Hearing into Indian trust fund security sees delay (May 3, 2005)
Internet Vulnerability Documents: OIG Memo 1 | OIG Memo 2 | OIG Findings | Internet Security Systems (ISS) Report An evidentiary hearing into the Interior Department's computer systems fell apart on Monday after a dispute with the Bush administration...
Mohegan Tribe considers purchase of golf course (May 3, 2005)
The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is in discussions to purchase a golf course, The Norwich Bulletin reports. The tribe is eyeing the Pautipaug County Club, a members-only golf course and clubhouse. No purchase price was disclosed but the golf properties...
McCain hearing stacked with recognition critics (May 3, 2005)
Six witnesses from Connecticut who have been critical of the federal recognition process are expected to testify at an upcoming Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on the subject, The New London Day reports. Gov. M. Jodi Rell (R), Sens. Chris...
Marquette University to decide on 'Warriors' name (May 3, 2005)
The Marquette University will announce a decision this week on whether to revive its old "Warriors" nickname. The school changed to the Golden Eagles in 1994 after 40 years of using the "Warriors name" and an Indian logo. The "Willie...
Judge allows Trump lawsuit against Eastern Pequots (May 3, 2005)
A superior court judge in Connecticut is allowing Donald Trump's lawsuit against the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation to go forward, ruling that the tribe and its members are not protected by sovereign immunity. Trump claims he was cheated out of...
Mankiller: All the Indians 'probably at Wal-Mart' (May 3, 2005)
Wilma Mankiller, the first woman to be elected the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, says she's no longer surprised by the questions people ask her. "Where are all the Indians?" one tourist reportedly asked her. "They're probably at Wal-Mart,"...
Student project on Code Talkers finds a home (May 3, 2005)
A student project on the Navajo Code Talkers has found a permanent home at the Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park. Students at Wingate High School produced "Our Fathers, Our Grandfathers, Our Heroes ... The Navajo Code Talkers of World War...
Civil Rights office for 60 reservations to close (May 3, 2005)
A key U.S. Civil Rights Commission office that oversees 60 reservations and investigated discrimination against American Indians is being closed. The office in Denver was responsible for the report that found South Dakota Indians were treated differently in the state's...
Gravely ill Native boy needs costly medication (May 3, 2005)
A gravely ill Native boy who suffers from a rare disease doesn't have any money to pay for his costly medication. Mackenzie Olsen, 10, was receiving an experimental drug called Aldurazyme for three years under a medical trial. But the...
Navajo president calls gay marriage ban intrusive (May 3, 2005)
A bill to outlaw same-sex marriages on the Navajo Nation is an unwarranted intrusion of government into persona; lives, Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. said in vetoing the measure this week. Shirley said gay marriage is a non-issue on...
Domestic violence said to increase on reservation (May 3, 2005)
The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado has seen a rise in the number of domestic violence cases, according to the local Bureau of Indian Affairs agent. Supervisory special agent Bill Yazza said BIA police responded to 14 incidents of...
Navajo farmers hope wet season will help crops (May 3, 2005)
Farmers in the Four Corners area of the Navajo Nation are hoping the recent wet season will lead to an abundance of crops this fall. The Navajo Agricultural Products Industry, a venture of the Navajo Nation, has 70,000 acres of...
Winnebago Tribe's AllNative brand keeps growing (May 3, 2005)
What started off as a small business for the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska has turned into a $10 million company and numerous spin-offs in the office product, marketing and government contracting industries. Ho-Chunk Inc., the tribe's economic development corporation, started...
Agua Caliente Band joins Clean Cities partnership (May 3, 2005)
In what was described as the first tribal-industry partnership of its kind, the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has joined a Clean Cities effort to bring environmentally-friendly transportation to the Palm Springs, California, area. Agua Caliente Chairman Richard M....
Eastern Cherokee Band starts gardening program (May 3, 2005)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has started a gardening program to preserve the North Carolina tribe's agricultural heritage. Gardening has long been a way of live for the tribal families. But the practice is fading out among younger...
Protesters stage sit-in at University of Hawaii (May 3, 2005)
Students and faculty at the University of Hawaii have staged a sit-in at the interim president's office, saying a proposed Navy research center will harm Native Hawaiians. The sit-in has been peaceful and orderly over the past six days. Protesters...
More Congressional travel linked to Abramoff (May 3, 2005)
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff paid for some of the travel expenses incurred by aides to House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and to two Democratic congressmen, the Associated Press reports. The expenses for DeLay aides, Rep. James Clyburn (D-South Carolina)...
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