Column: Native Hawaiian advocates weigh Plan B (July 11, 2006)
"After the thumping defeat of the Akaka Bill in the United States Senate, the State Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is debating ‘Plan B’ methods to create a Hawaiian tribe. While Senators Dan Inouye (D-HI) and Dan Akaka (D-HI) pledge...
Warriors in education dig deep into tribal culture (July 11, 2006)
Forty teachers in Montana are immersing themselves in tribal culture as part of the Warriors in Education Institute. The program is designed to help teachers develop curriculum as part of the Indian Education for All Act. The law requires public...
Opinion: Finding solutions to Native dental needs (July 11, 2006)
"Recently, the University of Washington's Medical School and Dental School were asked to train health aides to provide dental surgery for Native Alaskans. High school graduates would receive two years training in preventive care but the proposal also requested they...
IHS teams with Mayo Clinic on cancer, health issues (July 11, 2006)
The Indian Health Service and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota announced a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on cancer and other health issues facing Native Americans. The agreement calls for collaboration in five areas: education and training of Native students;...
Navajo Nation man placed back on presidential ballot (July 11, 2006)
The Navajo Nation Supreme Court ruled that presidential candidate Vern Roy Lee must be placed back on the ballot. The Navajo Election Administration removed Lee because he listed an off-reservation residents. But he successfully argued that he lives within...
Schaghticoke Tribal Nation sues recognition opponents (July 11, 2006)
The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut filed a lawsuit against a lobbying firm and a citizens' group that opposed the tribe's recognition. The tribe says the Barbour, Griffith and Rogers firm and Town Action to Save Kent violated federal...
Cheyenne River compensation bill up for House hearing (July 11, 2006)
A bill to provide members of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe compensation for damage suffered by the Missouri River is up for a hearing in the House on Wednesday. The tribe lost 8 percent of its reservation when the Oahe...
BIA approves Shakopee land-into-trust application (July 11, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to acquire 750 acres in trust for the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota. The tribe announced the BIA's decision on Monday. It comes after more than six years of review and after...
Native officer in serious condition after shooting (July 11, 2006)
A Native Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer is in serious condition after she and a colleague were shot while responding to a domestic dispute. Const. Robin Cameron, 29, is the mother of an 11-year-old girl. A member of the Beardy's...
Head Start workers fired after background checks (July 11, 2006)
The Navajo Nation fired 15 Head Start employees after conducting background checks on them and is planning to fire three more. The tribe conducted the checks after losing federal funding for the Head Start program. A review by the Administration...
Navajo Nation delegate takes aim at flag desecration (July 11, 2006)
A Navajo Nation Council delegate who was behind the tribe's ban on same-sex marriage is now going after flag desecration. Currently, anyone who mishandles the flag can be escorted off the reservation. But delegate Larry Anderson Sr. wants to increase...
Former DeLay aide given more time to cooperate (July 11, 2006)
Tony Rudy, a former aide to ex-Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to defraud tribes, has been given more time to cooperate with federal investigators. Rudy won't be sentenced for at least three more months. As...
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