Column: Has media underplayed Red Lake? (March 24, 2005)
'I didn't hear it personally but got it from three good sources that there were complaints Tuesday on talk radio that "the media" had underplayed the Minnesota school shooting rampage for what some suspected were racist reasons. I always start...
Response continues as Red Lake seeks to heal (March 24, 2005)
An update on the latest developments involving the fatal shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. Jeff Weise in a 2005 class photo. Star Tribune: Red Lake School Shootings Pioneer Press: Red Lake shooting THE SHOOTER Accounts...
Deadly tragedy puts focus on Native youth problems (March 24, 2005)
As the nation continues to look for answers to the deadly shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota, attention is turning to the problems and facing issues facing Native youth across Indian Country. Statistics show that Native youth face...
Scientist not sorry for using tribal members' blood (March 24, 2005)
A University of Arizona scientist says allegations that she misused the blood of member of the Havasupai Tribe are "hysterical." Therese Markow, currently the director of the UA Center for Insect Science, used blood samples collected by researchers to publish...
Piestewa honored two years after death in Iraq (March 24, 2005)
Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman killed in action in Iraq, was remembered at a memorial in Phoenix attended by her best friend and former roommate Jessica Lynch and Piestewa's family. Lynch said she and Piestewa became fast friends despite different...
Arizona lawmakers try to cut tribal college funding (March 24, 2005)
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D) has vetoed a state budget bill that sought to cut funding for Diné College. Under a compact signed in 1999, the state agreed to provide the college with $17.5 million over 10 years. But state...
Judge to hear tribal lawsuit against Yucca Mountain (March 24, 2005)
A federal judge will hold a hearing on April 27 in a lawsuit brought by leaders of the Western Shoshone against the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, the Te-Moak Tribe and the Western Shoshone National Council...
South Dakota Senate supports powwow grounds (March 24, 2005)
The South Dakota Senate passed a resolution on Tuesday to support the construction of powwow grounds along the Missouri River near Pierre. The United Sioux Tribes is proposing to operate an outdoor performing arts and events facility near the Oahe...
Lakota teenager's death brings youth to reservation (March 24, 2005)
The death of a Lakota teenager is leading to bridge-building among youth from the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and students from Ohio and Pennsylvania. Lakota Rose Madison, 17, was battling substance abuse at the time of her...
Funding for Indian education called inadequate (March 24, 2005)
A proposed budget of $3.4 million to carry out Montana's Indian Education for All mandate isn't enough, Indian lawmakers and others said. The state constitution requires public schools teach about Indian culture and history. But until a state Supreme Court...
Utah board to study payment for traditional services (March 24, 2005)
The Utah Crime Victim Reparations board created a subcommittee on Wednesday to consider whether traditional Native healers should be compensated for providing services to Native victims. Utah already pays for inpatient and outpatient mental health services performed by licensed practitioners....
Hopi chairman warns of losses due to plant closure (March 24, 2005)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona will be forced to cut up to 35 percent of its budget if a generating station in Nevada closes, chairman Wayne Taylor Jr. said. The Mohave Generating Station is set to close at the end...
Opinion: Media circus won't get to heart of matter (March 24, 2005)
"What [the media circus] will do, I'm afraid, is reduce this tragedy to a sociological event. 'Rural reservation' is carte blanche for journalistic speculation about social problems and cultural hopelessness. So watch to see if that is what this story...
Letters: Star Trib readers respond to tragedy (March 24, 2005)
C.D. Hilmoe: "When will we point the finger at ourselves? We're the ones who can help make a difference. We're the ones who can help keep our school leaders from feeling like helpless soldiers rather than empowered teachers and creative...
First Nation seeks answers in tuberculosis outbreak (March 24, 2005)
Leaders of the York Factory Cree Nation in Manitoba say they need more information from the government in order to combat an outbreak of tuberculosis that has infected one-quarter of the reserve's population. Over the last three years, more than...
Haida Nation blockades stall logging on islands (March 24, 2005)
The Haida Nation of British Columbia has set up blockades around Queen Charlotte Islands to protest the provincial government's failure to consult over a $1.2 billion land and logging deal. The blockades have halted logging on the islands and the...
New Ron Howard film to depict conquest of Aztecs (March 24, 2005)
Famed director Ron Howard has signed a deal to direct "The Serpent and the Eagle," a film depicting the European conquest of the Aztec people in Mexico. Paramount Pictures will produce the film. It focuses on how explorer Hernando Cortez...
Tohono O'odham Nation sues over telescope project (March 24, 2005)
The Tohono O'odham Nation filed a lawsuit in federal court on Wednesday aimed at stopping a $35 million telescope project atop the sacred Kitt Peak. The lawsuit says the National Science Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution failed to seek the...
State troopers defend actions in reservation raid (March 24, 2005)
Rhode Island state troopers accused of excessive force during a raid on the Narragansett Reservation began their defense on Wednesday after a federal judge dismissed several claims. The judge said there was no evidence the troopers were racially biased against...
Burns denies wrongdoing for helping Abramoff client (March 24, 2005)
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) denied any wrongdoing when he secured a $3 million appropriation for a wealthy client of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. As chairman of the Interior Appropriations subcommittee, Burns allowed the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan to participate...
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