Hopi chair to face challenge from former chair (November 4, 2005)
A former Hopi chairman and the incumbent chairman were the top vote-getters in a primary election on Wednesday. Ivan Sidney, who was chairman from 1981-1989, got the most voted in the primary. Coming in second was incumbent Wayne Taylor...
Senate passes budget measure with ANWR drilling (November 4, 2005)
The Senate voted 52-47 on Thursday on the budget reconciliation, with Republicans rebuffing Democratic attempts to remove drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from the measure. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) offered an amendment to strip the bill of...
Editorial: Steve Griles and the revolving door (November 4, 2005)
"A Senate hearing has provided a rarefied look at Washington's ever-whirring carousel for business lobbyists and government appointees, who spin back and forth between the private and public sectors in a blur of opportunism. The Interior Department's former deputy secretary,...
Movie Review: 'Christmas in the Clouds' is a treat (November 4, 2005)
"'Christmas in the Clouds' [IMDB Entry] may not be destined to be as beloved as such classics as 'A Christmas Story' or — dare I say its name? — 'It's A Wonderful Life,' but as holiday-themed, family-friendly entertainment goes, 'Christmas...
Grand Ronde tribal member shot, killed by police (November 4, 2005)
Martin Anthony "Marty" George, a member of the Grande Ronde Tribes of Oregon, was shot and killed by police on Monday afternoon. George, 36, was an employee of Smoke Signals, the tribal newspaper. According to The McMinnville News-Register, he was...
Washington tribes give to Democratic candidate (November 4, 2005)
Three Washington tribes have donated a total of $4,050 to a Democratic candidate in King County, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The Muckleshoot Tribe, the Tulalip Tribes and the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe gave to Ron Sims for King County executive. Even...
Lamberth praises judge assigned to Libby case (November 4, 2005)
U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth praised the qualifications of the judge assigned to the criminal case of former White House aide I. Lewis Libby. Lamberth said Judge Reggie B. Walton is "careful and methodical, and he'll go to great...
McCain may introduce lobbying reform legislation (November 4, 2005)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and some of his allies may introduce lobbying reform legislation, Bloomberg News reports. McCain is working with Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wisconsin) and Rep. Martin Meehan (D-Massachusetts) to tighten regulations on lobbyists. The lawmakers previously worked together...
Editorial: Tantaquidgeon kept history in Tupperware (November 4, 2005)
"The name of Gladys Tantaquidgeon, who died this week, held a special place in the annals of the Mohegan Indians of Uncasville. Her establishment of a small Mohegan museum, her dedication to the anthropology and history of the tribe...
Letters to Norton drafted by Abramoff, staff (November 4, 2005)
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his staff drafted nearly-identical letters on off-reservation gaming that members of Congress sent to Interior Secretary Gale Norton. The letters warned Norton not to approve a land-into-trust request in Louisiana, saying it would encourage "reservation...
BIA official warns of delayed trust payments (November 4, 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) A Bureau...
Study finds no harmful effects of peyote use (November 4, 2005)
Members of the Native American Church who use peyote in religious ceremonies suffer no harmful effects, according to a new study from McLean Hospital. The study looked at 61 Navajos who used peyote at least 100 times. A battery of...
Schumer opposes Cayuga Nation land-into-trust (November 4, 2005)
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) is opposing the Cayuga Nation's land-into-trust request, saying tribes shouldn't be able to get land in urban areas. "The whole idea of putting land into trust was not designed for densely populated areas," Schumer said...
Red Lake school receives threat of shooting (November 4, 2005)
The elementary school on the Red Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota was under security alert after receiving a threat of a shooting. The threat indicated a number of students would shoot up the elementary school on Tuesday. The school district...
Abramoff used charity to raise money for DeLay (November 4, 2005)
E-mails between disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his colleagues show he was using his private charity to raise money for Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas). Abramoff asked his tribal clients to contribute money to the Capital Athletic Foundation. He told colleagues...
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