Lame-duck session provides window for Indian health (November 13, 2006)
Update: The joint hearing has been postponed. The committee will announce a new date. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is making one final push to reauthorize the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. With Congress back in Washington for a lame-duck...
Navajo Nation hosts indigenous uranium summit (November 13, 2006)
The Navajo Nation is hosting the Indigenous World Uranium Summit later this month in Window Rock, Arizona. Topics include the tribe's ban on uranium mining, passed after decades of exposure to radioactive elements and waste caused numerous health problems for...
New Mexico opens offices at three IHS facilities (November 13, 2006)
The state of New Mexico has opened offices at three Indian Health Service facilities. The offices will help tribal members enroll in federal programs like Food Stamps and Medicaid. The first locations are the Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock;...
10th Circuit dismisses Prairie Band fuel tax case (November 13, 2006)
Correction: The case is over the fuel tax, not the car tags. The earlier posting incorrectly stated the car tag case was dismissed. That one is still pending. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation's string of bad luck in the courts...
DOJ to appeal ruling in Arapaho eagle killing case (November 13, 2006)
The Department of Justice won't give up its fight to prosecute a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe who killed an eagle for religious purposes. The U.S. Attorney in Wyoming filed a notice of appeal after charges were dismissed against...
Column: Indians don't care about UND nickname (November 13, 2006)
"In 1930, UND adopted a more formidable name -- the Sioux -- and its teams later became the Fighting Sioux. In 1968, says Johnson, the Grand Forks Herald reported that a delegation from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation traveled to...
Tulalip Tribes hunt on logging company's land (November 13, 2006)
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington entered an agreement with a California logging company to allow hunting on the company's land. Members can check out the keys to tens of thousands of acres owned by the Sierra Pacific Industries. "There are...
Oklahoma tribes not thrilled about centennial (November 13, 2006)
Oklahoma turns 100 years old in 2007 but Oklahoma tribes aren't rushing to say Happy Birthday. Tribal leaders associate statehood with the loss of their lands. Reservations were opened up to non-Indians through "land runs" that are still celebrated today....
Column: Alaska Natives abuse minority contracting (November 13, 2006)
Ed. Note: Harry C. Alford is the President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. "For each program designed to implement Title VI of the Civil Rights Act (affirmative action), there are attempts to front or commit fraud and abuse...
Narragansett Tribe worried about burial sites (November 13, 2006)
The Narragansett Tribe wants more study of a proposed housing subdivision on the Connecticut-Rhode Island border. Historical Officer John Brown said there is a likelihood of burial grounds on the 75-acre site. He said there would be Narragansett, Mohegan or...
Late Yavapai leader to join Women's Hall of Fame (November 13, 2006)
Patricia McGee, the late former chairwoman of the Yavapai-Prescott Tribe, is being inducted into the Arizona Women's Hall of Fame. McGee is widely hailed as a groundbreaker in economic development, gaming and education. "She helped her tribe achieve some economic...
Judge grants injunction for 'Fighting Sioux' (November 13, 2006)
A judge granted a preliminary injunction against the NCAA to allow the University of North Dakota to continue using its "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. The decision, issued Saturday, means the school can host a playoff football game pending...
Viewpoint: Life as an Indian cabbie in Grand Forks (November 13, 2006)
"As an American Indian, I love driving a cab because more than anything else in the world, I like being appreciated and needed - so that's the place where I will always go. Although I am sensitive to racism because...
Tim Giago: Taking stock of Election Day 2006 (November 13, 2006)
Posted by request of Tim Giago, Nanwica Kciji. © 2006 Native American Journalists Foundation, Inc. How many of you breathed a deep sigh of relief when the last political advertisement gradually faded from the screen of your television set? What...
Yellow Bird: Indian women in leadership roles (November 13, 2006)
"It may be surprising to some, but political parties such as Democratic and Republican are not part of Plains tribes' way. I say Plains tribes because many tribes involved in megacasinos are aware that political parties can help or...
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