Details emerge on tragedy at Red Lake Reservation (March 23, 2005)
An update on the latest developments involving the fatal shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. A photo of Jeff Weise at age 9. Star Tribune: Red Lake School Shootings THE SHOOTER News accounts settled on the age...
Indian Country reacts to deadly reservation shooting (March 23, 2005)
Tribal nations across the country sent their support to the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota on Tuesday after a deadly tragedy that left 10 dead and more than a dozen injured in the worst incident of school-related violence since Columbine....
Some Native corp shareholders oppose land swap (March 23, 2005)
Some shareholders of Doyon Ltd., an Alaska Native regional corporation, are opposing a proposed land swap with the federal government. The shareholders passed a non-binding advisory motion against the swap. One said he wants the corporation to focus on education...
Tribal members want school named for late chief (March 23, 2005)
Members of the Puyallup and Makah tribes drummed and chanted in support of naming a school in Washington after the late Puyallup tribal chief Robert Satiacum. The Federal Way School Board is meeting today to consider a name for the...
Opinion: Above all, this is a tribal nation tragedy (March 23, 2005)
"Just three days ago, I wrote an article for the St. Paul Pioneer Press about the need for good stories to be reported about our communities, in particular the need for the communities of color to publicize the good things...
Tribal Member: My reservation will never be the same (March 23, 2005)
"After hearing of Monday's Red Lake shootings, I didn't know which reservation school it was or who had been shot. My mother is a secretary at the Ponemah Elementary School, which is one of three elementary schools on the reservation....
Editorial: Tragedy at Red Lake unites all in grief (March 23, 2005)
"What happened at Red Lake High School on Monday afternoon was not an Indian tragedy. It was a human tragedy, potent in its ability to unite as well as hurt. In its aftermath, Minnesotans of every culture and background are...
Memorial service scheduled for Oregon tribe's chief (March 23, 2005)
A public viewing and memorial service have been scheduled for James Lott, Sr., the elected chief of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon. Lott, 52, died in his sleep over the weekend after...
Report suggests drop in salmon due to Native fishing (March 23, 2005)
A government report is being accused of anti-Native bias for suggesting that extremely low runs of salmon are due, in part, to First Nation fishing. Canada's Commons fisheries committee released a report on the Fraser River fishery in British Columbia....
Natives accused of being gang members banished (March 23, 2005)
Two people suspected of being involved with Native gangs have been banished from the Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Manitoba. The First Nation kicked out the pair after their names appeared on a government-complied list of suspected gang members. The band...
Tribe finds money to keep Si Tanka University open (March 23, 2005)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is planning to set aside $1.2 million in loans and grants to keep Si Tanka University open until the end of the spring semester. The money will prevent the off-reservation campus in...
Ken Wahpecome, Kickapoo veteran, dies at 70 (March 23, 2005)
Kenneth Wahpecome, a Navy veteran and member of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma, died March 14 in Chula Vista, California, from complications of rheumatoid arthritis. He was 70. Wahpecome was a talented golfer whose passion for the game once compelled...
Creek veteran awarded Medal of Honor passes on (March 23, 2005)
Ernest Childers, a Creek Nation veteran who was awarded the Medal of Honor for service in World War II, died March 17 after suffering strokes. He was 87. Childers grew up on part of his grandfather's allotment in Oklahoma. He...
BLM, drilling firm try to close hearing in tribe's case (March 23, 2005)
The federal government and a drilling company tried unsuccessfully on Monday to close a hearing in a lawsuit brought by the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana. The Bureau of Land Management and Fidelity Exploration and Production Co. filed a motion...
Wild horse sanctuary proposed on Crow Reservation (March 23, 2005)
A wild horse sanctuary is being proposed on the Crow Reservation in Montana. The Crow Tribe and rancher Merle Edsall signed a letter of intent to buy 4,000 wild horses from the Bureau of Land Management. The plan, however, needs...
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