Scores of Kiowa tribal members denied chance to vote (May 30, 2005)
More than 150 members of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma have been denied the right to vote in an upcoming election. Anna Kaulaity, 89, and 151 others say they don't know why they have been deemed ineligible so they have...
Red Lake High graduates largest class ever (May 30, 2005)
The high school on the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota graduated 92 seniors on Saturday, the largest class in its history. Hundreds reportedly attended the Red Lake High School ceremony. Vernelle Lussier, the valedictorian, homecoming queen and prom queen,...
Links to Abramoff not an issue for Sen. Vitter (May 30, 2005)
Freshman Sen. David Vitter (R-Louisiana) has several ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff but they haven't hurt his career, political analysts tell The Baton Rouge Advocate. Vitter has been aggressively trying to stop the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians from...
Cabazon Band forced to reduce per capita payments (May 30, 2005)
The Cabazon Band of Mission Indian has reduced per capita payments to tribal members in light of the California tribe's ongoing financial crisis. According to The Palm Springs Desert Sun, the payment is normally $10,000 a month. Second vice chairman...
Opinion: Indians and Palestinians are alike (May 30, 2005)
"At the deepest psychological level, American Indians and Palestinians bear witness to the fact that human attachment to home and land can neither be dismissed nor divided by politicians with impunity. But it's not too late. Israel has not reached...
Mark Trahant: Readers upset over military cartoon (May 30, 2005)
"We have an interpretation gap. There's a natural tension between freedom and sedition that is as old as this country (even during wars). One side has always argued that dissent makes this country stronger, while the other has claimed...
Abramoff supporter in running for Coushatta chair (May 30, 2005)
A Coushatta council member who supported disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff is in the running for chairman of the Louisiana tribe. William Worfel will face former tribal police chief Kevin Sickey in a fourth runoff next month. Sickey had 36...
Jury gets Standing Rock Sioux Tribe theft case (May 30, 2005)
A federal jury will begin deliberating the fate of three former Standing Rock Sioux officials who are accused of stealing $169,000 from the tribe and lying about it. Rinissa Fitzpatrick, Terrance Yellow Fat and Marcia Brave Thunder sat on the...
Drug arrests made on Wind River Reservation (May 30, 2005)
Federal authorities plan to hold a news conference tomorrow to discuss the arrests of 19 people on drug charges in and around the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. According to the Associated Press, a tribal court judge was among those...
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