Hall delivers his last State of Indian Nations address (February 4, 2005)
National Congress of American Indians President Tex Hall gave his last State of Indian Nations address in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The speech began in 2001 as way to educate the public about the status of American Indians and Alaska...
NCAI's Hall pushes pro-Indian agenda in speech (February 4, 2005)
STATE OF INDIAN NATIONS: National Congress of American Indians President Tex Hall at the National Press Club in Washington D.C.Stating that Indian Country is moving in the right direction, the leader of the National Congress of American Indians on...
A frustrated Dave Anderson calls on BIA to change (February 4, 2005)
BETTER TIMES: Dave Anderson at the National Congress of American Indians. Febraury 2004.Dave Anderson came to the Bureau of Indian Affairs a year ago feeling happy, healthy and terrific. He leaves the agency next week a changed person but says...
Oglala Sioux officers get training from state (February 4, 2005)
The state of South Dakota is providing training for 12 police officers of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Tribal police normally receive training at a federal facility in New Mexico. But the tribe needed to quickly certify the officers to get...
FBI mum on two rapes reported on reservation (February 4, 2005)
The FBI isn't commenting on two rapes that were reported on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. An FBI agent would not say where on the reservation the alleged crimes occurred or whether there were any suspects in federal or...
Editorial: Get over it kids, you broke dance rules (February 4, 2005)
"Racial discrimination is deplorable. It is inexcusable. It must be condemned whenever and wherever it occurs. Sixteen young people, all members of the Narragansett Indian tribe, charge that they were barred from the Chariho High School Winter Ball on January...
Art show experts to weed out fake Native goods (February 4, 2005)
The very first Indian Art Roadshow takes place this weekend at the Rawhide Western Town near Phoenix, Arizona. Modeled after the popular PBS program Antiques Roadshow, art experts will evaluate and appraise crafts brought in by attendees. The goal is...
Hoop Dance Championship this weekend in Phoenix (February 4, 2005)
The 15th annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest will be held at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, this weekend. More than 12,000 people are expected to watch more than 50 competitors, ages 2 to 80, compete for various titles....
Column: Churchill asked why we were attacked (February 4, 2005)
"It's easy to attack University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill. He went too far in his essay 'Some People Push Back: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens.' He made overstatements, praised the Sept. 11 terrorists as noble heroes and labeled...
UKB: Professor never proved Cherokee heritage (February 4, 2005)
The former chief of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees says controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill never proved his Cherokee heritage and has abused his "associate" membership in the tribe. John Ross said Churchill was granted associate status...
Jury begins deliberations in Miccosukee murder case (February 4, 2005)
A six-member jury in Florida will be debating the fate of a Miccosukee man accused of killing his two young sons. Kirk Billie admits driving an SUV carrying the boys, ages 3 and 5, into a canal. But he says...
Narragansett teen barred from dance blames racism (February 4, 2005)
A young member of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island says she and her friends were denied entry to her high school's dance because of their race. Na'Keesha Brown, a junior at Chariho High, said school officials kept citing reasons...
Makah Nation halts fishery after large catch (February 4, 2005)
The Makah Nation of Washington has closed its winter troll fishery after taking a large catch that has been questioned by state officials. Chairman Ben Johnson Jr. said the tribe always intended to close the fishery when the take approached...
Opinion: Native leaders wrong to criticize officer (February 4, 2005)
" Just so there's no confusion on the matter, the shooting death this week of Matthew Adam Dumas by a Winnipeg police officer is being investigated as a homicide. A homicide like any other homicide, actually -- where detectives interview...
Police officer who fatally shot Native teen is Metis (February 4, 2005)
The lawyer for a police officer who fatally shot a Native teen earlier this week criticized Native leaders for making race an issue in the case. The Winnipeg, Manitoba, officer is Metis, said the lawyer. "The fixation is not on...
Native unemployment more than twice national rate (February 4, 2005)
The Native unemployment rate in Canada is more than twice the national average, and the gap between Natives and non-Natives is worsening, according to a new report. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities said Natives throughout the country and in 20...
Bush to shift housing grant program to Commerce (February 4, 2005)
President Bush is proposing to cut a major housing program that has provided funds to tribes and Indian organizations and shift it to the another department Administration officials said they plan to consolidate 18 local assistance programs at the Department...
Report: EPA's mercury proposal biased towards industry (February 4, 2005)
Environmental Protection Agency senior management manipulated a rule aimed at limiting mercury pollution to favor the Bush administration's pro-industry "Clear Skies" initiative, the agency's inspector general said in a report on Thursday. The report said scientists were given a pre-determined...
Senate confirms Gonzales as Attorney General (February 4, 2005)
The Senate voted 60 to 36 on Thursday to confirm former White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales as U.S. Attorney General. The vote was one of the closest in history for an attorney general nominee. Gonzales received the support of...
Mohawk longhouse critical of land claim settlement (February 4, 2005)
One of the Mohawk longhouses is questioning the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's land claim settlement with the state of New York. The Kanienkehaka longhouse says the tribe is giving up too much land. The tribe's claim cited nine million acres...
Wisconsin tribe awarded $2.65M from brokerage (February 4, 2005)
The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe of Wisconsin has been awarded $2.65 million in a dispute with a brokerage. The tribe used ING Financial Partners to handle investments for its children's fund. The tribe said brokers failed to manage the fund...
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