Indian lawmakers find it hard to get bills passed (July 25, 2005)
Eight Indians serve in Montana's Legislature but they are finding it hard to get their bills passed. In the House, the six Indian lawmakers only had a 27 percent success record. In contrast, the 94 white lawmakers had a 45...
Bank pays $3.9M for closed Si Tanka campus (July 25, 2005)
A South Dakota bank paid $3.9 million for the closed Si Tanka University campus in Huron. The Huron campus was forced to close in March due to financial problems. Si Tanka then declared bankruptcy, saying it owed $6.6 million worth...
Eastern Pequots elect five council members (July 25, 2005)
The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut elected five people to the 14-member council during its annual powwow this past weekend. James A. Cunha Jr. and Agnes Cunha were re-elected. Dawnrae Rocha, Darlene Hamlin and Angie Oliver won the three...
Peltier loses bid to overturn federal sentence (July 25, 2005)
A federal judge rejected imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier's latest bid to overturn his sentence for the murders of two FBI agents. Peltier argued that the federal government lacked authority to try him because the crimes occurred on...
Red Lake High School set to reopen in the fall (July 25, 2005)
The high school on the Red Lake Reservation where the March 21, 2005, shootings occurred is scheduled to reopen in the fall. The Red Lake High School has been closed since the shootings. Classes are set to resume September 1....
Interview: Two Indian artists at the Venice Biennale (July 25, 2005)
Two Native artists -- one from the U.S. and another from Canada -- were featured in this year's Venice Biennale, the world's oldest contemporary art show. James Luna, a Luiseno from California, and Rebecca Belmore, an Anishinabekwe from Ontario, spoke...
Mark Trahant: Judicial debate conceals big issue (July 25, 2005)
"John Roberts is now being defined. The Republicans -- in the words of Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter -- say he's the 'non-activist judge, which everyone is looking for.' Senate Democrats, on the other hand, are as cautious as...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearings (July 25, 2005)
There are three hearings of interest this week before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. On Tuesday, July 26, the committee holds an oversight hearing on legislation to resolve Cobell v. Norton. Sens. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota),...
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