Enforcement inadequate for fake Indian arts and crafts (April 13, 2006)
Did you guess correctly? The one on top is an authentic, handmade piece of Zuni jewelry. The one on the bottom was manufactured in the Philippines. Photos from Inspector General report. Ed. Note: The IACB's budget is $1.16 million,...
Kickapoo women accused of takeover on hold again (April 13, 2006)
Four Kickapoo women who are accused of trespassing and burglary for participating in a takeover of the tribal headquarters face another delay in their trial. Kickapoo tribal members were informed they were being called for a jury pool. But the...
Sen. Stevens defends Alaska Native contracting (April 13, 2006)
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) said Alaska Native corporations who enter into contracts with the federal government need more oversight but defended their inclusion in small business programs. Stevens said he doesn't dispute a Government Accountability Office report that found lack...
Haskell theater group to present one-act plays (April 13, 2006)
The Thunderbird Theatre at Haskell Indian Nations University is premiering two one-act plays this weekend, including one that was written specifically for the group. “Ceremonial” and “A Season of Indian Art" are new works by playwright Bruce King. “A...
Oklahoma tribes considered top employer in state (April 13, 2006)
Three tribal leaders addressed the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals on Tuesday. Kelly Haney, the principal chief of the Seminole Nation and a former state lawmaker, said tribes have a $10 billion impact on the state's impact. Altogether, the tribes...
University of Oklahoma hosts Indian symposium (April 13, 2006)
Tribal leaders spoke about economic development during the 11th annual Symposium on American Indians at University of Oklahoma on Wednesday. Kay Rhoads, the principal chief of the Sac & Fox Nation, said the tribe is close to a deal to...
Images of mural depicting lynching of Indian man (April 13, 2006)
The Associated Press published a story earlier this week about murals in an old Idaho county courthouse that depict the lynching of an Indian man. The AP is now publishing images of the murals that tribal leaders and some state...
Inuit family on the hunt for seals in the Arctic Circle (April 13, 2006)
"The hunters meet on the icepack at 8 a.m. Noah Metuq and his wife, Alukie, ride up on the snowmobile with the ripped seat. A polar bear tore it up one day when Noah wasn't riding. The temperature is...
Tribal members feel unwanted in Montana border town (April 13, 2006)
Members of the Crow Tribe and the Northern Cheyenne Tribe say they don't like shopping in the border town of Hardin because they feel unwanted. So many of them bypass Hardin in favor of Billings or Sheridan, Wyoming. Their main...
Lower Brule Sioux Tribe hosts Sioux Nation gathering (April 13, 2006)
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in South Dakota is hosting the Gathering of The Sioux Nation this weekend. The two-day event will focus on preservation issues in Indian Country. Sioux people are currently fighting a proposal to build a bar...
Indian students at Indiana State look for new home (April 13, 2006)
The American Indian Student Association at Indiana State University is searching for a new home after its basement office was flooded. The office was used mainly to store books, posters and other items. While most of the items were damaged,...
Cherokee chief sued over vacant legal position (April 13, 2006)
Cherokee Nation Chief Chad Smith is the target of a lawsuit that seeks to force the appointment of an attorney general. In the lawsuit, eight of 15 tribal council members say tribal law requires an attorney general who will make...
Tax firm accused of filing false returns for Seminoles (April 13, 2006)
A tax firm in Miami has been accused by the IRS of filing false tax returns for members of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Labib Baltagi Inc., the operators of 20 tax firm franchises, told at least 32 tribal members...
Standing Rock chairman refutes fired judges' claims (April 13, 2006)
The chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says money, not gender bias or discrimination, was behind the firing of three tribal court judges. Chairman Ron His Horse Is Thunder said the tribe was negotiating with the judges over their...
Ramapough man shot by police officer to be buried (April 13, 2006)
Funeral services will be held on Friday for Emil Mann, a member of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation who was shot by a New Jersey state park police officer. Mann died on Monday, April 1, after being critically wounded in...
Wampanoag fishing rights an issue under state law (April 13, 2006)
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe and the state of Massachusetts are expected to meet to discuss the tribe's fishing rights. The tribe has long fished on the island of Martha's Vineyard. But state officials are contending that tribal members must comply...
Mississippi Choctaws to build fine art museum (April 13, 2006)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is fulfilling a man's wish to build a fine arts museum. Roy Clyde Gardner left his entire estate to the tribe. Includes was his 9,000-item collection of fine art and antiques. While most of...
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