Washington lobbyists collect tribal fees (August 11, 2006)
Update/Correction: The Holland & Knight firm reported approximately $2.08 million in tribal revenues in 2005, not $20.8 million as incorrectly stated. The decimal figure was in the wrong place. In a three-part series, Indian Country Today is looking at the...
First Native woman competes in LPGA tournament (August 11, 2006)
Cheryl Tooshkenig Mitchell became the first Native woman to compete in a Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tournament this week. Mitchell, 27, a Potawatomi from the Walpole Island Reserve in Ontario, Canada, teed off at the Canadian Women's Open...
Column: Native people take on corporate greed (August 11, 2006)
"Can subsistence hunters bring down a charging multinational company? Or form a united front against corporate tactics of divide and conquer? It does happen. In the 1950s, Dr. Edward Teller ("Father of the H-Bomb") championed a scheme to use nuclear...
Native journalists meet in Tulsa for conference (August 11, 2006)
Hundreds of Native journalists and media types are in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the 22nd annual Native American Journalism Association conference. Topics on the agenda include free press in Indian Country, coverage of Native issues by the mainstream media and new...
Northern Cheyenne Tribe holds anti-meth rally (August 11, 2006)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe is holding a rally today as part of its campaign against methamphetamine. The tribe's War on Meth task force organized the "Rockin' the Rez Against Meth." The event features 11 bands, drumming and hand-drumming contests....
Floods hit several parts of Navajo Nation (August 11, 2006)
Nearly 20 communities on the Navajo Nation are affected by flooding and broken water lines on the reservation. Heavy rains prompted the floods. The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority said the high volume of water caused water lines in several...
Judge denies treating Indians, non-Indians differently (August 11, 2006)
A judge in New Mexico says his comments about an Indian defendant's sentence do not mean he treats people differently based on their race. District Judge Thomas Hynes sentenced Bryan Comanche, 21, to seven years rather than the maximum 12...
New York busts tobacco smuggling ring (August 11, 2006)
Authorities in New York arrested 160 people in connection with a smuggling ring that involved untaxed tobacco products purchased on two reservations. The smugglers bought large quantities of cigarettes from retailers on the Shinnecock Reservation and Poospatuck Reservation, both on...
Judge approves $1M payment for Red Lake families (August 11, 2006)
A judge in Minnesota approved a $1 million settlement for 21 families of the victims of the March 21, 2005, shootings on the Red Lake Reservation. The families sued the Red Lake School District for the incident that left seven...
Indian boy who fell from apartment window dies (August 11, 2006)
A two-year-old Indian boy who fell four stories from an apartment window in Minneapolis died from head injuries, the medical examiner concluded on Thursday. Kenneth Lee-Winans White III, whose Indian name was Minogeshig, fell from the window at the Many...
Hopi chairman 'embarrassed' about alcohol incident (August 11, 2006)
Ivan Sidney, the chairman of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, is admitting he drank alcohol off the reservation but says political opponents and the police have blown the incident out of proportion. Police said Sidney was "disorderly and intoxicated"...
NMAI in New York to open new exhibition space (August 11, 2006)
The National Museum of the American Indian in New York is opening a new exhibition and performance space on September 23. The 6,000-square-foot Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures is located in the basement of the museum's building....
Spirit Lake man removed from death penalty jury (August 11, 2006)
A Hispanic man facing the death penalty is protesting after a Spirit Lake Sioux Nation man and an African-American woman were the only people removed from the jury pool. Lawyers for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. say the Spirit Lake man was...
Oneida Nation adds culture to Head Start program (August 11, 2006)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is making sure a new generation of tribal members learns about Oneida culture. The tribe's Head Start program requires teachers to use the Oneida language on a daily basis. Parents are given tapes and...
County orders Prairie Band to stop work at site (August 11, 2006)
Officials in DeKalb County, Illinois, ordered the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas to stop work on a 128-acre farm the tribe purchased. Chairwoman Tracy Stanhoff said the tribe was building a local government center at the site. But county...
Ex-Interior official faces hearing over Abramoff (August 11, 2006)
A former Interior Department officials is scheduled to appear in court today over charges that he failed to report gifts from convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Roger Stillwell, who worked in Interior's Office of Insular Affairs, accepted dinners at Abramoff's former...
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