Cobell fights effort to oust judge from trust fund case (August 29, 2005)
The plaintiffs in the billion-dollar Indian trust fund lawsuit accused the Bush administration last week of making "utterly and completely false" allegations against the judge handling the case. Responding to the administration's attempt to oust U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth,...
Tribes set to oppose 'Fighting Sioux' nickname (August 29, 2005)
Four tribes plan to pass resolutions in opposition to the "Fighting Sioux" nickname of the University of North Dakota. The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, the Three Affiliated Tribes, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe...
Transcript: Arizona Daily Star and John McCain (August 29, 2005)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona), the chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, met wih members of the editorial board and news staff of the Arizona Daily Star last Tuesday. The paper published a transcript of the session. He didn't talk...
Absentee Shawnee governor targeted in recall (August 29, 2005)
The governor of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is facing a recall only seven weeks after being elected. Tribal members accuse Gov. Larry Nuckolls of running the tribe into the ground. Since taking office in June, they say he...
Column: We started genocide, it's time to address it (August 29, 2005)
"We created the genocide against the Lakota, killing them, ripping apart their culture and religion and families. We took the land, built our new society and now the wreckage is "their" problem. This week, as school is about to start,...
Lakota ethnobotanist works with ancient seeds (August 29, 2005)
Lakota ethnobotanist Paul Red Elk is leading an ambitious project to revive corn, squash, beans and other crops using ancient indigenous seeds. Red Elk and a group of Indian youth are working at the Science Museum of Minnesota with a...
Red Lake Nation says BIA not stepping up to plate (August 29, 2005)
Leaders of the Red Lake Nation say the Bureau of Indian Affairs hasn't made good on promises to help the tribe after the March 21, 2005, fatal shootings on the northern Minnesota reservation. Tribal leaders drafted a statement blasting BIA...
Heritage and Hope: The Northern Arapaho Tribe (August 29, 2005)
The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming is the focus of "Heritage and Hope," a series by The Casper Star-Tribune that looks at how tribal families are turning to tradition to combat modern problems. The series began on Sunday with a...
Northern Cheyenne Boys & Girls Club gets new roof (August 29, 2005)
The Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Cheyenne Nation in Montana underwent a makeover thanks to $250,000 in federal funding. The money was used to replace the ceiling and roof, which was plagued with leaks. "We called it the...
Tigua Tribe watches excavation of ancient pueblo (August 29, 2005)
The Tigua Tribe of Texas is being consulted about the excavation of an ancient pueblo on land owned by the U.S. military. Tribal leaders say the site was home to their ancestors. They visited the pueblo last week to determine...
Opinion: Mascots are racist, plain and simple (August 29, 2005)
"We all know that the American government destroyed whatever got in its way and broke treaties with indigenous Indians that would have hampered expansion and economic development. Warlike Indians, such as the Apaches, were overrun, and so were those who...
Editorial: NCAA backed into corner on mascot policy (August 29, 2005)
"After capitulating to the Florida State Seminoles, the NCAA should get out of the political correctness business. Its new policy to crack down on team names and imagery that might be offensive to Native Americans isn't worth the upheaval caused....
Election brings changes to Mohegan Tribe's council (August 29, 2005)
Members of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut elected a new council on Sunday, with six new faces winning seats. Bruce "Two Dogs" Bozsum, an incumbent who is relatively new to the council, was the top vote-getter. He said the...
Campo Band hosts commercial wind turbine farm (August 29, 2005)
Work on the largest capacity wind turbine farm in the nation is underway on the Campo Reservation in southern California. The Campo Band of Kumeyaay Indians is hosting an $80 million farm with 25 turbines. Each of the turbines...
Crow Tribe ends development deal amid concerns (August 29, 2005)
The Crow Tribe of Montana ended a development deal with a former tribal official because nothing ever happened, Chairman Carl Venne said. Back in January 2003, Venne designated Ted Hogan as the tribe's "exclusive agent for securing development funding." But...
Native Hawaiian bill set for debate in Senate (August 29, 2005)
After facing a delay, a bill to recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity is up for debate when the Senate goes back to work on September 6. According to conservative Republican columnist Robert D. Novak, the bill has enough votes...
Red Lake council fires top law enforcement official (August 29, 2005)
Pat Mills, the public safety director for the Red Lake Nation of Minnesota, was fired by the tribal council over a used car deal. Mills traded in a drug enforcement van for a passenger car. He pocketed $995 in the...
Seminole Lawyer: Tribes should work with mascots (August 29, 2005)
"As a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida, I believe the N.C.A.A. should encourage those colleges that have Indian mascots and nicknames to build better relations with the Native American community. Perhaps each university could establish a relationship with...
Mark Trahant: Democracy an unfinished experiment (August 29, 2005)
"Should half a population get a guarantee of at least some representation in the body politic? The proposed Iraq constitution says as much, reserving one-quarter of its parliament for female candidates. The law will be re-evaluated by the next government,...
Yellow Bird: Becoming a nation of cell phone heads (August 29, 2005)
"The university students are a good example that we are getting to be a nation of "cell phone heads." Cell phones are here to stay, but they shouldn't become instruments of death. That student with the cell phone is an...
Abramoff tried to hire Griles at lobbying firm (August 29, 2005)
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff tried to get his lobbying firm to hire former Interior deputy secretary J. Steven Griles, The Washington Post reports. The negotiations occurred in late 2003, just as the Interior Department was considering a casino proposed by...
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