Live from NCAI annual convention in Tulsa (November 1, 2005)
Welcome!Indianz.Com is in Tulsa, Oklahoma, all week for the 62nd annual National Congress of American Indian convention. Join us daily for updates on all the happenings and events! Tex Hall's Farewell Tex G. Hall gave his last address as president...
Oneida Nation said to call off settlement talks (November 1, 2005)
Lawyers say the Oneida Nation has called off talks to end 22 tax lawsuits but the tribe says it is still interested in settling. The tribe sued 22 school districts and municipalities to prevent foreclosure of its land. A federal...
Most students at BIA school said to be depressed (November 1, 2005)
Many students at a Bureau of Indian Affairs school in New Mexico are suffering from depression, says a counselor who was called in after a student committed suicide in a dorm. Counselor Gordon Nielson says students at Navajo Prep are...
Judge considers Catawba Nation leadership suit (November 1, 2005)
A judge in South Carolina is hearing a lawsuit over the Catawba Nation's leadership. A group of tribal members is suing the tribal council. They say the current slate of leaders is holding office illegally. As part of the suit,...
Women clean up Northern Cheyenne cemetery (November 1, 2005)
Two women are cleaning up a cemetery on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Janet Mullin and Teddy McMakin, a tribal member, saw that some burial plots were neglected. So they are cleaning up the cemetery, identifying unmarked graves...
Sho-Bans drop objections to Nez Perce water deal (November 1, 2005)
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes have dropped objections to the Nez Perce Tribe's water rights settlement. The Sho-Bans had raised 56 objections to the $193 million deal and pledged to tie it up in court. But the tribe has reached an agreement...
Wyoming governor names second tribal liaison (November 1, 2005)
Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal (D) appointed Edward Wadda as the state's liaison to the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. Wadda, 36, is a Shoshone tribal member. He is an adjunct instructor at the University of Wyoming and Central Wyoming College. Freudenthal previously...
Fired officers dispute link to Native teen's death (November 1, 2005)
Two ex-police officers linked to the death of Native teen Neil Stonechild have wrapped up their appeal. Larry Hartwig and Brad Senger were fired after an official government inquiry said they were the last to see Stonechild, 17, alive....
Ousted Fort Peck chairman wins re-election (November 1, 2005)
John Morales was re-elected chairman of the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana after being removed from office last year. Morales, 38, defeated Tom Christian, 52, in an election held on Saturday. He was sworn into office on Monday. Morales was...
Supreme Court nominee Alito ruled for alleged Indian (November 1, 2005)
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito ruled in favor of an alleged Indian "holy man" who fought state officials over the right to exercise his religion. As a judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, Alito authored the opinion...
Litefoot shares positive message on Rez tour (November 1, 2005)
Cherokee rapper/actor Litefoot is taking his positive message to Indian youth nationwide on his "Reach The Rez" tour. Litefoot launched the tour in October and plans to hit 211 reservations. On each stop, he is inspiring young people to...
Hearing to determine fate of alleged chief's baby (November 1, 2005)
A judge held a hearing on Monday to determine the fate of the newborn son of a man who claims to be an Indian chief. The judge allowed child welfare officials in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, to take temporary custody of...
Tule River Tribe seeks to develop housing (November 1, 2005)
The Tule River Tribe of California is seeking to develop more than 1,000 acres land for housing. The tribe is planning 21 low-income, single-family units on the land. The homes are the first phase of a larger housing development. The...
Tim Giago: Government ignores Indian health problems (November 1, 2005)
"The suicide rate for American Indians and Alaska Natives ages 15 to 24 is three times the nation’s average, according to federal health officials. An Associated Press story quotes 'experts' that see 'poverty, alcohol abuse and domestic violence as factors...
Washoe Tribe joins fight against meth (November 1, 2005)
The Washoe Tribe has formed a partnership with law enforcement agencies in Nevada to fight methamphetamine and other illegal drugs. The agreement will allow local law enforcement to assist in violent or emergency situations on tribal lands. Previously, police officers...
Griles called to testify on Abramoff scandal (November 1, 2005)
Clarification: The hearing takes place Wednesday, November 2. Witness List: http://indian.senate.gov/2005hrgs/110205hrg/110205wit_list.html. Former Interior deputy secretary J. Steven Griles has been called to testify on the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, The Hill newspaper reports. Griles is set to appear before the...
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