Yellow Bird: Some reservation nicknames a secret (November 2, 2005)
"In reservation communities, there are some strange, funny and not-so-cute names. A friend from Turtle Mountain told me about these: Her father's nickname is "Spoiled Egg" and yes, he answers to it. His wife is called "Auntie Egg." In Belcourt,...
Live from NCAI annual convention in Tulsa (November 2, 2005)
Welcome!Indianz.Com is 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! Violence Against Women Diane Stewart, the director of the Office on...
First Nations leaders prepare for high-level meeting (November 2, 2005)
The Assembly of First Nations is meeting in Regina, Saskatchewan, to prepare for high-level discussions with the prime minister of Canada and premiers of the provinces. Native leaders have been invited to the First Ministers' Meeting for the first time....
News organizations seek to open Jourdain trial (November 2, 2005)
The Minneapolis Star Tribune and the Associated Press are seeking to open the trial of Louis Jourdain, the only person charged in connection with the March 21, 2005, shootings on the Red Lake Reservation. The organizations say the proceedings should...
U.S. Supreme Court hears religious freedom case (November 2, 2005)
The U.S. Supreme Court held oral arguments on Tuesday in a religious freedom case that could impact Native Americans. The case involve the application of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The law was passed to protect members of the Native...
Column: The invisible life of Sidney Jade Mahkuk (November 2, 2005)
"It was just before sunrise on a late October Sunday when Sidney Jade Mahkuk was found on a gritty boulevard on Columbus Avenue in south Minneapolis. Her body was discovered behind a funeral home. In the other direction, a...
Griles, Rossetti to testify on Coushatta Tribe (November 2, 2005)
Two former Interior Department officials are slated to testify today about the Coushatta Tribe's involvement in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Former deputy secretary J. Steven Griles and former counselor Michael Rossetti are on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee's witness...
Native family seeks $30M from police for teen's death (November 2, 2005)
The family of Neil Stonechild filed suit against police in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, for Stonechild's death in 1990. The suit seeks $30 million from two ex-officers linked to Stonechild's death, the police chief at the time and other officers. Stonechild's mother...
Oglala Sioux member wins national teaching award (November 2, 2005)
Robert Cook, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has won the National Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation. Cook, the only winner from South Dakota, receives a $25,000 in a cash and a trip to Washington, D.C. He...
Gila River Indian Community considers solar plant (November 2, 2005)
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona may build a solar power plant to help the tribe become more self-sufficient. The tribe's utility agency is proposing to build a 4-megawatt solar plant. The 24-acre, $17.6 million plant would help generate...
Crow Tribe to take part in Lewis and Clark event (November 2, 2005)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is the host tribe for a National Heritage Lewis and Clark Bicentennial event in July 2006. The event takes place July 22-25 at Pompeys Pillar. Crow Chairman Carl Venne will be the keynote speaker on...
County granted custody of alleged chief's baby (November 2, 2005)
A Pennsylvania judge has granted custody of the son of an alleged Indian chief to child welfare officials in Schuylkill County. The county sought custody because DaiShin WolfHawk, who claims to be the leader of the le E Quoni...
Utah senator seeks delay in Goshute nuclear project (November 2, 2005)
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) is asking the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to delay a license for the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe's proposed nuclear waste facility. Hatch says the NRC can't issue a license until the Bureau of Land Management agrees to...
Northern Cheyenne Tribe settles drilling lawsuit (November 2, 2005)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana has reached a settlement to its coalbed methane drilling lawsuit. The tribe won an injunction to halt drilling near the reservation. Under a settlement with the Bureau of Land Management and an energy company,...
Tantaquidgeon, oldest Mohegan, dies at 106 (November 2, 2005)
Gladys Tantaquidgeon, the oldest member of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, died on Tuesday morning. She was 106. Tantaquidgeon was a 10th generation descendant of Chief Uncas. She was known as a keeper of tribal culture who worked to...
Little Shell Tribe seeks support for recognition bid (November 2, 2005)
The Little Shell Tribe of Montana is seeking support for its federal recognition bid. The tribe was given a favorable preliminary determination in May 2000 and is waiting on a final answer from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. February 2007...
Sault Tribe chairman fights union effort at school (November 2, 2005)
Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan, is fighting an attempt to organize a union of teachers at the Bahweting School. The Michigan Education Association held an organizing vote in early October....
Former White Earth chairman indicted in title scheme (November 2, 2005)
Darrell “Chip” Wadena, a former chairman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, has been indicted for allegedly laundering automobile titles. Wadena, who has previously been convicted, and a Florida used car salesman are each charged with one count...
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