Judge allows lawsuit against Oneida Nation leader (August 16, 2005)
A judge in New York allowed two Oneida Nation women to sue a leader of the tribe for alleged assault, The Syracuse Post-Standard reported. Maisie Shenandoah and her daughter, Diane Schenandoah, say they were assaulted by Clint Hill, a member...
Bush calls for new judge in Cobell v. Norton case (August 16, 2005)
The Bush administration stepped up its campaign against the federal judge overseeing the Indian trust fund, asking an appeals court on Monday to assign a new judge to the case. In a 23-page motion, government attorneys repeated a host of...
Even more reaction to the NCAA policy on mascots (August 16, 2005)
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. REAL ISSUES IGNORED "Ken L. Klaudt knows the statistics by heart. "On some reservations we...
Indian soldier claims self-defense in shooting (August 16, 2005)
An Indian soldier who returned from the Iraqi war and complained of post-traumatic stress claimed self-defense for a fatal shooting in Las Vegas. Matthew Sepi, 20, made a brief court appearance on Monday. His public defender said he should...
Haskell graduate and daughter killed in car crash (August 16, 2005)
Daryl Dewayne Jack, a 2000 graduate of Haskell Indian Nations University, was killed in a car crash in Idaho that also claimed the life of his 4-year-old daughter, Maliah. The accident occurred on August 10 near Butte, Montana. The Jack...
Lemhi Shoshones struggle to gain recognition (August 16, 2005)
It's been nearly 100 years since the federal government forced the Lemhi Shoshone Tribe to leave their homelands in the Salmon River valley of Idaho and move 200 miles away to another reservation. The tribe has been trying to...
Yellow Bird: Paying tribute to corn, the sacred plant (August 16, 2005)
"For Nebraska, the Corn Husker state, this is the month of the corn. And corn for the Sahnish (Arikara) and other native people has always been important because it maintained our lives in times of famine. Historians and the stories...
Editorial: FSU leaders insulted Seminole people (August 16, 2005)
"Three prominent Floridians, ardent Florida State University boosters, have embarrassed all residents of the state with their insulting, ignorance-riddled comments about the infamous ''Trail of Tears'' and the Seminole Tribe of Oklahoma. They owe more than an apology to the...
Seminole Tribe maintains ranching tradition (August 16, 2005)
Ranching remains a strong tradition among the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The tribe operates the fourth-largest cattle operation in the state. Ranching brings in an estimated $2 million to the tribe and another $2 million to individual owners. The money...
NMAI powwow attracts big crowd in Washington (August 16, 2005)
Upwards of 10,000 people attended the National Museum of the American Indian's National Powwow in Washington, D.C., over the weekend. The three-day powwow featured dancing, drumming and vendors at the MCI Center. The museum gave out $100,000 in prizes...
Montana tribe's police arrest robbery suspects (August 16, 2005)
Police officers for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana arrested two suspected bank robbers on Friday. William James Gopher, 27, and Thomas Lozeau III, 18, allegedly stole more than $17,000 in U.S. and Canadian currency from a bank...
Ohio Congressman vouched for indicted Abramoff pal (August 16, 2005)
Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) once inserted comments into the Congressional Record backing a partner of Jack Abramoff who has now been indicted along with the disgraced lobbyist. On October 26, 2000, Ney praised Abramoff pal Adam Kidan as a...
FSU trustee apologizes to Seminole Nation (August 16, 2005)
Florida State University trustee Richard McFarlain apologized to the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma for remarks he made about the tribe not being "real Seminoles." At a board of trustees meeting to consider the NCAA's policy on Indian mascots, McFarlain said...
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