U.S. Supreme Court nominee backed limits on gaming (October 12, 2005)
In the 1990s, U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet E. Miers led efforts to restrict the use of electronic gaming machines, an issue of critical importance to the $19 billion tribal casino industry and one that is behind a controversial new...
Red Lake chairman defends son in shootings case (October 12, 2005)
Red Lake Nation Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. gave an extensive interview to The St. Paul Pioneer Press about his son's alleged involvement in the March 21, 2005, shootings on the reservation. Jourdain acknowledged that his son, Louis, learned something was...
Quileute Tribe to meet over park boundary dispute (October 12, 2005)
The Quileute Tribe of Washington is meeting with Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Washington) on Thursday to discuss a dispute over the boundaries of the Olympic National Park. The park was drawn around the tribe's reservation. Visitors must cross tribal land to...
Navajo man leads walk against domestic violence (October 12, 2005)
John Tsosie, a member of the Navajo Nation, is leading an 18-day, 345-mile walk to raise awareness of domestic violence. Tsosie is a recovered abuser. He began the "Walking the Healing Path" last year after having his life fall...
Stanford law school to offer first Indian law course (October 12, 2005)
The Stanford University Law School will be offering its first Indian law class at the prodding of Indian students. Colin Sampson, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, is a third-year law student. He has been pushing the...
IHS to improve cancer testing, prevention and care (October 12, 2005)
The Indian Health Service is undertaking initiatives to improve screening, prevention and care in certain areas of Indian Country, U.S. Medicine reports. Overall, cancer rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives are lower than rates among the general population. But...
Oneida Nation gives $5K for tribal college students (October 12, 2005)
The Oneida Nation of New York has donated $5,000 to Oglala Lakota College in South Dakota for student scholarships. The donation will enable five students to receive $1,000 scholarships. It costs $6,000 per semester to attend the college. OLC is...
Alabama-Coushatta Tribe regroups after Rita (October 12, 2005)
Members of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas are regrouping after being hit by Hurricane Rita. The reservation lost power for nearly a week after the storm hit. Now that it's back on Sharon Miller, the tribe's public relations director, said...
Opinion: Natives lived 'simple, animallike existence' (October 12, 2005)
"Let's put aside the wars between tribes, the outright brutality and the like, and just look at the daily lives of the Indians before Columbus. Life was lived simply, in primitive cycles. Natives inhabited crude hovels and hunted or used...
Family feels 'conned' by former Crow representative (October 12, 2005)
A family from Oregon feels "conned" after investing $402,000 in a development deal with a former representative of the Crow Tribe of Montana, The Billings Gazette reports. Melissa Deegan and her family say they were fascinated by Ted Hogan,...
Howard Dean, Al Franken at INDN's List boot camp (October 12, 2005)
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and comedian and radio host Al Franken will be headlining the Indigenous Democratic Network List's first ever "boot camp" for Indian candidates. Kalyn Free, the president and founder of INDN's List, is expecting...
Connecticut tribes have been denied recognition (October 12, 2005)
Update III, 2:02pm: The BIA has just denied both tribes recognition. More information will be posted. Here is a PDF of the BIA's announcement: http://www.indianz.com/docs/bia/bia101205.pdf. The Connecticut papers have posted stories in response to the decision: New London Day |...
Run to publicize national Native Youth Crisis Hotline (October 12, 2005)
Runners from the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota will make a six-day journey through Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota to promote the new Native Youth Crisis Hotline. The hotline was started in August Women of Nations, a group from...
Oregon board votes to rename 'squaw' places (October 12, 2005)
The Oregon Geographic Names Board voted on Tuesday to rename about a dozen "squaw" place names in the state. Squaw Island in Coos County will now renamed Qochyax Island. "Qochyax" means women and children and was proposed by the Confederated...
Rosebud Sioux Tribe gets small business grant (October 12, 2005)
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has received a $99,990 grant to support small businesses on the reservation. The grant is from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development program. It will support the growth of entrepreneurs, foster innovation...
Seminole Tribe, town agree on law enforcement (October 12, 2005)
The Seminole Tribe and the town of Davie, Florida, have come to an agreement on law enforcement. Police officers in Davie will now be allowed to make "hot pursuit" arrests on Seminole land. The Seminole Tribe will be able to...
Another meeting held on Makah Nation whale hunt (October 12, 2005)
The third public meeting on the Makah Nation's whale hunt was held in Seattle, Washington, on Tuesday night. The meetings are being held to consider the tribe's request to hunt whale under the Marine Mammals Protection Act. The tribe has...
Aurene Martin hired by Saginaw Chippewa Tribe (October 12, 2005)
Former Bureau of Indian Affairs official Aurene Martin has been hired by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, one of the tribes at the center of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Martin, of the Holland & Knight firm, was hired...
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