Oklahoma tribe wins ruling on out-of-state gaming site (April 10, 2006)
The Wyandotte Nation's former casino on trust land in downtown Kansas City. File Photo © The Lawrence Journal-World. The state of Kansas cannot enforce its laws on Indian land in downtown Kansas City and must return more than $1.25...
Opinion: Young Alaska Natives live in two worlds (April 10, 2006)
"Young Alaska Natives often find themselves "walking in two worlds" -- one world consisting of grandparents, ancient languages and subsistence-dependent communities -- and the other composed of college degrees, Internet technology and an evolving world economy. All of us are...
Opinion: Navajo Nation not complying with treaty (April 10, 2006)
Ed. Note: John Dendahl is the former chairman of the New Mexico Republican Party. He writes a column for The Albuquerque Journal [Link] that has criticized the actions of tribes in the state. "In many instances, Indians’ special status has...
Oklahoma tribes criticize emergency tobacco rule (April 10, 2006)
Three tribes in eastern Oklahoma say an emergency tobacco tax ruled signed by Gov. Brad Henry (D) on Friday will hurt Indian businesses. Henry imposed the rule to stop tribally licensed tobacco stores from selling cigarettes with the cheapest possible...
Native community in Great Falls looks to future (April 10, 2006)
The Native American Local Government Commission in Great Falls, Montana, is presenting its vision for the future to the state on Tuesday. The commission held a session last November to come up with ideas. Among the most popular were an...
New Mexico schools focus on Indian education (April 10, 2006)
Tribal leaders and educators say Native American students in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, area should benefit from language and cultural programs. The Painted Sky Elementary School in Albuquerque recently started a Navajo language class. Teacher Shirley Gee and principal Pat...
Editorial: Tribe right to buy Bear Butte land (April 10, 2006)
"The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is taking concrete steps in the best way possible to preserve Bear Butte, considered a sacred place by Native Americans. The tribe has purchased 36 acres at the base of Bear Butte. Native Americans have complained...
Oneida Nation accused of ignoring properties (April 10, 2006)
Officials in Madison County, New York, have submitted pictures of properties owned by the Oneida Nation that they say have fallen into disrepair. The pictures were submitted to the Bureau of Indian Affairs in opposition to the tribe's land-into-trust application....
Family, spouses under scrutiny in Abramoff probe (April 10, 2006)
The Department of Justice is looking into the activities of several spouses of members of Congress and former Congressional aides, as well the brother of Jack Abramoff, as part of its corruption investigation. Abramoff's brother, Robert Abramoff, received $2.3 million...
NCAI raising money for embassy in Washington (April 10, 2006)
The National Congress of American Indians is eyeing a spot on Washington, D.C's "Embassy Row" for the Embassy of Tribal Nations. NCAI is raising money for a down payment on the $12 million building. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe holds Sobriety Shoot Out (April 10, 2006)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan held its third annual Sobriety Basketball Shoot Out on Friday. The charity game pitted members of the Detroit Lions NBA team against the SagChip Lion Tamers. Detroit won by 56-40. The event promotes...
Fire Thunder challenged on abortion clinic plan (April 10, 2006)
Cecilia Fire Thunder, the president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, faces impeachment and a lawsuit over her plan to open an abortion clinic on the Pine Ridge Reservation. William Birdnecklace, an attorney, says tribal law protects unborn infants. Last...
Editorial: No need for 'useless' Native languages (April 10, 2006)
"Bill tries to save languages says the headline in the Salem Statesman Journal. This is followed by: A proposal gives Oregon Indians licenses to teach native languages before they are lost. (The languages or the Indians?) What is going on,...
Kempthorne confirmation hearing slated for May (April 10, 2006)
Interior Secretary nominee Dirk Kempthorne, governor of Idaho, is slated to go before the Energy and Natural Resources Committee for his confirmation hearing as early as May 4. The date has not been confirmed by the committee. But it's expected...
Opinion: Kempthorne no different than Norton (April 10, 2006)
Ed. Note: Tune into Native America Calling http://www.nativeamericacalling.com) on Wednesday, April 12, for a discussion on Interior Secretary nominee Dirk Kempthorne. "Good riddance to Gale Norton, the worst Interior secretary in modern history. Somewhere the ghost of Teddy Roosevelt is...
Cobell vows fight to resolve trust fund lawsuit (April 10, 2006)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, spoke at the Border Town Racism Conference. in Missoula, Montana, on Friday. Cobell urged attendees to contact members of Congress to resolve the case. “The only way to get...
Opinion: Tribal law and abortion clinic at Pine Ridge (April 10, 2006)
"Regardless of which side of the abortion issue one is on, there are some factual matters that must be considered. Oglala Sioux Tribal President Cecelia Fire Thunder is proposing a reservation-based abortion clinic should South Dakota's HB1215 anti-abortion law become...
Yellow Bird: Commitment to multiculturalism lacking (April 10, 2006)
"There is little doubt that American Indians are an integral part of UND's multicultural face. So, you have to wonder how strange it is to be studying multiculturalism, diversity and even racism in a place that already claims to be...
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