Tim Giago: Discrimination in the media and advertising (March 8, 2005)
"This week let me tell you about what I label as 'unconscious discrimination.' It is discrimination by advertising agencies and the media in general by executives who are unintentionally insensitive to the thoughts and feelings of minorities and women. In...
Alaska Native corporation expects loss for 2004 (March 8, 2005)
Arctic Slope Regional Corp., an Alaska Native regional corporation, is expected to report a loss of more than $17 million for 2004. ASRC attributes the loss to an administrative ruling affecting oil pipeline payments. The corporation would have seen an...
Indian Affairs Committee objects to Bush funding cuts (March 8, 2005)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is calling on Congress to reject President Bush's proposed funding cuts to Indian programs. In a February 18 letter, the committee provided its views on the president's fiscal year 2006 budget, which contained more than...
Report backs tribe in Columbia River pollution claim (March 8, 2005)
Pollution in the Columbia River can be attributed to an industrial plant right across the U.S. border, an Interior Department agency said in a report on Monday that backs up claims by a Washington tribe seeking cleanup of the area....
Editorial: Burns needs better story on Abramoff flap (March 8, 2005)
"The Washington Post reported that Sen. Conrad Burns, Republican of Montana, pressured the U.S. Department of the Interior into giving the [Saginaw Chippewa] tribe the money to build a new school despite protests from agency officials that such funding was...
Retired Franciscan priest speaks at Haskell (March 8, 2005)
A retired Capuchin Franciscan friar revered among the Northern Cheyenne Tribe is speaking at Haskell Indian Nations University this week. Rev. Emmett Hoffmann arrived at the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana in 1954. He spent more than 30 years there,...
10th Circuit hears Indian man's appeal of sentence (March 8, 2005)
The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday heard the appeal of an Indian man who says his sentence for sexual abuse of a minor is too harsh. Gerald Yazzie, of New Mexico, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a child...
Editorial: It's time for Churchill to offer resignation (March 8, 2005)
"The University of Colorado's review of Ward Churchill's work is due any day now. We're not privy to the findings, but we know one thing for sure - the process should end - one way or another - with Churchill...
Native Women in Agriculture meets in Albuquerque (March 8, 2005)
Native Women in Agriculture, a new group aimed at organizing Indian women farmers, is meeting in Albuquerque this week. The group is the work of Janie Hipp, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas and a member of the...
Leech Lake girls team headed to state, boys on way (March 8, 2005)
The Leech Lake Ojibwe Reservation is sending the girls basketball team to the state tournament. The boys team is getting closer to state as well. The Cass Lake-Bena girls have won every game this season except two. Players attribute their...
First Nation wins decision in treaty rights case (March 8, 2005)
The sale of a golf course must be halted because the Musqueam First Nation of British Columbia wasn't consulted, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled on Monday. The B.C. government is currently negotiating a treaty with the Musqueam Band. But...
Connecticut tribe and main foe to discuss recognition (March 8, 2005)
The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation and its primary foe, state attorney general Richard Blumenthal, will discuss federal recognition at the Connecticut Historical Society. The tribe and the state are locked in a battle over the Bureau of Indian Affairs' decision to...
Passamaquoddy Tribe seeks support for gas terminal (March 8, 2005)
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine and its business partner offered the town of Perry a tax deal if residents there support a proposed liquefied natural gas terminal on the reservation. The tribe and Quoddy Bay LLC of Oklahoma want to...
Indian protests in Bolivia prompt resignation offer (March 8, 2005)
The embattled president of Bolivia offered to resign on Monday, citing protests led by Indian and rural activists. President Carlos Mesa said he cannot continue to function with widespread blockades throughout the country. Indian activists have challenged his policies, including...
Yellow Bird: Use state budget surplus to fund child care (March 8, 2005)
"North Dakota has a surplus budget between $140 million to $150 million for the 2005-2006 biennium, and for that we should be delighted I support Senate Bill 2003, which would allocate about $400,000 to universities' budgets for low-income students for...
Churchill scandal blamed for CU president's resignation (March 8, 2005)
Controversy over University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill is being blamed for the resignation of CU President Elizabeth Hoffman on Monday. Hoffman said the scandal was just one of many reasons behind her decision. The school is under fire for...
Police can't tie man to murders of Indian women (March 8, 2005)
Authorities in Oklahoma have detained a man suspected of being involved with the murders of several women, some of whom were Indian. Carl Lawson, 32, is a "person of interest" in the killings of at least 10 women along Interstate...
Tribe, Si Tanka University go to Washington for funds (March 8, 2005)
Leaders of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and Si Tanka University are asking officials in Washington, D.C., to help bail out the tribe's college. The Bureau of Indian Affairs won't release "471" funds to Si Tanka because Native student enrollment...
EPA to strengthen monitoring of lead in water (March 8, 2005)
The Environmental Protection Agency issued a plan on Monday to strengthen monitoring of lead in drinking water. The EPA will require utilities to notify homeowners of water tests and notify state and federal regulators before making changes in water treatment....
Report faults EPA for mercury rule favoring industry (March 8, 2005)
The Government Accountability Office said on Monday that the Environmental Protection Agency distorted the analysis of a proposed mercury pollution rule to favor the Bush administration's pro-industry stance. The EPA has yet to issue the rule but the administration's "Clear...
Data: Tribes are top recipients of U.S. cotton subsidies (March 8, 2005)
Tribal governments, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs, are among the top recipients of U.S. cotton subsidies, the Environmental Working Group reported. Based on national data, the Bureau of Indian Affairs received $15.1 million in subsidies between 1995 and 2003....
Indian man accused of sexual abuse to be retried (March 8, 2005)
An Indian man charged with sexual abuse of minors on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota will be retried, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday. In a unanimous decision, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals said Edward E....
Appeals court won't intervene in internal tribal matter (March 8, 2005)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday refused to get involved in a dispute between the Spirit Lake Nation of North Dakota and a tribal member. Douglas Longie, a former tribal judge, sued the tribe over a 30-year-old land...
'Lost' Kickapoo Tribe in Arizona seeks recognition (March 8, 2005)
A group of Kickapoos in Arizona is seeking federal recognition with the help of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma. The "Lost Kickapoos" have lived on the U.S. border near Mexico and recently established a tribal office with help from their...
Cowlitz Tribe votes to continue NASCAR discussions (March 8, 2005)
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington voted on Sunday to continue discussions to finance a NASCAR track. The tribe met with representatives of International Speedway Corporation last week to discuss locating a track in Cowlitz County. Discussions are still in the...
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