Editorial: Statue installation a proud day for state (September 23, 2005)
"The dedication of a statue depicting Pueblo Revolt leader Popé at Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday should be a proud day for all New Mexicans. That’s right, all New Mexicans. That includes descendants of the Spanish colonial...
Pueblo leader completes National Statuary Hall (September 23, 2005)
STATUE: Po'Pay is unveiled in the U.S. Capitol. ARTIST: Cliff Fragua of Jemez Pueblo. The leader of the first American revolution took his place in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, completing a decades-long quest to recognize the enduring spirit...
Tribe, utility far apart on natural gas pipeline (September 23, 2005)
Talks to renew a natural gas pipeline agreement between the Navajo Nation and the El Paso Corp. have stalled, The Arizona Republic reports. El Paso uses a 900-mile pipeline on the reservation to ship gas from Texas to Arizona, New...
Opinion: Indian Heritage Day matters in Montana (September 23, 2005)
"In 1997, the Montana Legislature designated the fourth Friday of September each year as American Indian Heritage Day. It is important to reflect on the history and meaning of this legislation. The reasoning is in law: # Article X, section...
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to upgrade water system (September 23, 2005)
Homes on the Fort Hall Reservation of Idaho will get clean water thanks to a $700,000 federal grant. The water on the reservation is contaminated with ethylene dibromide, a chemical that was banned by the Environmental Protection Agency. Ingesting the...
Pack of dogs put to sleep after death of sheep (September 23, 2005)
The Navajo Nation Animal Control Division euthanized five dogs after an elderly Navajo couple accused the pack of mauling their sheep. Daniel and Rosemary Lee of Beclabito, New Mexico, complained that the tribe didn't do anything about their four...
Yakama Nation's basketball team unveils new logo (September 23, 2005)
The Yakama Nation's minor league basketball team unveiled a new logo on Thursday The logo features a basketball with a headband with two feathers. It was designed by an employee of the tribe's casino. The tribe bought Yakima Sun...
Eastern Cherokees plan to display Commandments (September 23, 2005)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians plans to install a copy of the Ten Commandments in the tribal council hall. The council unanimously passed a resolution in favor of the display. Angela Kephart, who raised the idea, said the tribe...
Jodi Rave: Media needs more Native journalists (September 23, 2005)
"Juanita Gardipee's venture into journalism is just beginning. But whether the young Native woman has a meaningful, lasting career in journalism remains to be seen. Right now, the 15-year-old says she's hooked. It's a small miracle that Juanita sees herself...
Harjo: Indian people know what it's like to be uprooted (September 23, 2005)
"The spectacle of Mother Earth cleansing and cooling herself is mesmerizing - even for those who can't quite make out what they're watching on television - and the consequences for people and other living beings are enough to break the...
Editorial: Lamberth now knows what termination is like (September 23, 2005)
"Talk about an abuse of power. Talk about brazen interference with an ongoing trial on government malfeasance. If things are looking bad for you, according to the federal government, don't fire your lawyer - fire the judge! On Aug. 16,...
Nominee: Abramoff bragged of contact with Karl Rove (September 23, 2005)
A Bush administration nominee has told the Senate that disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff bragged of his contact with White House political aide Karl Rove, The Washington Post reports. Timothy E. Flanigan, Bush's nominee for deputy attorney general, currently works for...
Hopi Chair: Ski area plan will destroy our culture (September 23, 2005)
"Federal policy toward Native Americans evolved from conquest to removal from ancestral land and assimilation into non-Indian society. Indian school children were punished for speaking their native language. So it came as little surprise that the U.S. Forest Service, an...
Senate committee approves Roberts by 13-5 vote (September 23, 2005)
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 13-5 on Thursday to approve the nomination of John G. Roberts Jr as chief justice for the U.S. Supreme Court. All 10 Republicans on the panel voted for Roberts. Three Democrats also voted yes: Russell...
Navajo Nation 'ready to prosecute' Means (September 23, 2005)
The Navajo Nation is "ready to prosecute" activist Russell Means, the tribe's top prosecutor said. Means faces misdemeanor charges for allegedly beating and threatening his then father-in-law on the Navajo Reservation. He claimed that the tribe lacked jurisdiction over him...
Keetoowah Band, Cherokee Nation still at odds (September 23, 2005)
The United Keetoowah Band and the Cherokee Nation are at odds again, this time over the ownership of the Arkansas Riverbed. The UKB claimed to own the riverbed as a successor of the historic Cherokee Nation. But the UKBs were...
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