Interior ordered to disclose trust fund failures (July 13, 2005)
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Project receives grant to train more Indian teachers (July 13, 2005)
Montana State University in Billings has received a $1.1 million grant from the Department of Education to train Indian teachers for schools on and near the Northern Cheyenne and Crow reservations. The Teacher Education for All Montana program will select...
NCAI's Hall stresses sovereignty in high court debate (July 13, 2005)
As President Bush met with Senate leaders on Tuesday to discuss a replacement for retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, a key Indian leader said the nominee should understand and support tribal sovereignty. Tex Hall, the president of...
Peltier family and supporters head to new prison (July 13, 2005)
The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee has already moved to Indiana to be closer to the federal prison that houses imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier. Marquetta Shields and her family are also planning to move to Terre Haute so...
Garbage dump brings community together (July 13, 2005)
Native or white, rich or poor, people in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, are attracted to the city's garbage dump. Homeless Natives go there to collect deposit cans and bottles, The New York Times reports. Middle- and upper-class residents find furniture,...
Navajo women delegates make journey to council (July 13, 2005)
A group of women delegates to the Navajo Nation Council are making a wagon journey to the council's annual session. The Eastern Navajo Lady Delegates start their trip from Crownpoint, New Mexico, today. They hope to meet with tribal members...
Editorial: Vandalism of sacred ground inexcusable (July 13, 2005)
"Who in their right mind would intentionally vandalize an archaeological excavation site? Don't the vandals know that they are trampling on sacred ground and destroying artifacts that help link today with the past? Let's hope the vandals that struck the...
Federal funds have yet to reach Red Lake Nation (July 13, 2005)
In the wake of the March 21, 2005, shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota, tribal leaders went to Washington to seek federal funds to address numerous concerns. Four months later, the help still hasn't arrived. Lawmakers are trying...
Travel: Exploring Pueblo pottery in Santa Fe (July 13, 2005)
Exploring pueblo pottery is a gateway into the land, people, and native cultures of New Mexico. Born from an intrinsic need for storage vessels, these ceramics are today widely admired and collected for their beauty. For one tribe, the...
Indians in Ecuador protest oil drilling in Amazons (July 13, 2005)
More than 150 members of the Huaorani Tribe and other tribes in Ecuador marched in the capital of Quito on Tuesday to protest oil development in the Amazons. The tribes were joined by environmentalists who say drilling by Petrobras,...
Rosebud Sioux Tribe investigates death (July 13, 2005)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe is investigating the death of a 37-year-old woman on the reservation. Genevieve Bone Shirt-Walking Eagle was reported missing on July 5. She was last seen at a a fireworks display with her husband and children. A...
Indian women's network meets for first conference (July 13, 2005)
The Women Empowering Women for Indian Nations (WEWIN) its holding its first annual conference in Minnesota this week. Co-founded by Sue Masten, the former chairwoman of the Yurok Tribe of California and the former president of the National Congress of...
Shinnecock Nation backers hold Pombo fundraiser (July 13, 2005)
The backers of the Shinnecock Nation's land claim and casino bid held a fundraiser for Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), the chairman of the House Resources Committee. Donors paid $5,000 to attend the All-Star baseball game in Detroit on Monday...
Suquamish Tribe breaks ground on luxury hotel (July 13, 2005)
The Suquamish Tribe held a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday on a new luxury hotel. The 85-room, 56,000-square-feet hotel is expected to be open by Memorial Day 2006. It is part of the tribe's diversification effort. The hotel is located...
Washoe Tribe sues city over housing development (July 13, 2005)
The Washoe Tribe is suing Carson City, Nevada, over the approval of a housing development. The tribe says the 500-home subdivision will harm the environment, public health, safety and cultural resources. The tribe owns the land next to the proposed...
Funding for Haliwa-Saponi Tribe's school revoked (July 13, 2005)
Commissioners in Warren County, North Carolina, voted 4-0 on Tuesday to revoke a $50,000 appropriation to the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe. The county had originally approved the appropriation so the tribe could spend it on the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School, a public charter...
Lawmakers name California Indian Heritage Month (July 13, 2005)
The California Legislature has passed a resolution to designate November as California Indian Heritage Month. Sponsored by State Sen. Jim Battin, a Republican from La Quinta, the bill passed the Assembly on July 5 and the Senate on May 26....
Hopi Foundation a finalist for Ford Foundation award (July 13, 2005)
The Hopi Foundation of Hotevilla, Arizona, has been selected as one of 29 finalists for Leadership for a Changing World award, the Ford Foundation announced on Tuesday. Based on the Hopi Reservation, the foundation was selected for its commitment to...
House hearing on New York tribal land claims (July 13, 2005)
The House Resources Committee will be holding an oversight hearing tomorrow on the status of settling recognized tribes' land claims in the state of New York. Here is the tentative witness list. PANEL 1 The Honorable Gale A. Norton or...
Hearing on Indian Health Care Improvement Act (July 13, 2005)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee are holding a joint hearing on Thursday on S.1057, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2005. Sponsored by Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the bill...
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