Trust principles presented by united tribal workgroup (June 21, 2005)
Indian Country is united on efforts to settle the Cobell v. Norton lawsuit and reform the broken trust, the major stakeholders in the long-running debacle said on Monday. The Cobell plaintiffs, tribal governments, Indian allottees and inter-tribal organizations joined together...
Poarch Creek Band council chooses new chairman (June 21, 2005)
The tribal council of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians elected a new chairman last Thursday. Fred McGhee replaces Eddie Tullis, the longtime chairman of the tribe. McGhee previously served as chairman for one year. Otherwise Tullis has been chairman...
Editorial: Cocopah Tribe has right to block 'Patriots' (June 21, 2005)
"There is a simmering dispute between Cocopah tribal leaders and the Yuma Patriots group over access to the reservation, one that has resulted in open confrontation at certain times. The dispute really boils down to an issue of property rights...
Column: Preserving the sacred Snoqualmie Falls (June 21, 2005)
"We Snoqualmie feel intimately connected to Snoqualmie Falls. We have the sacred responsibility to be the spiritual stewards for this great gift of the Creator to The People. The power of the Spirit is strong. In that sacred task,...
Researchers claim link between Chumash, Polynesians (June 21, 2005)
Research being published in the July edition of American Antiquity claims that Polynesians sailed to southern California long before 1492 and traded culture and technology with the Chumash Tribe. Linguist Kathryn A. Klar of UC Berkeley and archaeologist Terry L....
Native woman's DNA matches 1,000-year-old ancestor (June 21, 2005)
A California Native woman's DNA is an exact match to a 1,000-year-old ancestor, Discovery News reports. Donna Yocum's mitochondrial DNA was compared to mtDNA from a person uncovered at a burial site near the city of Palmdale. It was a...
Column: Police blow up Seneca woman's basket log (June 21, 2005)
"Sometimes fame just explodes into a life. Take the case of Hope (Boomer) Flanagan. For years, Flanagan, a Seneca, has been known and respected among American Indians for her traditional basket-making skills. She shares her art with high school...
Seminole Tribe supports FSU's 'Seminoles' mascot (June 21, 2005)
Leaders of the Seminole Tribe reaffirmed their support for the "Seminoles" mascot of Florida State University. Tribal and FSU officials said they have had a long relationship. But they want to do more, such as create educational, health and...
Men on trial for murder linked to Native gang activity (June 21, 2005)
Six men who are said to be part of a Native street gang are going to trial for the murder of a man on the Muscowpetung First Nation in Saskatchewan. Quinton Bitternose, Elwin Goodpipe, Conrad Moise, Shawn Nippi, Randy Southwind...
Montana tribe, state suspend draft water agreement (June 21, 2005)
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the Montana Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes announced on Monday they have dropped talks over an interim water agreement in order to focus on a permanent water compact. The two parties said they...
Rare petroglyphs in Michigan in danger of being lost (June 21, 2005)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and state officials have formed a steering committee in hopes of preserving the only known set of Indian petroglyphs in Michigan. The tribe fears the Sanilac Petroglyphs could be lost forever. The drawings, which could...
Klamath Tribes suffered after being terminated (June 21, 2005)
The Klamath Falls Herald and News continues its multi-part series on the termination of the Klamath Tribes of Oregon and its effect on tribal members. The termination process began on August 13, 1954. The federal government sold the 1.2...
Yakama Nation woman saved tribe from termination (June 21, 2005)
The Yakama Nation of Washington was saved from termination by a 105-year-old woman who was the tribe's only living witness to the signing of the Treaty of 1855 in Walla Walla. Kis-'am-xay, also known as Annie Bill, was only...
Pawnee Nation sponsors youth music festival (June 21, 2005)
The Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and its Summer Youth Leadership & Arts Program are sponsoring the Honor the Pawnee Youth Music Festival on July 2. The festival takes place during the 59th Annual Pawnee Indian Veterans' Homecoming Pow Wow. It...
IHS, SAMHSA host behavioral health conference (June 21, 2005)
The Indian Health Service [Web Site] and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [Web Site] are holding a behavioral health conference next week to address alcohol and drug abuse prevention and treatment in Indian Country. The conference takes...
DOI denies mismanagement of Indian trust funds (June 21, 2005)
The Interior Department hasn't mismanaged the Indian trust and won't settle the Cobell v. Norton case for a payment, according to a spokesperson for Secretary Gale Norton. The spokesperson said a proposed settlement of $27.4 billion is uncalled for because...
Supreme Court overturns death penalty conviction (June 21, 2005)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned the death penalty conviction of a man whose lawyer failed to present evidence that the man suffered from child abuse and mental illness. In a 5-4 decision, the justices said Ronald Rompilla, who...
Judge holds settlement talks in tobacco industry case (June 21, 2005)
The federal judge handling the federal government's tobacco industry case held closed-door settlement talks on Monday. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler called the conference last week amid heightened scrutiny of the case. News reports have questioned whether the Bush administration...
Another hearing on Abramoff lobbying scandal (June 21, 2005)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will be holding its third hearing on the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal on Wednesday. The witness list includes representatives of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and people connected to Abramoff [Draft]. Sen. John...
Ex-Abramoff firm asked about paying for DeLay trips (June 21, 2005)
The former law firm of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff once asked the House ethics committee about the legality of paying for House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's trips, The New York Times reports. According to the paper, the Preston Gates...
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