Senate panel supports NIGC on Class II rules (April 29, 2005)
The National Indian Gaming Commission's controversial effort to develop new Class II regulations received a big boost from a key Senate committee this week. Over the past year, the NIGC has been developing classification and technical standards for electronic Class...
Three missing, presumed dead in whaling incident (April 29, 2005)
Three residents of an Alaska Native village are missing and presumed dead in what is said to be the worst Native whaling-related incident in recent history. A fourth person has already died. A boat carrying a crew from the St....
Colorado tribe concerned about purchase of sacred land (April 29, 2005)
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado is concerned about the purchase of a sacred mountain, said Terry Knight, the spiritual leader of the tribe. Knight said he supports the protection of Ute Mountain in New Mexico. But he said...
Chippewa Cree Tribe wraps up economic summit (April 29, 2005)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe held a three-day economic summit this week to explore more ways to bring revenue to the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana. The tribe has started an economic development corporation to explore different plans. A feasibility study...
Field hearing set on suicide among Native youth (April 29, 2005)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a field hearing on Indian youth suicide prevention in North Dakota on Monday. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the vice chairman committee, will conduct the hearing. It takes place on Monday from...
Harjo: Native women aren't safe in Indian Country (April 29, 2005)
"The streets of Indian country aren't safe for American Indian and Alaska Native women. Nearly 90 percent of the perpetrators of violent crimes against Native women are non-Indians - 60 percent are white men - and Native nations can't touch...
Little River Band chairman survives ouster attempt (April 29, 2005)
After a 12-hour marathon meeting on Thursday that ended at 1:30am this morning, the tribal council of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians failed to remove Ogema Lee Sprague from office. Sprague survived the ouster attempt by just one...
Bill against tribe's recognition called termination (April 29, 2005)
A bill seeking to repeal the federal recognition of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut is being called a form of termination. ''Other tribes should worry about this bill because if it passes, what's to stop another congressman from doing...
Saginaw Chippewa council throws out recall bid (April 29, 2005)
A recall effort against leaders of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan who opposed disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff was thrown out on Thursday. The tribal council said recall petitions bearing the signatures of more than 1,000 tribal members were not...
'Nobody' wanted to help Jeff Weise, says relative (April 29, 2005)
Jeff Weise, the 16-year-old who shot nine people on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota before taking his own life, "left messages with everybody" seeking help, a family member tells The St. Paul Pioneer Press. "He was telling people over...
FSU preparing report on use of 'Seminole' mascot (April 29, 2005)
Florida State University is preparing a report on the use of its "Seminole" mascot. FSU is one of 30 schools nationwide that have been asked to justify their use of Indian symbols and imagery. The reports to the NCAA's Minority...
Native man sells tape of 'Bigfoot' to media outlet (April 29, 2005)
A Native man from Canada who allegedly captured Bigfoot on video has sold the tape to a U.S. media outlet. Bobby Clarke said he has a 2min 49second clip of a large, humanoid creature. He made the tape on the...
Oneida Nation students win science fair awards (April 29, 2005)
Three students from the Oneida Nation Elementary School in Wisconsin won three awards at the 17th annual National American Indian Science & Engineering Fair. Robert Thompson, an 11-year-old fifth-grader, earned first place for examining how bean plants grow. Layni Stevens,...
County claims Oneida Nation owes $2.3M in taxes (April 29, 2005)
A New York that received land stolen from the Oneida Nation claims the tribe owes $2.3 million in property taxes. Madison County is moving to foreclose on 100 properties owned by the tribe. A motion was filed in state Supreme...
Crow Creek Tribe needs $2.2M to replace dormitory (April 29, 2005)
The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota hopes to find $2.2 million to replace a student dormitory that was destroyed by fire on Sunday. The Crow Creek High School is on the Bureau of Indian Affairs' school construction...
Canada's top court won't rule on 'Kemosabe' slur (April 29, 2005)
Canada's Supreme Court on Thursday refused to hear a Native woman's claim that she suffered discrimination by being called "Kemosabe" in the workplace. Dorothy Kateri Moore, a Mi'kmaq from Nova Scotia, said her boss and a co-worker used the word...
House and Senate approve budget resolution (April 29, 2005)
The House and Senate voted on Thursday to approve a budget resolution for the federal government that allows drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and leaves President Bush's cuts to Indian programs intact. The budget requires the Senate Energy...
DeLay faces ethics inquiry over ties to Abramoff (April 29, 2005)
The House ethics committee is gearing up for an investigation into embattled House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas). DeLay has already been rebuked three times by the panel. He now faces a lengthy probe into his ties with disgraced lobbyist...
Democrats reject GOP offer on Bush judicial nominees (April 29, 2005)
Senate Democrats quickly rejected a Republican offer to end the stalemate over President Bush's controversial judicial nominees. Calling it "a big wet kiss to the far right," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (Nevada) and other Democrats rejected the proposal because...
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