Text of S.1439, the Indian Trust Reform Act of 2005 (July 21, 2005)
The following is the text of S.1439, the Indian Trust Reform Act of 2005 as introduced on July 20, 2005. The table of contents, however, has been removed in order to limit the length of this post. S. 1439 Be...
Supreme Court rejects Native logging rights claim (July 21, 2005)
The Supreme Court of Canada delivered a blow to Native rights on Wednesday, ruling against Mi'kmaq loggers who were arrested for cutting down trees on government land. In two unanimous decisions, the court rejected the treaty rights claims of Native...
Woman won't give research to Connecticut tribe (July 21, 2005)
A woman who has collected years of research in the hometown of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation is refusing to give information to the tribe. Francelia C. Johnson has said she may have genealogical data on the tribe, based on a...
McCain and Dorgan introduce trust reform legislation (July 21, 2005)
Sens. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota), the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee introduced a comprehensive trust reform bill on Wednesday. Here is a title by title explanation of S.1439, the Indian Trust...
Great Lakes tribes to announce center, museum (July 21, 2005)
The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council is endorsing a proposal for a cultural and educational center and children's museum in Wausau, Wisconsin. The council, which represents 10 tribes in Wisconsin and upper Michigan, would create and operate the center. The tribes...
Discussions ongoing over Chumash trust land bid (July 21, 2005)
Supervisors in Santa Barbara County, California, say they will continue to negotiate with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians over the tribe's trust land request. The county and the tribe previously agreed to work together on the tribe's 6.9-acre...
Another dean at First Nations University eliminated (July 21, 2005)
Another dean at the troubled First Nations University of Canada has been fired. The removal of Dawn Tato, the dean of the Regina campus, the latest in a series of firings. Winona Wheeler, the dean of the Saskatoon campus, was...
North Carolina sites may be added to Trail of Tears (July 21, 2005)
More than 20 routes and sites in western North Carolina might be added to the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail. An estimated 16,000 Cherokees were forced to leave their homelands in the southeastern U.S. in 1838 and 1839. Many...
Fire on Colorado reservation 75 percent contained (July 21, 2005)
A fire on the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation in Colorado was 75 percent as of Wednesday night, The Denver Post reports. The 300-acre Dwelling Fire is burning within the Ute Mountain Ute Tribal Park, home to important cultural sites. It...
Men indicted for hunt on South Dakota reservation (July 21, 2005)
Five people have been indicted on federal charges for what authorities say was an illegal deer hunt on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The five men organized the hunt and sought licenses from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. But when...
Indian women star in Bolivia's wrestling spectacle (July 21, 2005)
Indian women are the new stars of "lucha libre," Bolivia's version of entertainment wrestling. Adopting stage names and personas, the women take to the ring in traditional dress. Known as the Cholitas, they attract thousands of spectators in El...
Former chairwoman up for challenge in election (July 21, 2005)
Wendy Schlater, a former chairwoman of the La Jolla Band of Mission Indians, says she is ready for the challenge of running against a Republican county supervisor. Schlater, a Democrat, says she is upset that San Diego County Supervisor Bill...
Editorial: Native Hawaiian bill is un-American (July 21, 2005)
"Sometime in the next few days, Congress may endorse secession. If this is the first you've heard of it, that suits Hawaii's Democratic Senator Daniel Akaka and Republican Governor Linda Lingle just fine. We exaggerate, but not by much. On...
NARF lawyer fears Roberts will lean conservative (July 21, 2005)
A Native American Rights Fund lawyer who argued the Venetie U.S. Supreme Court case fears the nomination of John G. Roberts could erode tribal rights. Heather Kendall-Miller, a NARF attorney based in Alaska, came to know Roberts when he represented...
Arizona tribes focus on homeland security (July 21, 2005)
Arizona tribes should receive homeland security funds directly from the federal government, a report from the 25th annual Arizona Indian Town Hall states. Homeland security was the main topic of the town hall meeting last month. Tribal leaders said they...
Massachusetts tribe to pay town for public services (July 21, 2005)
Leaders of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe have reached a deal to pay the town of Aquinnah, Massachusetts, for public services provided to the reservation. The tribe and the town had entered a services agreement in 1995 but no money was...
Senate hearing on Navajo-Hopi land settlement bill (July 21, 2005)
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge, Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Navajo-Hopi land settlement. July 21, 2005 Note: All files in MP3 format. Introduction - 7:22 - 1.26MB Panel I - 17:45 - 3.04MB Panel II - 31:07 - 5.34MB | Q&A...
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