Editorial: Indian symposium boasts top names (July 1, 2005)
"One component of ["Explore the Big Sky"] that starts today, however, would shine brightly in its own spotlight if it stood alone. It is a three-day symposium at the University of Great Falls titled, "American Indian Nations: Yesterday, Today and...
Editorial: Why can't school get rid of Ward Churchill? (July 1, 2005)
"University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill's latest toxic remarks, this time condoning - if not encouraging - attacks on military officers, are beyond outrageous. "Conscientious objection removes a given piece of cannon fodder from the fray," Churchill said at...
Native rapper who boasted of gangs sentenced (July 1, 2005)
A Native rapper who boasted of his ties to gangs was sentenced to two years for assaulting his former common-law wife. Robin Favel, 24, was sentenced by a provincial court judge in Saskatchewan. He has 24 prior convictions, CBC...
Little Caesars founder backs Shinnecock Nation (July 1, 2005)
Marian Ilitch, the founder of the Little Caesars Pizza chain and owner of sports teams and a Detroit casino, is backing the Shinnecock Nation of New York. Ilitch signed an agreement to back the tribe's economic development efforts. For...
Cecelia Fire Thunder survives suspension complaint (July 1, 2005)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe's council voted 10 to 5, with two abstentions, to dismiss a suspension complaint against Cecelia Fire Thunder, the tribe's first female president. Fire Thunder was accused of mismanaging the Head Start program and being disrespectful to...
Prison inmates readily embrace Indian traditions (July 1, 2005)
Inmates at the McDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffolk, Connecticut, like to sweat. A group of about 30 who claim Indian heritage regularly take part in sweat lodges, smudging and other Indian traditions. The group is diverse, according to The...
Washington state returns one acre to Suquamish Tribe (July 1, 2005)
The Suquamish Tribe of Washington accepted the return of a one-acre state park that was home to all the ancestors of the tribe. The tribe held a ceremony yesterday to accept title to Old Man House State Park. Tribal members...
Reed backs lottery proposal he fought in Alabama (July 1, 2005)
Georgia Republican lieutenant governor candidate Ralph Reed is backing a lottery proposal in Georgia despite opposing a similar program in Alabama. Reed supports a state constitutional amendment to limit lottery money to education and financial capacity building. But, using $1.15...
New York GOP says tribes 'sit around the campfire' (July 1, 2005)
New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, a Republican, is drawing fire for saying that tribal leaders make decisions "around the campfire." Bruno praised the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals decision that threw out the 64,000-acre Cayuga land claim....
Column: Ralph Reed worshipped casino god (July 1, 2005)
"Ralph Reed, the former Golden Boy of the Christian Coalition, and George Bush’s longtime political adviser, is under investigation in Washington and taking fire at home Ralph Reed had it all going for him in the 1990s: Boyish good...
Column: Abramoff defrauded Saginaw Chippewa Tribe (July 1, 2005)
"Are there really people on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation who support Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon? Are there really people out there who think that the Tribe got its money's worth of lobbying and influence in Washington? There is...
Indianz.Com Service Note for Fourth of July Holiday (July 1, 2005)
Posting will be light today, Friday, July 1, 2005, and Monday, July 4, 2005, due to the July 4 holiday. Indianz.Com urges you to exercise your sovereignty by buying fireworks from your nearest reservation vendor and lighting them in a...
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