Cobell blasts Bush for blaming BIA cut on lawsuit (February 24, 2006)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, asked key members of Congress on Thursday to stop the Bush administration from cutting the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget in order to pay for the case. In a...
Scotty Harjo, Haskell coach and mentor, dies at 78 (February 24, 2006)
Scotty Harjo, a longtime coach, mentor and icon at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas, died on Wednesday. He was 78. Harjo was Seminole and Creek from Oklahoma. He came to Haskell in 1957, bringing a positive and warm...
Scientists continue study of Kennewick Man remains (February 24, 2006)
A group of scientists is still carrying out studies on the remains of Kennewick Man, a 9,000-year-old skeleton found on former reservation land in Washington. The initial results of the studies were presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences...
Northern Cheyenne basketball team barred from court (February 24, 2006)
The boys basketball team from the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana was barred from competing in a divisional tournament after two players were found to be ineligible. The Montana High School Association disqualified the team on Wednesday. The school...
Red Lake principal takes leave due to health problems (February 24, 2006)
Chris Dunshee, the principal of the high school on the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation where the March 21, 2005, shootings took place, is taking a medical leave of absence. Dunshee, 58, suffered a heart attack about a month after...
No charges for threat at Leech Lake Reservation school (February 24, 2006)
No charges will be laid against a 13-year-old girl accused of making a threat to carry out a shooting at a school on the Leech Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota. The girl, a student at the Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig school, was arrested...
Man on quest to document Nahuatl language (February 24, 2006)
Anthropologist Jonathan Amith is on a quest to create the most extensive Nahuatl language resource, a journey that has so far lasted more than 20 years. Amith conducts his work among Nahuatl communities in Mexico, where 1.5 million people still...
Drug trafficking ring busted on Pine Ridge Reservation (February 24, 2006)
A joint federal-tribal investigation resulted in the indictments of 16 people for drug trafficking on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The indictments stem from a cocaine trafficking ring on the reservation. A federal grant jury charged the 16...
South Dakota Senate rejects bill to aid tribal housing (February 24, 2006)
The South Dakota Senate voted 6-29 against a bill that would have ensured tribes could participate in a state housing program. Under the program, prison inmates build small houses for low-income people. Rep. Thomas Van Norman, a Democrat, introduced HB1093...
New York won't collect sales taxes on reservations (February 24, 2006)
The New York Department of Taxation and Finance doesn't plan on enforcing legislation that would require the state to collect cigarette and fuel taxes on reservations. On March 1, the state is supposed to collect taxes on the sale of...
WOJB shines with coverage of cross-country ski race (February 24, 2006)
WOJB-FM, a community radio station operated by the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe of Wisconsin, has found lots of fans with its coverage of the American Birkebeiner, the largest cross country ski marathon in North America. WOJB began covering the event...
Cherokee Nation donates $2.3M to public schools (February 24, 2006)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma donated more than $2.3 million to public school in the tribe's 14-county jurisdictional area. The tribe is fulfilling a promise to share revenues from the sale of its car tags. Since the car tag...
The World: Ralph Reed took Jack Abramoff's money (February 24, 2006)
"It's not one of Dante's circles of hell, but it could be a distant suburb. The Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, La., is not kind to the elderly people—yes, with walkers, or balancing on canes, or in wheelchairs or electric...
Wiyot Tribe holds annual candlelight vigil (February 24, 2006)
The Wiyot Tribe in northern California is holding the 15th annual Indian Island Candlelight Vigil on Saturday. The tribe started the vigil to commemorate the ancestors who were massacred on February 26, 1860. Nearly 100 men, women and children...
Next week a busy one for tribal issues in Washington (February 24, 2006)
Next week is a busy one for tribal issues in Washington, D.C., with two major Indian conferences, two Senate hearings and a media seminar taking place in the nation's capitol. On Monday, the National Congress of American Indians kicks off...
North Dakota tribes criticize Bush's latest budget (February 24, 2006)
More Photos from United Tribes Technical College Leaders of four North Dakota tribes criticized President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget request at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing on Thursday. Tribal leaders said the cuts will hurt health...
Photos: SCIA FY2007 Hearing at UTTC (February 24, 2006)
The following photos were taken at the Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing on President Bush's fiscal year 2007 budget. The hearing was held at the United Tribes Technical College (http://www.uttc.edu) in Bismarck, North Dakota, on Thursday, February 23, 2006....
Rep. Doolittle seeks re-election amid Abramoff scandal (February 24, 2006)
Rep. John Doolittle (R-California) announced his re-election campaign on Thursday, acknowledging the Jack Abramoff scandal may be an issue for voters. Doolittle is one of several lawmakers said to be under investigation. He accepted over $100,000 in campaign contributions from...
Coushatta Leader: Jack Who? Jack Afterthought (February 24, 2006)
The New York Times Magazine asks David Sickey, a council member for the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana, about the tribe's involvement with Jack Abramoff. He has some interesting and amusing comments about the scandal and its impact on Indian...
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