Ex-Bush offical found guilty on four felony counts (June 20, 2006)
A federal jury convicted former Bush administration official David Safavian on four of five felony counts of lying and obstruction. The jury deliberated for five days before returning the verdict. It was announced today in federal court in Washington, D.C....
Bush administration pushes Class II gaming proposal (June 20, 2006)
The Bush administration submitted its controversial Indian gaming proposal to top members of Congress earlier this month in hopes of landing a sponsor. On June 7, the Department of Justice sent letters to House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Illinois) and Vice...
Athabascan storyteller Mae Wallis passes away (June 20, 2006)
Mae Wallis, an Athabascan storyteller who inspired an international best seller, died Friday, June 16. She was 78. Wallis was from the Gwich'in village of Fort Yukon. She spent most of her life passing on the histories of the...
UND to move forward with 'Fighting Sioux' lawsuit (June 20, 2006)
The University of North Dakota's lawsuit against the NCAA's Indian mascot policy is moving forward. The State Board of Higher Education voted 8-0 last week to challenge the placement of the "Fighting Sioux" logo and name on the list of...
Haskell hosts first symposium on climate change (June 20, 2006)
Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas is hosting its first-ever symposium on global warming. "Impact of Climate Change on Indigenous Peoples" kicked off on Monday. It runs through Wednesday. Oscar Kawagley, an Alaska Native man from Bethel, said global warming...
Indian home loan program expands to more states (June 20, 2006)
The Section 184 Indian home loan program is now available to Native Americans in Missouri, Alabama and Mississippi. The Chickasaw Nation's Bank2 is the first bank to offer loans in the state. Three have been booked in the last 90...
Yakama Nation mourns loss of William Yallup Sr. (June 20, 2006)
William Yallup Sr., a longtime Yakama Nation council member, died on Sunday at the age of 79. Yallup, a direct descendant of 1855 treaty signer Wish-Och-Kmpits, was born in a teepee in 1926. He was raised speaking the Yakama...
Power plant supplied by tribal coal to close for good (June 20, 2006)
A power plant supplied by coal from the Navajo and Hopi reservations will be shut down for good. Southern California Edison owns the Mohave Generating Station in Nevada. It is the sole purchaser of coal taken from the reservations 273...
Former Crow official fires back at jilted investor (June 20, 2006)
A former official for the Crow Tribe of Montana is firing back at a woman who vowed in e-mails to make his life "miserable." Theodore J. Hogan, a former tribal secretary, wants $361 million in damages from Elaine Roulidis. He...
Veterans Administration to pay for Native ceremonies (June 20, 2006)
The Department of Veterans Administration signed an agreement with the Navajo Nation to reimburse traditional healers. The VA will pay for Navajo veterans who participate in the Lifeway or Inaji ceremony. It is one of 13 Navajo ceremonies approved for...
Native leader's hate crimes case headed for appeal (June 20, 2006)
The controversial hate crimes case against Native leader David Ahenakew has been appealed to Saskatchewan's highest court. Ahenakew, a former chief of the Assembly of First Nations and a former chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, was...
Navajo Nation families get summer off to hot start (June 20, 2006)
About 200 parents and kids braved the heat on Monday for the Navajo Nation Department of Youth's summer kick off. The event in Shiprock, New Mexico, was designed to let Navajo families learn about the programs offered by the youth...
9th Circuit to hear Native Hawaiian school case (June 20, 2006)
The full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the latest Native Hawaiian dispute today. The Kamehameha Schools is accused of violating the U.S. Constitution by limiting enrollment to Native Hawaiians. Non-Natives sued to gain admission to the private institution....
Red Lake teen sentenced for threats at high school (June 20, 2006)
A 15-year-old boy from the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota was sentenced for making threats at the high school. The teen will spend up to a year in a juvenile treatment facility with the possibility of release after a four-month...
Yellow Bird: Meth the new threat in Indian Country (June 20, 2006)
"Methamphetamine wasn't prevalent on the reservation when I was at the age of experimentation; it was alcohol then. It wasn't until the 1960s that the drug also known as "speed" came to America in full force. So I was surprised...
House Resources hearing on Navajo-Hopi land bill (June 20, 2006)
The House Resources Committee is holding a hearing today on S.1003, the Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Amendments of 2005. The bill would end the relocation of Navajo and Hopi families from land that was the subject of a long-running dispute between...
DOJ seeks rehearing of petroglyph theft case (June 20, 2006)
The Department of Justice has asked the full 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear an artifact theft case, saying an earlier ruling gives people a license to steal. Two non-Indian men admitted they stole 1,000-year-old tribal petroglyphs from federal...
Jodi Rave: Ulali carries on singing tradition (June 20, 2006)
"The Ulali singers coo crisp, clean, a capella harmonies where single words seem destined to live in a world of timeless melodies, where songs evoke beauty and emotion. "What I admire most is the soul," said Michelle St. John,...
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