Latest trust fund order sparks reaction from Congress (October 24, 2005)
The battle over the Indian trust fund heated up on Friday as a federal appeals court blocked the latest Internet shutdown order and a key Congressman said the case has gotten out of control. A day after U.S. District Judge...
Alaska Natives wrap up business in Fairbanks (October 24, 2005)
The Alaska Federation of Natives wrapped up its annual convention in Fairbanks on Saturday. The convention drew thousands to the city. Attendance records were broken at the nightly dance performances, the AFN co-chair said. This was the first time since...
Ojibwe group in Minnesota seeks recognition (October 24, 2005)
A group of Ojibwe in northern Minnesota is seeking recognition through an act of Congress. The Warroad Ojibwe are descendants of famed Ojibwe leader Kakaygeesick, also known as Everlasting Sky. In 1904, then President Theodore Roosevelt granted a total of...
Teen shot to death on Leech Lake Reservation (October 24, 2005)
A teenager was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting incident on the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota. The victim was identified as Brandon Humphrey, 17. Shea Fleming, 20, and Charles Croaker Jr., 20, were wounded. The shooting...
Nevada tribe blasts BIA over response to fire (October 24, 2005)
Members and leaders of the Fort McDermitt Paiute and Shoshone Tribe of Nevada say Bureau of Indian Affairs has ignored their pleas for assistance in the wake of a fire that burned 3,000 acres of the reservation The October 29...
Abramoff turned to Ralph Reed for help on tribes (October 24, 2005)
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff repeatedly asked for Republican activist Ralph Reed's help in lobbying the White House and the Bush administration on tribal issues, e-mails cited by Time Magazine show. On January 18, 2002, Abramoff asked Reed to lobby...
Democrat says Miers lacks votes to be confirmed (October 24, 2005)
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on Sunday that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet E. Miers lacks the votes to be confirmed. Schumer said Miers lacks support from both Republicans and Democrats. He...
State sends extradition pact to Oglala Sioux Tribe (October 24, 2005)
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) has proposed an extradition compact with the Oglala Sioux Tribe. If approved, the compact would be the second of its kind in the state. The Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe and the state have an extradition...
Crow Tribe's jurisdiction blocked in land dispute (October 24, 2005)
The Crow Tribe of Montana doesn't have jurisdiction over a land dispute on the reservation, a federal judge ruled on Friday. U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull said the tribe lacks jurisdiction because the parties in the dispute aren't tribal members...
Churches held liable for abuse of Native students (October 24, 2005)
Churches that helped run Native residential schools share liability for any abuse that occurred, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled on Friday. In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the court said churches can't escape the blame for physical, sexual and mental abuse...
Jodi Rave: Natives pay for health care with lives (October 24, 2005)
GAO Report Excerpt: Comparison of Aberdeen, Oklahoma City and Portland Areas (September 30, 2005) GAO Report: Health Care Services Are Not Always Available to Native Americans (September 30, 2005) Related Story: GAO report finds IHS care subject to limits,...
Opinion: Indian students hurt by UND nickname (October 24, 2005)
"Each fall semester, there are about 80 to 95 incoming Indian students at UND. Whereas about 75 percent of all incoming freshmen students at UND return the following year, the retention rate of incoming Indian students is much lower, averaging...
Mark Trahant: Is there no trust in the government? (October 24, 2005)
"Do you trust your government? That's the most important question that supporters of Initiative 912 want answered. 'Together we'll send Olympia a message they won't soon forget,' sponsors say on their Nonewgastax.com Web site. 'There are no actual plans for...
First Nations finally invited to top-level meeting (October 24, 2005)
First Nations leaders have been invited to a top-level meeting of federal and provincial officials in Canada. This is the first time that Native leaders will attend a First Ministers' Meeting. Prime Minister Paul Martin said he hopes to discuss...
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