Rehnquist's tenure saw erosion of tribal sovereignty (September 6, 2005)
As an associate justice, then chief justice, William H. Rehnquist oversaw the near wholesale dismantling of tribal sovereignty in a slew of U.S. Supreme Court cases. During Rehnquist's 33 years on the bench, the court abandoned its traditional role as...
Roberts named to chief justice position at Supreme Court (September 6, 2005)
President Bush urged the Senate on Monday to quickly confirm attorney John G. Roberts Jr. as the next chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. With Roberts at his side at the White House, Bush said it "is in the...
Narragansett chief visits Shinnecock Nation (September 6, 2005)
The chief of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island visited the Shinnecock Nation of New York to dispel concerns that the tribes are fighting each other. A fight at the recent Schemitzun powwow was attributed to a rivalry between the...
Vote on Native Hawaiian recognition bill delayed (September 6, 2005)
A vote on a bill to recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity has been delayed yet again. Relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina and the death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist have forced the rescheduling of the bill. It is not...
NIGA hopes to raise $1M for Katrina relief efforts (September 6, 2005)
The National Indian Gaming Association hopes to raise $1 million to help tribes affected by Hurricane Katrina. NIGA set up the Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Fund to accept donations for tribes in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi. Six federally recognized tribes...
Crow Creek Sioux Tribe's dorm ready for students (September 6, 2005)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is ready to welcome students back to school, five months after a fire destroyed the tribal school dormitory and dining hall. The tribe brought in 23 modular units to house an estimated...
Chairman Jandreau: Indian Country being left out (September 6, 2005)
"Through outsourcing, insourcing, new technological breakthroughs and various business techniques, along with new international trade agreements, the global market has "flattened" the world and allowed more and more countries to compete on a level playing field. Unfortunately, American Indian reservations...
Editorial: Whiteclay policing deal a good step (September 6, 2005)
"Finally, it's official. An agreement allowing Pine Ridge Indian Reservation tribal police to enforce Nebraska law in the small town of Whiteclay has been signed - by both tribal and Nebraska officials. Tribal police will be deputized and able to...
Red Lake football team heads back to the field (September 6, 2005)
The Red Lake High School football team played its first game of the season last Thursday. The Warriors lost 44-0 but their spirits remain high. "We never back down from a challenge,' junior quarterback Tom Barrett Jr. told The Minneapolis...
Red Lake teachers, staff wary of return to school (September 6, 2005)
Some teachers and staff at the high school on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota are worried that they might never be able to go back to work after the March 21, 2005, shootings. Keith Lussier, a cultural counselor at...
Navajo Nation moves to take control of schools (September 6, 2005)
The Navajo Nation is taking steps to establish its own education system to take over schools currently operated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the states of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. Tribal leaders hope to create a new...
South Dakota coordinator tackles Indian education (September 6, 2005)
Keith Moore knows he doesn't have all the answers but as the state of South Dakota's new Indian education coordinator, he says he is ready to tackle high-drop out rates, poverty and other problems facing Indian students. Moore, a member...
Opinion: Bush plays for ethnic votes on Hawaiian bill (September 6, 2005)
"The U.S. Senate is scheduled tomorrow to decide whether to clear the way for the most odious, anti-American piece of legislation in memory: S. 147, the "Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act." Incredibly, as of now, more than 61 senators are...
Navajo family gets help with royalty payments (September 6, 2005)
A Navajo family whose land is being used by oil and gas companies is seeing increased royalty payments after contacting the Interior Department. Sam and Esther Valdez have never been told how much oil and gas their land has generated...
Seneca Nation bars school buses from reservation (September 6, 2005)
The Seneca Nation of New York has barred a bus company from entering the reservation due to problems with the busing of tribal children. Seneca President Barry E. Snyder said the Carrier Coach company has injured children, missed pickups and...
Violence Against Women Act set to expire this month (September 6, 2005)
The Violence Against Women Act is set to expire at the end of the month unless Congress reauthorizes it. A new version of the bill includes a section to deal with violence against Native women. It would boost tribal punishments...
Spirit Lake Nation tables vote on 'Fighting Sioux' (September 6, 2005)
The Spirit Lake Nation council tabled a vote on a resolution to oppose the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The council was expected to pass a resolution against the name since tribal members...
Two more schools exempted from NCAA mascot policy (September 6, 2005)
The Central Michigan University "Chippewas" and the University of Utah "Utes" have won exemptions from the NCAA's policy on Indian mascots. The NCAA said it will allow the two schools to use Indian imagery during post-season tournaments. The Saginaw Chippewa...
AIM leads protest against FSU 'Seminoles' mascot (September 6, 2005)
Eight members of the American Indian Movement held a protest against Florida State University's "Seminoles" mascot on Monday. AIM says FSU needs to get approval from all Seminole people to use the mascot. So far, the Seminole Tribe of...
Indian energy roundtable scheduled in Denver (September 6, 2005)
The Interior Department is co-sponsoring a roundtable on Indian energy in Denver on October 18. The department's Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development and the Domestic Petroleum Council are bringing together tribes and industry representatives to discuss energy development...
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