House hearings on land title, Native Hawaiians (July 19, 2005)
The House Resources Committee and the House Financial Services Committee are holding a joint hearing this morning at 11am titled "Improving Land Title Grant Procedures for Native Americans." Rodger J. Boyd, the deputy assistant secretary for public and Indian housing...
Flyers in Montana investigated as possible hate crime (July 19, 2005)
Police in Havre, Montana, are seeking information about fliers distributed around the city late Sunday night and early Monday morning. The Great Falls Tribune reports that the fliers show a flag drawn upside down and "foul" language directed towards soldiers...
BIA proposes timeline for Mashpee recognition (July 19, 2005)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is proposing to make a final decision on the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe's federal recognition petition by March 2007, The Cape Cod Times reports. In an affidavit filed in federal court, Lee Fleming, the director of...
Indian Health Service to mark 50 years since transfer (July 19, 2005)
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge, Senate Hearing on Indian Health Care Improvement Act, July 14, 2005Note: All files in MP3 format. Intro - 8:27 - 1.45MB Dr. Grim - 9:39 - 1.66MB | Q&A - 30:15 - 5.19MB Panel II -...
Giago: Seminole Tribe wrong on Indian mascots (July 19, 2005)
"After more than 30 years of protesting the use of Indians as mascots for America’s sporting teams activists such as myself, Charlene Teters, Michael Haney and Vernon Bellecourt have seen more steps backward than forward, but it is fight we...
Opinion: Keep open mind on Cobell settlement (July 19, 2005)
"There have any number of significant milestones in the Quixote-like battle Blackfeet Indian Elouise Cobell has waged against the Interior Department’s mishandling of trust funds. But at this time, the crossroads are forming an inescapable collision of forces, which will...
Non-Indian eagle feather case returns to federal court (July 19, 2005)
Four non-Indians who say they should be allowed to possess eagle feathers are going to federal court to make their case. Samuel R. Wilgus Jr., Raymond Hardman, and Christopher and Faye Beath were charged for violating federal eagle protection laws....
Tribe's museum showcases Northeastern artists (July 19, 2005)
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is showcasing Native artists from tribes in the Northeast. The "Northeastern Native American Fine Arts Show" is the museum's first invitational exhibit. It features the works of dozens of artists, whose tribal affiliations...
Mashantucket Tribe offers discount prescriptions (July 19, 2005)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is opening its pharmacy program to the 1,200 members of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut. Chamber members will be able to buy prescription drugs from the tribe at up to a 40 percent...
Navajo Nation Council opens another session (July 19, 2005)
The Navajo Nation Council opened its summer session on Monday, hearing from Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. and encountering a protest from tribal members who oppose a power plant on the reservation. Shirley gave the State of the Navajo...
Otoe man recalls history, culture and discrimination (July 19, 2005)
Truman Black, one of the last full-blood members of the Otoe-Missouria Tribe, spoke recently about Otoe history and culture and his brushes with discrimination. Black, 68, is one of the last few remaining speakers of the Otoe language. He...
Jourdain maintains son's innocence in shootings (July 19, 2005)
Floyd Jourdain Jr., the chairman of the Red Lake Nation, said he remained confident that his son is innocent of charges connected to the March 21, 2005, shootings on the reservation. Jourdain spoke briefly after a federal court starting a...
Residents fight Chumash Tribe's land-into-trust (July 19, 2005)
Local opponents of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians called in author Jeff Benedict to criticize the tribe's pending land-into-trust request The tribe gained approval to acquire seven acres for a museum and retail purposes. Another application for five...
Ex-Kickapoo official sentenced 15 years for theft (July 19, 2005)
The former health director for the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas was sentenced to 15 years for stealing money from the tribe. Last year, jury convicted Maricela Mendoza, 50, of money laundering and theft. She forged and cashed numerous tribal checks...
Two wildfires in Colorado threaten cultural sites (July 19, 2005)
Fire crews in Colorado are working to contain a fast-growing fire on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation and another one near the Mesa Verde National Park. The fire on the reservation doubled in size from 150 acres to 300 acres...
Oneida Nation negotiating agreement with county (July 19, 2005)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is negotiating a municipal service agreement with Brown County. The tribe previously signed a two-year agreement with the county in 2001. Under that agreement, the tribe pays $500,000 for county services on trust lands. The...
Klamath Tribes propose to buy back old reservation (July 19, 2005)
The Klamath Tribes of Oregon said they are willing to pay fair market value for the reservation they lost due to termination. The tribes were terminated by the federal government in 1961. Most of the original 1.2-million acre reservation was...
First Nation receives long-overdue apology (July 19, 2005)
The Tla-oqui-aht First Nation of British Columbia accepted an apology from the descendants of an American fur trader who burned down a Native village on Vancouver Island more than 200 years ago. In 1791-92, U.S. Captain Robert Gray ordered his...
Scientists wrap up work on Kennewick Man remains (July 19, 2005)
A group of scientists has wrapped up 10 days of study of the 9,000-year-old remains known as the Kennewick Man. The scientists expect to issue a preliminary report in October. One issue they examined is whether Kennewick Man is Native...
DOJ asks U.S. Supreme Court to take tobacco case (July 19, 2005)
The Department of Justice asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday for permission to seek as much as $280 billion from the tobacco industry. DOJ lawyers are seeking to overturn a D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that limited the...
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