DOJ releases proposed changes to Indian gaming law (October 6, 2005)
The $19 billion Indian gaming industry is due for some dramatic changes under legislation the Bush administration unveiled on Wednesday. Tribes will be subject to stricter limits on the types of games they can operate if the changes go into...
DOJ: Proposed amendments to the Johnson Act (October 6, 2005)
The following is an HTML version of the Department of Justice's proposed Indian gaming legislation. The original WordPefect file can be accessed at http://www.usdoj.gov/otj/johnson.html. Please check the DOJ website for any future changes. Current statute with proposed amendment in bold...
Judge extends Sherrill decision to Cayuga Nation (October 6, 2005)
The Cayuga Nation of New York is subject to the Sherrill U.S. Supreme Court decision, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. In a seven-page decision [PDF], U.S. District Judge David N. Hurd said the tribe's properties in the village of...
Incumbents advance in Fort Belknap council election (October 6, 2005)
Five incumbents, including the president and vice president, on the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council advanced to the tribe's general election. President Julia Doney and vice president Raymond L. Chandler Sr. were the top vote-getters in the primary held on...
Oneida Nation agrees to taxes, local jurisdiction (October 6, 2005)
The Oneida Nation of New York has agreed to pay property taxes and submit to local jurisdiction in order to end the Sherrill lawsuit. The tribe will pay nearly $60,000 in back taxes and continue to pay future taxes. The...
Letters: Backtalk proves 'Sioux' is hostile, abusive (October 6, 2005)
Ed. Note: The Backtalk section with the negative comments was published on September 30. Marcus Weaver-Hightower: "Let's be clear: the NCAA does not think the word 'Sioux,' in and of itself, is 'hostile and abusive.' Their concern, and the concern...
Jury convicts man in domestic violence incident (October 6, 2005)
A man from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine after being found guilty in a domestic violence case. Neil Len Teeth, 30, was convicted of assault resulting in serious...
Partnership to help resolve probate backlog (October 6, 2005)
A partnership between the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the nonprofit Oklahoma Indian Legal Services seeks to reduce the probate backlog in eastern Oklahoma. The partnership will address probates handled by the state courts. Federal law gives the state jurisdiction...
Hand games a first for Black Hills Pow Wow (October 6, 2005)
The first ever Intertribal Hand Game Tournament will be held during the 19th annual He Sapa Wacipi Black Hills Pow Wow this weekend. The tournament takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. Teams...
City annexes property needed for Miami Nation project (October 6, 2005)
The city council in Miami, Oklahoma, voted 4-1 to annex 100 acres, including three parcels owned by the Miami Nation. The tribe is planning to use one of the parcels for a business center. Two other parcels will be used...
SAG: Acting roles for Native Americans drying up (October 6, 2005)
Acting roles for Native Americans in film and television have dropped again, the Screen Actors Guild said in its annual report on Wednesday. SAG said Native actors lost 48 roles in 2004. Native actors only had 0.2 percent of all...
Ute man held in shooting of cousin on reservation (October 6, 2005)
Correction: The first posting incorrectly named FBI spokesman Brent Robbins as the shooter. The name of the shooter was not reported at the time. The U.S. Attorney in Utah is weighing possible murder charges against a member of the Ute...
Man claims discrimination over license renewal (October 6, 2005)
A Creek man in Alabama says he was treated differently when he went to renew his driver's license because he is Native American. Jody Bass was asked to provide his birth certificate after identifying himself as Native American. In the...
Yellow Bird: All tribes have stake in 'Sioux' fight (October 6, 2005)
The "Fighting Sioux" logo of the University of North Dakota. ™ UND. "With advice and consent of elders of Standing Rock Lakota Nation, a little history is in order when discussing UND's nickname and logo issue. Even though the...
NCAA to rule on Bradley University 'Braves' (October 6, 2005)
The NCAA will issue a ruling on Bradley University's "Braves" nickname and logo, the school said The NCAA included the "Braves" on its list of hostile and abusive Indian mascots. But the school says it has eliminated any references...
NLRB reaffirms tribal sovereignty ruling (October 6, 2005)
The National Labor Relations Board last Friday reaffirmed its decision to subject tribes to federal labor laws. In a dispute involving the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the NLRB overturned 30 years of precedent and held that tribal enterprises...
Special prosecutor sought in Abramoff investigation (October 6, 2005)
Two House Democrats will hold a press conference today to call for a special prosecutor to look into disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his dealings in two U.S. territories. Abramoff was a lobbyist for Guam and the U.S. Commonwealth of...
Former Bush official indicted in Abramoff probe (October 6, 2005)
A former White House official was indicted on Wednesday with making false statements and obstructing investigations into disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The five-count indictment alleges David H. Safavian, the former head of procurement at the White House Office of Management...
Geothermal project near sacred site put on hold (October 6, 2005)
The U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management have put a geothermal project near the sacred Medicine Lake in northern California on hold. Calpine Corporation was set to begin work on two geothermal electrical generating plants near Medicine...
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