Figures show drop in Indian Country jail population (October 25, 2005)
The number of Native Americans held in Indian Country detention facilities fell by 9 percent in 2003, according to a new report from the Department of Justice. As of midyear 2003, the date for which the latest statistics are available,...
Native village man charged after 8-hour rampage (October 25, 2005)
A resident of a rural western Alaska Native village was charged with rape, attempted murder and other crimes after an eight-hour rampage. Angelo A. Sugar, 26, faces a total of 19 charges. He is accused of terrorizing his family...
Oklahoma tribes help state Democrats with debt (October 25, 2005)
Two Oklahoma tribes donated $3,000 to the debt-ridden Oklahoma Democratic Party, The Oklahoman reports. Citing a new Federal Elections Commission report, the paper said the Chickasaw Nation gave $2,500 and the Choctaw Nation gave $500. No other tribal donations were...
Journalist warned not to visit Montana reservations (October 25, 2005)
Rose Aguilar, a journalist who is visiting states that voted overwhelmingly for President George W. Bush, was warned repeatedly not to go to reservations, she writes in AlterNet. "You stopped in Browning? I would never go to Browning. It's too...
Blackfeet Nation sends workers for relief efforts (October 25, 2005)
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana has sent more than 100 tribal members to the South to aid in hurricane relief efforts and even more workers are on the way. Tribal agencies kicked into action when the Federal Emergency Management...
Lumbee chairman confident on federal recognition (October 25, 2005)
Correction: Indianz.Com incorrectly removed the Eastern Band to Louisiana. The tribe is based in North Carolina. We apologize for this virtual Trail of Tears. The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is close to federal recognition, Chairman Jimmy Goins said. Goins...
Conditions on First Nation called Third World (October 25, 2005)
Controversy is mounting over health and living conditions on the Kashechewan First Nation in northern Ontario. Residents on the reserve have gone without drinking water for weeks after E. coli, a dangerous bacteria, was found in the water system. Raw...
California tribes rebuild after devastating fire (October 25, 2005)
Three California tribes whose reservations were destroyed by wildfires in October 2003 are rebuilding their communities. The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians suffered the most damage. All 73 homes on the reservation were destroyed. Since then, 37 homes have...
Eastern Pequots to keep fighting for recognition (October 25, 2005)
The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut will continue to fight for federal recognition, tribal leaders and members say. On October 12, the Bureau of Indian Affairs issued a reconsidered final determination against the tribe. Associate deputy secretary Jim Cason...
Book Review: Virginia Indians not friendly to settlers (October 25, 2005)
A new book called "Jamestown and the Birth of America" by historian James Horn says that tribes did not welcome the European settlers at Jamestown, Virginia. Washington Post reviewer Jonathan Yardley says the settlers faced "constant" warfare with tribes...
Cabazon Band near deal over tax-exempt bonds (October 25, 2005)
The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians is about to strike a deal over the tax-exempt bonds that have been challenged by the Internal Revenue Service, The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports. In 2003, the tribe sold $145.5 million in tax-exempt bonds to...
UPS to stop shipments of tobacco sold online (October 25, 2005)
UPS has agreed to stop shipping tobacco products that individuals purchase online under an agreement announced on Monday with New York state attorney general Eliot Spitzer. Spitzer and other officials in New York have gone after online retailers for selling...
Bush draws 'red line' over release of Miers papers (October 25, 2005)
President Bush said on Monday he will not release documents related to U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' work at the White House. Bush said Republicans and some Democrats have started to ask for documents Miers wrote as White House...
Abramoff scandal spills over to GOP campaign (October 25, 2005)
The Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal is having an effect on the Republican lieutenant governor race in Georgia -- particularly candidate Ralph Reed. Reed, the former national director of the Christian Coalition, is considered the front-runner in the race. But...
Interior claims shutdown will cause 'grave injury' (October 25, 2005)
Latest Document: Earl E. Devaney Memo Internet Vulnerability Documents: OIG Memo 1 | OIG Memo 2 OIG Findings | BLM Report From the Indianz.Com Archive: Interior's security weaknesses not unique: NBC vulnerable to attack (January 17, 2002) The Interior...
Rosa Parks, icon of civil rights movement, dies at 92 (October 25, 2005)
Rosa Parks, the African-American woman whose refusal to give up her bus seat to a white man helped launch the civil rights movement, died on Monday. She was 92. On December 1, 1955, Parks defied a racist law in...
Yellow Bird: The importance of Indian names (October 25, 2005)
"These days, an Indian name usually is a second name. A person's first name typically is a Christian name. My ex-husband is Hidatsa, from New Town, N.D., on the Fort Berthold Reservation. Here is what he told me about naming:...
Tim Giago: Indian newspapers revise history (October 25, 2005)
"In an advertising market already proliferated by Indian newspapers in this part of South Dakota the efforts to succeed in the newspaper business are becoming extremely challenging. I expect to see at least two and possibly three of the newspapers...
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