Counties to impose property taxes on Indian land (August 10, 2006)
Officials in two Idaho counties are moving to impose taxes on property owned by individual Indians even though the land is within the boundaries of the Coeur d’Alene Reservation. Kootenai County is asserting jurisdiction over land that is not held...
Police cleared in death of 18-year-old Native (August 10, 2006)
Native leaders and the mother of an 18-year-old Metis boy who was fatally shot by police in Winnipeg, Manitoba, are upset after a review cleared the officers of wrongdoing. Matthew Dumas was killed in January 2005. Police said he...
Zuni chairman Quetawki ousted in primary election (August 10, 2006)
Arlen P. Quetawki Sr., the incumbent chairman of Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico, was ousted in the tribe's primary on Tuesday. Quetawki and his running mate, Carmelita A. Sanchez, came in third. They lost to Norman Cooeyate and Dancy...
Frazier receives most votes in Cheyenne River primary (August 10, 2006)
Harold Frazier, the incument chairman of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, received the most votes in the primary held on Tuesday although absentee and provisional ballots still need to be counted. Frazier faced 15 other challengers...
Three Native doctors in Montana residency (August 10, 2006)
A record three tribal members are in the incoming class at the Montana Family Practice Residency program. Kris Cunningham, a member of the Crow Tribe; Jenni Bigback, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe; and Neil Sun Rhodes, a...
Pine Ridge Reservation shelter helps hundreds (August 10, 2006)
A women's shelter on the Pine Ridge Reservation is providing hope for victims of domestic violence. Cangleska Inc. operates the shelter. It sees up to 600 women and up to 900 children come through the doors each year. Another 800...
Woman seeks to lead Navajo Nation for first time (August 10, 2006)
Lynda Lovejoy made history on Tuesday by becoming the Navajo Nation's first woman presidential candidate. Lovejoy staged an upset and came in second in the tribe's primary. She will face incumbent president Joe Shirley Jr. in the November general...
Former Caddo Nation employee sentenced for theft (August 10, 2006)
A former employee of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma was sentenced to a year and a day for stealing from the tribe. Elizabeth Ann Hernandez, 44, was the tribe's procurement officer. She pleaded guilty to a single count of embezzlement...
Japanese students exposed to Indian culture (August 10, 2006)
Japanese college students are being exposed to Indian culture as part of their stay in Oklahoma. Three dozens students are taking part in the Japan-America Student Conference. They received a crash course in Indian issues at the University of Oklahoma...
U.S. on high alert; travel restrictions at airports (August 10, 2006)
The Department of Homeland Security raised the threat level for the aviation sector in the United States today after a terrorist attack in the United Kingdom was thwarted. Airline travelers should expect delays as security checks have been increased....
Kansas University to repatriate some items to tribes (August 10, 2006)
Kansas University plans to repatriate about a dozen artifacts in its collection to tribes within the next month. The items represent just a small part of KU's collection of about 3,900 items. Native students have complained about the treatment...
Conference addresses Indian Education for All Act (August 10, 2006)
More than 80 educators are meeting in Great Falls, Montana, to discuss the state's Indian Education for All Act. The law requires public schools to teach about Indian culture and history. But it was never funded or implemented until a...
Young Natives to file new complaint on 'Redskins' (August 10, 2006)
Six young Native Americans will file a new petition on Friday seeking to cancel the trademarks of the Washington "Redskins" football team. The six Natives, ranging in age from 19 to 24, are asking the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board...
Art museums urged to work with tribes on artifacts (August 10, 2006)
The Association of Art Museum Directors is issuing non-binding guidelines today that call on museums to consult with tribes and indigenous people on the display, handling and treatment of sacred properties. The recommendations go farther than the Native American Graves...
Bill allows study of ancient remains on federal land (August 10, 2006)
Rep. Doc Hastings (R-Washington) plans to introduce a bill that would allow scientific study on remains found on federal land. Hastings announced his bill on Wednesday during a visit to a Kennewick Man exhibit in Washington. He said ancient remains...
Editorial: Tulalip Tribes a strong bet for county (August 10, 2006)
"Diversify and be fruitful. The Tulalip Tribes economic vision is indeed bearing much fruit these days. And the development seeds planted for the future promise to bring even more bounty to the tribes, Snohomish County and the state. When Tulalip...
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