Alaska Native corporation to build shopping center (August 4, 2006)
Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation, is planning a $100 million shopping and entertainment center in Muldoon. The 95-acre site will be home to national and local retailers, restaurants, movie theaters and outdoor entertainment. A hotel and...
Young mother travels 3,000 miles from Panama (August 4, 2006)
Nilsa Caisamo, a 23-year-old mother from the Chocoe Tribe of Panama, said she made a 3,000-mile journey to Maine to learn how to preserve her culture and become more self-sufficient. Caisamo sailed on the Pajaro Jai ship against her...
Editorial: Stop delaying settlement to Cobell (August 4, 2006)
"A century of incompetence and bureaucratic racism in the handling of Indian trust accounts by the U.S. government is compounded by efforts to stall the settlement of a decade-old lawsuit. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne brought a refreshing commitment to his...
Fire Thunder asks tribe's top court to reinstate her (August 4, 2006)
Cecilia Fire Thunder, the ousted president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is asking the Oglala Supreme Court to reinstate her. Fire Thunder said she was wrongly removed by the tribal council. She wants her old job back pending a hearing...
Critic of Cow Creek Band connected to One Nation (August 4, 2006)
A prominent critic of Oregon's Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians is connected to One Nation despite claims that she has no affiliation with the anti-Indian group. Marilyn Kittelman, a commissioner in Douglas County, went to Washington,...
Editorial: Recognition realities for the Lumbee Tribe (August 4, 2006)
"U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole's bill to give federal recognition to the Lumbee Indian tribe of North Carolina -- and make it eligible for federal aid -- has cleared a Senate committee and appears headed to the Senate floor. Good. Her...
San Manuel Band donation helps school program (August 4, 2006)
Thanks to a $40,000 donation from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, an afterschool program in San Bernardino, California, is getting back on the ground after being hit by arson. The Creative After-School Program For Success at Emmerton Elementary...
Man charged with assault and abduction of two boys (August 4, 2006)
A convicted sex offender faces new charges of sexual assault and abduction in a high-profile case involving two boys, including a Native teen. The case made national headlines in Canada after a 14-year-old Native boy and a 10-year-old boy went...
Giago retires as editor and publisher of magazine (August 4, 2006)
Tim Giago has retired as editor and publisher of Indian Education Today, now known as Native American Review Magazine. Giago, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, said it was time to get out of the newspaper business. But he...
Indian professor from Bolivia barred entry into U.S. (August 4, 2006)
An Aymara man from Bolivia isn't being allowed to return to the United States to start a professorship at the University of Nebraska. Last year, Waskar Ari went back home after completing his doctorate at Georgetown University. But his...
Man to return to Canada to face Native abuse charges (August 4, 2006)
A Canadian man accused of abusing three Native boys at a residential school in British Columbia has been arrested in Thailand. During the 1960s, Gordon Irvin Kinney, 64, had 30 to 40 Native boys in his care at the St....
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe in talks with ex-Abramoff firm (August 4, 2006)
The Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas is in talks with Greenberg Traurig, the former law firm of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, The Daily Business Review reports. The tribe sued Abramoff and his associates, accusing them of fraud. The conduct occurred while...
Accountants sued over tax scheme for Chumash (August 4, 2006)
Two accountants face civil charges over an alleged tax fraud scheme involving 32 members of the wealthy Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. The Department of Justice said Kenneth Sorenson and Stephen Drake set up a scheme that allowed the...
DOI accused of hindering probe into oil and gas royalties (August 4, 2006)
Two Republican leaders on the House Government Reform Committee are accusing the Interior Department of concealing information about the giveaway of billions of dollars in oil and gas royalties. Rep. Tom Davis (R-Virginia), the chairman of the committee, and Rep....
Bar near Bear Butte to feature 'Best Breast' contest (August 4, 2006)
The owner of a biker bear near sacred Bear Butte plans to hold regular "Best Breast" contests at his controversial venue. Jay Allen has been under fire ever since announcing plans for his biker bar. He originally planned to call...
Arigon Starr's 'The Red Road' at NMAI Summer Showcase (August 4, 2006)
Arigon Starr, the Kickapoo/Creek singer and songwriter, performs her critically acclaimed one-woman show, "The Red Road," at the National Museum of the American Indian on Saturday. Set at the All Nations Cafe in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, "The Red Road" is...
NCAA rejects college's use of logo with feathers (August 4, 2006)
The NCAA said the College of William and Mary's "Tribe" logo will remain on the list of schools with hostile and abusive Indian mascots. The logo features two Indian feathers along with the school's initials. Under NCAA policy, it...
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