on Yanomami tribal land. At least five landing strips and eight mines have been illegally located on the Yanomami reservation, according to an Indian...
Ross Swimmer: No 'reparations' for Cobell lawsuit (July 22, 2005)
"A few weeks ago, a $27.5 billion offer was proposed - by plaintiffs and others - to settle the Cobell v. Norton Indian Trust accounting litigation. This case has dragged on since 1996, and there is widespread hope across Indian...
TV stations challenged on use of 'Redskins' name (July 22, 2005)
The four largest television stations in the Washington, D.C., area have been warned not to use the name "Redskin" in their stories, The Washington Post reports. George Washington University professor John Banzhaf [Web Site] said he will challenge the stations'...
Lawsuit accuses car dealership of discrimination (July 22, 2005)
A four-year-old lawsuit accuses a bankrupt car dealership in Rapid City, South Dakota, of taking advantage of Indian consumers. The J.D. Byrider lot promised to help Indian consumers rebuild their credit, the suit alleges. But dealers sold defective cars at...
Crow Tribe's college has accreditation affirmed (July 22, 2005)
The Little Big Horn College on the Crow Reservation in Montana has won reaccreditation from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The college was accredited for 10 years following a two-year review process. The college, located in Crow Agency,...
Opinion: Indians wrongly credited over whites (July 22, 2005)
"Textbooks widely used in public schools consistently downplay white men in favor of women and minorities. (Thomas Edison gets less space than a black scientist who tweaked one of Edison's inventions. A Navajo physicist gets a detailed write-up, but Albert...
Sentencing delayed in reservation abuse case (July 22, 2005)
A member of the Northern Ute Tribe of Utah who pleaded guilty to abusing her two grandsons faces a delay in sentencing because federal prosecutors are seeking a harsher punishment.. Charlissa Sireech pleaded guilty to seven felony counts of...
Tohono O'odham Nation can't stop immigrants (July 22, 2005)
Immigrants from Mexico and other countries south of the U.S. border continue to pose law enforcement, health and funding problems for the Tohono O'odham Nation. Last year, more than 491,000 migrants were arrested after they used the reservation to enter...
North Dakota tribe, park reach agreement on bison (July 22, 2005)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has reached a new deal to receive excess bison from Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. The tribe had been receiving bison under a five-year agreement. But some raised concerns about the tribe's...
Lac du Flambeau Band still upset with newspaper (July 22, 2005)
A Wisconsin tribe's disagreement with a local newspaper is turning into a full-out battle over media censorship, freedom of speech and tribal rights. The Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa banned the sale of The Lakeland Times...
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