Tragedy at Red Lake: Investigation of shootings widens (April 4, 2005)
An update on the latest developments involving the March 21, 2005, fatal shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. THE INVESTIGATION ONLINE RESOURCES Star Tribune: Red Lake School Shootings Pioneer Press: Red Lake shooting Authorities believe up...
Pope John Paul recalled for support of Native rights (April 4, 2005)
Native people are joining the world in bidding farewell to Pope John Paul II, the spiritual leader of the Catholic Church who died on Saturday at the age of 84. In his 27 years as pope, John Paul II visited...
Tuberculosis outbreak reported in Alaska region (April 4, 2005)
An outbreak of tuberculosis is being reported in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region of Alaska. The Yukon Kuskokwim tribal health corporation has found more than 15 active cases of TB. More than twice the number of people have tested positive for disease...
Native teen faces long wait for bone marrow donor (April 4, 2005)
David Lister, a 16-year-old member of the Navajo Nation, is hoping a bone marrow transplant will help defeat leukemia. But with only 67,000 Native Americans registered with the National Marrow Donor Program, Lister faces a long wait. He is optimistic...
Tulalip Tribes tax sharing bill faces crucial vote (April 4, 2005)
A bill to return a portion of state sales taxes to the Tulalip Tribes of Washington faces a crucial vote today. House Bill 1721 already passed the House by a vote of 93-3. But if a Senate committee doesn't act...
Giuliani criticizes Churchill for 9-11 essay (April 4, 2005)
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said he supported the firing of controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill. Giuliani brought up Churchill during a speech he gave in Boulder. He called the professor's essay on the September 11,...
Column: McCain should delay change to NAGPRA (April 4, 2005)
"Kennewick Man is poised to tell his secrets. Almost nine years after the 9,300-year-old remains were found on the banks of the Columbia River and a fierce legal battle, federal courts agreed unequivocally scientists should be able to study Kennewick...
Indian smokeshops being forced to go offline (April 4, 2005)
Indian smokeshops are being forced to take their businesses offline and make layoffs as the result of a state-federal deal that tribes were excluded from. All the major credit card companies recently agreed to stop accepting payments for tobacco products...
Oregon tribe pays tribute to late chief James Lott (April 4, 2005)
A reported 200 people attended the memorial for James Lott Sr., the late chief of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians of Oregon. Lott, 52, was elected to the position of chief in 2000. He was...
Indian teen felt special bond with Pope John Paul II (April 4, 2005)
Naomi Miguel, an 18-year-old member of the Tohono O'odham Nation, says she always felt a special connection to Pope John Paul II, who died on Saturday at the age of 84. When she was 11 months old, Miguel was blessed...
California tribe wants land for water bottling plant (April 4, 2005)
The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians is seeking federal approval to add 10 acres to its reservation for a water bottling plant. The project is currently undergoing a review by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Public comments are being...
SIPI spent $100K on golf facilities despite deficit (April 4, 2005)
The Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in New Mexico approved $200,000 for a driving range and putting green despite being $1 million in the red, The Albuquerque Journal reports. The Bureau of Indian Affairs noticed the huge expenditure when it conducted...
Mark Trahant: Latest numbers on economy scare me (April 4, 2005)
"The news about the economy sounded pretty good last week. The government reported the economy is on a roll again. The Commerce Department says there's a sharp pickup in the creation of jobs and we are earning more for our...
Professor: Not the first tragedy in Indian education (April 4, 2005)
"The recent deaths of students at Red Lake High School remind me that this is not the first tragedy in the history of Indian education. Hundreds of children like Lizzie died at boarding school, never to return to their families...
Opinion: A year from now, let us say we did something (April 4, 2005)
"March 21, 2006, will mark the first anniversary of the Red Lake School shootings. Reporters will return to the reservation, cameras will roll, and experts will opine about school violence and the social and economic problems confronting the Red Lake...
Column: Red Lake a place of triumph not just tragedy (April 4, 2005)
"At the time, I didn't get it. In 1997, the Red Lake High School boys' basketball team earned a trip to the Twin Cities for the state high school basketball tournament. Not only were Red Lakers thrilled by this first-time...
Appeals court to hear dispute over 'Redskins' names (April 4, 2005)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on Friday in the lawsuit challenging the use of the "Redskins" trademarks. Led by Suzan Shown Harjo, a group of seven Native activists, say the "Redskins" names are disparaging to...
Yellow Bird: Messages of life during time of sorrow (April 4, 2005)
"Late in the day March 21, reporters from the Herald headed for the Red Lake Nation. I was driving. We were listening to reports of the Red Lake shootings, changing channels as one station left us and we picked up...
Burns says Michigan delegation backed school funds (April 4, 2005)
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) says he supported a $3 million appropriation for a wealthy tribal client of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff because lawmakers from Michigan asked for it. Burns allowed the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan to participate in a...
Opinion: Some serious advice to the media 'jackals' (April 4, 2005)
"Jesse Ventura must have had a good chuckle. He could have closed his eyes and visualized his fondest dream come true: hordes of 'media jackals' confined behind a fence on the Red Lake reservation in the aftermath of the calamitous...
Sho-Bans to fight Nez Perce settlement in court (April 4, 2005)
The Shoshone-Bannock Nation of Idaho plans to challenge the Nez Perce Tribe's $193 million water settlement in court. A lawyer for the Shoshone-Bannocks says the deal ignores the water rights of the Lemhi-Shoshone Tribe. The lawyer also says the deal...
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