Lamberth issues new IT shutdown injunction (October 20, 2005)
Latest Document: Earl E. Devaney Memo Internet Vulnerability Documents: OIG Memo 1 | OIG Memo 2 OIG Findings | BLM Report From the Indianz.Com Archive: Interior's security weaknesses not unique: NBC vulnerable to attack (January 17, 2002) U.S. District...
Native students show mixed progress on report card (October 20, 2005)
The No Child Left Behind Act has raised the math achievement levels of Native American students but also has led to a slight decline in reading scores, according to data released on Wednesday. In the four years since the law...
Ojibwe man who scuffled with police dies in Duluth (October 20, 2005)
A White Earth Ojibwe tribal member who had a confrontation with police in downtown Duluth, Minnesota, died on Tuesday David Michael Croud, 29, was arrested on Wednesday, October 12. Police said he was intoxicated and that he resisted arrest when...
Task force issues First Nations University report (October 20, 2005)
A task force has issued an interim report on Wednesday on mismanagement and other problems at the First Nations University of Canada. The 20-page report cited numerous concerns with the university's finances, management and hiring practices. The task force...
Senate Indian Affairs sets business meeting (October 20, 2005)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting on Thursday, October 27, to consider a number of bills. On the agenda for the meeting are: S.1057, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2005. S.1003,...
Natives in the Arctic affected by climate change (October 20, 2005)
Indigenous communities in the Arctic are experiencing major changes in their culture and way of life due to rising temperatures. Summer now arrives early for the Inuit in Canada and Alaska. The melting ice has made it harder to hunt...
Volunteers clean up Navajo veterans cemetery (October 20, 2005)
A group of volunteers from the Navajo Nation are cleaning up the Fort Defiance Veterans Cemetery in Fort Defiance, Arizona, this week. Earl Milford, a commander of the Fort Defiance and Window Rock's Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No....
White Mountain Apache Tribe aids hurricane victims (October 20, 2005)
The White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona has sent about 30 volunteer to Biloxi, Louisiana, to help with hurricane relief efforts. The volunteers are running a food tent in Biloxi. Chairman Dallas Massey, who visited the camp on Wednesday, said...
Carrie Dann speaks of Western Shoshone struggle (October 20, 2005)
Carrie Dann, a Western Shoshone activist, spoke to students at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut about her land struggle. Dann and other activists say the United States has illegally taken possession of 60 million acres promised in the 1855 Treaty...
Red Lake Nation gets new public safety director (October 20, 2005)
The Red Lake Nation of Minnesota has hired a new public safety director. Tim Savior is a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe who was born and raised in Minneapolis. He was employed with the Minneapolis Police Department and...
Tulalip Tribes set to regain federal housing funds (October 20, 2005)
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington are set to regain $4.8 million in federal funds under an agreement with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, The Everett Herald reports. HUD sanctioned the tribal housing program for mismanagement of funds and...
Pombo has received $90K from tribes this year (October 20, 2005)
Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), the chairman of the House Resources Committee, has received $90,000 in donations from tribes so far this year, the Associated Press reports. The figure is up from the $71,000 that was reported in July. At...
House panel passes Makah whaling resolution (October 20, 2005)
The House Resources Committee voted 21-6 on Wednesday to approve a resolution that supports the Makah Nation's treaty rights. Five Democrats joined 16 Republicans in voting for the H.CON.RES.267. Five other Democrats -- including Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Washington), who called...
Senator pays Mississippi Choctaws for skybox (October 20, 2005)
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) has reimbursed the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians a total of $3,700 for holding fundraisers in disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff's luxury skybox. Harkin paid the tribe $1,800 for a fundraiser in July 2002, and $1,900...
Ohio Congressman denies Abramoff allegations (October 20, 2005)
Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) says he hasn't been told he is under investigation for his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff but he has nonetheless spent $136,000 to defend himself. News reports say federal investigators are looking into Ney...
Miers blasted for responses to Senate questionnaire (October 20, 2005)
Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pennsylvania) and Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (D-Vermont), the chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the Senate Judiciary Committee, criticized U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet E. Miers for incomplete responses she gave on her questionnaire. In a...
Senate panel adds ANWR drilling to budget (October 20, 2005)
The Senate Energy and Commerce Committee voted 13-9 on Wednesday to authorize drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The provision was added to the budget reconciliation. Under Senate rules, the reconciliation can't be filibustered. Most Inupiat...
Texas court issues arrest warrant for DeLay (October 20, 2005)
A court in Texas issued an arrest warrant for Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas), the deposed House majority leader who is charged with violating state election laws. The warrant is a routine matter, DeLay's attorney said, but he must be...
Young Indian woman found murdered in Missouri (October 20, 2005)
Police in Independence, Missouri, are seeking any information about Lakota R. Renville, a 22-year-old Indian woman whose body was found earlier this week on Sunday. Renville's death is being treated as a homicide. She was found in an open...
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