Philip Deloria: Nasty pokes in column about father (November 23, 2005)
Ed. Note: The column in question can be found here: Column: Deloria advanced some wacky views . "What a disappointment to open the Rocky Mountain News on the day of my father's funeral to find Vincent Carroll taking a couple...
Inside the BIA, according to Jack Abramoff (November 23, 2005)
JACK ABRAMOFF'S BIA WHAT?!?! - Aurene Martin as acting assistant secretary (January 8, 2003) Tim Martin at BIA (January 30, 2001) Two Martins at BIA (December 4, 2002) Aurene Martin/Mike Rossetti on Jena Band (February...
Alaska dental care program stirs controversy (November 23, 2005)
A program to provide dental care in rural Alaska Native villages has stirred controversy among members of Congress and the health community. The program allows dental health aides to perform certain procedures normally performed by dentists. Supporters, including many Alaska...
Police officers circulate racist 'rap' about Natives (November 23, 2005)
Several police units across Canada are investigating a racist "rap" song about Natives that was distributed via e-mail by a police officer. It is not known where the song originated. But CBC News traced it to a police officer in...
Residential school abuse deal being offered (November 23, 2005)
The Canadian government has announced a settlement package to survivors of residential school abuse. A press conference was held this morning. Phil Fontaine, the chief of the Assembly of First Nations, participated. "Justice has prevailed," Fontaine was quoted as staying....
NYT Editorial: Six degrees of Jack Abramoff (November 23, 2005)
"No one has ever documented the full universe of influence peddling in Washington, but dogged inquiries into the affairs of Jack Abramoff, the indicted Republican superlobbyist, are beginning to map out some alarming inner-sanctum orbits. Mr. Abramoff's partner, Michael Scanlon,...
Murder of ex-Winnemucca chair leads to chaos (November 23, 2005)
The unsolved murder of Glenn Wasson, the chairman of the Winnemucca Indian Colony in Nevada, has led to chaos within the small tribe. Wasson, 86, was murdered in February 2000, shortly after he said he would oust a man who...
Crow Tribe to break ground on sports complex (November 23, 2005)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is breaking ground today on a sports complex whose emphasis is to provide activities for youth. The Aspaalooke Youth Sports Complex will be located east of the campground area in Crow Agency. It will feature...
Native foods making their return to the table (November 23, 2005)
Through the efforts of Native farmers, entrepreneurs and cooks, traditional Native foods are beginning to make a return to the table. Noland Johnson, a farmer on the Tohono O'odham Reservation in Arizona, is partly motivated by health concerns. His began...
Western Shoshones worried about trust payout (November 23, 2005)
The Western Shoshone National Council has filed another lawsuit over a $145 million trust payout. The lawsuit seeks a determination that accepting the money will not affect the 1863 Treaty of Ruby Valley. Under the treaty, Western Shoshone activists say...
Salt River Tribe considers river development (November 23, 2005)
The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona is considering a $120 million to restore and develop a 14-mile section of the Salt River. The plan would beautify the section and pave the way for development. Plans could include recreation...
Jicarilla Apache Nation praises water deal (November 23, 2005)
The federal government has approved a unique water deal between the Jicarilla Apache Nation and the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Under the deal, the city will lease water from the tribe. The first payment, of $450,000, was made...
Indian high school students launch web site (November 23, 2005)
Indian students at a high school in Phoenix have started a new web site. The Native American Youth Council of North High launched the site, NorthHighNatives.Com, in October. It will provide information to the general about Native Americans and information...
Miccosukee Tribe sues over endangered species (November 23, 2005)
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida has filed an Endangered Species Act lawsuit against Interior Secretary Gale Norton and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The tribe says Interior is causing "irreparable harm" to the snail kite, a type of hawk,...
String of indictments seen after Scanlon plea (November 23, 2005)
SCANLON PLEA Public relations consultant Michael Scanlon refused to answer questions at November 17, 2004, Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing. Plea Deal | Attachment | US v. Scanlon Michael Scanlon's cooperation in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal will...
Ney: 'Why would I hurt an Indian tribe?' (November 23, 2005)
REPRESENTATIVE #1 Scanlon Plea | Attachment US v. Scanlon Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), the lawmaker at the center of a federal bribery probe to which Michael Scanlon admitted, denies doing anything wrong. Ney agreed to sponsor legislation...
Ex-White House official failed to cut lobbying ties (November 23, 2005)
A former White House official who has been indicted as part of the Jack Abramoff scandal failed to cut his lobbying ties after going to work for Rep. Chris Cannon (R-Utah). The Salt Lake Tribune reports that David Safavian...
Tribes question restitution from Scanlon plea (November 23, 2005)
SCANLON PLEA Public relations consultant Michael Scanlon refused to answer questions at November 17, 2004, Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing. Plea Deal | Attachment | US v. Scanlon Leaders of two tribes involved in the Jack Abramoff scandal...
Scanlon to cooperate in Abramoff fraud case (November 23, 2005)
As a condition of his plea deal, former public relations consultant Michael Scanlon will cooperate in the bank fraud case of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Scanlon acted as the spokesperson for the SunCruz fleet of casino boats, a business Jack...
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