Janklow to be sentenced for manslaughter (January 19, 2004)
Former U.S. Congressman and former South Dakota governor Bill Janklow (R) is to be sentenced on Thursday for second-degree manslaughter. Janklow faces a total of 11 years for killing a motorcyclist last August. Some Indian residents wonder if he will...
Metis adopt definition to include U.S. descendants (January 19, 2004)
The Métis Nation of Saskatchewan adopted a new membership definition that includes descendants in Montana and North Dakota. The definition states that Métis are descendants of Aboriginal women who married Scottish or French fur traders in west-central North America. In...
Report cites challenges facing disabled Natives (January 19, 2004)
A new report says disabled Natives in Canada aren't receiving the services they need. According to the Saskatchewan Institute for Public Policy, Native people are twice as likely to be disabled that the rest of the population. But there is...
BLM plans to return skull to Warm Springs Tribes (January 19, 2004)
The Bureau of Land Management plans to repatriate a century-old human skull to the Warm Springs Tribes of Oregon. The skull was found on land the tribe ceded by treaty. BLM officials said documents and oral history also linked the...
Hopi boy with birth defect considered unique (January 19, 2004)
Eddie Hobbs, 6, was born without a left ear. But among the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, he is considered unique. "He's very popular amongst our people because he was born that way," mother Sandra Hobbs tells WNBC. Eddie suffers from...
Wash. tribe turns to banishment to battle drugs (January 19, 2004)
The Lummi Nation of Washington has banished several tribal members, and evicted others, in an attempt to battle rampant drug abuse and drug trafficking on the reservation. The punishment is controversial. Tribal members say banishment is too extreme. "Spiritually, it's...
Congress returns to session after holiday break (January 19, 2004)
Members of Congress return to work today after the holiday break. The first order of business in the Senate is passage of the omnibus appropriations bill. The massive $328 billion package includes provisions that change the way Alaska Native tribes...
Campbell's remarks on casino stir Democrats (January 19, 2004)
Democrats in Colorado are seizing on Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell's statements about a proposed tribal casino in the state. Campbell, a Republican, told The Denver Post that the pressures of being an Indian and being a Senator sometimes make him...
Wash. tribe's land purchases fuel speculation (January 19, 2004)
The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe of Washington recently made two land purchases near the town of Darrington. Local officials wonder what's going on. But the tribe's plans aren't definite. One possibility is an campground/RV park. A casino in the rural area is...
Presidential Q&A: Paper asks about Indian issues (January 19, 2004)
Do you want to know what the Democratic presidential candidates think about Indian gaming, the trust fund, health care and law enforcement? Well, thanks to The Native American Times, you can find out their positions on these and other important...
Choctaw Nation denies endorsement of non-Indian (January 19, 2004)
Choctaw Nation officials say Chief Greg Pyle's support of a non-Indian for U.S. Congress is not technically an endorsement. But some are criticizing the chief for not backing the campaign of Kalyn Free, a tribal member. A group called Native...
BIA agent put on leave alleges retaliation (January 19, 2004)
A Bureau of Indian Affairs agent who has been on paid administrative leave for 17 months says he is the victim of retaliation for uncovering police corruption. Duane Garvais told BIA supervisors that police officers on the Spokane Reservation in...
Swimmer: DOI imposed fees on Indian beneficiaries (January 19, 2004)
The Department of Interior has been imposing administrative fees on Indian account holders despite claims of Bush administration officials to the contrary. Deputy Secretary J. Steven Griles and his top aide Jim Cason have told tribal leaders and members of...
Redding Rancheria upholds expulsion of family (January 19, 2004)
The adult members of the Redding Rancheria of California voted Saturday night to uphold the expulsion of nine people. The nine belong to the extended Foreman family. In an attempt to prove their ancestry, they exhumed two bodies and performed...
Tribe says national forest project will harm fish (January 19, 2004)
The Nez Perce Tribe has filed a lawsuit over a timber sale and restoration project at the Clearwater National Forest in Idaho. The tribe believes the project will harm bull trout and wild steelhead, which are on the endangered species...
Nez Perce Tribe losing funds for fisheries program (January 19, 2004)
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho is losing federal funding for its Fisheries Enforcement Department. The U.S. Bonneville Power Administration denied the tribe's request for $511,000. The money is used for 10 to 11 full-time officers who protect the tribe's...
Yellow Bird: Remembering Grandmother Philomene (January 19, 2004)
"When I was a child, I liked to watch my grandmother comb her long, black hair. It was a ritual she enjoyed because she smiled and sometimes hummed softly to herself while she stroked her hair with that wide-toothed comb....
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