Meskwaki Tribe election appeal dismissed by court (March 6, 2006)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday dismissed a challenge to the recognition of Homer Bear Jr. as the leader of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa. The tribe's election board sued the Bureau of Indian Affairs for the BIA's...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee seeks better budget (March 6, 2006)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is seeking some significant increases in the federal budget in order to accommodate high-ticket priorities like Indian health care and settlement of the trust fund. In its annual "views and estimates" letter, the committee outlined...
Native American Games headed to Phoenix area (March 6, 2006)
The Lori Piestewa National Native American Games will be held at several sites in the Phoenix metro area this year after outgrowing its northern Arizona host cities. The games have been held in Page and Flagstaff. But due to their...
Ralph Reed knew money came from Abramoff client (March 6, 2006)
Ralph Reed, the conservative Christian activist who is running for lieutenant governor of Georgia, knew that money he received from Jack Abramoff came from a gaming client, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Reed claims he never knew he was being...
Osage man finds success with media, t-shirt companies (March 6, 2006)
Ryan Red Corn, a member of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma, is finding success with his media company and a t-shirt company that took off during the 2004 presidential election with a parody of George W. Bush. Red Corn...
Oneida chairman to deliver State of the Tribes (March 6, 2006)
Gerald Danforth, the chairman of the Oneida Nation and president of the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, will deliver the State of the Tribes address to the Wisconsin Legislature on Tuesday. This is the second State of the Tribes. The first...
Shakopee Tribe records 19.7 percent job increase (March 6, 2006)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community ranks among the biggest employers in the state of Minnesota, The Twin Cities Business Journal reports. The tribe recorded a 19.7 percent increase in jobs last year. The growth was fueled by the expansion of...
Navajos in Utah fight state over trust mismanagement (March 6, 2006)
More than 9,000 Navajos are part of a class action lawsuit that accuses the state of Utah of mismanaging their oil royalties. In 1933, Congress created the Utah Navajo Trust Fund. It is unique in that the state was...
Opinion: Common ground in Kennewick Man study (March 6, 2006)
"While the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act is an important law designed to rightfully return remains and artifacts to tribes where connections can be found, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in 2004 that remains such...
Catawba Nation to argue public school fees case (March 6, 2006)
The South Carolina Supreme Court is holding oral arguments on Tuesday in the Catawba Nation's school fees case. A lower court judge ruled that the tribe owes the Rock Hill public school district $1 million for educating Catawba children. The...
Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe moves newspaper office (March 6, 2006)
The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe hopes to attract new readers and advertisers with the recent move of its office in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Dakota/Lakota Journal moved downtown to a new space that also houses the new Our...
Cason skips out of BIA tribal budget meeting early (March 6, 2006)
Tribal leaders attending the Bureau of Indian Affairs budget advisory council meeting in Washington, D.C., last month were upset when the Bush administration cut out early. Associate deputy secretary Jim Cason said he had to leave in order to...
Arapaho man heads to trial for murder of daughter (March 6, 2006)
A 31-year-old member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming faces the death penalty as he goes on trial today for the murder of his 22-month-old daughter. Marcella Hope Yellowbear was the first of four children born to Andrew Yellowbear...
Rep. DeLay faces voters in Texas GOP primary (March 6, 2006)
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) is facing his first serious primary challenge on Tuesday, with three Republicans seeking the party's nomination. Some say they won't be casting their ballot for DeLay. "I voted for Tom DeLay before, but definitely not...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee schedule (March 6, 2006)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding two hearings and one business meeting this month. On March 8, the committee will hold a hearing on S.2078, the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act Amendments of 2005. The focus will be on provisions...
Navajo leader bridges political, cultural divide (March 6, 2006)
Mark Maryboy, a Navajo Nation Council delegate and former San Juan County, Utah, commissioner, has spent his life crossing the bridge between the Navajo and non-Navajo worlds. Maryboy, 50, was one of the first Navajos to attend elementary school...
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