Dorgan vows to continue Abramoff lobbying probe (November 29, 2005)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will continue its investigation of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) said on Monday, blasting conflict-of-interest allegations raised last week. At a press conference in Bismarck, North Dakota, Dorgan said the probe...
Group: Pombo donations linked to tribal hearings (November 29, 2005)
Tribal donations to Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), the powerful chairman of the House Resources Committee, are often linked to hearings on tribal issues, according to a watchdog group. The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington calls Pombo one...
Mashpee chair gave Abramoff e-mails to FBI (November 29, 2005)
November 17, 2005, Hearing:Video | Documents November 2, 2005, Hearing:Video | Exhibits | Senate Witness List / Testimony Glenn Marshall, the chairman of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts, gave several e-mails to an FBI agent investigating disgraced lobbyist...
Penobscot Nation got tribe's help with pharmacy (November 29, 2005)
When the Penobscot Nation of Maine opened a mail order pharmacy earlier this month, the tribe got help from an old friend, The New London Day reports. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut helped the Penobscots prepare a budget...
SIPI leaders hope to counteract BIA budget cuts (November 29, 2005)
Leaders of the Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute are seeking the support of the Navajo Nation to counteract budget cuts at the institution. Despite increasing enrollment, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has cut funding for SIPI. Freddie Howard, a member of...
Native corporations want share of ANWR revenues (November 29, 2005)
Leaders of at least three Alaska Native regional corporations are asking Congress to ensure they receive a share of development revenues from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Normally, Native corporations are required to share revenues from mineral development. But under...
Inquiry: 'I want the Indians out of the park' (November 29, 2005)
The inquiry into the death of a Native activist at the hands of police heard explosive testimony on Monday about the involvement of top political officials. Charles Harnick, who was attorney general of Ontario under then-premier Mike Harris, testified...
Arizona tribe facing pressure on highway proposal (November 29, 2005)
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona is under pressure to host a freeway on its reservation. Some local residents say the tribe should be forced to accept the highway. Some are calling for a a boycott of the tribe's...
Coushatta Tribe gave to Dorgan at Abramoff's request (November 29, 2005)
The Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana said it gave $5,000 to Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) at the direction of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The donation has been called into question because it was made shortly after Dorgan, the top Democrat...
Editorial: Abramoff scandal hangs over Congress (November 29, 2005)
"If congressional ethics committees want to prove they care about Capitol Hill's image, they have a mountain of work to do. A recent Associated Press report on lawmakers' efforts to help lobbyist Jack Abramoff block a Louisiana Indian tribe's planned...
Griles intervened in Coushatta leadership dispute (November 29, 2005)
Griles Did It (February 13, 2004) Former Interior deputy secretary J. Steven Griles intervened in a leadership dispute involving one of Jack Abramoff's wealthy tribal clients, Bloomberg News reports. In February 2004, members of Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana...
Republican member of Congress pleads guilty (November 29, 2005)
Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-California) resigned from Congress on Monday after pleading guilty to bribery and tax fraud in federal court. Cunningham, 63, admitted to accepting money, cars, vacations and other favors in order to steer military contracts to...
Rep. Taylor denies acting on Abramoff's behalf (November 29, 2005)
Rep. Charles Taylor (R-North Carolina) says his support for an Indian school construction program had nothing to do with a $2,000 donation from a former tribal client of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Taylor wrote two letters in support of...
Crow Tribe won't participate in state bison hunt (November 29, 2005)
The Crow Tribe has declined to participate in the state of Montana's bison hunt. The tribe was allotted two licenses under the program. A total of 16 were set aside for the eight tribes in the state. Another tribe, the...
Tim Giago: Della Warrior steps down from IAIA (November 29, 2005)
"Sometimes the American Indian male makes the mistake of not considering Indian women as “warriors.” But as the fortunes of the Indian male diminished in the late 1800s as his role as hunter and provider slowly vanished along with the...
Kiowa/Comanche soldier killed in Iraq laid to rest (November 29, 2005)
Joshua J. Ware, a 20-year-old Kiowa/Comanche man from Oklahoma who was killed in Iraq, was buried on Saturday. Ware was a corporal for the U.S. Marines. He was killed in a November 16 ambush in Ubaydi, Iraq, along with...
Eastern Band in tuition deal with university (November 29, 2005)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is reaching a deal with the University of Tennessee at Knoxville to allow tribal members to pay in-state tuition. The deal is still being finalized. In exchange for reduced tuition, the Eastern Band will...
Makah Nation repurchasing ceded lands (November 29, 2005)
The Makah Nation of Washington recently purchased 3,800 acres of timber land that were ceded as part of an 1855 treaty. Makah Forestry Enterprises, the tribe's forestry company, bought the land in a $6 million deal. The purchase increases the...
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