Seattle Times: Unearthing Tse-whit-zen Village (May 24, 2005)

The Seattle Times continues its special report this week on the discovery of a major village of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington. Part 3 focuses on how the state could have gone ahead with construction in an area...

Native woman went from bodybuilding to business (May 24, 2005)

Nicole Bowman-Farrell, a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of the Mohicans, never thought she would start her own business even through her father, also a tribal member, ran a construction and logging business for more than 25 years. But now...

Editorial: Turnaround on the horizon in Whiteclay (May 24, 2005)

"Too many people see the drunks on the streets of Whiteclay and rampant alcoholism on the Pine Ridge Reservation and fall into hopelessness. Sadly, this includes some Lakota. It's important to remember that things don't have to be this way....

Flathead murder victim gets posthumous diploma (May 24, 2005)

A member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes who was murdered on the Flathead Reservation in Montana was given a posthumous diploma on Sunday. Catherine Madplume, 20, was a senior at Two Eagle River School, an alternative tribal high...

Study claims First Americans were a small group (May 24, 2005)

The first Americans were a small tribe of as few as 80 people, according to a study published on Monday. Published online at PLoS Biology, the study [Text] looked at genetic markers common among certain Native Americans and Asians. Jody...

Army Corps holds hearings on return of land to tribe (May 24, 2005)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is holding three public hearings this week on a proposal to return up to 36,000 acres to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota. The tribe lost more than 150,000 acres when...

Supreme Court won't rehear Oneida Nation case (May 24, 2005)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a request to rehear the Oneida Nation's land rights case. The Oneida Nation sought the rehearing in light of the March 29 ruling that went against the tribe. The justices, in an 8-1...

Narragansett Tribe delays smoke shop reopening (May 24, 2005)

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island will delay the reopening of its smoke shop pending resolution of legal issues. The tribe says it can sell tax-free tobacco products to Native Americans. The 1st Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe...

'Warriors' not an option in university mascot vote (May 24, 2005)

Students and alumni of Marquette University in Wisconsin will vote on 10 possible nicknames for the school but "Warriors" is not among the choices released on Monday. Write-ins will be accepted -- but not for "Warriors," school officials said....

Menominee Nation arrests man wanted for murder (May 24, 2005)

The Menominee Nation tribal police arrested a 19-year-old man wanted in connection with a murder and shooting in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Cody Dean Skinkis is in tribal custody after being picked up on the reservation on Sunday. He is awaiting...

HHS holds tribal consultation session in California (May 24, 2005)

The Department of Health and Human Services is holding its third annual consultation with tribes in California, Arizona and Nevada. Acting assistant secretary Dr. Cristina Beato said she heard complaints from tribal leaders about problems related to undocumented immigrants. She...

First Nations win favorable rulings on land claims (May 24, 2005)

The Indian Claims Commission of Canada issued rulings and recommendations on Friday in favor of three First Nation land claims in Saskatchewan. Meanwhile, a First Nation in Ontario signed a land claim settlement on Friday. The ICC ruled that the...

Arizona tribe protested over hike in housing rents (May 24, 2005)

The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona was protested on Monday for raising the rent on low-income housing. The tribe's housing department recently raised the rents at the Canalside community by 30 percent. Residents who paid $270 will now...

Myers not included in compromise on Bush judges (May 24, 2005)

Controversial Bush judicial nominee Bill Myers will not receive a Senate vote under a compromised reached by a bipartisan group of lawmakers on Monday. The deal announced by 14 senators from both parties is aimed at ending a stalemate over...

Column: Sexual abuse of Native girls widespread (May 24, 2005)

"The sexual abuse of young aboriginal girls in Prince George has become a systemic problem that should be the focus of a sweeping inquiry, a women's rights advocate says. 'I think we have to have a real airing of what's...

Officers suspended in Native sex abuse scandal (May 24, 2005)

Two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in British Columbia have been suspended as a result of an investigation into the sexual abuse of Native girls. The officers are accused of having sex with underage Native girls while stationed in Prince...

Olsen won't let Connecticut tribes submit evidence (May 24, 2005)

Two Connecticut tribes won't be allowed to submit more evidence to bolster their claims for federal recognition, the second-in-command at the Bureau of Indian Affairs said on Monday. In a letter, principal deputy assistant secretary Mike Olsen told the Eastern...

Editorial: Federal recognition a matter of justice (May 24, 2005)

"More than 550 Indian tribes in the United States have gained recognition from the federal government. But none of them is in Virginia. In the name of fairness and equality, that should change. And it should change as soon as...

DOI to go ahead with wireless despite IG report (May 24, 2005)

The Interior Department plans to implement a wireless network despite a warning from the Inspector General of security vulnerabilities. In a December report made public last week, the IG said hackers could easily gain access to the department through a...

Commentary: Ney just a 'friend' of Jack Abramoff (May 24, 2005)

"Take pity on poor Bob Ney, who insists hes just another victim of lobbyist Jack Abramoff and public-relations consultant Michael Scanlon. Unlike the half-dozen Indian tribes that paid about $82 million to that scamming duo, however, the U.S. representative...

Burns says tribal donations not connected to Abramoff (May 24, 2005)

Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) topped the list of lawmakers who received money connected to Jack Abramoff but a spokesperson said the donations have little to do with the disgraced lobbyist. From 2001 to 2004, Burns received $136,500 from Abramoff,...