Tohono O'odham Nation searches for baby girl (August 5, 2005)
Nearly 300 members of the Tohono O'odham Nation, along with the tribe's police, federal agents and professional rescuers, continued to search for a 14-year-old girl who was swept away by floodwaters. The girl was identified as Princess Guadalupe "Amisha" Moreno....
Harjo: Elite group wants control over dead Indians (August 5, 2005)
"Congress considered the human, civil and religious rights of Native Americans, living and dead, and the scurrilous ways - most of them in the name of science, art and ''civilization'' - that hundreds of thousands of Native people and...
Stevens calls on state to help Alaska Native villages (August 5, 2005)
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) said the state of Alaska has to do more to help Alaska Native villages due to dwindling federal appropriations. Stevens said federal funding can't solve all the health, education and social problems facing the villages. He...
Alaska Native leader resigns from yet another job (August 5, 2005)
An Alaska Native leader who quit his state post amid allegations of conflict of interest resigned from yet another state job after just five days. Edgar Blatchford was serving as state commerce commissioner up until July. At the same...
Navajo Nation counts 32 active gangs, 500 members (August 5, 2005)
Navajo Nation authorities have counted 32 active gangs with 500 members on the reservation. The tribe says gang activity is on the rise. This correlates to an increase in the trafficking of drugs, including methamphetamine, according to law enforcement officials....
DOI investigating Nevada tribe's longtime lawyer (August 5, 2005)
The Interior Department is among several entities investigating a longtime lawyer for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe who apparently hasn't had an active license to practice law since 1993. Robert “Bob” Pelcyger has represented the tribe for 30 years on...
Commentary: Ward Churchill's students rate him poorly (August 5, 2005)
"Ward “I really am an Indian” Churchill, who teaches at the University of Colorado at Boulder, received a disturbing message from students concerning his performance during the spring 2005 semester. According to student evaluations made available to the public, Professor...
Editorial: Visitors should recognize sovereignty (August 5, 2005)
"First, let us state the obvious: Anyone who visits an Indian casino to gamble, dine, be entertained or rent a hotel room is a visitor on an Indian reservation, which has the rights of a sovereign nation. Seminole and Miccosukee...
Students from Iowa run Bible school at Pine Ridge (August 5, 2005)
A church in Iowa sent 38 students to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to lead a weeklong bible school. The students plan the curriculum, the activities, the meals and lead the school, the pastor of the St. Anne's...
Arizona tribe considers hosting two big retail centers (August 5, 2005)
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona is considering proposals to host two big retail centers on the reservation. The reservation is attractive due to its proximity to Phoenix. Nearby communities are running out of real estate, prompting developers to...
Resolution of Cobell v. Norton appears far away (August 5, 2005)
After nine years in the courts, the Cobell v. Norton trust fund lawsuit doesn't appear to be close to a settlement, The Washington Post reports. Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet Nation and the lead plaintiff, initially thought the...
Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe looks beyond prized resource (August 5, 2005)
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Reservation in Nevada is home to a lake considered one of the most prized natural resources. But the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe says it won't be developing the lake anytime soon. "The lake is sacred to...
Massachusetts tribe waits for answer on recognition (August 5, 2005)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts will finally receive an answer to its bid for federal recognition. The tribe began its effort in 1975 with a land claim lawsuit. But defeat came when a jury ruled that the tribe hadn't...
Nevada tribe diversifies with Wal-Mart, other ventures (August 5, 2005)
The Reno-Sparks Indian Colony of Nevada is diversifying its economy by getting into the real estate market. The tribe has been steadily buying land in and around Reno. The investment is paying off and the tribe is poised to collect...
Rehnquist makes brief visit to hospital for fever (August 5, 2005)
Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist spent some brief time in a Washington area hospital after coming down with a fever on Thursday. Rehnquist's health has fueled speculation that he will retire from the U.S. Supreme Court. But he has adamantly...
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