Bush administration blasted on Indian education (June 17, 2005)
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Republican tied to Abramoff pushes anti-gaming bill (June 17, 2005)
A Republican connected to the Jack Abramoff tribal lobbying scandal introduced a bill on Thursday aimed at stopping the spread of Indian gaming. Freshman Sen. David Vitter (R-Louisiana) landed in the middle of the controversy for his efforts against the...
Group to refile lawsuit to force smoking ban on tribe (June 17, 2005)
A group fighting the Oneida Nation plans to refile a lawsuit seeking to force the tribe into complying with a local law banning smoking in public places. Upstate Citizens for Equality didn't name the tribe in the case. Instead, the...
Another guilty plea in theft from Crow Tribe housing (June 17, 2005)
A third person pleaded guilty on Thursday stealing nearly $20,000 from the Crow Tribe's housing program. Wayne A.P. Other Medicine, 34, is the last of three co-defendants charged in the embezzlement scheme. As the former finance director for the housing...
Wisconsin high school unveils new Indian logo (June 17, 2005)
A high school Wisconsin has unveiled a new Indian logo with the support of the Hannahville Indian Community of Michigan. Teams at the Mishicot High School have been known as the "Indians" for 60 years. Mishicot is named after...
Editorial: Shinnecock Nation needs answer from BIA (June 17, 2005)
"The Shinnecock tribe of New York has filed a lawsuit seeking thousands of acres in the pricey neighborhoods of eastern Long Island. For the folks of Eastern Connecticut, the sense of deja vu is understandable, but what's happening on Long...
Column: Wilma Mankiller still inspires Natives (June 17, 2005)
"When people ask her how she got her name "Mankiller," she often just smiles and says "I earned it!" Actually, it's a Cherokee Indian title that means "someone who watches over villagers." Wilma Mankiller was elected and re-elected principal...
Fort Mojave Tribe to vote on recall of chairwoman (June 17, 2005)
Members of the Fort Mojave Tribe of Arizona, California and Nevada will go to the polls tomorrow to vote on the recall of longtime chairwoman Nora McDowell. Among a host of charges, McDowell is accused of treating tribal members...
Great Plains tribes host water rights conference (June 17, 2005)
The Great Plains Tribal Water Alliance hosted an Indian water rights conference in Rapid City, South Dakota. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. delivered the keynote at the second annual William H. Veeder Memorial Conference on Indian Water Rights. "The biggest problem...
Tohono O'odham Nation blocks telescope at sacred site (June 17, 2005)
The National Science Foundation has voluntarily halted work on a telescope project at the sacred Kitt Peaks in response to a lawsuit by the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona. The lawsuit claimed the Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution failed to...
Native films screened at Heard Museum Film Festival (June 17, 2005)
More than 50 Native films are being screened at the second-annual Heard Museum Film Festival this weekend. Selections include "Trudell," a documentary about legendary activist John Trudell that was directed by Cherokee Heather Rae; "5th World," a Navajo "love story"...
Editorial: Myers part of 'revolving door' culture (June 17, 2005)
"Whereas the word lobbyist once connoted those who hung around in lobbies to buttonhole powerful politicians when they emerged from the inner sanctums, these modern-day lobbyists occupy the inner sanctums themselves. Take William Myers III, another former lobbyist who...
Editorial: Management of Indian trust 'shoddy' (June 17, 2005)
"The U.S. Department of the Interior, along with Congress, needs to provide a strong remedy to the Indian Trust problem, in reforms that result in accountability and security, that result in a cure. The reforms come in response to an...
Census Bureau to conduct field test on reservation (June 17, 2005)
The U.S. Census Bureau will spend nearly a year to conduct field testing for the 2010 Census on the Cheyenne River Reservation in South Dakota. From July through August 2005, census workers will travel through the reservation to identify every...
Tribe's lawsuit claims pricey Hamptons properties (June 17, 2005)
The Shinnecock Nation of New York filed a lawsuit this week claiming ownership 3,600 acres of pricey real estate in the Hamptons of Long Island. The properties at issue are currently assessed at $1.7 billion, the tribe said in its...
Kiowa Tribe ignores judge's order to delay election (June 17, 2005)
Leaders of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma are ignoring a judge's order to delay an upcoming election. The tribe's business committee doesn't recognize the ruling by Judge Steven Parker of the U.S. Court of Indian Offenses. He ordered the election...
Trust workgroup to outline Cobell settlement goals (June 17, 2005)
The tribal trust reform workgroup will announce a set of principles intended to settle the Cobell v. Norton trust fund lawsuit at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Monday. Lead plaintiff Elouise Cobell will join Tex Hall, the outgoing...
House approves Commerce, Justice, Safety bill (June 17, 2005)
The House voted 418 to 7 vote on Thursday to approve the $57.5 billion Commerce-State-Justice fiscal year 2006 appropriations bill. The measure includes $38 million for Indian Country law enforcement under the Community Oriented Policing Services program. The amount is...
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