Jodi Rave: Applause for Gov. Schweitzer at NCAI (November 7, 2005)
"The Montana governor [Brian Schweitzer] shared a similar message in Tulsa on Tuesday when he addressed a crowd of more than 1,000 during the annual conference of the National Congress of American Indians, the country's oldest and largest American Indian...
Incumbents win Mashantucket Pequot election (November 7, 2005)
Two incumbents were re-elected by members of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut. Kenneth M. Reels and Richard E. Sebastian were re-elected in an election held on Sunday. Both were then nominated for the post of vice chairman but...
Memo warned IRS against going after tribes (November 7, 2005)
The Internal Revenue Service's campaign against tribal governments faces "substantial" problems in the courts, the agency was warned in a newly disclosed internal memo. On August 12, 2002, an IRS attorney said the agency has a "legitimate" case in going...
Police: Menominee girl died of cocaine overdose (November 7, 2005)
An 11-year-old member of the Menominee Nation died of a cocaine overdose, police in Minneapolis said. Sidney Mahkuk was found dead October 23 off a street in south Minneapolis. Police are trying to figure out how she ended up...
Red Lake shootings trial delayed until December (November 7, 2005)
The trial over Louis Jourdain's alleged involvement in the March 21, 2005, shootings on the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation in northern Minnesota has been delayed. The trial was due to start November 14 but has been pushed back to mid-December,...
Column: Ralph Reed used 'wackos' to fight tribes (November 7, 2005)
"Lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a longtime friend of Reed who became known in Washington as "Casino Jack" for representing so many Indian casinos, also found [Ralph] Reed useful. If anybody tried to open a casino that might compete with Abramoff's...
Judge rules in jurisdiction dispute over clinic (November 7, 2005)
A federal judge has issued a 265-page opinion [PDF] in a case testing the jurisdiction of the Navajo Nation over a health clinic located within reservation boundaries. U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins ruled that the tribe's court has jurisdiction over...
Salt River tribe holds 19th annual powwow (November 7, 2005)
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community held its 19th annual Red Mountain Eagle Powwow over the weekend. The tribe gave out $25,000 in prizes during the event to dancers and drum groups. The powwow is named for the Red Mountain...
Report: Griles had repeated contacts with Abramoff (November 7, 2005)
Former Interior deputy secretary J. Steven Griles had repeated contacts with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, according to e-mails examined by The Washington Post. In testimony to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee last week, Griles said he only recalled meeting...
Ohio Congressman subpoenaed in Abramoff case (November 7, 2005)
Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) announced on Friday that he has received a subpoena from the federal grand jury investigating disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Ney said he was ordered to turn over documents and to provide testimony to the grand...
Tantaquidgeon, Mohegan matriarch, laid to rest (November 7, 2005)
Hundreds of people attended the funeral of Gladys Tantaquidgeon, the oldest member of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut who died Tuesday, November 1, at the age of 106. The ceremony began at the Tantaquidgeon Indian Museum, which Tantaquidgeon helped...
Opinion: The ugly adventures of Jack Abramoff (November 7, 2005)
"The glistening slime trail left by lobbyist Jack Abramoff leads to an infamous homicide scene in South Florida. And while the indicted bosom buddy of indicted Rep. Tom DeLay says he had nothing to do with the mob-style execution of...
Column: Where in the world is Italia Federici? (November 7, 2005)
"I feel better. My sleuthing skills haven't totally deserted me. Even the U.S. marshals couldn't find Italia Federici. Federici is a former political aide to Interior Secretary Gale Norton and a confidante of other department officials, most notably former Deputy...
Pink shawl project raises awareness of cancer (November 7, 2005)
The Pink Shawl project is raising awareness of breast cancer among American Indian women. The project was started three years ago by Indian women in the Grand Rapids, Michigan, area. They produced pinked shawls that they wore to powwows and...
Mark Trahant: No one wants to talk about immigration (November 7, 2005)
"Every weekday the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Editorial Board meets to discuss issues in the news. Our conversations jump from subject to subject as varied as the headlines before us. We talk, debate and find consensus (then we write about it). Except...
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