Indian artists dealt setback by federal appeals court (March 3, 2005)
A federal appeals court on Wednesday expressed amazement at the lack of enforcement of the Indian Arts and Crafts Act but refused to reinstate a lawsuit against a company that passes off non-Indian goods as tribal products. In a unanimous...
Kevin Gover consulting for tiny tribe he recognized (March 3, 2005)
Kevin Gover is employed as a consultant to a small California tribe he recognized in one of his last acts as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. On December 29, 2000, Gover signed a decision to put the Koi...
Chase results in death on Tohono O'odham Nation (March 3, 2005)
A police chase on the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona resulted in the death of a Mexican migrant. Tribal police tried to pull over a speeding car on the reservation late Tuesday night but the car fled, prompting the chase....
Remote Alaska Native village runs out of water (March 3, 2005)
The remote Alaska Native village of Venetie has been without water for more than a week. The village's 426,000-gallon water tank went dry two months earlier than expected. No one noticed because a monitoring meter malfunctioned. But when the village...
Suspects in custody for triple murder on reserve (March 3, 2005)
Two suspects are in custody for a triple murder that has the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan in shock. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police found the bodies of two men, ages 26 and 19, and a 19-year-old woman...
Indian Country shows support for Washington Embassy (March 3, 2005)
Hundreds of thousands of dollars were pledged on Wednesday as tribal leaders, individual Indians and Indian organizations showed enthusiastic support for the Embassy of Tribal Nations in Washington, D.C. The last day of the National Congress of American Indians annual...
Aquash murder defendant awaits extradition (March 3, 2005)
A Canadian man accused of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash has been jailed pending his extradition to the U.S. John Graham, a Native from Canada's Yukon Territory, won't be sent to South Dakota to face trial...
School district helps Indian students succeed (March 3, 2005)
The Anoka-Hennepin school district in Minnesota has the highest Indian student graduation rate in the entire state. Last year, 88 percent of Indian students finished high school. Their success is attributed to the district's Indian education department, founded 30 years...
Lamberth holds hearing on contempt allegations (March 3, 2005)
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth is holding a hearing this morning on contempt allegations pending against former Interior secretary Bruce Babbitt and dozens of other past and present government officials. The plaintiffs in the Cobell v. Norton lawsuit accuse the...
Pombo set to file bill on reservation shopping (March 3, 2005)
Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), chairman of the House Resources Committee, is expected to introduce a bill that would limit off-reservation gaming as early as next week. Pombo is concerned that some tribes are seeking land far away from their existing...
Cherokee Nation celebrates Supreme Court win (March 3, 2005)
The Cherokee Nation welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the contract support costs case. The tribe manages Indian Health Services programs under a self-determination contract. But the agency wouldn't pay the tribe the full amount of the contract, saying...
Panther moved at request of Miccosukee Tribe dies (March 3, 2005)
A young panther that was relocated at the request of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida has been found dead, killed by another panther. State and federal officials removed the panther last May when the animal was 11 months old. The...
Lawsuit over Meskwaki Tribe's leadership dismissed (March 3, 2005)
A federal judge on Wednesday said she wouldn't get involved in a leadership dispute within the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa. U.S. District Judge Linda Reade dismissed the case, citing a lack of jurisdiction. The suit was filed to contest an...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to build amphitheater (March 3, 2005)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is hoping to attract top talent to a new outdoor concert venue that would rival in size to the state's largest amphitheater. The tribe plans on putting up a temporary facility that will seat...
Tribes up and running with new Washington hotel (March 3, 2005)
Four tribes welcomed attendees of the National Congress of American Indians to their new hotel in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The Residence Inn Capitol by Marriott is a venture of Four Fires, a partnership of the Oneida Nation and the...
Changes in Congress affect appropriations process (March 3, 2005)
The Senate has joined the House in making changes to the committees and subcommittees that handle the appropriations process, The Hill newspaper reports. A tribal attorney had earlier warned tribes to look out for the changes. The Senate eliminated the...
Ohio Congressman linked yet again to Abramoff (March 3, 2005)
A Republican Congressman from Ohio who said Jack Abramoff "duped" him into supporting a tribal casino rider has been linked yet again to the disgraced lobbyist. Ney oversaw the awarding of a license to build a wireless telecommunications network inside...
DeLay doesn't know why Abramoff paid for overseas trips (March 3, 2005)
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) told The Hill newspaper that he can't remember "whose idea it was" to take overseas trip that were paid by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. In campaign disclosure forms, DeLay reported that trips to London...
DOI investigates contacts with group started by Norton (March 3, 2005)
The Interior Department's Office of Inspector General is reviewing all contacts between department officials and the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, a group founded by Secretary Gale Norton. The group is said to have lobbied Interior on behalf of...
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