Bush questions legality of Native Hawaiian bill (September 28, 2005)
The Bush administration continues to oppose a bill to recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity despite attempts to draft a compromise. Just two weeks ago, Sen. Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii), the sponsor of the Native Hawaiian Reorganization Act of 2005, announced...
RV park opening in Gila River Indian Community (September 28, 2005)
The Gila River Indian Community has signed a deal to host a recreational vehicle dealership on the reservation. The deal, three years in the making, will allow Beaudry RV to expand its market. The dealership will be located near...
Coastal Alaska Native villages hit by big storm (September 28, 2005)
Alaska Native villages are attempting to recover after a powerful storm hit the western coast last week and caused major damage. The storm eroded beachfront land, flooded homes, washed out roads, overwhelmed a sewer system and caused some loss...
Federal Register: Western Shoshone payout (September 28, 2005)
For the second time, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has extended the comment period on a proposed regulation to enroll Western Shoshone tribal members who may be entitled for a share in a $140 million trust fund A notice published...
School won't fight NCAA policy, moves to change name (September 28, 2005)
Officials at Midwestern State University are giving up the school's "Indians" nickname in response to the NCAA's policy against the use of Indian mascots during post-season tournaments. The school decided not to appeal after being told it would not be...
Leech Lake man charged with murder in fight over dog (September 28, 2005)
A man from the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota was charged with two counts of second-degree murder for allegedly stabbing to death another man who was trying to break up a dogfight. Authorities in Cass County say Michael Francis Anthony...
Navajo Nation wins Nuclear-Free Future Award (September 28, 2005)
Leaders of the Navajo Nation were in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday to accept the Nuclear-Free Future Award at the Nobel Institute. President Joe Shirley Jr. and Navajo Nation Council Delegate George Arthur attended the award ceremony. They were recognized...
Tribal colleges seek share of lottery scholarships (September 28, 2005)
The presidents of New Mexico's four tribal colleges testified on Tuesday in support of a bill that would make tribal college students eligible for scholarships under the state lottery. The program is open to all students who attend public colleges...
Charges laid in murder of woman from Pine RidgeAutho (September 28, 2005)
Authorities in Fort Worth, Texas, plan to seek the death penalty against a man who is accused of murdering a woman from the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1985. Sharyn Kills Back, 18, was a member of the Oglala Sioux...
Bill seeks to protect Native women from violence (September 28, 2005)
The Violence Against Women Act of 2005 seeks to protect Native women from domestic violence. Statistics show that Native women are victims of violence at the highest rates in the nation. Most of the offenders are non-Native. S.1197 toughens punishments...
Chippewa Cree council proposes pay raises (September 28, 2005)
Employees, council members and the chairman and vice chairman of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana are in line for pay raises. Employees will receive a 5 percent raise under a proposal that was given tentative approval by the council....
Tribe, town agree on reservation boundaries (September 28, 2005)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the town of Ledyard will sign a formal agreement to outline the boundaries of the tribe's reservation, The New London Day reports. The tribe has been attacked by the town for attempting to acquire...
Spirit Lake Nation's stance an issue in 'Sioux' fight (September 28, 2005)
The NCAA is trying to figure out where the Spirit Lake Nation stands on the University of North Dakota's "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo but the treasurer said it should be clear that the tribe doesn't support it. The...
Norton pushes for more drilling in wake of hurricanes (September 28, 2005)
Interior Secretary Gale Norton said the Bush administration will seek to drill on more public lands and in off-shore areas in response to the recent hurricanes in the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita showed the "vulnerability of having...
Opinion: A century of stalling on Indian trust (September 28, 2005)
"Most low-income people have no assets, but many American Indians are land rich and dirt poor. Since their land holdings either contain resources, produce revenues from timber sales or gas/oil production, or are leased for farming or ranching, this is...
Three arrested in shooting linked to Abramoff (September 28, 2005)
Three men have been arrested in the 2001 murder of a Florida businessman who sold his fleet of casino boats to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis was killed in a gangland style shooting in Fort Lauderdale on...
Senate hearing on Indian housing postponed (September 28, 2005)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has postponed its oversight hearing on Indian housing. The hearing was to take place this afternoon. No new date has been set. Also, the committee has postponed its hearing on a proposed water rights settlement...
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