Pombo questions BIA on off-reservation gaming (March 16, 2006)
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge House Resources Committee Hearing on Off-Reservation Gaming, March 15, 2006. Witness List Introduction - 4:21 - 0.99MB Panel I Testimony - 10:55 - 2.5MB | Q&A - 77:55 - 17.8MBJames Cason, Associate Deputy Secretary, U.S....
Meth blamed for increase in child abuse on reservations (March 16, 2006)
Indianz.Com Listening LoungeSenate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on S.1899, the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act. Testimony | Webcast Introduction - 6:56 - 1.6MB Panel 1 Testimony - 13:40 - 3.1MB | Q&A - 20:05 -...
Chippewa Cree man saves three from deadly accident (March 16, 2006)
Correction/Clarification: Edward Marsette is a member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana, not the Muckleshoot Tribe. A member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe is being credited for saving the lives of three people from a deadly accident involving several...
Connecticut tribes worried about BIA leadership (March 16, 2006)
Leaders of two Connecticut tribes seeking federal recognition are worried about the constant turnover at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Two assistant secretaries have resigned in the past three years. No replacement has been named in over a year. "Look...
Dispute at Crow Tribe's offices resolved peacefully (March 16, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs responded to a threatened takeover of the Crow Tribe of Montana. The BIA sent officers and agents to the tribal administrative building in Crow Agency. The dispute was resolved peacefully after a man with housing...
Western Shoshones face uphill battle in land fight (March 16, 2006)
Western Shoshone activists won the attention of the United Nations last week but face an uphill battle in getting their rights recognized in the United States. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination accepted evidence that the U.S....
Audit slams mismanagement at Native housing corp (March 16, 2006)
A report from Manitoba's auditor general uncovered mismanagement at a Native housing agency but recommends no criminal charges. The Aiyawin Corporation has been under investigation for more than a year after allegations of financial problems and nepotism. The report confirmed...
Charges upgraded for death of five-year-old girl (March 16, 2006)
A 24-year-old woman and her 43-year-old common-law husband face upgraded charges for the death of Phoenix Victoria Sinclair, the woman's five-year-old daughter. Phoenix has been missing for nine months. It is believed her body has been dumped in a...
Andrew Jackson's home added to Trail of Tears (March 16, 2006)
The home of former president Andrew Jackson, who ordered the removal of Indian nations to west of the Mississippi, has been added to the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. Jackson's home in Nashville is known as the Hermitage....
WSJ: Exhibit features portraits of Indian leaders (March 16, 2006)
"Among the exhibitions organized to mark the recent opening of Renzo Piano's addition to the High Museum of Art is one with a regional focus: "The Indian Gallery of Henry Inman" features 19th-century oil portraits of southeastern Indian leaders,...
Census heads to Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation (March 16, 2006)
The U.S. Census Bureau has started a complete count of residents on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota in hopes of improving enumeration methods in Indian Country. The test count began on Monday and ends in May. The...
Montana-Wyoming tribes seek Indian for BIA job (March 16, 2006)
The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council is calling on the Bush administration to appoint an Indian to run the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The assistant secretary position has been vacant for more than a year following the resignation of Dave Anderson....
Indian-owned energy firm sees big growth in business (March 16, 2006)
An Indian-owned energy firm in New Mexico has seen business grow rapidly since its debut in 2001. Sales at Sacred Power Corp. were $235,000 five years ago. This past year, they were $1.2 million. Sacred Power specializes in renewable technology....
Hopefuls line up for presidency of Navajo Nation (March 16, 2006)
Five people have already filed papers to run for president of the Navajo Nation. Incumbent Joe Shirley Jr. hasn't filed his papers yet. But he plans to make an announcement on Saturday. He is serving his first term. Of the...
Tribal officer recovering in hospital after accident (March 16, 2006)
An officer for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is recovering after undergoing several surgeries for an accident on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Howard Pretends Eagle Jr., 24, was injured on a routine patrol. His police vehicle overturned several...
Oglala Sioux Tribe gets three-year COPS grant (March 16, 2006)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has been awarded a three-year, $1.45 million Community Oriented Policing Services grant to maintain its police department. The grant was set to expire at the end of the month without additional funding. But the Department of...
Coeur d'Alene Tribe's golf course most 'idyllic' (March 16, 2006)
"Nationally, there are nearly 40 resort courses on Indian land. There is no more idyllic golf resort in the Northwest than the Circling Raven course on the lands of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe in Northern Idaho. The course is...
San Manuel Band donates $3M for high school stadium (March 16, 2006)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is donating $3 million to the San Gorgonio High School for a new football stadium. Many tribal members have attended the school since it opened in 1968. But since then, the stadium...
Chumash Tribe hires big guns for land-into-trust bid (March 16, 2006)
The Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has hired two high-profile attorneys to defend the tribe's controversial land-into-trust application. The tribe hired Roger Marzulla, a former assistant attorney general in charge of Indian and environmental matters during the Reagan administration,...
Norton hopes Westerner will take helm at Interior (March 16, 2006)
Outgoing Interior Secretary Gale Norton said she has spoken to President Bush about possible replacements but wouldn't mention names during a speech in Denver, Colorado. Norton hopes someone from the West will be nominated. "I think it's important to...
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