Interior Department big on new regulations (April 24, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has more than two dozen rules in development, including one that has been pending for more than five years, according to the Interior Department's latest regulatory agenda. Meanwhile, the National Indian Gaming Commission has 15...
SagChip boxing club still fighting after 75 years (April 24, 2006)
The Tribal Boxing Club is marking its 75th year of training and members of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan. The club has trained several state champions. While the winners have mostly been young men, young girls are joining in...
Oakland InterTribal Friendship House marks 50 years (April 24, 2006)
The InterTribal Friendship House is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend with a powwow and art auction. The House was built in 1955 to accommodate for the relocation of Native Americans into the Bay Area. The federal government, in an...
Editorial: Paiute business demonstrates success (April 24, 2006)
"Who knew that a seed planted by The Paiute Tribe of Utah economic development director Travis Parashonts would emerge so profoundly, as the strong Cedar trees that thrive throughout this region, with a computer service related company that bears the...
Sen. Johnson discusses economies with tribes (April 24, 2006)
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) met with tribal leaders and Indian business owners on Friday to discuss economic development on the state's reservations. Johnson wanted to find out barriers to economic development. Tribal leaders, including Oglala Sioux President Cecelia Fire...
Poll numbers remain steady for embattled Sen. Burns (April 24, 2006)
After months of being hammered for his ties to Jack Abramoff, Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) is tied or narrowly trailing his Democratic opponents, according to the latest polls. The Washington Post suggests the numbers indicate Burns is bouncing back...
Native protest not over at construction site (April 24, 2006)
Hundreds of Native protesters continue to occupy a construction site in Ontario amid talks with the province over a possible settlement to the long-running land dispute. The protesters, from the Six Nations Reserve, are expected to stay another two...
Police believe they have found remains of Native girl (April 24, 2006)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police believe they have found the remains of Phoenix Sinclair, a five-year-old Native girl who was allegedly buried on the Fisher River First Nation in Manitoba. Sinclair was in the foster care system when she...
First Nation forced to evacuate due to flooding (April 24, 2006)
The province of Ontario has evacuated 750 people from the Kashechewan First Nation due to spring flooding. The tribe declared an emergency on Saturday when water levels on the James Bay rose. The province reacted by airlifting people on...
Tunica-Biloxi chairman marks 20 years in office (April 24, 2006)
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana held a celebration in honor of Earl Barbry Sr., who has served 20 consecutive years as chairman. Barbry, 56, attended his first tribal council meeting at age 18, when he persuaded tribal leaders not to...
Review: Taking of Iroquois land in 'The Divided Ground' (April 24, 2006)
"[Alan] Taylor's new book, "The Divided Ground," tackles the subject of American Indians head-on, showing how Iroquoia, the land of the Six Nations — Mohawks, Oneidas, Tuscaroras, Onondagas, Cayugas and Senecas — was ground down between the British Empire...
Review: 'Eagle Blue' a winning tale of Gwich'in team (April 24, 2006)
"You can't help losing your heart to the Gwich'in kids of Eagle Blue , Michael D'Orso's captivating literary documentary of the 2004 Fort Yukon High School basketball season. The Gwich'in are Indians, not Eskimos or Inuit; though nowadays many...
City cites two men for open fire at sweat lodge (April 24, 2006)
The city of Dayton, Wyoming, issued citations against a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe and a non-Indian for having open fires at a sweat lodge. Terry Richards and his non-Indian friend John Maronick Jr. were cited for violating the...
Navajo Nation Council speaker accused of assault (April 24, 2006)
Lawrence T. Morgan, the speaker of the Navajo Nation Council, is being accused of assault by a fellow council delegate. Mark Maryboy, a delegate from Utah, said Morgan assaulted him in a bathroom at the council headquarters in Window Rock,...
Tobacco tax dispute riles Oklahoma tribes (April 24, 2006)
Leaders of some Oklahoma tribes are rethinking their support of Gov. Brad Henry (D) in light of his handling of the tobacco tax compact. Henry has signed emergency rules aimed at stopping certain kinds of tobacco sales. The Osage Nation,...
Yellow Bird: No going back to life without cell phones (April 24, 2006)
"Sometimes in the evening before going to bed, I surf the channels just to see what's playing and occasionally run across one of those classic movies. I watch it until the remote falls out of my hand. The next day,...
Mark Trahant: Hope for the best, plan for the worst (April 24, 2006)
"Hope for the best, plan for the worst. The city of Seattle is already embarked on this course -- especially with its pledge to reduce emissions from cars, trucks, SUVs and buses along the lines of the Kyoto Protocol. That's...
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