Transportation bill riders not related to highways (August 11, 2005)
Two tribal riders found their way into the $286.4 billion highway transportation bill that was signed into law on Wednesday despite seeing no prior public debate. It was an odd occurrence, considering that a highway bill is usually the last...
First Oneida Nation graduate from private school (August 11, 2005)
Carly Montroy is the first member of the Oneida Nation to graduate from Manlius Pebble Hill School, a private school in DeWitt, New York. Montroy, 18, talked with The Syracuse Post-Standard about her future plans. She will attend St. Bonaventure...
Blackfeet Nation council to get two new leaders (August 11, 2005)
The Blackfeet Nation council will be getting a new chairman and vice chairman. Pat Thomas won a secret ballot to serve as chairman. Jay St. Goddard was selected as vice chairman. Thomas replaces William "Allen" Talks About, who was removed...
Indian Country receives funds under highway bill (August 11, 2005)
A $286.4 billion transportation bill with $1.86 billion for Indian County was signed into law by President Bush on Wednesday. Bush's approval came despite White House attempts to rein in Congressional spending. The 835-page measure was packed with more than...
First Nations University won't change firing decision (August 11, 2005)
The First Nations University of Canada sent out a correction saying that the head of international programs hasn't been fired, at least not yet. FNUC says a panel will take seven days to review the status of Leonzo Barreno....
Day Trip: Learning to paddle a First Nations canoe (August 11, 2005)
"We paddle slowly away from the wooden dock at Cates Park. Our paddles beat to the rhythm set by Rueben George, grandson of the famous Canadian First Nations Chief Dan George. Moviegoers may remember Dan George for his movie roles,...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe calls policy 'unacceptable' (August 11, 2005)
A spokesperson for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan said the NCAA's new policy on Indian mascots is "unacceptable." The tribe supports Central Michigan Life's "Chippewas" nickname. The school eliminated its "Chippewas" mascot but kept the name out of concern...
Local high school league won't take up mascot issue (August 11, 2005)
The Virginia High School League says it won't press local high schools to address their Indian mascots. The league includes several schools with Indian names but the executive director said it is up to the schools themselves to decide on...
NCAA will ask TV stations not to use mascot names (August 11, 2005)
The NCAA will ask broadcast and cable outlets not to use "hostile and abusive" mascot names during post-season tournaments, Broadcasting & Cable reports. NCAA spokesperson Bob Williams said some media outlets already use the school name rather than the mascot...
NCAA President: Taking the high road on mascots (August 11, 2005)
"This is America, where individuals and groups have the right to express how they feel about the way they are presented to the public. Organizations such as the NCAA have the responsibility to pay attention to and respect such expressions....
Still more reaction to NCAA policy on mascots (August 11, 2005)
Still more views and opinions on the new Indian mascot policy of the NCAA that bans the use of "hostile and abusive" images during post-season tournaments. JEB BUSH IS RIGHT "Gov. Jeb Bush hasn't been Tallahassee's most warm and fuzzy...
Editorial: Many reasons to oppose trust land bid (August 11, 2005)
"It appears that members of the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors are finally waking up to the realities of dealing with the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. Board members voted Tuesday to oppose the tribe's request to the...
FSU trustees approve fight for 'Seminoles' mascot (August 11, 2005)
Florida State University trustees voted on Wednesday to appeal the school's inclusion in the NCAA's new mascot policy and to go to court if necessary. The school says its close relationship with the Seminole Tribe protects the "Seminoles" mascot....
Editorial: NCAA policy a step in the right direction (August 11, 2005)
"The NCAA's executive committee went only part way in addressing objectionable Native American mascots, but at least it was a step in the right direction. The group has banned Native American mascots by sports teams during post-season tournaments. They can't...
Roberts aided O'Connor in confirmation process (August 11, 2005)
U.S. Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts Jr. offered advice to retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the eve of her confirmation hearing in 1981, The Washington Post reports. Roberts was an aide to Attorney General William French Smith at...
Methamphetamine called a big problem for tribes (August 11, 2005)
Methamphetamine is becoming a huge problem on reservations, speakers at the Wind River Native American Conference in Wyoming said on Wednesday. Jean Nahomni Mani, a meth counselor and a member of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, said meth affects people...
Development of burial site in Minnesota proceeds (August 11, 2005)
A burial mound in the Twin Cities area is larger and more significant than previously thought, The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The Lincoln Mounds first came to light when work crews discovered remains at the site of the Bloomington...
North Dakota governor criticizes NCAA policy (August 11, 2005)
North Dakota Gov. John Hoeven (R) criticized the NCAA's new policy on Indian mascots, calling it "an overreach." It's a big-time overreach," Hoeven said, The Grand Forks Herald reported. Hoeven said any decision on the University of North Dakota's "Fighting...
Yakama Nation sees backlash over purchase of team (August 11, 2005)
Members of the Yakama Nation of Washington voiced their displeasure with the tribe's recent purchase of a minor league basketball team. Upset over the $140,000 transaction, tribal members organized a recall. Nearly 700 people turned out for a council meeting...
Liquor store owner in Oklahoma to paint over mural (August 11, 2005)
The owner of a liquor store in Oklahoma will paint over a mural considered to be offensive, The Native American Times reports. The mural depicted a white man selling liquor to an Indian man. An Indian woman and several children...
Winnebago Tribe sees gains through diversification (August 11, 2005)
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is seeing economic progress thanks to a diversification effort, USA Today reports. The tribe started Ho-Chunk Inc., its economic development corporation, in 1994. The goal was to decrease the reliance on gaming revenues, which saw...
Opinion: NCAA on the warpath against mascots (August 11, 2005)
"Last week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association announced that it would ban the use of Native American team names and mascots in all NCAA-sponsored postseason tournaments. If a team turns up wearing uniforms with words like 'Indians,' 'Braves' or similar...
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