Suzan Harjo: Girl-empowerment for Indian Country (April 14, 2006)
"Have you noticed the blonde-versus-blonde smackdown on music video channels and radio stations over the past year? The current installment is ''Stupid Girls'' by Pink, who parodies Paris Hilton, Jessica Simpson and other Barbies, and calls out those wannabe celebs...
Column: Taking sides in tribal gas terminal dispute (April 14, 2006)
"Last month, I travelled to the Pleasant Point Reservation near Perry, Me., to speak to people in the Passamaquoddy community and surrounding area about a controversial proposal: An Oklahoma-based company called Quoddy Bay LNG wants to lease land from...
Dentist hailed demise of Alaska Native culture (April 14, 2006)
The president of the Alaska Dental Society apologized for hailing the demise of Alaska Native culture and calling for the end of the federal trust responsibility. In a posting on an online discussion group, Dave Eichler, a North Pole dentist,...
Newspapers want minutes of tribal council meetings (April 14, 2006)
Two newspapers have asked the Maine Supreme Court to order the Passamaquoddy Tribe to turn over minutes of its council meetings. The Bangor Daily News and The Quoddy Tides were denied access to a council meeting where a controversial liquefied...
Sen. Dole says GOP backs embattled Sen. Burns (April 14, 2006)
Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R-North Carolina), the chairwoman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, helped Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) open a re-election office in Billings, Montana. Dole said the GOP backs Burns, under scrutiny for his ties to Jack Abramoff....
Editorial: Rep. Charles Taylor and Jack Abramoff (April 14, 2006)
"It’s time for Congressman Charles Taylor to speak frankly with his constituents about his connections to political lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Abramoff pleaded guilty earlier this year to a number of felony corruption charges. E-mails that detail how Abramoff’s team worked...
WSJ: Demanding membership based on DNA tests (April 14, 2006)
"What criteria should we use to determine a person's race? Some Americans are trying to use DNA testing to win success or riches in the diversity sweepstakes. A New York Times article Wednesday opened with the story of adopted twins,...
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