NIEA president to deliver annual address (February 3, 2009)
National Indian Education Association President Robert B. Cook will deliver the annual Indian education address in Washington, D.C., next week. Cook, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, plans to focus on NIEA's legislative priorities, Indian school...
Heard Museum hosts hoop dance competition (February 3, 2009)
The Heard Museum in Arizona hosts the 19th annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest this weekend. The contest draws top adult and youth dancers from the United States and Canada. They will compete for the world title and more...
Salmon sales raise funds for Alaska Native villages (February 3, 2009)
Moved by a letter from an Yup'ik fisherman, a seafood consultant is raising funds to offset the high cost of electricity in Alaska Native villages. Nicholas Tucker, from the village of Emmonak, sent a letter to news organizations last month...
Signs of chocolate consumption found at Puebloan site (February 3, 2009)
Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences notes evidence of chocolate consumption at a Puebloan site in New Mexico. Cylinder jars that are used to drink chocolate were found at Chaco Canyon in northwestern New...
Sen. Johnson backs Indian Country stimulus (February 3, 2009)
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) said $2.8 billion in the nation's economic stimulus package will help Indian Country. "It goes a long way to improve our conditions for our Native Americans in South Dakota," said Johnson, the Associated Press reported....
Protest to focus on corruption, disenrollment (February 3, 2009)
United Native Americans Inc. and the American Indian Rights and Resources Organization are hosting a protest on Thursday to call attention to tribal corruption and disenrollment in California. Activists say tribes are removing members without reason. Disenrollment is "the new...
EPA lifts boil water order on Omaha Reservation (February 3, 2009)
The Environmental Protection Agency has lifted a boil water order on the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska. A failure in the water system in the town of Macy prompted the order in January. The EPA said tests showed the supply to...
Eskasoni First Nation sees three youth suicides (February 3, 2009)
Three young people from the Eskasoni First Nation of Nova Scotia committed suicide in the last month. Community leaders say the deaths point to a need for youth services. The band is opening a new youth center but a social...
Ojibwe man complains of discrimination by builder (February 3, 2009)
An Ojibwe man and his wife told the Community Relations Commission in Farmington, New Mexico, they were discriminated by a local builder. James and Linda Monchamp recently moved to Farmington from Minnesota. The couple says Presidential Construction refused to...
Salt River Tribe approves liquor sales in restaurants (February 3, 2009)
Members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona voted last week to allow the sale of liquor at restaurants. The expansion of the tribe's liquor ordinance was supported by a landowners group called the Salt River Commerce...
Santa Ysabel chair seeks to remove vice chair (February 3, 2009)
The top two leaders of the Santa Ysabel Band of Mission Indians will appear in Inter-Tribal Court today to discuss their ongoing feud. Chairman Johnny Hernandez is trying to remove vice chairwoman Brandie Taylor from her post. He is accusing...
Editorial: Concerns about Haskell president (February 3, 2009)
"A meeting this week with Haskell Indian Nations University President Linda Sue Warner and members of the Haskell Board of Regents should give the Bureau of Indian Affairs a good opportunity to assess the controversy that continues to rumble...
Column: Daschle tax issue stems from Indian work (February 3, 2009)
"Tom Daschle is “deeply embarrassed and disappointed” that he botched his taxes, and today he’ll make his way to Capitol Hill to tell a panel of senators just how sorry he is. Having just confirmed another repentant tax botcher...
Column: Daschle offers apologies for tax issues (February 3, 2009)
"Tom Daschle failed to pay taxes on a quarter-million dollars of income related to the chauffeured Cadillac that ferried him about town for three years. But don't call the guy a limousine liberal. When he visited Capitol Hill yesterday...
Holder set as first African-American to lead DOJ (February 3, 2009)
The Senate on Monday confirmed Eric H. Holder Jr. as the first African-American U.S. Attorney General. Holder, 58, has vowed to clean up the Department of Justice. Under the Bush administration, the department was plagued by numerous scandals, including...
Another former Hill staffer linked to Abramoff probe (February 3, 2009)
Another former Capitol Hill has been linked to the ongoing Jack Abramoff investigation. Fraser Verrusio, a former aide to Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, allegedly accepted an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2003 World Series...
Letter: Don't let Duwamish Tribe go unrecognized (February 3, 2009)
"Imagine my surprise last week, when I thought I was just going to see a film about Chief Seattle's (Si'at) granddaughter, Princess Angeline, only to leave knowing our City of Seattle, the State of Washington and our Federal Government consider...
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