Makah Nation says fish catch won't hurt others (February 3, 2005)
The vice chairman of the Makah Nation of Washington says the tribe's large salmon catch won't affect others despite concern from state officials. Tribal fisherman took 18,500 chinook instead of the 1,600 earlier anticipated. That led state officials to fear...
Tribal actions in border-crossing case upheld (February 3, 2005)
In a victory for tribal law enforcement, a federal appeals court on Wednesday said Tohono O'odham Nation rangers had the right to stop and detain a non-Indian man who was later found to be transporting illegal immigrants across the reservation....
State of Indian Nations to be broadcast online (February 3, 2005)
The third annual State of Indian Nations address will be delivered by National Congress of American Indians President Tex Hall today at 12pm Eastern Time. The speech will be broadcast over the Internet. A link can be found at http://www.connectlive.com/events/ncai....
Column: Indiana Native panel threatened by feuding (February 3, 2005)
"Wanted: One chairman of the Native American Indian Affairs Commission. Qualifications: verifiable American Indian heritage (blood quantum test may be required), high tolerance for personal Internet attacks and deference to a small cadre of American Indian women who call the...
Navajo Nation moves forward with aircraft plant deal (February 3, 2005)
The Navajo Nation will move forward with a $34 million deal to host an aircraft parts plant despite a warning issued by two state agencies in New Mexico. The agencies questioned whether the tribe would be getting a fair share...
Professor angry at Jodi Rave for questioning heritage (February 3, 2005)
Controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill was furious over an article written by Native reporter Jodi Rave Lee that questioned his Indian heritage, The Denver Rocky Mountain News reports. Rave was a student of Churchill's when she was assigned...
Image of Ponca chief a finalist for Nebraska quarter (February 3, 2005)
An image of Ponca Chief Standing Bear is one of two finalists for Nebraska's commemorative state quarter. The Nebraska Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee approved the image of Chief Standing Bear and another one of Chimney Rock. Gov. Dave Heineman (R)...
Indian lawmaker introduces racial profiling bill (February 3, 2005)
An Indian lawmaker in South Dakota is the primary sponsor of a bill that requires police officers to record the race of drivers during routine traffic. State Rep. Tom Van Norman (D), a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe,...
Editorial: No need to rename Custer State Park (February 3, 2005)
"An Oklahoma group wants to change the name of Custer State Park because naming the area for George Armstrong Custer is offensive to American Indians. United Native America suggested changing the park's name to Crazy Horse State Park, in honor...
Peltier cuts ties with Aquash murder defendant (February 3, 2005)
The defense committee for imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier cut ties with a Canadian man accused of murdering fellow activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. Peltier previously issued statements of support for the two men charged with Aquash's murder...
Native prescription drug use to be tracked by province (February 3, 2005)
The province of Saskatchewan says it will track prescription drug use by Natives in response to the death of a Native man. Previously, Natives weren't tracked because they receive health care from the Canadian government. But the death of Darcy...
First Nation woman dies after contracting hantavirus (February 3, 2005)
A Native woman from Saskatchewan died last month after contracting the hantavirus, prompting concern about the spread of the disease. The woman is believed to have contracted the disease at a home on the Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation. Chief Ron...
Opinion: Indian are so lazy, said my grandmother (February 3, 2005)
"'Indians are so lazy,' snapped my grandmother. 'We can't get them to come to the program meetings on time!' She shook her head dismissively. My mother became very still as she looked at her mother thoughtfully. But she didn't say...
YWCA's ads stir debate over racism in Montana (February 3, 2005)
A series of radio and television ads sponsored by the YWCA is stirring up debate over racism in Montana. The ads have prompted some angry reactions, mostly from White men, said YWCA executive director Cindy Weese. "A common theme with...
Native teen shot and killed by police officer (February 3, 2005)
An eighteen-year-old Native teen from Manitoba was shot and killed by a police officer in Winnipeg on Monday. Matthew Dumas was allegedly a suspect in a robbery. Police say he was armed an unspecified weapon that was reportedly a screwdriver....
Idaho tribe to sign law enforcement agreement (February 3, 2005)
The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes will sign a law enforcement agreement tomorrow with state and federal officials. Under the agreement, the tribe will cooperate in drug investigations and other law enforcement activities. The goal is to coordinate with agencies in areas surrounding...
Bingaman asks HHS secretary to help urban Indians (February 3, 2005)
Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico) asked new Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt on Wednesday to fund an urban Indian health center that needs $5 million to stay open. In a letter, Bingaman said the Albuquerque Indian Health Center...
Indian Affairs Committee schedules first hearings (February 3, 2005)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee's first two hearings of the 109th Congress will focus on President Bush's fiscal year 2005 budget request. The hearings will take place on February 15 and February 16. A witness list has not been made...
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