BIA continues work on gaming land regulation (December 4, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is still taking comments on a new set of rules that would guide how land is taken into trust for casino projects. The agency released the regulation back in October amid heightened scrutiny of the...
Calendar shares story of Nevada's Indians (December 4, 2006)
A Paiute/Shoshone graphic designer has created a calendar to share the story of Nevada's Indian heritage. The 2007 "Our Story" features historical and present-day information about Nevada's tribes. Designer Rosa Rodriguez said she wanted to make sure the public knows...
Herbie Nayokpuk, legendary sledder, dies at 77 (December 4, 2006)
Herbie Nayokpuk, a legendary sledder known around the world, died Saturday. He was 77. Nayokpuk ran the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race 11 times. He never won but made some daring attempts in extreme weather conditions. He suffered a...
Bush announces new members of tribal college board (December 4, 2006)
President Bush is nominating four new members to the Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities. The new members are Dr. Verna Fowler, the president of the College of the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin; Dr. Joseph Hiller, an assistant...
No Amber Alert for missing boys from Red Lake (December 4, 2006)
Authorities won't issue an Amber Alert for two boys who went missing from the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota because there is no evidence they were abducted. Avery Lee Stately, 2, and his brother Tristan White, 4, disappeared on...
Tribes meet for global warming conference in Arizona (December 4, 2006)
Representatives of more than 50 tribes are meeting on the Cocopah Reservation in Arizona this week to discuss global warming. Attendees will discuss the impact of climate change on their communities. Reports have shown that indigenous people, particularly those in...
Goodiron laid to rest on Fort Berthold Reservation (December 4, 2006)
About 1,500 people attended the funeral of Nathan Goodiron, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation who was killed in Afghanistan. Goodiron, 25, was a National Guardsman who died in an attack on Thanksgiving Day. Gov. John...
Oglala Sioux Tribe election in hands of council (December 4, 2006)
The dispute over who will lead the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota won't be decided by an independent court but by the leaders themselves. The tribe's constitution doesn't provide for true separation of powers, said the chief tribal judge...
Fired DOI auditor recovered tribal royalties (December 4, 2006)
An auditor who lost his job after he filed a lawsuit alleging fraud at the Interior Department had recovered more than $20 million in royalties for the Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico. Bobby L. Maxwell was praised by former...
McKosato returns as host of Native America Calling (December 4, 2006)
Audio (MP3): First Half - 5.2MB | Second Half - 6.3MB Harlan McKosato is returning to Studio 49 as the host of the nationally broadcast radio show Native America Calling. McKosato, a member of the Sac and Fox Nation...
Tim Giago: R-word just as insulting as the N-word (December 4, 2006)
Oftentimes we are reminded by the racial slurs of comedians, actors/producers, sports announcers, esteemed members of the cast of 60 Minutes and by politicians, that racism has not vanished from the landscape of this country we call America. As Nurse...
Opinion: Tribal leaders keep their own people poor (December 4, 2006)
"Now don't get me wrong. I don't point out the poverty level of the average tribal member to degrade anyone. Well, I take that back. I point it out to degrade the abhorent and corrupt behavior of a tribal council...
Jodi Rave: Delay for indigenous rights declaration (December 4, 2006)
"A nearly three-decade effort to secure rights for world indigenous peoples was thwarted Tuesday during a “remarkable and bizarre development,” after the United Nations General Assembly voted to delay passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. “We...
US Attorney: Tribes need more law enforcement (December 4, 2006)
"At first glance, this picturesque village, nestled beneath Sleeping Ute Mountain near the Four Corners monument and a short drive from Mesa Verde National Park, might seem an unlikely candidate to be the murder capital of Colorado. Just over 2,000...
Opinion: Native people rise from the killing fields (December 4, 2006)
"One of the early expressions of democracy in the United States was predicated on the idea that once all the "Indians" were killed there'd be plenty of time to talk equality. But that was long ago, wasn't it? The shame...
Jodi Rave: Freedom of the press in Indian Country (December 4, 2006)
"Daily newspapers miss a lot of news in Native communities and they could do more by increasing the number of Natives in their newsrooms. And Native people could do more by actively engaging editors and reporters through phone calls...
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