Haskell, already underfunded, faces budget cut (October 31, 2005)
The budget at Haskell Indian Nations University will be cut by $600,000, prompting Rep. Dennis Moore (D-Kansas) and Haskell officials to speak out. The Bureau of Indian Affairs has warned the the school of a $600,000 cut next year. That's...
Court upholds state jurisdiction on Meskwaki lands (October 31, 2005)
The state of Iowa has criminal and civil jurisdiction on Meskwaki tribal lands, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday. In a unanimous decision [Link], the court said tribal members can be charged with violating state laws becuse the state...
Judge issues another ruling in favor of Oneida Nation (October 31, 2005)
A federal judge issued a second ruling on Friday in favor of the Oneida Nation, halting Oneida County from foreclosing on the tribe's properties. U.S. District Court Judge David Hurd blocked Oneida County from seizing the tribe's land over unpaid...
Ski area challenges tribe in sacred site lawsuit (October 31, 2005)
A ski resort in northern New Mexico is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Tesuque Pueblo. The tribe wants work on a chairlift at Ski Santa Fe halted, saying construction will destroy sacred sites. Ski Santa...
Marc Simmons: Indian agent earned respect (October 31, 2005)
"That put him on the edge of Navajo country, and Henry L. Dodge found his true love — the Navajo people. In rapidly learning their difficult language, he did something few other whites ever accomplished. That led the government to...
New Mexico school passes on Tewa language (October 31, 2005)
An elementary school in northern New Mexico is teaching a new generation how to speak the Tewa language. Tesuque Elementary School offers a program in the language. Students meet three times a week to learn Tewa, spoken by five tribes...
Navajo community reopens Boys and Girls Club (October 31, 2005)
The Boys and Girls Club in Huerfano, New Mexico, has finally reopened under a partnership with the Navajo Nation. The 14 clubs were on the reservation were operated by a non-profit organization. But Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr....
Replica of Winnemucca statue unveiled in Nevada (October 31, 2005)
A statue of Sarah Winnemucca, a 19th century Paiute activist who lived in Nevada, was unveiled on Sunday. The 3-foot maquette is a replica of the statue on display in the National Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C. Winnemucca was...
Oklahoma leaders say state relations are improving (October 31, 2005)
Indian leaders in Oklahoma say relations with the state have improved in recent years. Tax issues in the 1990s had the two sides fighting. The tribes and the state have since come to agreements on gasoline and tobacco sales although...
Live from NCAI annual convention in Tulsa (October 31, 2005)
Welcome! Indianz.Com will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma, all week for the 62nd annual National Congress of American Indian convention. Join us daily for updates on all the happenings and events! The Conference It's raining downtown but that won't stop the...
South Dakota county violates Native voting rights (October 31, 2005)
A federal judge has ordered Charles Mix County in South Dakota to submit a new redistricting plan because the county's current system violates the voting rights of Native Americans. The county is home to the Yankton Sioux Tribe. But no...
Tribes reluctant to mark Lewis and Clark journey (October 31, 2005)
The federal government is commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition but not all tribes are excited about it. Some view the expedition as the beginning of the end of tribal existence. Of the 110 tribes met...
Oglala Sioux president confident of future (October 31, 2005)
Cecilia Fire Thunder, the first female president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is confident she'll get her job back after being suspended by the tribal council. Fire Thunder defended taking out a $38 million loan to pay...
Two tribes cancel contracts to purchase wild horses (October 31, 2005)
Two tribes have canceled contracts to buy wild horses from the Bureau of Land Management, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. One of tribes that canceled was the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota. The tribe requested 400 horses...
Bush announces new U.S. Supreme Court pick (October 31, 2005)
President Bush announced Samuel A. Alito Jr., a judge on the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, as his new U.S. Supreme Court nominee this morning. Alito is sometimes referred to in legal circles as "Scalito" -- after Justice Antonin...
Mark Trahant: The ultimate power of the Fed (October 31, 2005)
"Is the chairman of the Federal Reserve more powerful than God? Sure, it's a silly question, but it has become a part of the United States' financial narrative. President Bush followed this storyline when he announced the nomination of Ben...
Yellow Bird: Halloween way back in the 'old days' (October 31, 2005)
"My sister and I talked about of our Halloween experiences in Minot back in the "old days," and we realized how different Halloween was then. We had limited television and no Internet - no Internet, now that's scary. Before the...
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