U.S. Supreme Court weighs tribal-state tax case (October 4, 2005)
The U.S. Supreme Court attempted to make sense of a tribal-state tax dispute on Monday but no clear answers emerged as the justices reconvened for their latest session. New Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. presided over an hour of...
Pine Ridge teenager struck, killed by police vehicle (October 4, 2005)
A teenager on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota was struck and killed by a tribal police vehicle on Monday, September 26, The Rapid City Journal reports. Gilbert. L. Thunder Horse Jr., 17, was struck as he was lying...
Dorgan, Conrad oppose 'Fighting Sioux' decision (October 4, 2005)
The "Fighting Sioux" logo of the University of North Dakota. ™ UND. North Dakota Sens. Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan, both Democrats and members of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, say the NCAA is wrong to block the "Fighting...
South Dakota panel pressed on Indian child welfare (October 4, 2005)
A hearing on child welfare policies in South Dakota became heated on Monday over concerns that Indian culture and tribal rights aren't been addressed, The Rapid City Journal reports. The South Dakota Legislature's Government Operations and Audit Committee opened the...
Colorado AIM offers deal on Columbus Day parade (October 4, 2005)
The American Indian Movement of Colorado offered to drop its Columbus Day parade protests but was rejected by Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, who said he won't denounce the controversial parade. AIM offered a list of suggestions in hopes of healing...
Sac and Fox Nation holds primary election (October 4, 2005)
The Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma announced results of its Saturday primary. Carol Holmes will face George Thurman in the race for secretary. Holmes received the most votes. Michael Hackbarth will face for treasurer. Hackbarth won nearly twice as...
Supreme Court refuses Delaware Tribe's case (October 4, 2005)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider whether Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma should be federally recognized. The tribe was kicked off the list of federally recognized entities earlier this year after the Cherokee Nation succeeded in reversing a...
Supreme Court won't hear sacred site challenge (October 4, 2005)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to the U.S. Forest Service's protection of a sacred site in Wyoming. Without comment, the justices declined to hear Wyoming Sawmills Inc. v. U.S. Forest Service, No. 04-1175. The case...
Supreme Court pick described as loyal, dedicated (October 4, 2005)
New U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet E. Miers is being described as a loyal and hardworking member of President Bush's inner circle but questions about her selection are being raised by some Republicans and conservatives. Miers, 60, has never...
A new council chairman for Eastern Cherokees (October 4, 2005)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina have a new council chairman. Dan McCoy, 62, was elected chairman on Monday. He has previously served on the council. He ousted outgoing chairman Albert Crowe in September’s general election. Alan...
Notah Begay to play in tribe's golf tournament (October 4, 2005)
Navajo/Pueblo golfer Notah Begay III is returning to the greens later this week to compete in the Gila River Indian Community's golf tournament. Begay's appearance at the Gila River Golf Classic is part of his comeback effort. Since winning two...
Project aims to uncover Harvard Indian College (October 4, 2005)
The Harvard University Native American Program and The Peabody Museum broke ground on an archaeology project aimed at uncovering the 350-year old Harvard Indian College. The college was the first brick building in Harvard's main yard when it opened in...
Ohlones in California gather to promote culture (October 4, 2005)
The 12th annual Gathering of Ohlone Peoples was held on Saturday in Fremont, California, in an effort to promote Ohlone culture and heritage. An estimated 5,000 Ohlones live in California today. They belong to 25 tribes, many of which are...
Tulalip Tribes mourn death of young fisherman (October 4, 2005)
Members of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington are mourning the loss of a young fisherman who went missing during a fishing trip. Jonny Cavanaugh Jr. just turned 19 last week. He was out fishing with his cousin over the weekend...
Tim Giago: Doors opening to Indians in South Dakota (October 4, 2005)
"Twenty years ago South Dakota had the national reputation among American Indians as the “Mississippi of the North.” Having grown up in this state I know that this assessment rang true. But in the ensuing 20 years a dramatic change...
DeLay indicted on money laundering charges (October 4, 2005)
A grand jury indicted Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) on Monday on new charges of money laundering in connection with his campaign fund-raising efforts in Texas. DeLay is accused of illegally injecting corporate money into state elections. He allegedly used...
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