Charges laid against Scanlon in tribal lobbying probe (November 21, 2005)
Documents: Plea Deal | Attachment Update: 4:48pm. Michael Scanlon pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy under Section 371. He agreed to pay $19. 7 million in restitution to his former tribal clients and cooperate with the ongoing investigations...
TV Review: 'Edge of America' -- Indian basketball (November 21, 2005)
"Many Americans might not realize that November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month; I say this because I had no idea. The executives at Showtime were aware, however, and chose to pay tribute with a two-hour...
Bernhardt nominated for Interior solicitor post (November 21, 2005)
David Bernhardt, an attorney from Colorado, has been nominated by President Bush to serve as Solicitor at the Interior Department. Bernhardt has been working at Interior since 2001. He first served as director of the Congressional office, then as...
Map traces explorations in Crow Nation territory (November 21, 2005)
A professor and a cartographer have created a map that trace Crow Nation contacts with Europeans and American setters. The map follows routes taken by early explorers. It starts with a French family that ventured into Crow territory in...
Editorial: Money shouts in Abramoff scandal (November 21, 2005)
"In the corridors of Washington, money doesn't just talk, it practically shouts out loud. Consider the activities of embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The Associated Press reported this week that three dozen lawmakers received donations from Abramoff or his casino clients...
Editorial: Lobbying scandal threatens Bush (November 21, 2005)
"Hasn't President Bush had enough bad news in recent weeks? Now there are reports that a Republican lobbyist sought payment of $9 million from a west African official for a meeting in the Oval Office. The lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, is...
Editorial: 'Chief Illiniwek' a sacred symbol (November 21, 2005)
"Let's see, the NCAA said it was OK for Florida State University to maintain its nickname, the Seminoles, and its symbol, Chief Osceola, who rides bareback on a horse. That is because of the university's long-time educational role with...
Column: Tantaquidgeon kept Mohegan history alive (November 21, 2005)
"Gladys Tantaquidgeon, renowned Mohegan medicine woman, died early this month at the age of 106, leaving a wonderful cultural legacy as well as pleasant memories. Born June 15, 1899, daughter of Harriet Fielding and John Tantaquidgeon, she was a...
Morongo Band feeds thousands with turkey donation (November 21, 2005)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians donated 500 turkeys to "Operation Gobble," an initiative of California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante (D). The tribe is a major sponsor of the project to feed needy families. The project distributed a total of...
Cobell says government not off the hook on trust fund (November 21, 2005)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, says the fight over an historical accounting will continue despite a negative court ruling. On August 15, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a broad accounting of the...
Terminated Utes seek to regain status, identity (November 21, 2005)
Members of the terminated Uinta Band of Ute Indians are suing to regain their federal status and their identity. The 665 plaintiffs say they lost their status under illegal circumstances. They are seeking money damages and federal recognition. The dispute...
Museum exhibit shares story of Shoshone farm (November 21, 2005)
A new exhibit at the Brigham City Museum-Gallery tells the story of a farm that enabled the Shoshone people of northern Utah to stay in their homeland. "The Shoshone Experience" contains photographs and other items from the Washakie Farm. The...
Column: Nation in denial about racism of mascots (November 21, 2005)
"For some Native Americans, the birth of a white buffalo signifies prayers heard and consciousness raised. Several such births have been reported in recent years, and the prophesized enlightenment could take many forms. A new name for Washington's professional football...
Two tribes are first to enter basketball business (November 21, 2005)
Basketball has long been a source of pride in Indian Country and two tribes have turned that passion into business. The Yakama Nation of Washington became the first tribe to own a minor league team with the recent purchase of...
Food bank won't take donation from Lytton Band (November 21, 2005)
A food bank in northern California has returned a $3,000 donation from the Lytton Band of Pomo Indians. The tribe made the donation after Alameda County Community Food Bank made a televised plea for food or money. Now there's a...
Villagers discuss deaths, disappearances (November 21, 2005)
Residents of three Native villages met with law enforcement officials last week to discuss a series of suspicious deaths and disappearances dating back decades. The cases involved mostly Native men who died or went missing while visiting the city of...
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