Judge won't let Oneida Nation drop tax lawsuits (April 7, 2006)
A New York Supreme Court justice won't let the Oneida Nation drop its assessment lawsuits unless the tribe agrees to two conditions, The Syracuse Post-Standard reported. Justice John Grow said the tribe has to agree that the tax assessments being...
Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes await new health clinic (April 7, 2006)
The Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes are preparing for the opening of a $20 million Indian Health Services center in Clinton, Oklahoma. The facility will provide care to a service population of more than 281,000 American Indians annually in Oklahoma, Kansas and sections...
Federal judge rules Utah group is not legitimate tribe (April 7, 2006)
A federal judge in Utah ruled that a group calling itself the Wampanoag Nation, Tribe of Grayhead, Wolf Band, is not a legitimate Indian tribe. The group claims it is sovereign and exempt from state jurisdiction. But , U.S. District...
Tribes vow fight against urban Indian health cut (April 7, 2006)
The Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders held its seventh annual health conference in Billings, Montana, this week. Tribal leaders vowed to fight the Bush administration's proposal to eliminate the $33 million urban Indian health program. They said the loss of money would...
Opposition to bar near Bear Butte to continue (April 7, 2006)
More demonstrations are being planned to protest a biker bar being built near sacred Bear Butte in South Dakota. The bar would be located on private land just 2-1/2 miles north of Bear Butte. Lakota activists, tribes and their...
Navajo senior citizens worried about methamphetamine (April 7, 2006)
Senate Indian Affairs Committee Oversight Hearing on The Problem of Methamphetamine in Indian Country, April 5, 2006. Webcast | Testimony Panel 1 WILLIAM P. RAGSDALE Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior ROBERT G. MCSWAIN...
Saskatchewan reserve without water since Monday (April 7, 2006)
About 1,000 people on the Canoe Narrows Reserve in northern Saskatchewan have been without water since Monday, due to raw sewage contamination. An overflowing storage tank broke, allowing the sewage to contaminate the water supply. Guy Lariviere, the chief of...
Radio show hosts blasts the once 'proud Indian' (April 7, 2006)
Tribal, state and federal officials met in Missoula, Montana, on Wednesday for the start of the first-ever Border Town Racism Conference. Speakers said Native people face more racism in border communities, particularly when they exercise their political power. John...
Bill introduced to recognize Rappahannock Tribe (April 7, 2006)
Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-Virginia) introduced a bill to introduce the Rappahannock Tribe independent of another bill that would recognize six Virginia tribes. Davis said she proposed the bill to outright bar gaming for the tribe. She said she was...
Nebraska board urged to eliminate Indian mascots (April 7, 2006)
The Nebraska Board of Education was urged on Thursday to eliminate Indian mascots at public schools. Frank LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe, said the use of Indians as mascots perpetrates stereotypes and negative imagery. He said Indian...
Radio show hosts blasts once 'proud Indian' (April 7, 2006)
Glenn Beck, a nationally syndicated radio show host, criticized Oglala Sioux President Cecilia Fire Thunder for proposing a women's health clinic, accusing her of trying to "profit" from abortions. "Whatever happened to the Indians? You know, they were celebrating Mother...
Squaxin Island Tribe to create veterans memorial (April 7, 2006)
The Squaxin Island Tribe of Washington is planning to break ground this year on a memorial to honor its veterans. The memorial will feature bronze war paddles suspended above seven pools of interconnected water, with each paddle engraved with...
Novak: Tom DeLay guilty only of bad judgment (April 7, 2006)
"Before Tom DeLay suddenly let it be known Monday night that he would resign from Congress, the word in Republican circles had been that he envisioned a post-leadership career in the House as an Appropriations subcommittee and perhaps eventually full...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe returns $3M earmark (April 7, 2006)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is returning a $3 million Congressional earmark linked to the lobbying efforts of Jack Abramoff and Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana). Burns, the head of the Senate subcommittee that handles Indian funding, placed the money...
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