NativeTV: Animated show tells Texas tribal gaming tale (April 11, 2005)
KING OF THE HILL: John Redcorn, massage therapist, heavy metal frontman. It's not often that a television show accurately, and humorously, depicts Indian issues but that's what happened last night during an episode of the long-running animated series King of...
Agua Caliente Band praised for $1M in donations (April 11, 2005)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians handed out more than $1 million in donations to area organizations in its 10th annual ceremony on Friday. The tribe uses gaming revenues to help local organizations meet community needs. Over the past...
Nisqually Tribe creates archive for cultural artifacts (April 11, 2005)
The Nisqually Tribe of Washington has built an archive to house photos, crafts and other artifacts. The tribe used a $180,000 grant from the HUD Community Development Block Grant program to build the archive. It currently houses a collection dating...
Fire burns for a week on Torres Martinez Reservation (April 11, 2005)
A fire that burned for a week on the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in southern California is being blamed on a family dump that has run into environmental problems in the past. State and county firefighters responded to the...
Appeals court enters battle over 'Redskins' names (April 11, 2005)
The debate over the use of the Washington Redskins trademarks was back in court on Friday as Native activists and the nation's largest Indian organizations declared the symbols offensive to Native people. Led by Suzan Shown Harjo, Muscogee/Cheyenne, a group...
Educators work to teach Lakota language to youth (April 11, 2005)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota passed a resolution in 1993 to mandate the teaching of Lakota language and culture at schools on the reservation. The law has posed some challenges. Young tribal members are easily influenced by...
Goshute coalition not worried about Yucca Mountain (April 11, 2005)
A coalition of eight private utility companies says its plan to store up to 44,000 tons of nuclear waste on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation won't be affected by the Yucca Mountain federal repository. Private Fuel Storage says the Goshute...
Pueblo Marine returns from tour of duty in Iraq (April 11, 2005)
A 22-year-old U.S. Marine who fought insurgents in Iraq was given a hero's welcome when he returned home to Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico on Saturday. U.S. Marine Cpl. Benjamin Valdez served in Fallujah, a particularly dangerous area due to...
Supreme Court decision derails Pataki settlements (April 11, 2005)
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in the Oneida Nation case has effectively scuttled land claim settlements reached by five tribes and Gov. George Pataki (R). Two key state lawmakers said the deals will not pass the Legislature as written...
Indian lawmaker says bill won't exclude tribes (April 11, 2005)
Washington State Rep. John McCoy (D), a member of Tulalip Tribes, said his bill to require public schools to teach about Indian history and culture wasn't meant to exclude non-recognized and landless tribes. But leaders of the Duwamish, Snohomish and...
NPS won't designate Devils Tower as sacred site (April 11, 2005)
The National Park Service has dropped a proposal to designate Devils Tower National Monument as the Bear Lodge Historic Landmark in recognition of its use as a sacred site. The proposal drew objections from Wyoming's Congressional delegation and area residents....
Si Tanka University files bankruptcy papers (April 11, 2005)
The troubled Si Tanka University in South Dakota filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday in hopes of protecting its on-reservation campus. Si Tanka has defaulted on $6.6 million worth of loans and faces a $2 million federal tax lien over...
Ceremony marks 350 years of Harvard Indian College (April 11, 2005)
Tribal leaders, Native students and Native alumni attended a ceremony on Friday to mark the 350th anniversary of the Harvard Indian College. The college was created in 1655 to further the "the education of English and Indian youth." But the...
'The Appalachians' to feature Trail of Tears segment (April 11, 2005)
"The Appalachians," a documentary that begins airing on PBS tonight, will feature a segment on the Trail of Tears. The Washington Post reports. The Trail of Tears segment will appear in the second episode of the documentary. The program notes...
Tribe cites economics in opposing sheep habitat (April 11, 2005)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is fighting a habitat designation for the endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep, saying its economic development plans could be negatively affected. The tribe says the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service failed to consider the...
Sho-Bans approached on coal gasification plant (April 11, 2005)
The Shoshone-Bannock Nation of Idaho was approached about operating a coal gasification plant but the deal fell apart due to conditions imposed on the tribe, The Idaho State Journal reports. The tribes were offered land for the project but only...
Mark Trahant: Our nation must pay its own tax bill (April 11, 2005)
"I was diligent this year. I collected my paperwork, sat down and completed my taxes weeks ago. Then I let the return sit on my computer. I owe the Treasury money -- and I guess I was hoping that time...
Opinion: Maybe Red Lake doesn't need free press (April 11, 2005)
"On March 31, a Herald editorial stated, "If there is one thing Red Lake and many other reservations need, it's a free and independent press". Unfortunately, free and independent are hardly accurate descriptions of the press. Need I remind anyone,...
Newsweek: Abramoff offered to expose DeLay, others (April 11, 2005)
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff has offered to expose embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and implicate other Washington politicians, Newsweek reports. Newsweek cites a lunchtime conservation Abramoff reportedly had with a friend. "Everybody is lying," reportedly said. "Those S.O.B.s,"...
Cobell presented with national leadership award (April 11, 2005)
Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackeet Nation of Montana who has led a nine-year long court fight to force the federal government to give individual Indian trust beneficiaries a full accounting of their holdings, has been honored by The...
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