Interior warned of computer security risks again (September 30, 2005)
Latest Document: Earl E. Devaney Memo Internet Vulnerability Documents: OIG Memo 1 | OIG Memo 2 OIG Findings | BLM Report From the Indianz.Com Archive: Interior's security weaknesses not unique: NBC vulnerable to attack (January 17, 2002) Despite an...
Citizen Potawatomi Nation awarded Treasury grant (September 30, 2005)
The Citizen Potawatom Nation of Oklahoma's development corporation has been awarded a $650,000 from the Department of Treasury. The Citizen Potawatomi Community Development Corporation will use the money to promote Indian-owned businesses. The corporation provides services to budding entrepreneurs and...
Tom Cole lobbies for Native Hawaiian recognition (September 30, 2005)
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma), the only Native American in Congress, is lobbying fellow members of the House on a bill to recognize a Native Hawaiian governing entity. Cole says Native Hawaiians deserve recognition. He is a co-sponsor of the...
Alleged Indian chief charged with fraud in California (September 30, 2005)
A man who claims to be the leader of a small tribe in Nevada has been charged with fraud in California. William Bills, 46, says he's the chief of the Winnemucca Indian Colony in Nevada. But the Bureau of Indian...
Backtalk: Reader comments on 'Fighting Sioux' case (September 30, 2005)
The Grand Forks Herald publishes reader comments on the NCAA's decision to keep the University of North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo on the list of hostile and abusive mascots. Most of the response is negative. "Indians understand one...
Newcomer elected as Standing Rock Sioux chairman (September 30, 2005)
Photo United Tribes News. Ron His Horse Is Thunder, the president of Sitting Bull College, has been elected as chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. His Horse Is Thunder, 47, defeated Dave Archambault Sr. by a vote of 1,236-789...
Editorial: House of Knowledge a sign of tribe's renewal (September 30, 2005)
"Like an intricate cedar bas-ket, the past, present and future are being woven together by the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe. In ceremonies last December, tribal members opened a traditional longhouse — the first they've had in more than a century...
Work halted after discovery of remains at Chinook site (September 30, 2005)
The state of Washington will work with the Chinook Nation after the discovery of remains at a Chinook village where Lewis and Clark camped two hundred years ago. Work on the U.S. Highway 101 construction project was stopped immediately. At...
Pala Band, county extend law enforcement services (September 30, 2005)
The Pala Band of Mission Indians and San Diego County are renewing their law enforcement agreement. Under the agreement, the county provides law enforcement services to the reservation. The tribe pays the county for the salaries of a sheriff's deputy...
Morongo Band determined to keep kids in school (September 30, 2005)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians unveiled its new educational center on Thursday. The 4,320-square-foot Morongo Learning Center is part of the tribe's effort to improve education for tribal members. It will house the Morongo Tutoring Program, which provides...
Hoopa Valley Tribe sees success building homes (September 30, 2005)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe of northern California is seeing success with its new modular home construction company. Hoopa Modular Building Enterprise made its debut only a month ago. But orders are already backed up for three months, according to The...
Utility bypasses tribe, asks DOI for pipeline approval (September 30, 2005)
The El Paso Natural Gas company said on Thursday it will bypass the Navajo Nation and ask the Interior Department to approve a right-of-way for a natural gas pipeline on the reservation. The tribe and El Paso have been in...
House passes bill to limit Endangered Species Act (September 30, 2005)
The House voted 229-193 on Thursday to pass the Threatened and Endangered Species Recovery Act of 2005, a bill that makes it more difficult to designate critical habitats under the Endangered Species Act. Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), the chairman of...
Schwarzenegger vetoes bill banning 'Redskins' (September 30, 2005)
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) vetoed a bill that would banned the use of "Redskins" by public schools in the state. "Administrative decisions regarding athletic team names, nicknames or mascots should be retained at the local level," Schwarzenegger said in...
Native corporation official censured for criticism (September 30, 2005)
Arctic Slope Regional Corp., a billion-dollar Alaska Native regional corporation, sanctioned a member of its board of directors for publicly criticizing the firm and for speaking to the media. David Masaak Leavitt was elected to the board last year on...
'Rez Biz' magazine on Indian business to debut (September 30, 2005)
"Rez Biz," a new monthly publication that will promote Indian business, makes its debut this month. The magazine is the work of George Joe and Michael Clani, two members of the Navajo Nation. They hope to spur economic development and...
Ex-Reagan official under fire for abortion comments (September 30, 2005)
William J. Bennett, a conservative radio show host and Education secretary during the Reagan administration, is under fire for suggesting that the crime rate could be reduced by "aborting "every black baby in this country." "I do know that it's...
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