Editorial: Investigate tribal forgery claims (September 2, 2005)
"The Amah Mutsun are a deeply divided tribe, with serious charges of the submission of forged, fraudulent documents to the Bureau of Indian Affairs being made by one faction against the other. The entire mess was detailed in an article...
Indian Country responds to victims of Katrina (September 2, 2005)
Tribal nations across the United States are sending their support to the victims of Hurricane Katrina as federal officials pledged to help tribes affected by a disaster that battered the Gulf Coast. The National Congress of American Indians has set...
DOJ responds to Arizona voter identification rules (September 2, 2005)
The Department of Justice says the state of Arizona can't deny people without identification the right to vote. Acting Assistant Attorney General Bradley Schlozman in a letter said that people who show up to the polls without ID must be...
Students make return to Red Lake high school (September 2, 2005)
About 120 incoming freshmen and seniors registered for classes at the Red Lake High School, the site of the deadly March 21, 2005, shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. Many students were accompanied by parents, grandparents and...
Churchill calls for halt in university investigation (September 2, 2005)
Controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill says an investigation into his alleged misconduct should end, The Denver Post reports. Churchill is accused of plagiarism, fabrication and academic fraud. But he says the charges have been watered down so...
Navajo Nation president presents $429M plan (September 2, 2005)
Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. presented a five-year $429 million capital improvement plan to a Navajo Nation Council committee on Thursday. The plan includes 320 projects. They include 31 economic development, business infrastructure projects valued at $87.4 million, seven elder...
Turtle Mountain chair won't oppose 'Fighting Sioux' (September 2, 2005)
The chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians said he has no problem with the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo of the University of North Dakota. Kevin Davis, an alumnus and a co-founder of the UND Indian Association,...
Column: UND should get rid of 'Fighting Sioux' nick (September 2, 2005)
"I had no problem with the University of North Dakota using the Fighting Sioux as its nickname. Until now. The change in thinking came Tuesday, when members of the Spirit Lake Sioux tribe strongly opposed the nickname and Indian-head...
Mother removes sons from school over long hair (September 2, 2005)
The mother of two Indian students who were suspended for having long hair has pulled them out of school in Los Fresnos, Texas. Deborah Burns filed a grievance over the Resaca Middle School's dress code. She says it is discriminatory...
Oglala Sioux Tribe's housing director put on leave (September 2, 2005)
The executive director of the Oglala Sioux Tribe's housing director has been put on administrative leave with pay after being forced to resign by the tribal council, The Rapid City Journal reports. James Berg, a tribal member, tendered his resignation...
Judge holds hearing on status of longtime tribal lawyer (September 2, 2005)
A federal judge in Nevada held a show cause hearing on Thursday to determine what to do about the longtime attorney for the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Robert "Bob" Pelcyger has represented the tribe for 30 years on water rights...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe hopeful on NCAA appeal (September 2, 2005)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is hopeful the Central Michigan University "Chippewas" will gain an exemption from the NCAA's mascot policy, a spokesperson said. Tribal spokesperson Joe Sowmick spoke to the NCAA by phone to discuss CMU's appeal. The tribe has...
Utah congressman hired ex-Abramoff associate (September 2, 2005)
Utah Congressman Chris Cannon (R-Utah), an opponent of all forms of gambling, hired a former associate of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff who had represented tribal and non-tribal gaming interests, Raw Story reports. In the 1990s, David Safavian worked with Abramoff...
Cobell speaks to account holders on Navajo Nation (September 2, 2005)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, visited the Navajo Nation on Thursday to update account holders on the lawsuit and hear their concerns. Cobell spoke to more than 100 people at the Huerfano Chapter House...
Voters oust chairman of Eastern Cherokee council (September 2, 2005)
Members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians ousted the chairman of the tribal council and re-elected nine incumbents on Thursday. Albert Crowe, who was seeking a third term on the council, said he was surprised by his removal. He...
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