Cason rejects recognition for Abenaki Nation (November 10, 2005)
Jim Cason, the associate deputy secretary at the Interior Department and the acting assistant secretary for Indian affairs, has denied federal recognition to the Abenaki Nation of Vermont. According to the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Cason determined that the St....
Tribes dispute local power over trust land decisions (November 10, 2005)
Indianz.Com Listening Lounge:Introduction - 9:29 - 1.62MB Panel I - 32:28 - 5.57MB | Q&A - 54:55 - 9.42MBPanel II - 12:24 - 2.15MB | Panel II - 14:54 - 2.55MB | Q&A - 18:41 - 3.20MBNote: Panel II...
Yale honors Henry Roe Cloud, first Indian graduate (November 10, 2005)
The Alumni Association at Yale University held a program in honor of Henry Roe Cloud, the first Native American graduate at Yale. Roe Cloud was a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska. He was born in December 1884...
Former Comanche official convicted of two rapes (November 10, 2005)
Melvin Ray Kerchee, the former secretary-treasurer of the Comanche Nation of Oklahoma, was sentenced to 10 years after being convicted of the rapes of two young girls. Kerchee, 57, was found guilty for the rapes of a 10-year-old and...
Another homicide on Leech Lake Reservation (November 10, 2005)
There's been another homicide on the Leech Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota. Michael James Littlewolf, 20, was found unconscious on Sunday. He died on Monday of closed head trauma injuries. Meanwhile, authorities in Cass County issued an arrest warrant for...
Canada to replace all homes on First Nation (November 10, 2005)
The Canadian government will replace all 26 homes on the Kwicksutaineuk First Nation in British Columbia. All the homes on the reserve, located on Gilford Island, are infected by mold. Three will be replaced immediately with the rest to be...
Playwright explores Black and Indian identity (November 10, 2005)
William Yellow Robe, a playwright of Native and African-American ancestry, explores ethnic identity in his new play, "Grandchildren of the Buffalo Soldiers." The play follows the story of Craig Robe, a descendant of a Native woman and an African-American man...
Pacific Grove museum hosts Indian art market (November 10, 2005)
The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History in Monterey, California, is hosting the 11th annual American Indian Art Market. The market was started by Black Eagle, a Shoshone artist originally from Nevada. He got tired of seeing fake goods being...
Identities of Navajo homicide victims confirmed (November 10, 2005)
The identities of the victims in a triple homicide on the Navajo Nation have been confirmed. All are three young Navajos. Bobby Wayne Fulton, 20, and Lars Yazzie, 18, were killed in the early Monday morning incident. The third...
Management plan helped protect sacred site (November 10, 2005)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe of northern California drafted a management plan that protects one of its most important sacred sites. The Integrated Resource Management Plan created a buffer zone around an area where the sacred White Deerskin Dance takes place....
Tribal leaders discuss concerns with police in Duluth (November 10, 2005)
Five tribal leaders met with the police chief and mayor in Duluth, Minnesota, to discuss their concerns with police treatment of Native Americans. Erma Vizenor, the chairwoman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, said the meeting was productive and...
Police to investigate treatment of Native actor (November 10, 2005)
Police in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, are investigating the treatment of Native actor who was handcuffed and thrown into a police cruiser. Gregory Odjig, an Odawa from Ontario, is in Saskatoon to perform with the Saskatchewan Native Theatre Company. But after the...
Naragansett Tribe's lobbyist cancels TV show (November 10, 2005)
Guy Dufault, a lobbyist for the Naragansett Tribe, has canceled the paid TV show in which he claimed he had the "stuff" to bring down Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri (R). Dufault continues to apologize for making comments about Carcieri's...
Newberry College hosts forum on Indian mascots (November 10, 2005)
A forum on Indian mascots drew a crowd at Newberry College on Wednesday. The South Carolina school is on the NCAA's list of schools with hostile and abusive mascots. Newberry calls itself the "Indians" and uses "Fear the Spear"...
Two universities get rid of 'Indian' nicknames (November 10, 2005)
Two more universities have dropped their use of Indian imagery after their nicknames were deemed hostile and abusive by the NCAA. Carthage College in Wisconsin is going from the "Redmen" to the "Red Men" and will remove references to Indian...
Western Shoshones lose bid to halt Yucca Mountain (November 10, 2005)
MAP: Tribes located near Yucca Mountain site. Leaders of the Western Shoshone Nation say they won't give up their fight against the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada. The Western Shoshone National Council says the 1863 Treaty of...
GOP removes ANWR drilling from budget measure (November 10, 2005)
House Republican leaders have agreed to remove drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from the budget in order to avoid a mutiny among moderate Republicans. At least 22 moderates told the House leadership they would not vote for the...
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