Census Bureau report highlights Indian Country (February 14, 2006)
A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau paints a comprehensive, and rather interesting, portrait of the 2.4 million Americans who claim American Indian or Alaska Native heritage. "We the People: American Indians and Alaska Natives in the United States,"...
License granted to store waste on Goshute reservation (February 14, 2006)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday issued the first license for a nuclear waste facility located in Indian Country. The NRC approved the license for Private Fuel Storage, a consortium of utility companies who want to store up to 44,000...
Jodi Rave: Program to help Natives in legal system (February 14, 2006)
"Montana politicians and prison officials are looking to Canada as the state launches the nation's first known pilot program aimed at helping Native people navigate the legal system. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., and Montana Department of Corrections director Bill Slaughter...
Elimination of urban Indian health care opposed (February 14, 2006)
Rep. Norm Dicks (D-Washington), the top Democrat on the House Interior Appropriations subcommittee, says he will fight the Bush administration's request to eliminate the urban Indian health care program. President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget zeroes out the $33...
Hopi v. Navajo contest for Arizona State Senate (February 14, 2006)
A Republican member of the Hopi Tribe is challenging a Navajo Democrat for a seat in the Arizona State Senate. Royce Jenkins, pictured at right, is the director of the Hopi Tribe's Community Planning Department. He says incumbent Sen....
Jicarilla Apache Nation celebrates 119 years (February 14, 2006)
The Jicarilla Apache Nation celebrated the 119th anniversary of the creation of the tribe's reservation in northern New Mexico. The tribe held its annual Jicarilla Day Powwow over the weekend. The event commemorates the February 11, 1887, executive order,...
Mother guilty for death of son on First Nation (February 14, 2006)
A judge in Regina, Saskatchewan, found Dawn Schoenthal guilty of criminal negligence for the causing the death of her 21-month-old son on the Gordon First Nation. Schoenthal, 27, had denied harming Samuel Schoenthal-McNab. But two witnesses testified they saw her...
Big witness to testify about killing of Native man (February 14, 2006)
The inquiry into the death of Dudley George, an Ojibwe activist who was killed during a police siege in 1995, will be hearing from a big witness over the next four days. Mike Harris was the premier of Ontario...
Pombo says Abramoff 'never lobbied me on anything' (February 14, 2006)
Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), the chairman of the House Resources Committee, isn't worried about being linked to the Jack Abramoff scandal. As head of the committee with jurisdiction over Indian and Insular affairs -- Abramoff's key areas -- Pombo...
Fatal bus accident on Tohono O'odham Reservation (February 14, 2006)
A school bus accident on the Tohono O'odham Nation in Arizona on Monday resulted in the death of a tribal police department ranger. Jerome L. Lewis, 34, was killed instantly when his pickup truck was hit by the school bus....
Interior to give away $7B in oil and gas royalties (February 14, 2006)
The Interior Department plans to give up $7 billion in oil and gas royalties between now and 2011, according to new projections contained in the fiscal year 2007 budget. The New York Times said Interior will allow energy companies to...
Bush has no time frame, cost on Yucca Mountain (February 14, 2006)
MAP: Tribes located near Yucca Mountain site. The Bush administration doesn't know when it can open the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility in Nevada and may never be able to estimate the cost, Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman said...
Abramoff boasted of contacts with White House (February 14, 2006)
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff often boasted of his contacts with the Bush White House through chief political aide Karl Rove, the Associated Press reports. Abramoff raised more than $100,000 for the Bush-Cheney re-election campaign in 2004. His former assistant went...
Bald eagle faces removal from endangered species list (February 14, 2006)
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening the comment period on a proposal to remove the bald eagle from the list of endangered and threatened species. When the first Europeans arrived in North America, an estimated 100,000 pairs...
New FEC official seeks limits on tribal political donations (February 14, 2006)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee Oversight hearing on Indian Tribes and the Federal Election Campaign Act, February 8, 2006. • Introduction - 3:43 - 872kb • Panel I - 23:18 - 5.3MB | Q&A - 31:03 - 7.1MB Panel II...
Listening Lounge: Hearing on FY2007 budget request (February 14, 2006)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget request. Rather than hold two separate hearings -- one for federal witnesses and the other for tribal leaders -- the committee rolled both...
McCain criticized for focus on lobbying, gaming (February 14, 2006)
Since assuming the chairmanship of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee a year ago, Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) has held six hearings on gaming, three hearings on Jack Abramoff, one hearing on tribal political donations and one hearing on an off-reservation...
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