U.S. Supreme Court won't hear Indian child welfare case (May 2, 2006)
An Indian child welfare case that was being watched by tribes and Indian organizations across the nation was turned down by the U.S. Supreme on Monday. Without comment, the justices declined to review Doe v. Mann, a case from the...
Controversy develops over totem pole in California (May 2, 2006)
A totem pole in California that was created by a Chippewa man has led to charges of plagiarism from the descendants of a prominent Tlingit carver. Adam "Fortunate Eagle" Nordwall, who now lives in Nevada, carved the pole in...
Indianz.Com RSS feeds for techies and news junkies (May 2, 2006)
Indianz.Com now publishes RSS feeds for technology buffs and news junkies who just can't get enough. The first RSS feed covers all the stories that appear in the News section. The XML file can be accessed at http://www.indianz.com/rss/news.xml. The second...
Native HIV/AIDS conference kicks off in Anchorage (May 2, 2006)
The "Embracing Our Traditions, Values and Teachings: Native Peoples of North America HIV/AIDS" conference begins in Anchorage, Alaska, this evening. The conference, which runs through Saturday, is expected to draw upwards of 1,000 participants. They will discuss the impact HIV...
Pueblo water rights settlement heads to Washington (May 2, 2006)
Pueblo, state and local water users in northern New Mexico have all agreed to settle the long running Aamodt water-rights lawsuit. The deal will resolve the rights of the pueblos of Nambé, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso and Tesuque as well as...
Judge won't dismiss case against ex-Bush official (May 2, 2006)
A federal judge ruled on Friday that the federal government can proceed with its case against former Bush administration official David Safavian. Judge Paul L. Friedman dismissed a motion filed by Safavian's lawyers to dismiss the charges. Safavian claimed that...
Nevada Indians support immigrant rally in Reno (May 2, 2006)
American Indians in Nevada joined an immigrant rally in Reno that drew more than 5,000 people, the Associated Press reports. Laura Fillmore, who is married to a member of the Washoe Tribe, compared the treatment of Native Americans to the...
Pine Ridge concert promoters tout 'Death to Meth' (May 2, 2006)
Concerned about the effect of methamphetamine on the Pine Ridge Reservation, residents have organized a "Death to Meth" concert featuring a diverse group of musical acts. Country music singer Marty Stuart, Spyders Back and Native Era will perform at the...
Flood evacuees from First Nation relocated again (May 2, 2006)
About 250 people from the Kashechewan First Nation in northern Ontario have been moved again after flooding created more problems and posed a health and safety risk. The reserve's water system was already in trouble due to contamination by deadly...
Alaska Natives seek $100M for Exxon Valdez oil spill (May 2, 2006)
Alaska Natives affected by the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill are asking the federal government to seek $100 million from the company for damage to their fishing and hunting grounds. The Alaska Intertribal Council and the Chugach Regional Resources Commission...
Winnebago youth work with NMAI on virtual museum (May 2, 2006)
Middle school students on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska are working with the National Museum of the American Indian and Little Priest Tribal College to develop a virtual museum. The eight young tribal members visited NMAI in Washington, D.C.,...
Urban Indian clinics threatened by Bush budget cut (May 2, 2006)
More than 100,000 urban Indians from California to New York face a reduction or outright loss of health care services due to a proposed cut in President Bush's latest budget. The Bush administration is planning to eliminate the entire $33...
Ojibwe man charged for possessing peyote (May 2, 2006)
A White Earth Ojibwe man who lives in Washington could be sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for allegedly possessing peyote and marijuana. Paul Skyhorse Durant was in Ventura County, California, when police say they found small...
White House to release logs of Abramoff visits (May 2, 2006)
Under an agreement filed in federal court, the White House will release Secret Service logs of Jack Abramoff's visits by May 10. The White House has acknowledged Abramoff met with staff a "few" times. But officials have refused to release...
Fort Mojave Tribe welcomes addition to police force (May 2, 2006)
The Fort Mojave Indian Tribe has a new addition to its police force: Vasao, a police service dog. The 4-year-old dog, whose name means "protector" in the Mojave language, will begin patrolling the reservation next month. With special training...
Tim Giago: Fighting substance abuse at Pine Ridge (May 2, 2006)
"Anpetu Luta Otipi gets as many as 900 referrals a year. Of those that are accepted into the program about 90 percent are considered residential patients. “All of our staff are certified alcohol and drug counselors and the biggest problem...
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