Jodi Rave: Tribal employee admits to fraud in Iraq (February 13, 2006)
"S&K Technologies [Web Site], an information technology business owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, has come under scrutiny in recent weeks after one of its employees, Robert Stein Jr., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the District...
Abramoff tried to exploit tribes for Washington project (February 13, 2006)
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff planned to "use" one of his tribal clients in order to land a lucrative piece of property in Washington, D.C., according to documents filed in federal court on Friday. Abramoff and his team hatched an extensive...
Yakama Nation members take tribe to federal court (February 13, 2006)
Several members of the Yakama Nation of Washington are taking the tribe to federal court, citing frustration with the tribal court process. Attorney Ted Mahr acknowledged the cases don't need to be heard in federal court. But he said the...
BIA proposes to take land into trust for Cayuga Nation (February 13, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is proposing to acquire 125 acres in trust for the Cayuga Nation of New York, according to a notice published in the Federal Register today. The BIA, in cooperation with the tribe, is preparing an...
DOI meeting on energy rights-of-way on tribal lands (February 13, 2006)
The Interior Department and the Energy Department have scheduled a meeting next month to take comments on issues regarding energy rights-of-way on tribal land. Section 1813 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires the two departments to conduct a...
Tribal member, a lobbyist, not part of Team Abramoff (February 13, 2006)
Brian Drapeaux, a member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is fighting off allegations that he was part of "Team Abramoff." Drapeaux worked at the Greenberg Traurig firm for two years but left after Abramoff was hired in...
Man claims to have killed 412lb buck on reservation (February 13, 2006)
An Arkansas man has stirred Internet buzz about a 412-lb pound buck that he says he killed on a Nebraska reservation. Stan Whitt. an archer, won't identify the reservation because he says he is worried hunters will overwhelm the...
EPA to hold meeting on tribe's treatment as state (February 13, 2006)
The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a meeting this Wednesday to discuss the treatment as state status for the Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in Wisconsin. The tribe is seeking to set its own water quality standards...
Shakopee Tribe's trust land stirs controversy (February 13, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could make a decision on the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community's land-into-trust application within two months, regional director Terry Virden says. Virden, the former director of the BIA in Washington, D.C., doesn't know which way the...
Body of missing Indian man found on reservation (February 13, 2006)
The body of Charles Reed Chapoose was found on the Uintah-Ouray Reservation in Utah on Friday, almost three months after he went missing. Chapoose, 26, had last been seen on November 25 after his truck had apparently broken down....
Rep. Doolittle defends aid for Meskwaki Tribe (February 13, 2006)
Rep. John Doolittle (R-California) says he's an opponent of all forms of gambling but that didn't stop him from trying to help the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa reopen its casino. Doolittle was approached by Kevin Ring, a former staffer...
Bush in photo with ex-Kickapoo chief and Abramoff (February 13, 2006)
Raul Garza, the former chief of the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas, has released a photograph that shows him with President Bush and disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff (circled). Garza, whose Kickapoo name is Makateonenodua, or black buffalo, met Bush at...
Interview: Lance Morgan, CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc. (February 13, 2006)
Ed. Note: Lance Morgan is the CEO of Ho-Chunk Inc., the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's economic development corporation. Ho-Chunk Inc. owns Indianz.Com and its sister e-commerce site AllNative.Com. "ndian Country Today: What do you think of as your greatest...
Opinion: Storm photos cast Indians in negative light (February 13, 2006)
Storm Photo Gallery (December 7, 2005) "I wanted to express a concern I see here in northeast South Dakota. I am not from here, but I have lived up here for a little more than two years now....
Editorial: Indians punished for standing up for rights (February 13, 2006)
"No American should be punished for standing up for his rights. But that's exactly what the U.S. Interior Department is doing to Native Americans. In a letter from Associate Deputy Secretary for the Interior James Cason, tribes were told there...
Opinion: UND ignores opponents of 'Sioux' (February 13, 2006)
"UND's administration has consumed much time and energy refuting the "hostile and abusive" label applied to its sports nickname and logo. But it is unwilling to address the specific concerns long raised by tribal governments and organizations, civil rights groups...
Mark Trahant: Future taxpayers will cough up dough (February 13, 2006)
"We fund federal debt with two kinds of instruments, public debt and agency debt. The first is money we borrow to "finance the federal deficit." Then there is agency debt, money mostly from trust funds that accumulate surpluses. "By law,...
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