White House still looking for new BIA nominee (November 9, 2005)
Several months after the resignation of former assistant secretary Dave Anderson, the Bureau of Indian Affairs still lacks a leader. Jim Cason, the associate deputy secretary at the Interior Department, has been acting as head of the BIA since February....
Family advocacy center dedicated in Minnesota (November 9, 2005)
The Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota was dedicated on Tuesday. The center will provide services to victims of domestic violence. It will serve the Red Lake, Leech Lake and White Earth reservations and 15 counties. The nonprofit center is...
Tribal leaders to meet with police, mayor in Duluth (November 9, 2005)
Tribal leaders in Minnesota will meet with the police chief and the mayor of Duluth to discuss police treatment of Native Americans. Allegations of racial profiling and police brutality have been made for years but two recent incidents have heightened...
Judge to rule on media access to Jourdain trial (November 9, 2005)
A federal judge will rule this week on a motion to open the trial of Louis Jourdain, the only person charged in connection with the March 21, 2005, shootings on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. The Minneapolis Star Tribune...
Investigation ongoing in Navajo triple homicide (November 9, 2005)
The FBI, the Navajo Nation and other agencies are investigating a triple homicide on the reservation in New Mexico. The FBI identified one of the victims as Vicki Benally, 26, a Navajo from Farmington. A second male has been identified...
Shadow Wolves combat flow of drugs into United States (November 9, 2005)
The Shadow Wolves are a unique group of border patrol agents, an all Native force aimed at stopping the flow of illegal drugs into the United States. The group began in 1972. At the time, its members were from the...
Loss of Delaware recognition prompts recall of chief (November 9, 2005)
Members of the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma voted 551-260 to recall Chief Joe Brooks. The campaign to oust Brooks began when the tribe lost federal recognition, said Curtis Zunigha, a council member and former chief. Opponents criticized Brooks for the...
BIA calls Shinnecock decision 'out of the ordinary' (November 9, 2005)
A federal judge's decision to declare the Shinnecock Nation of New York an Indian tribe is "out of the ordinary," a Bureau of Indian Affairs spokesperson said. Other attorneys and observers also called the decision unusual. They say the tribe...
New markers for Trail of Tears in Arkansas (November 9, 2005)
A marker to the Cherokees who were forced to walk the Trail of Tears was dedicated in Arkansas on Tuesday. The marker on the Northwest Arkansas Heritage Trail was placed at the barn at Fitzgerald Station. An estimated 8,000 Cherokees...
Wisconsin tribe pays tribute to former president (November 9, 2005)
The Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohicans in Wisconsin paid tribute to former president Leonard "Jack" Miller, who died on Saturday, November 5, at the age of 74. Miller led the tribe for five terms from 1973 to 1977 and from 1979...
Haudenosaunee discuss border, land concerns (November 9, 2005)
Members of the Haudenosaunee nations discussed border and land issues at a Syracuse University symposium on Tuesday. Members of the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk and Tuscarora nations said they should be able to freely cross the U.S.-Canada border. The...
Editorial: Congrats to Shinnecock Nation but... (November 9, 2005)
"In the Shinnecock Indian Nation's long quest for justice, a federal judge's ruling that it is really a tribe is a welcome moment of affirmation. We share in the Shinnecocks' joy - with some asterisks attached. To begin with, this...
House scheduled to vote on ANWR drilling measure (November 9, 2005)
The House is scheduled to vote this week on a budget measure that would allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. The budget reconciliation passed the Senate last week by a 51-48 vote. Supporters predict a close...
County backs Little Shell Chippewa Tribe (November 9, 2005)
Commissioners in Cascade County, Montana, voted Tuesday to back the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe's bid for federal recognition. The county supported the tribe's recognition and agreed to help the tribe obtain land should the tribe win recognition. About 800 of...
Republican accepted money from Abramoff's tribes (November 9, 2005)
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Van Hilleary accepted $10,000 from two tribal clients of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The money was donated to one of Hilleary's old political action committees back in May 2002. Hilleary denies knowing Abramoff or the tribes....
Narragansett Tribe suspends lobbyist over remarks (November 9, 2005)
The Narragansett Tribe has suspended lobbyist Guy Dufault after he threatened to "bring down" Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) with allegations about extramarital affairs. Dufault has been working for the tribe for several years. He was hired to promote...
Senate panel sets hearing for Italia Federici (November 9, 2005)
Italia Federici, an associate of Interior Secretary Gale Norton, is slated to testify before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee next week about her involvement in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Federici was slated to appear before the committee last week...
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