Garcia turns to Four Directions to guide Indian Country (February 3, 2006)
STATE OF INDIAN NATIONS View Webcast: NCAI Download MP3s: Address | Q&A More: Text of Speech | FY07 Budget Request Joe Garcia, the new president of the National Congress of American Indians, delivered the State of Indian...
UND president says tribe won't oppose 'Sioux' name (February 3, 2006)
The Spirit Lake Nation won't oppose the University of North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo, school president Charles Kupchella said. Kupchella met with tribal leaders recently and he said they told him they were going to abide by a...
Opinion: Long overdue honor for Montana's Indians (February 3, 2006)
"Recently the Legislature acted to recognize a minority group whose constitutional rights we have ignored for over three decades. Montana ranks fourth among the states in the percentage of population that is American Indian. An estimated 12 percent of our...
Alaska Natives at center of ANWR drilling debate (February 3, 2006)
As the debate over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge occurs in Washington, two Alaska Native villages are closely watching to see how it will affect their daily lives. Kaktovik, an Inupiat Eskimo village in ANWR, largely supports drilling...
New Delaware chief seeks deal with Cherokee Nation (February 3, 2006)
Jerry Douglas, the new chief of the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma, said he hopes to reach an agreement with the Cherokee Nation to restore his tribe's federal recognition. The Delawares were made a part of the Cherokee Nation in a...
Cason acknowledges robbing Peter to pay Paul (February 3, 2006)
Top Interior Department officials are defending the Bush administration's decision to cut funds from Indian programs to pay for the Cobell v. Norton trust fund lawsuit. Associate deputy secretary Jim Cason made an across-the-board cut at the Bureau of Indian...
Tex Hall worried Abramoff scandal may hurt tribes (February 3, 2006)
Tex Hall, the former president of the National Congress of American Indians and current chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, says tribes could face a backlash over Jack Abramoff. Hall told Indian Country Today that tribes need to...
Soboba Band continues to upgrade golf course (February 3, 2006)
The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians is continuing to make upgrades to a popular golf course the tribe purchased in San Jacinto, California. The tribe spent nearly $4.5 million in general improvements over the last six months. The 40-year-old irrigation...
Little River Band leader removed from office (February 3, 2006)
Lee Sprague, the ogema of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians in Michigan, was removed from office after a council hearing on Thursday. Sprague, accused of financial mismanagement, acknowledged problems and said he was working to fix them....
Jodi Rave: Garcia calls for settlement of Cobell (February 3, 2006)
STATE OF INDIAN NATIONS View Webcast: NCAI Download MP3s: Address | Q&A More: Text of Speech | FY07 Budget Request "The president of the National Congress of American Indians declared Thursday that a top priority for tribal...
Nez Perce Tribe opposes state plan to kill wolves (February 3, 2006)
The Nez Perce Tribe is opposing Idaho's plan to kill dozens of wolves, saying state officials are relying on "junk science" to justify the slaughter. The tribe helped reintroduce the wolves to northern Idaho. But now the state wants to...
Justice sought for Native teen lynched by mob in 1884 (February 3, 2006)
The story of a Canadian Native teen who was lynched by an American mob for a murder he didn't commit is gaining attention. In 1884, a mob of non-Indians from Washington crossed the border into British Columbia and hanged...
Native rights figure charged with attempted murder (February 3, 2006)
Donald Marshall Jr., the Mi'kmaq activist whose court case led to a landmark ruling in favor of treaty rights, has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after appearing in court on an attempted murder charge. Marshall, 52, looked...
Garcia to appear on C-SPAN 'Washington Journal' (February 3, 2006)
STATE OF INDIAN NATIONS View Webcast: NCAI Download MP3s: Address | Q&A More: Text of Speech | FY07 Budget Request Joe Garcia, the new president of the National Congress of American Indians, will appear on C-SPAN's "Washington...
Campbell says Abramoff shouldn't stop lobbying (February 3, 2006)
Campbell appeared at a reception sponsored by the National Indian Gaming Association, Indian Country Today reported. ''A lot of Indians are worried that the doors will be closed back here because of this Abramoff scandal,'' he said. But he...
Democrats seek special prosecutor for Abramoff (February 3, 2006)
Thirty-five Democrats, joined by Independent Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont, asked Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to appoint a special prosecutor to handle the Jack Abramoff probe. Democrats have questioned whether the Department of Justice, under the control of Republicans,...
The Nation: Christian leader in bed with Abramoff (February 3, 2006)
"Gambling might not rank as high as homosexuality or abortion on the list of social evils monitored by Focus on the Family found er James Dobson, but its growth has provided many occasions for his jeremiads. The indictment of Indian...
Rep. Boehner wins election as House majority leader (February 3, 2006)
In what is being termed an upset, Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) was elected House majority leader by his fellow Republicans. Boehner's main challenger was Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), an ally of deposed majority leader Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas)....
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