Native candidate not allowed to address AFN meeting (October 19, 2006)
Diane Benson, an Alaska Native women who is running for U.S. Congress, is upset that she won't be allowed to speak at the upcoming Alaska Federation of Natives conference or even have a booth there. Benson, a Democrat, can't understand...
Celebration of Oklahoma Indian Language and Culture (October 19, 2006)
The Intertribal Wordpath Society is hosting the ninth annual Celebration of Oklahoma Indian Language and Culture on Friday. The celebration takes place at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds in Norman. It will feature Songs, stories and cultural presentations in several languages...
LaDuke urges tribes to develop renewable energy (October 19, 2006)
Environmental activist Winona LaDuke will urge tribes to look at renewable energy sources when she speaks at a conference on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. LaDuke says tribes are too often urged to exploit their oil, gas and...
BIA accused of bad lease for Alaska Native oil field (October 19, 2006)
An Alaska Native family says the Bureau of Indian Affairs violated its trust responsibility by approving a bad lease with a major oil company. Joseph Inuquruq Delia said the BIA negotiated the deal on behalf of his grandfather, who only...
Mistrial sought in Pine Ridge trafficking case (October 19, 2006)
One of the five defendants who was convicted of trafficking drugs on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is asking for the judge to declare a mistrial. Colin Spotted Elk says his constitutional rights were violated by the testimony...
Grand Traverse Band election delayed a second time (October 19, 2006)
The election for Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians has been delayed a second time. The tribe held a primary on April 12. But a challenge to the results delayed the general election, which was scheduled for May...
Navajo Nation Council hears report on racism (October 19, 2006)
The Navajo Nation Council heard a report on racism in 13 border towns. Tribal researchers asked the towns and cities for information about accusations of harassment or excessive use of force against police officers, litigation over alleged harassment, the number...
T-shirts telling of abuse on display at Haskell (October 19, 2006)
A clothesline of t-shirts that tell of domestic violence is being displayed at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. The Clothesline Project was shared in 1990. Women who are affected by violence express their views on t-shirts that are...
Six California tribes form political committee (October 19, 2006)
Six California tribes have formed political expenditure committee that recently spent money to support two Republican state lawmakers. Team 2006 is made up of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, the San Manuel...
Voice of America: Chickasaw Nation in mainstream (October 19, 2006)
"Today, the Chickasaw Nation is prospering with its own bank, chocolate factory, casinos, movie theater, and FM radio station. Chickasaws see themselves as very much part of the mainstream society. The Chickasaw Nation was officially formed in 1856, in...
Bison Range employees complain about tribe (October 19, 2006)
Employees at the National Bison Range in Montana say management by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes has created a hostile working environment. The employees accuse tribal members of safety and ethical violations, harassment, intimidation and personal slander. Some want...
Hopi chairman booted out of office over alcohol flap (October 19, 2006)
The chairman of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona has been officially kicked out of office. Ivan Sidney had been suspended following an alcohol-related incident off the reservation. Police in Winislow say they found him intoxicated and unable to walk at...
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes tout 'green manure' (October 19, 2006)
Concerned about pollution in the groundwater, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho are on a mission to reduce pesticides on the Fort Hall Reservation. As part of the effort, the tribe is touting the benefits of "green manure." Farmers can...
Yakama Nation's wild horses promoted in movie (October 19, 2006)
The Yakama Nation of Washington hopes the upcoming Fox family film "Flicka" will convince moviegoers to take home some of the tribe's wild horses. The tribe entered into a promotional partnership with Fox. For just $100, people can adopt...
Use of DNA to pinpoint tribal heritage disputed (October 19, 2006)
Genetic tests that claim to pinpoint a person's tribal identity may not be accurate, according to a recent British study. Based on the DNA of African-Americans, researchers found that fewer than 10 percent could be traced to an actual tribe...
Another Republican questioned over ties to Abramoff (October 19, 2006)
Rep. John Sweeney (R-New York) is facing late campaign questions about his ties to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Sweeney went to the Northern Mariana Islands in January 2001 with Tony Rudy, an Abramoff associate and former Tom DeLay staffer who...
Sen. Burns behind 11 points in poll against Tester (October 19, 2006)
Montana voters are deserting Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) in droves and they say Jack Abramoff is the reason. Burns is down 11 points in the latest poll, conducted by the Montana State University-Billings political science department. Democrat Jon Tester leads...
Rep. Ney guilty but Hill office still open for business (October 19, 2006)
People who still want to influence Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) can go to his office on Capitol Hill. It's still open for business despite the Congressman's recent guilty plea. Ney's staffers won't say where their boss is, and neither...
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