Tragedy at Red Lake: A tough day for many students (April 13, 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 A federal grand...
Homeland Security to review Goshute waste plans (April 13, 2005)
The Department of Homeland Security will review plans to store nuclear waste on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, according to Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. (R). Huntsman said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff will look at terrorist threat and national...
County plans to inspect Cayuga Nation gas station (April 13, 2005)
A New York county plans to inspect the Cayuga Nation's gas station, citing the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Oneida Nation case. Cayuga County officials say they have jurisdiction over the tribe's properties as a result of the...
Oneida Nation begins land-into-trust process (April 13, 2005)
The Oneida Nation of New York announced on Tuesday that it has started the land-into-trust process for properties within its treaty reservation, two weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the tribe. The tribe's spokesperson, Mark Emery, said the...
'Extreme Makeover' to build Navajo veterans office (April 13, 2005)
The ABC television show 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" will build a new Navajo Nation Veterans Office in Tuba City, Arizona, in addition to a new home for the family of Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman killed in action in Iraq....
Winnebago Tribe's company nets $38M contract (April 13, 2005)
All Native Systems, a technology subsidiary of Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, has been awarded a State Department contract worth $38 million. All Native Systems will provide support services to aid reconstruction efforts...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe supports CMU nickname (April 13, 2005)
The National Collegiate Athletic Association has asked 31 schools to justify their use of Indian-related mascots, logos and nicknames but officials at Central Michigan University say they have support for their "Chippewa" nickname. The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe passed a resolution...
Indian Affairs Committee hearing on health (April 13, 2005)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on Indian health this morning. The witness list is as follows: Panel I Dr. Charles Grim, Director, Indian Health Service A. Kathyrn Power, Director, Center for Mental Health, Substance...
Arizona tribes manage own herds of wild horses (April 13, 2005)
Two Arizona tribes say they have no problems managing herds of wild horses that roam their reservations. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe has about 275 to 300 mustangs. Occasionally, the horses are rounded up for testing and vaccination, and some...
Bill to ban 'Redskins' debated again in California (April 13, 2005)
California Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg (D) is again pushing for a bill to ban the use of "Redskins" by public schools. Goldberg says the use of the name is racist. It would affect five high schools with "Redskins" mascots and logos....
IRS rules against second tribe in tax bond dispute (April 13, 2005)
The Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday ruled against a California tribe seeking to finance a project using tax-exempt bonds. The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians issued $145 million in tax-exempt bonds to expand it casino. But the IRS said the...
Puyallup tribal members walk out of school meeting (April 13, 2005)
Members of the Puyallup Tribe of Washington walked out of a school board meeting on Tuesday night after a decision to name a school after their late chief was delayed. Tribal members have been lobbying the Federal Way School...
Lawmaker defends proposed land swap with tribe (April 13, 2005)
A Republican lawmaker in Washington is defending his proposal to offer land to the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in exchange for the tribe's permission to restart construction work at an historic Klallam village. Rep. Jim Buck (R) released the text...
Thousands expected for 2005 Canoe Journey (April 13, 2005)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is expecting 8,000 people for the conclusion of the 2005 Canoe journey. Tribal officials say 80 canoes will participate in this year's event. Teams are expected from as far away as the Aleutian...
South Dakota tribe's bison business turns profit (April 13, 2005)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is seeing success with its bison ranching program. Pte Hca Ka Inc. slaughtered, processed and sold $1 million worth of buffalo and beef last year. Sales could increase from $2 million to...
Montana tribe to take over law enforcement from BIA (April 13, 2005)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana is moving forward with efforts to take over law enforcement duties from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The tribal council voted unanimously to seek a self-determination contract for law enforcement. President Eugene Little Coyote...
Column: Wisconsin Oneidas on 'raid' of New York (April 13, 2005)
"If you thought Indian raids were things of the past, think again. Readers probably are aware of Gov. Pataki's plan to turn the Catskills into a giant slot machine by giving five sites to members of the former Iroquois Nation...
DeLay's ties to Abramoff a focus of federal probe (April 13, 2005)
Federal investigators have subpoenaed records that outline ties between embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff, The Houston Chronicle reports. Abramoff is under investigation for allegations that he bilked six tribes out of more...
Opinion: Abramoff is DeLay's Monica Lewinsky (April 13, 2005)
"Will Jack Abramoff be Tom DeLay's Monica Lewinsky? No, not that way. Get your mind out of the gutter. But remember two things. First, Bill Clinton skirted serious trouble (regarding womanizing in his instance) until Lewinsky produced the stained blue...
Blood samples from indigenous people sought for study (April 13, 2005)
A privately-funded project is seeking blood samples from 100,000 indigenous people around the world in order to trace the patterns of human migration. The Genographic Project, sponsored by the National Geographic Society and IBM, aims to find out how people...
Get Ready: National Indian Taco Championship (April 13, 2005)
Get ready for the 2nd annual National Indian Taco Championship! It's coming your way Saturday, May 7, in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. With $2,000 in prize money being awarded, applications are now being accepted for the competition. For those who'd rather exercise...
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