Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe opposes water pipeline (July 14, 2006)
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada is fighting a proposal to build a pipeline on federal land. The tribe is worried the $70 million project will drain water from Pyramid Lake and reduce groundwater basins on the reservation. The...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe to meet over recognition (July 14, 2006)
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is headed to private discussions with the town of Mashpee over the tribe's pending federal recognition. The tribe pledges it won't seek to establish a casino on Cape Cod or make land claims. The...
Judge won't dismiss Ottawa Tribe's claim in Ohio (July 14, 2006)
A federal judge denied the state of Ohio's motion to dismiss the Ottawa Tribe's hunting and fishing right lawsuit. The state said the tribe, based in Oklahoma, waited too long to make its claim. He also said the claim lacked...
Jonathon Solomon, Athabascan elder, dies at 74 (July 14, 2006)
Jonathon Solomon, a Gwich'in Athabascan elder who fought against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, died early Thursday morning. He was 74. Solomon was selected at an early age to be a leader of the Gwich'in people. He...
Yurok Tribe to help manage national monument (July 14, 2006)
The Yurok Tribe of California signed an agreement with the Bureau of Land Management to help manage portions of the California Coastal National Monument. The tribe will have greater input into decisions that affect the monument. Some important Yurok...
Friendly BIA officials make land-into-trust easy (July 14, 2006)
Tribes often complain about the length of the land-into-trust process but friendly Bureau of Indian Affairs officials make it easy for some tribes in eastern Oklahoma. Some BIA officials have accepted land in trust for the Chickasaw Nation in as...
Indians with discrimination claims sent to sex chat (July 14, 2006)
American Indians with potential employment discrimination claims against the city of Gallup, New Mexico, were directed to a phone sex line instead of the Department of Justice. The city sent a letter to potential claimants, urging them to call a...
Navajo Head Start program receives partial funds (July 14, 2006)
The Navajo Nation Head Start program has received a partial reinstatement of funds, tribal officials said. The tribe submitted a remedial plan to the Administration for Children and Families in hopes of reopening some of the Head Start centers. They...
Native domestic violence often reported to police (July 14, 2006)
Native women in Canada suffer the highest rates of domestic violence but they are more likely to call the police to report incidents of spousal abuse, Statistics Canada said on Thursday. Half of the Native women who were victims of...
Everything you want to know about powwows (July 14, 2006)
Everything you ever wanted to know about powwows -- the history, dances, drums and etiquette -- can be found in TheStreet.Com's powwow guide. Everything, that is, except the 49. That still remains a well-kept secret for everyone on the...
Opinion: South Dakota abortion ban goes too far (July 14, 2006)
Chas Jewett is a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. "Recently, volunteers from the South Dakota Campaign for Healthy Families announced they had collected more than 38,000 signatures on a petition to repeal the extreme abortion ban signed by...
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe kept lawsuit under wraps (July 14, 2006)
Leaders of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas kept their lawsuit against Team Abramoff under wraps until it was filed this week. Chairwoman Jo Ann Battise said the tribe barely had a chance to inform its members before a press conference...
Bill introduced to recognize Little Shell Tribe (July 14, 2006)
Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Montana) introduced a bill on Thursday to recognize the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana. The tribe petitioned for recognition through the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Clinton administrative issued a decision in favor of the tribe...
Cooler heads sought in Indian trust fund fight (July 14, 2006)
"The lawsuit's name is innocuous enough. But Cobell v. Kempthorne carries 119 years of historical baggage, and its outcome could affect hundreds of thousands of people at a cost of billions of dollars. It's also thorny as a prickly pear,...
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