Poll: 63 Indians want 'Fighting Sioux' nick changed (September 9, 2005)
A poll of 100 American Indians in North Dakota found that 63 want the University of North Dakota to change the "Fighting Sioux" nickname if requested by Sioux tribes. Pollsters contacted 100 Indians in the state by phone. Around 61...
Appeals court refuses to rehear Cayuga land claim (September 9, 2005)
A federal appeals court dealt two Cayuga tribes another blow on Thursday, refusing to give them another chance to prove ownership of 64,000 acres in New York. The Cayuga Nation of New York and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma had...
Column: Haskell football coach against Indian mascots (September 9, 2005)
"Haskell Indian Nations University doesn’t belong to the NCAA. HINU is a member of the NAIA, which hasn’t taken a stand about Indian nicknames. Not that Haskell would be affected if the NAIA did act. Nobody is going to tell...
32 percent of Native kids in California are overweight (September 9, 2005)
Nearly a third of Native American children in California are overweight, according to a new study from the California Center for Public Health Advocacy. Based on public school fitness test scores for fifth-, seventh- and ninth-graders, the center found a...
Herbert Whitish, Shoalwater Bay chair, dies at 50 (September 9, 2005)
Herbert "Ike" Whitish, the former chairman of the Shoalwater Bay Tribe of Washington, died on August 1 from complications associated with cancer. He was 50. Whitish led the tribe though one of its most crucial times. During the 1990s, an...
Domestic violence a problem on Montana reservations (September 9, 2005)
Women's advocates in Montana say violence against Native women is an everyday occurrence on the state's reservations. The Blackfeet Reservation sees about 500 cases of domestic violence a year, said Francis Onstad a tribal member. But there is no shelter...
UND president meets with Spirit Lake Nation on nickname (September 9, 2005)
University of North Dakota President Charles Kupchella met with leaders and members of the Spirit Lake Nation on Thursday to discuss the school's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. Kupchella has previously said the tribe supports "Sioux" as long as...
Montana commission approves rules for bison hunt (September 9, 2005)
The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to approve regulations for a bison hunting season this winter. The commission authorized 50 license, of which 16 will be reserved for Montana's tribes. In years past, some tribal...
Editorial: Whiteclay patrols a step in right direction (September 9, 2005)
"Nebraska's governor signed an agreement last week that will allow Pine Ridge tribal police to patrol the border town of Whiteclay. The agreement can only improve the situation at the tiny town that exists only to sell alcohol to residents...
Red Lake school expects lawsuits over shootings (September 9, 2005)
In anticipation of lawsuits, the public school district on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota is seeking the return of items seized by the FBI as part of the probe into the March 21, 2005, shootings at the high school....
Tribes blast development at sacred site in Oregon (September 9, 2005)
Leaders of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho and the Confederated Umatilla Tribes of Oregon held a protest on August 31 against the development near a tribal cemetery in Oregon Tribal leaders said the 62-acre Marr Ranch is sacred ground....
Getting to Muckleshoot Tribe's arena often a hassle (September 9, 2005)
The Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington says it is trying to improve access to its popular concert arena. The 20,000-seat White River Amphitheatre attracts a number of big-name concerts. But it can take a few hours to get there due to...
Not everyone at CMU likes decision on 'Chippewas' (September 9, 2005)
Matthew Van Alstine, the director of Native American Programs at Central Michigan University, supports the NCAA's ban on Indian mascots during post-season tournaments. The school's "Chippewas" mascot was placed on the NCAA's list. The school, with the support of the...
Site documents transition from Creeks to Seminoles (September 9, 2005)
Archaeologists in Florida say a 250-year-old site documents how Creek-speaking people became what is known today as the Seminole Tribe. Chocachatti, founded in the mid-1700s, is one of the first documented Creek settlements in Florida. The community gradually separated from...
2,000-year-old remains uncovered in Nebraska (September 9, 2005)
Remains uncovered in northeast Nebraska are 2,000 years old, the Nebraska Historical Society said. The body of a man was found on the Turkey Creek Ranch near the Missouri River. He was found with two arrowheads. The Nebraska Indian Affairs...
Tribal judge allows drug tests of council candidates (September 9, 2005)
A judge for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan ruled on Thursday that council candidates must submit to drug tests. Delores Jackson, a former council member, challenged the policy, which was instituted in 1994 to ensure a drug-free leadership. She...
Tribe, town await recognition decision from BIA (September 9, 2005)
The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation and the town of Kent are waiting for the Bureau of Indian Affairs to issue a new decision on the Connecticut tribe's federal recognition. The tribe won a final determination in favor of recognition in January...
Tribe teams up with county on eminent domain push (September 9, 2005)
The Rumsey Band of the Wintun Indians has teamed up with Yolo County, California, in a controversial bid to acquire a 17,300-acre ranch. The tribe agreed to finance the county's purchase of the Conaway Ranch. But the owner is refusing...
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