Editorial: Indian education plan a good first step (October 14, 2005)
"Indian-education advocates know better than to get excited when legislators recommend spending more money to teach Montana students about Indian history and culture. We've been down this road before. The lawmakers always veer off track and wind up with appropriating...
Sacred Mountain Motorcycle Run this weekend (October 14, 2005)
The Diné Sacred Mountain Motorcycle Run takes place this weekend to honor of the sacred mountains and raise awareness of the fight to protect San Francisco Peaks in Arizona. The ride begins at 7am this morning near Huerfano, New Mexico....
Column: A sad end to tribal recognition saga (October 14, 2005)
Recognition Documents:BIA Press Release | Eastern Pequot Notice | Schaghticoke Notice Reaction to Decisions: Eastern Pequot | Attorney General Gov. Jodi Rell | Sens. Dodd, Lieberman "Most Connecticut residents probably read this week's reversal of federal recognition for the Schaghticokes...
Navajo soldier killed in Iraq laid to rest in New Mexico (October 14, 2005)
More than 1,000 people attended funeral services on Wednesday for Sgt. Marshall Alan Westbrook, a member of the Navajo Nation who was killed in Iraq. Westbrook died on Saturday, October 1, when he was hit by shrapnel from an...
City approves agreement with Suquamish Tribe (October 14, 2005)
The city council in Poulsbo, Washington, unanimously approved memorandum of understanding with the Suquamish Tribe. The agreement is aimed at improving communication between the city and the tribe. The two have had disagreements in the past about land use and...
Editorial: BIA finally plays it straight on recognition (October 14, 2005)
Recognition Documents:BIA Press Release | Eastern Pequot Notice | Schaghticoke Notice Reaction to Decisions: Eastern Pequot | Attorney General Gov. Jodi Rell | Sens. Dodd, Lieberman "The Bureau of Indian Affairs finally played it straight, and Connecticut is the winner....
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe to vote on constitution (October 14, 2005)
Members of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe will vote on November 22 on two proposed amendments to the constitution. The first proposed amendment would require candidates running for office to live on the reservation of their tribe for one year before...
Schaghticoke chief blasts tribes, state for denial (October 14, 2005)
Recognition Documents:BIA Press Release | Eastern Pequot Notice | Schaghticoke Notice Reaction to Decisions: Eastern Pequot | Attorney General Gov. Jodi Rell | Sens. Dodd, Lieberman Richard Velky, the chief of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut, is blasting the...
Yakama Nation asked to consider big project (October 14, 2005)
A development group headed by a Yakama tribal member wants to invest $275 million in a major project on the Yakama Reservation in Washington. Twilight Development Co. is proposing a large gaming, housing development and family resort. The project would...
Only one full-blood member left of tribe in Chile (October 14, 2005)
Only one full-blood member of the Yagan Tribe in Chile remains after the death of 84-year-old Emelinda Acuna, a keeper of the tribe's culture and heritage. Acuna died of a heart attack on Wednesday. She leaves behind her sister-in-law, Cristina...
Mission accused of hurting tribes, spying for CIA (October 14, 2005)
A Christian missionary group that has been converting Indians in Venezuela has been ordered out of the country by President Hugo Chavez. In a televised speech at an Indian village, Chavez accused the New Tribes Mission of building luxurious camps...
Third suspect held in murder linked to Abramoff (October 14, 2005)
A third man is being held without bond in the murder of a South Florida businessman whose deal with Jack Abramoff has led to bank fraud charges against the disgraced lobbyist. Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello, 67, was extradited from...
Two Abramoff tribes gave $10K to New Hampshire GOP (October 14, 2005)
Two former tribal clients of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff each gave $5,000 to the New Hampshire Republican Party, a transaction that is being questioned by Democrats, The New Hampshire Union Leader reports. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, a longtime...
Abramoff scandal takes toll on GOP, White House (October 14, 2005)
The Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, coupled with controversies over White House aide Karl Rove's involvement with a CIA leak and Rep. Tom DeLay's legal troubles, has taken its toll on Republicans and the White House, The Washington Post reports. Republicans...
Tribes to give update on hurricane relief efforts (October 14, 2005)
The National Congress of American Indians [NCAI], the First Nations Development Institute [FNDI] and the National Indian Gaming Association [NIGA] will hold a press conference on Thursday, October 20, to give an update on hurricane relief efforts in Indian Country....
Editorial: Interior officials answering to enemies (October 14, 2005)
Recognition Documents: BIA Press Release | Eastern Pequot Notice | Schaghticoke Notice Reaction to Decisions: Eastern Pequot | Attorney General Gov. Jodi Rell | Sens. Dodd, Lieberman "The Interior Department's Oct. 12 reversal of recognition for two Connecticut tribes...
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