Piestewa's parents welcome Lynch to Arizona (March 22, 2005)
The parents of Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman killed in action in Iraq, welcomed their daughter's best friend and former roommate Jessica Lynch to Arizona on Monday. Lynch is making her first visit to the state where Piestewa was born...
Firm hires Alaska Natives to push mining plan (March 22, 2005)
A Canadian company has hired two Alaska Natives to promote a plan to create a large mining district near four Alaska Native villages, The Anchorage Daily News reports. Northern Dynasty Mines Inc. hired Trefon Angasan, the former corporate relations executive...
Delaware Tribe kicked off federally recognized list (March 22, 2005)
For the first time since the end of the termination era, a tribe is being taken off the list of federally-recognized entities. The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma will be removed from the list in a matter of days, KOTV reports....
Deadly shooting at Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota (March 22, 2005)
Photos from Red Lake Net News. The scene outside the Red Lake High School. Red Lake Nation Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. at a press conference. A teenage high school student killed nine people, including his grandfather, and wounded more...
Plan seeks to combat meth problem in Montana (March 22, 2005)
Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Montana) announced on plan on Monday to combat the growing methamphetamine problem in Montana, including the state's reservation. Rehberg said it was easier to get meth on some reservations than marijuana. He plans to seek $124 million...
Library affected by closure of Boys & Girls Club (March 22, 2005)
A public library on the Navajo Nation is in doubt due to the closure of the Boys & Girls Club in Shiprock, New Mexico. The Farmington Public Library operated the branch library in Shiprock in conjunction with the non-profit that...
State troopers on trial over raid of reservation (March 22, 2005)
A trial began in federal court on Monday over the state of Rhode Island's raid of the Narragansett Reservation. Two tribal members and a tribal employee accuse state troopers of excessive force during the July 14, 2003, incident. They say...
Two Indian teens kicked off Idaho reservation (March 22, 2005)
Two Indian teens with a troubled past were kicked off the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho on Monday. Ian Crookedarm, age unreported, and his brother Ethan Crookedarm, 14, told KIFI that their banishment from the reservation is unfair. They say...
Senate hearing set on off-reservation gaming (March 22, 2005)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing next month on a bill affecting an off-reservation casino in California. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) wants the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians to undergo a lengthy review for the off-reservation casino...
Column: Pawlenty dividing and conquering Indians (March 22, 2005)
"Gov. Tim Pawlenty, the state's Big Dealer, has shuffled all sorts of political alliances with his desire to expand gambling in Minnesota. He's got Indians embracing him. Social conservatives questioning him. The antitax Minnesota Taxpayers League suggesting that higher taxes...
Three wealthy tribes set up charity endowment (March 22, 2005)
Three Minnesota tribes with successful gaming operations have created a charity endowment that could grow to $100 million. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, the Prairie Island Indian Community and the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe say they will donate between...
Man charged with double murder on First Nation (March 22, 2005)
A man from the Gordon First Nation in Saskatchewan has been charged with the murders of two women and the attempted murders of three girls. Kevin Cyr, 31, is accused of killing Bonnie Moosemay, 36, and Lauren Moosemay, 17. He...
Young Native girls describe gang experience (March 22, 2005)
Teenage Native girls are proud of their gang experience, they tell CBC News. CBC News interviewed Native girls in custody at a youth facility. One said she viewed her membership in a gang as a fight against a racist, non-Indian...
Fire destroys former Native residential school (March 22, 2005)
A fire has destroyed a former Native residential school on the Keeseekoose First Nation in Saskatchewan. Natives have alleged they were abused at the old St. Phillips School, opened in the 1960s. The school eventually closed down and was converted...
Duwamish Tribe reclaims cultural heritage (March 22, 2005)
The Duwamish Tribe of Washington is moving forward with plans to build a longhouse after acquiring its first piece of property in 150 years. About $500,000 is needed to complete the project. But the tribe is getting help from its...
Column: Abramoff, Scanlon had help scamming tribes (March 22, 2005)
"[Jack] Abramoff's and [Michael] Scanlon's Indian-gaming scandal will go down as the movement's crowning achievement, more shameless than anything the others would do, but still the culmination of the trends building since 1995. It perfectly embodied their creed and philosophy:...
Program immerses students in Cherokee language (March 22, 2005)
Kindergarten and first-grade students at a school in Oklahoma speak nothing but Cherokee in a special language immersion program created by the Cherokee Nation. The program started in fall 2003 to keep the language alive. Although it is estimated up...
Jena Choctaw Band back in spotlight in Louisiana (March 22, 2005)
The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians is back in the spotlight in Louisiana as the tribe is moving forward with plans for an initial reservation. The landless tribe was recognized in 1995. Under federal law, the Bureau of Indian Affairs...
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