Columbus Day parade, protest turn out peaceful (October 10, 2005)
The annual Columbus Day parade in Denver, Colorado, was relatively uneventful with no arrests and no confrontations reported. The Sons of Italy-New Generation staged the parade on Saturday. They were met by about 250 to 300 protesters from the American...
Column: Columbus Day parade more for the police (October 10, 2005)
"After it all ended Saturday, the annual angst known as the Columbus Day parade turned out to be law-abiding free speech. In marching and street theater, people made their points. Columbus was either an Italian hero who discovered America or...
Connecticut tribes await recognition decision (October 10, 2005)
Two Connecticut tribes will learn this week whether the Bureau of Indian Affairs thinks they are entitled to federal recognition. The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation and the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation had each won favorable decisions. But the Interior Board of...
Eastern Cherokees to audit enrollment records (October 10, 2005)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has hired a firm to audit the tribe's enrollment records, sparking debate about tribal identity and per capita payments. The tribal membership voted 57 percent to 43 percent in favor of the audit. There...
Jodi Rave: Group to propose Tribal Justice Act (October 10, 2005)
A new group formed by disenrolled tribal members is proposing to amend the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, Jodi Rave reports. The American Indian Rights and Resource Organization says the Tribal Justice Act will allow individual Indians to take...
Shakopee Tribe shares $56.5M with fellow tribes (October 10, 2005)
Ed. Note: The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is a Dakota tribe, not an Ojibwe tribe. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community in Minnesota has donated more than $56.5 million over the past few years to tribes, Indian organizations and Indian programs....
Schwarzenegger praises tribe, but questions role (October 10, 2005)
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) praised the Rumsey Band of Wintun Indians for working with the state and local communities but vetoed a bill that would given the tribe a seat on a local government consortium. AB 1747 [Link] would...
Chippewa Cree Tribe misused self-governance funds (October 10, 2005)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana misused $3.6 million in self-governance funds, the Bureau of Indian Affairs says. Over the last few years, the tribe used some of its self-governance money to pay for other programs where grants were promised...
Experts say UND will lose 'Fighting Sioux' fight (October 10, 2005)
The "Fighting Sioux" logo of the University of North Dakota. ™ UND. Two sports law experts say the University of North Dakota isn't likely to prevail in its fight to keep the "Fighting Sioux" nickname off the NCAA's list...
Yellow Bird: Bridge another page in tribal history (October 10, 2005)
"A ribbon cutting Monday opened the third Four Bears Bridge, near New Town, N.D. The bridge is a cement and mortar marker in the history of the Sahnish, Mandan and Hidatsa. The story of those bridges must begin with the...
Column: An Indian 'Columbus' changing his name (October 10, 2005)
"Meet Delano Columbus. He's a 25-year-old member of a proud family of Mdewakanton Dakota Indians who were saddled with the name of the Italian most people think "discovered" America, even though millions of people, including Delano's ancestors, already lived here....
Bush nominee withdraws over ties to Abramoff (October 10, 2005)
Timothy Flanigan, President Bush's nominee for the number two post at the Department of Justice, withdrew his nomination on Friday amid questions about his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Flanigan was to face more questions about his work...
State threatens Oklahoma tribes over taxes (October 10, 2005)
Oklahoma Treasurer Scott Meacham says tribal smoke shops won't be allowed to sell lottery tickets if they don't pay the proper taxes to the state. Meacham says some tribal smoke shops in the Tulsa area are selling cigarettes with the...
Opinion: Not everyone at UND supports 'Sioux' name (October 10, 2005)
The "Fighting Sioux" logo of the University of North Dakota. ™ UND. Ed. Note: The Backtalk section with the negative comments was published on September 30. "The Sept. 30 'Backtalk' page was peppered with anonymous and angry comments regarding...
Mark Trahant: The next pick for Federal Reserve job (October 10, 2005)
"I've been taking an informal survey: What kind of person should replace Alan Greenspan as chairman of the Federal Reserve? Greenspan is supposed to retire at the end of January. President Bush will need to pick a successor in the...
Former official pleads not guilty in Abramoff probe (October 10, 2005)
A former White House official who once represented tribes and tribal organizations pleaded not guilty on Friday to charges that he lied and obstructed probes into disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. David Safavian, 38, entered his plea in federal court in...
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