Abramoff to report to prison as probe gets hotter (November 14, 2006)
A federal judge ordered Jack Abramoff to report to prison just as the convicted lobbyist began offering more information on more members of Congress -- including Democrats -- and White House officials. Sources told ABC News that Abramoff was giving...
Southwest tribes to continue fight for sacred site (November 14, 2006)
As tribes in the Southwest wait on a decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Navajo Nation will spent $50,000 on a public relations campaign for the sacred San Francisco Peaks. The campaign seeks to stop the sale...
NCAA won't challenge 'Fighting Sioux' injunction (November 14, 2006)
The NCAA won't challenge a preliminary injunction that a judge issued to protect the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. The injunction allows UND to host a post-season game despite being on the NCAA's...
Opinion: My Indian and American ancestry (November 14, 2006)
"I somehow grew up with a mentality that the distinction among Caucasians and their origins was of little or no importance to me. However, being half Comanche, part Yakama and a quarter Caucasian, I also always thought that disregarding...
Editorial: Another shot for Native Hawaiians (November 14, 2006)
"Sovereignty for Hawaiians appeared to have been shelved for a long duration in June when the Senate voted to block it from proceeding. The proposal has gained new life with the Democratic takeover of Congress, although questions remain about the...
Hate crime trial in border town scheduled for January (November 14, 2006)
A white male accused of beating a Navajo man will go to trial in the border town of Farmington, New Mexico, on January 9. John Winer, 18, is one of three males charged with several crimes. The trio allegedly beat...
Fetus discarded in bathroom at Navajo Nation college (November 14, 2006)
A nearly full-term fetus was found in a bathroom at Dine College on the Navajo Nation. The fetus, of unknown sex, was determined to be 37 weeks old. A full term fetus is about 40 weeks old. The fetus...
Navajo Code Talkers lobby for Native language bill (November 14, 2006)
Three Navajo Code Talker are in Washington, D.C., to push for passage of the Esther Martinez Native American Language Act. Keith Little, Merril Sandoval and Samuel Tso used the Navajo language to create an unbreakable code during World War II....
Spirit Lake Sioux firm wins military contract (November 14, 2006)
A firm owned by the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota won a $1.8 million contract to provide special materials to the military. Sioux Manufacturing Corp. makes a heat shield tile used in missile launchers and on military equipment. The...
Paiute company a success in just three years (November 14, 2006)
A technology company owned by the Cedar Band of Paiutes of Utah has quickly risen in the ranks of government contractors. After just three years, Suh'dutsing Technologies ranks sixth among best minority contracting firms and 121st among all government...
California tribes hail decision on sacred site (November 14, 2006)
California tribes who use Medicine Lake for healing and vision quests say a recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is a victory for one of their most important sacred sites. The court struck down lease extensions made by the U.S....
Museum in New York to unveil restored Haida canoe (November 14, 2006)
The American Museum of Natural History in New York will unveiled a restored Haida canoe on Friday, minus the life-sized Indians that used to paddle it. The canoe, created in the late 1800s, was taken from a Haida community...
Morongo Band readies for biggest Thanksgiving (November 14, 2006)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is getting ready for its biggest Thanksgiving donation yet. The tribe has been giving away turkeys for the past 20 years. This year, 7,000 turkeys and dinners are going to families in the region....
Joint hearing on Indian health care act postponed (November 14, 2006)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has postponed its joint hearing on the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. The hearing with the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions was due to take place today. A new date has not been...
Salish Kootenai educator sees broad mission (November 14, 2006)
An educator at Salish Kootenai College in Montana sees a bigger mission in the move to implement the Indian Education for All Act. The law requires public schools to teach about Indian history and culture. But Julie Cajune, the director...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to get cheap heating oil (November 14, 2006)
The St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York has accepted cheap heating oil from Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. About 1,500 homes on the Akwesasne Reservation will receive 500,000 gallons of heating oil from Citgo, Venezuela's oil company. Chavez has been...
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