Swimmer shifts trust responsibility to landowners (September 8, 2005)
Ed. Note: These MP3 files will remain posted only until Native America Calling archives the show on its website. First Half - 23:06 - 3.96MB | Second Half - 28:07 - 4.82MB Indian beneficiaries are responsible for determining...
Fort Belknap tribes need help shipping bison meat (September 8, 2005)
The tribes on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana need help shipping bison meat to victims of Hurricane Katrina. The tribes plan to slaughter 10 bison but need a way to ship the 5,000 pounds of meat. Officials are looking...
Web site won't show video of Native walrus hunt (September 8, 2005)
A popular web site that broadcasts video from Round Island in Alaska will turn off its cameras during an Alaska Native walrus hunt. The Alaska SeaLife Center agreed to turn off the cameras at the request of Native leaders...
Hawaii governor lobbies Senate on Hawaiian recognition (September 8, 2005)
Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle (R) has been busy lobbying the Senate on a bill to recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity. Lingle is one of many Republican supporters of the bill. But other Republicans and conservatives claim it will lead...
Voice of America: Tribes go to war to defend their lands (September 8, 2005)
"The American nation began to expand west during the middle eighteen hundreds. People settled in the great open areas of the Dakotas, Utah, Wyoming, and California. The movement forced the nation to deal with great tribes of native American Indians....
Tribal panel discusses future of 'Fighting Sioux' name (September 8, 2005)
A panel at the United Tribes Intertribal Council summit in Bismarck, North Dakota, focused on the use of the "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo at the University of North Dakota. Angela LaRocque, who earned a doctorate in clinical psychology at...
Running Strong shows patrons progress on reservations (September 8, 2005)
The Running Strong for America Indian Youth organization is showing patrons the progress that their donations have made on reservations. On its 16th annual tour, Running Strong brought patrons to South Dakota. In Rapid City, the group saw how the...
Probe of Yakama Nation finances finds problems (September 8, 2005)
The new leadership of the Yakama Nation of Washington say a probe of the tribe's finances has uncovered more problems. The new leadership took over when the old council purchased a minor league basketball team without the consent of the...
Boys with long hair won't be readmitted to school (September 8, 2005)
Two Indian boys who were suspended for having long hair lost an appeal to be readmitted to their middle school in Texas. Resaca Middle School Principal Stephen Rosales rejected the appeal from Skyler and Rodney Burns. The boys are part...
Death on Yakama Reservation classified as homicide (September 8, 2005)
The Yakama Nation police and the FBI are investigating the murder of a 44-year-old woman. Barbara Jean Celestine died Monday after sustaining injuries a day earlier at a tribal housing project. The cause of death was determined to be a...
Tribal members charged with murder on reservation (September 8, 2005)
Two tribal members, plus a third person, have been charged with murdering a woman on the Narragansett Reservation in Rhode Island and the dumping the body in a river in Connecticut. Tawanna N. Sampson, 29, is a member of the...
Utah judge says tribe has a role in 'Baby Janie' case (September 8, 2005)
A judge in Utah says the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will have a role in a child welfare case. The tribe filed a motion to intervene in the "Baby Janie" case because the mother, Darla Marie Woundedhead, was...
Washoe Tribe going back to Congress for Tahoe land (September 8, 2005)
The Washoe Tribe is going back to Congress to gain access to Lake Tahoe. In 2003, President Bush signed a bill to return 24.3 acres to the tribe. But due to a surveying error, the tribe didn't get the land...
Crow Reservation hosts Indian rodeo regional finals (September 8, 2005)
The Crow Reservation in Montana is hosting the regional finals for the Indian National Finals Rodeo. The Northern Plains Indian Rodeo Association spearheaded the regional competition. The top 14 winners will automatically qualify for the national rodeo. The regionals take...
Northern Cheyenne president wants to rename towns (September 8, 2005)
The president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana wants to rename two towns on the reservation to better reflect the Cheyenne people. Eugene Little Coyote said Lame Deer and Busby are named inappropriately. Lame Deer was named for an...
Clinic promotes healthy activities for Indian kids (September 8, 2005)
The Oklahoma City Indian Clinic is combating obesity and diabetes among Indian youth. The clinic offers an annual health education camp to teach children how to stay in shape. Rita Wright, the community development coordinator, says she is seeing younger...
Oklahoma tribes contribute to Katrina relief efforts (September 8, 2005)
Oklahoma tribes are contributing resources, supplies and personnel to relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina. The Iowa Tribe's fire fighting crew is assisting evacuees in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The tribe also sent trucks to assist in rescue operations. The Cherokee Nation...
Opinion: Tribes batter non-Indian communities (September 8, 2005)
"A battered spouse deeply wishes that she could love and respect her spouse, and is likely to keep frequent beatings and humiliations to herself. She'll choose silence and secrecy for so long as she can. She may often think that...
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