Indian Market brings you film, fashion and more (August 18, 2005)
It's the third weekend of August and for thousands of Indian artists and their patrons, that means only one thing. Another Santa Fe Indian Market. The annual event, sponsored by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, is the largest showcase...
Mashantucket Tribe prepares for Schemitzun (August 18, 2005)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is getting ready for Schemitzun, its 10th annual Feast of Green Corn and Dance. The tribe is expecting 3,000 dancers, 100 vendors and thousands of spectators at the four-day festival. It starts August...
ACT scores of Native graduates remain steady (August 18, 2005)
The test scores of college-bound Native Americans remained steady for the third year in a row amid an increase in the number of test-takers, according to results released on Wednesday. In 2005, American Indians and Alaska Natives who took the...
One more armed officer sought for Red Lake schools (August 18, 2005)
The school board on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota is considering a proposal to add another armed officer to patrol the schools. The board previously agreed to station two armed officers at the combined high school/middle school campus. The...
Chumash chair says county declares war on tribe (August 18, 2005)
The chairman of the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians says officials in Santa Barbara County have declared "war" on the tribe. The county announced that it has failed to come to an agreement over the tribe's trust land bid....
Haskell student awarded Disney fellowship (August 18, 2005)
Thomas Yeahpau, a member of the Kiowa Tribe and student at Haskell Indian Nations University, has been awarded a $50,000 fellowship to work at Disney studios. Yeahpau, 30, will spend a year in Hollywoord working at Disney. "They say...
McCain says villages confirm global warming (August 18, 2005)
Sen. John McCain (R-Alaska) said his visit to villages in the Arctic confirms that global warming is occurring and that humans are partly responsible. McCain and Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-New York), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Lindsey Graham (R-South...
Voter identification rules approved in Arizona (August 18, 2005)
Residents of Arizona must present some form of identification to vote under new rules approved by state officials on Wednesday. A tribal enrollment card or other tribal identification with photograph, name and address will be accepted at the polls. For...
Man guilty for Northern Cheyenne shooting (August 18, 2005)
A federal jury convicted a man of voluntary manslaughter for a fatal shooting on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Orville David Morrison, 27, was initially charged with second-degree murder. He was accused of killing William Alvin Wick, 43, in...
Judge rejects Klamath Tribes salmon lawsuit (August 18, 2005)
A federal judge in July dismissed the Klamath Tribes lawsuit seeking $1 billion in damages for lost salmon runs. The tribes blamed PacifiCorp for the reduced runs. Tribal officials say the company's dams have violated their fishing rights. But U.S....
Inhofe defends tribal environmental rider (August 18, 2005)
A spokesperson for Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) said a rider restricting the environmental rights of Oklahoma tribes is needed because "Oklahoma is unique," The Native American Times reports. At the last minute, Inhofe inserted language in the $286 billion transportation...
Editorial: Trust fund or mascots? Pick just one (August 18, 2005)
"Ironically, more Americans are likely familiar with the NCAA ruling of recent weeks than are knowledgeable about the details of the decades' old federal government trust scandal involving hundreds of millions if not billions of unaccounted dollars managed, or mismanaged,...
Editorial: Fix trust fund, don't target Lamberth (August 18, 2005)
"After years of judicial spankings at the hands of U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth, the federal government is now asking that the judge be removed from the case involving Interior Department mismanagement of billions of dollars in American Indian...
Washoe Tribe says meth invading communities (August 18, 2005)
The Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California has joined a partnership to combat what is being called a methamphetamine epidemic. Chairman Brian Wallace said meth was once known as a rural drug. But now he said it has invading all...
Honor the Youth Spiritual Run starts in Minnesota (August 18, 2005)
The Honor the Youth Spiritual Run began at midnight this morning, August 18, to call attention to suicide, drug and other issues facing Native youth today. The 300-mile run was organized by tribes, organizations and various agencies. It starts in...
Ohio governor Taft won't resign after being indicted (August 18, 2005)
Ohio Gov. Bob Taft (R), an opponent of tribal land claims in the state, doesn't plan on resigning after being indicted on criminal ethics charges for failing to report 52 political donations. Taft has refused to sit down with the...
Plague found in prairie dog colony on reservation (August 18, 2005)
The sylvatic plague has been found in huge prairie dog colony on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Two cases of the plague were discovered when ranchers and the Bureau of Indian Affairs noticed that the prairie dog population...
Rosebud Sioux Tribe holds 24-hour walk-a-thon (August 18, 2005)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is holding a 24-hour walk-a-thon to call attention to the diabetes epidemic facing Native people. The first-ever walk begins today at 6pm and will be preceded by a meal and prayer at 5pm....
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