UND won't be taken off NCAA's Indian mascot list (September 29, 2005)
The "Fighting Sioux" logo of the University of North Dakota. ™ UND. The NCAA refused to take the University of North Dakota off its Indian mascot list on Wednesday, citing the "hostile" and "abusive" environment created by the school's...
Arizona tribes making pilgrimage to Mexico (September 29, 2005)
Members of the Tohono O'odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, both in Arizona, are making their annual Catholic pilgrimage to Mexico. Tribal members are attending the October 4 feast in honor of San Francisco Xavier, or St. Francis Xavier....
Navajo Nation to break ground on rehab center (September 29, 2005)
The Navajo Nation is breaking ground on Friday for a new drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Shiprock, New Mexico. The residential adult facility will be located at the old Indian Health Services hospital in Shiprock. After a renovation that will...
Oneida Nation drops OSHA sovereignty challenge (September 29, 2005)
The Oneida Nation of New York has dropped, for now, its sovereignty challenge to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The tribe believes that OSHA doesn't have the ability to enforce federal standards in Indian Country. The tribe objected when...
UND President: Why is Utes, but not Sioux, acceptable? (September 29, 2005)
"It is not at all obvious to us why the NCAA finds the nicknames "Chippewas," "Seminoles" and "Utes" worthy of exceptions, but somehow "Sioux" is deemed hostile and abusive. We must press our case, because to let the charge...
Denver mayor 'sick and tired' of Columbus Day protest (September 29, 2005)
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper has angered Native activists and Italian descendants with an e-mail that criticized Columbus Day protests and questioned the need for the Columbus Day parade. In an e-mail to Glenn Morris of the American Indian Movement and...
Cheyenne chiefs share culture with students (September 29, 2005)
Three traditional Cheyenne chiefs visited the Cheyenne Middle School in Edmond, Oklahoma, on Monday. Harvey Pratt, George Old Crow and Lawrence Hart shared their culture with about 250 sixth-graders. Students helped Old Crow erect a teepee. Pratt displayed his artwork...
Hopi Tribe prepares for upcoming elections (September 29, 2005)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona will be holding a primary election and general election in November. Chairman Wayne Taylor Jr. has announced his bid for re-election. He will face a challenge from Caleb Johnson, the current vice chairman who was...
NAIHC expands program to deal with meth problem (September 29, 2005)
The National American Indian Housing Council on Wednesday said it is expanding its methamphetamine training program and launching a new crime prevention and safety program. NAIHC currently offers training to tribes on how to deal with meth abusers and clean...
Editorial: Include tribal colleges in lottery scholarships (September 29, 2005)
" On Tuesday the presidents of New Mexico’s four tribal colleges asked lawmakers to allow their students to be eligible for the state’s Lottery Success Scholarship, presently open to students attending public and community colleges. The administrators say that as...
Cason: Cayuga Nation subject to Sherrill decision (September 29, 2005)
A new letter from Jim Cason, the acting assistant secretary for Indian Affairs, says the Cayuga Nation is subject to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Sherrill v. Oneida Nation. Cason wrote Rep. Sherwood Boehlert (R-New York) on September 22...
Bush said to be near new pick for Supreme Court (September 29, 2005)
President Bush could name a replacement for retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor by the end of the week, The New York Times reported. Republicans told the paper that Bush could name a woman to the court. One...
State wants proof of tribal cemetery's significance (September 29, 2005)
The state of Oregon wants two tribes to prove that an area that is home to the gravesite of Old Chief Joseph is archaeologically "significant." The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho and the Confederated Umatilla Tribes of Oregon are trying...
County supports bill to extend Paskenta Band leases (September 29, 2005)
The Tehama County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support provisions in a bill that would allow the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians in California to enter into 99-year leases. The tribe is currently limited to 25-year leases. Extended leases...
Cannon denies ex-Abramoff lobbyist set agenda (September 29, 2005)
Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah) is denying that his stance on gaming and other issues has anything to do with the hiring of a former associate of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff who has since been indicted. Cannon hired David Safavian as...
Tribe moving forward with House of Knowledge (September 29, 2005)
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington is continuing to raise funds for its House of Knowledge project. The tribe began the $4.5 million project five years ago to reintroduce its culture to the area. The tribe already completed a...
DeLay steps aside after being indicted in Texas (September 29, 2005)
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) stepped aside as House majority leader on Wednesday after being indicted in Texas for conspiring to violate election laws. DeLay was required to step down under House rules. Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) is taking over his...
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