Alcohol called a factor in teen stabbing in Montana (May 5, 2006)
Two 18-year-old Montana teens were "drunk" the night a homeless man died and another was seriously injured, one of the teens testified on Thursday. Brandon Spotted Wolf, who is now 19, said he and friend Rusty Lee-Ray Russell had...
County blocks vote on beer license near Bear Butte (May 5, 2006)
Lakota activists who rushed to submit a petition seeking a vote on a beer license near sacred Bear Butte were blocked by commissioners in Meade County, South Dakota, on Thursday. The Bear Butte International Alliance collected more than enough signatures...
BIA updates driver policy after employee incidents (May 5, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has updated its driving policy after some employees were involved in serious and deadly accidents. The policy requires employees to prove they have a clean record. It revokes the driving privileges of any employee who...
Chippewa Cree man honored for saving lives (May 5, 2006)
A member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana was recognized on Thursday to his actions in saving the lives of four young members of the Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington. Edward Marsette, 41, was presented the Interior Department's Citizen’s Award...
'Murderers' working for Navajo Nation Head Start (May 5, 2006)
Navajo Nation leaders said they would work to restore federal Head Start funding after a review found employees with criminal backgrounds, some with serious offenses on the record. "According to the federal government we have murderers working for us,"...
Column: NCAA right to declare Illiniwek hostile (May 5, 2006)
"The NCAA was correct to reject the University's appeal to be taken off the list of schools with "hostile and abusive" mascots. Using this definition, the Chief must be considered hostile. The fact that the Native American House, the...
Morongo Band extends aid to lineal descendants (May 5, 2006)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has expanded a tribal assistance program to all Morongo descendants regardless of membership status. Lineal descendants who may not meet the membership criteria will be eligible for services under the Tribal Assistance to Needy...
Pine Ridge man faces more off-reservation charges (May 5, 2006)
A man from the Pine Ridge Reservation faces additional charges for a beating that occurred off the reservation. Dakota Garnier, 19, has already been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault for the June 2, 2005, beating of Matthew Pepin....
United Tribes Technical College graduates class of 90 (May 5, 2006)
The United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota, is bestowing degrees on 90 students today. One of the graduates is Terry Medicine Crow, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He paid for his education by serving...
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won't back 'Sioux' name (May 5, 2006)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe refused to change its stance against the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Tribal leaders debated the issue at a council hearing on Thursday. Chairman Ron His Horse Is Thunder...
Reburial of remains at Mesa Verde took 13 years (May 5, 2006)
After 13 years of negotiations, tribes affiliated with Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado reburied the remains of nearly 1,600 ancestors. The 24 tribes affiliated with the park selected Zia, Acoma and Zuni pueblos of New Mexico and the Hopi...
Weapons cache seized on Soboba Reservation (May 5, 2006)
Three men were arrested after police seized a large cache of weapons on the Soboba Reservation in southern California. Police said they found high-powered weapons, rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at a home on the reservation. Other illicit...
Rincon man convicted for meth-related murders (May 5, 2006)
A man from the Rincon Reservation in California was convicted of murdering his girlfriend and their unborn child after a night of drinking and methamphetamine use. Andree Calac, 27, faces a maximum of 80 years in prison for the...
Schwarzenegger courts tribes he criticized (May 5, 2006)
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is reaching out to tribes across California as he prepares for his upcoming re-election bid. Schwarzenegger made personal calls to the leaders of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the Morongo Band...
GOP accused of hiding Miss Choctaw donation (May 5, 2006)
The Senate Majority Project, a group founded by former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle. (D-South Dakota), filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission complaint that accuses the New Hampshire Republican Party of hiding a donation from the Mississippi Band...
Delaware Nation loses out-of-state land claim (May 5, 2006)
The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the Delaware Nation's out-of-state land claim on Thursday. The tribe, based in Oklahoma, filed suit over land in Pennsylvania. The tribe claimed it owned 315 acres that was deeded to a Delaware/Lenape ancestor...
WSJ: Lobbying reform an assault on Americans (May 5, 2006)
"Democrats and liberal watchdog groups have criticized the ethics legislation that passed the House on Wednesday as "watered down." We agree it's ridiculous, but for a different reason: The real problem is that these reforms are tougher on Americans who...
Interior nominee Kempthorne pressed on BIA vacancy (May 5, 2006)
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing for Interior Secretary nominee Dirk Kempthorne, May 4, 2006. Introduction by Idaho Senators - 8:31 - 1.9MB Opening Statements by Senators - 44:54 - 10.2MB ...
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