Viejas teacher, student killed in separate car crashes (April 5, 2005)
A teacher and his former student were killed in two separate car crashes on the Viejas Reservation in California. Fernando Garcia, 20, died in a head-on crash with a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle at about 10:40pm on Sunday night. Less...
Teacher: Native youth in losing battle against many ills (April 5, 2005)
"The recent school shooting spree in Red Lake, Minn., seemed eerily familiar: An alienated teenage male apparently plots with others, goes on a murderous rampage, then turns his gun on himself, leaving behind a stunned, grieving community and more questions...
Tragedy at Red Lake: Another arrest reported (April 5, 2005)
An update on the latest developments involving the March 21, 2005, fatal shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. ANOTHER ARREST? ONLINE RESOURCES Red Lake Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. Star Tribune: Red Lake School Shootings Pioneer Press:...
NIGC delays rules for Class II casino machines (April 5, 2005)
Amid tribal opposition, a lawsuit and concerns from the Department of Justice, the National Indian Gaming Commission on Friday announced a delay in its controversial casino game regulations. The NIGC has proposed changes to the way certain casino games, including...
Montana Indian Education Association conference (April 5, 2005)
The Montana Indian Education Association is wrapping up its 24th annual conference in Helena amid heightened focus on the state's Indian education requirements. The Indian Education for All Act was a major focus of the conference, which drew 400 registrants....
Churchill's lawyer blasts probe into Indian heritage (April 5, 2005)
Controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill is objecting to the school's plans to investigate his alleged Indian heritage, his lawyer said in a letter. "Do you wish to employ the Nazi standard for racial purity?" the lawyer wrote, according...
OU students kick off American Indian Heritage Month (April 5, 2005)
Native students at the University of Oklahoma kicked off American Indian Heritage Month with a procession through campus on Friday. About 20 students representing a number of tribes participated in the walk, the first time it was held. Many dressed...
California tribe's water bottling plant sees opposition (April 5, 2005)
The La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians is seeing opposition to its proposal to add 10 acres to its reservation for a water bottling plant. George Lucia Sr., the new Palomar Mountain Volunteer fire chief, sent a letter to the...
Day proposed in honor of Ponca Chief Standing Bear (April 5, 2005)
A resolution has been introduced in the Nebraska Legislature to mark May 12 as Chief Standing Bear Day. The day falls on the anniversary of the May 12, 1879, court ruling won by the Ponca chief, who was one of...
Tribe to consider fate of failed Si Tanka University (April 5, 2005)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will meet to discuss the future of the failed off-reservation campus of Si Tanka University. The campus in Huron was shut down last week amid financial woes the tribe inherited with the...
Tim Giago: It's time for wealthy tribes to think Indian (April 5, 2005)
"The first thing leaders of the wealthy gaming tribes must do is to “think Indian.” For those of us who are reservation born, raised and educated, that takes on a special meaning. If the wealthy tribes are relying on the...
Maine public schools must teach about tribes (April 5, 2005)
Public schools in Maine are now required to teach about the Wabanaki people and the history of Native Americans. The requirement stems from a law passed in 2001. The Wabanaki Studies Commission, a panel of tribal leaders and educators, issued...
Nevada tribe celebrates plentiful runs of fish (April 5, 2005)
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe of Nevada is celebrating the highest runs of the endangered Pyramid Lake sucker fish. After limited spawns in recent years, runs of the fish, known as cui-ui in the Paiute language, are expected to hit...
Editorial: Troubled tribal college gets another chance (April 5, 2005)
"D-Q University, California's only tribal college, has been granted a welcomed second chance. The embattled college had its accreditation revoked in January and closed its doors, but an accrediting committee will review D-QU again in early June. A revoked accreditation...
Musqueam Band signs treaty framework after 12 years (April 5, 2005)
After 12 years of negotiations, the Musqueam Indian Band of British Columbia has signed a treaty framework with the Canadian and provincial governments. But Musqueam Chief Ernie Campbell said the government must act in good faith if the treaty process...
Snoqualmie Tribe wins ruling on sacred waterfalls (April 5, 2005)
The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington has won a Federal Regulatory Energy Commission to protect the sacred Snoqualmie Falls. The FERC ruled last month that Puget Sound Energy must decrease the amount of water diverted to its two hydroelectric plants at...
Bill now includes landless, unrecognized tribes (April 5, 2005)
A bill to require public schools in Washington to teach about Indian culture and history has been changed to ensure landless and non-recognized tribes aren't excluded. The original version of SHB1495 contained a provision about tribes "whose reservation lands, in...
Native leader on trial for anti-Semitic remarks (April 5, 2005)
A Native leader who made anti-Semitic remarks to a newspaper reporter went on trial on Monday for violating Canada's hate crimes law. David Ahenakew, a former chief of the Assembly of First Nations and former head of the Federation of...
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