Senate renews Violence Against Women Act (October 5, 2005)
A bill that seeks to combat high rates of domestic violence against Native American women was approved by the Senate on Tuesday. By unanimous consent, the Senate passed S.1179, the Violence Against Women Act. The bill extends the landmark law,...
Fashions make debut at Black Hills Pow Wow (October 5, 2005)
A group of Native fashion designers will be showing their latest creations at the 19th annual He Sapa Wacipi Black Hills Pow Wow this weekend. Bunny Yellow Robe-Robertson, Roxanne Two Bulls and other designers will show contemporary and traditional works...
BIA, state agree on No Child Left Behind standards (October 5, 2005)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the state of New Mexico will use the same No Child Left Behind standards under an agreement signed on Monday. The agreement requires BIA students in New Mexico to meet the same yearly...
Stabbing death reported at Navajo Shiprock Fair (October 5, 2005)
The FBI has turned over the investigation of a stabbing death at the Shiprock Fair in Shiprock, New Mexico, to the Navajo Nation. The identify of the victim and other information about the incident are being withheld until notification of...
Historical markers denote loss of Creek land (October 5, 2005)
The Henry County Historical Group in Alabama dedicated two historical markers to mark the Indian Treaty Boundary of the Creek Nation. The boundary was drawn in 1814 following the defeat of the Creek Nation by General Andrew Jackson. The line...
Chippewa Cree Tribe considers its own bus system (October 5, 2005)
Leaders of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana are considering a bus system for the Rocky Boy's Reservation. Two transportation consulting firms completed a study of rural transit system for the reservation. After hearing the results, the tribal council put...
State says tribe shares blame in burial dispute (October 5, 2005)
The state of Washington has countersued the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in a dispute over the reburial of hundreds of tribal ancestors. The state says the tribe shares the blame for the handling of ancestors and artifacts that were discovered...
Alleged leader of Nevada tribe said to be Filipino (October 5, 2005)
A man who claims to be chief of the Winnemucca Indian Colony in Nevada was removed from the tribe three years ago when it was discovered that he is Filipino and doesn't have any Indian blood. William Bills, 46, served...
Quileute Tribe, National Park Service in dispute (October 5, 2005)
Negotiations between the Quileute Tribe of Washington and the National Park Service have broken down, prompting the tribe to close a trail to a popular beach. For the last 40 years, the tribe has been allowing tourists to use its...
Montana tribes send two tons of bison meat to Texas (October 5, 2005)
The Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana packed up and sent two tons of bison meat to hurricane evacuees and relief workers in Texas. The meat will feed 380 to 400 evacuees of...
EPA to clean up defunct mine on Spokane Reservation (October 5, 2005)
The Environmental Protection Agency laid out plans to clean up a defunct uranium mine on the Spokane Reservation in Washington. The EPA said it will cost a total of $152 million to clean up the Midnite Mine. The EPA has...
Hopi artist takes up residency at Texas Tech (October 5, 2005)
Michael Kabotie, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, is Texas Tech University's Artist-in-Residency. Kabotie is showing his works at the university and reaching out to the community. He has taught painting and jewelry classes, presented lectures and...
Pala Band claims victory in fight over landfill (October 5, 2005)
The Pala Band of Mission Indians claimed victory on Tuesday with a court decision that blocked a proposed landfill. The tribe and environmental groups sued to stop the $60 million Gregory Canyon. A judge agreed that the environmental impact report...
Editorial: Schaghticokes deserve recognition (October 5, 2005)
"If there's any Indian tribe in Connecticut that merits federal recognition, it's the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation. Their bid for federal recognition is living proof of just how out of whack the entire rcognition process is within the U.S. Department of...
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