Tex Hall: Swimmer attacks Indian account holders (May 12, 2006)
"Once again, the U.S. Department of the Interior's special trustee, and by extension the Bush administration, has chosen an especially preposterous position to take, and I have to speak out. Not because I feel the need to on my own,...
Oklahoma tribe wins another ruling on out-of-state land (May 12, 2006)
The Wyandotte Nation's former casino on trust land in downtown Kansas City. File Photo © The Lawrence Journal-World. The Bush administration's decision to acquire land in Kansas for an Oklahoma tribe was affirmed by a federal judge this week....
Reservation accident claims life of young Native (May 12, 2006)
A one-car accident on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation claimed the life of an 18-year-old Native man and injured two other young Natives. Corey Holy died Tuesday at the Indian Health Service hospital on the reservation. He suffered injuries when...
Red Lake Nation celebrates revival of walleye (May 12, 2006)
The Red Lake Nation in Minnesota is celebrating the revival of the walleye. The walleye was nearly decimated, forcing the tribe to close down the Red Lake fishery nine years ago. But earlier this month, the tribe reopened the waters...
Navajo man threatens to blow up social services office (May 12, 2006)
A Navajo man who threatened to blow up the Navajo Nation's social services office in Tuba City, Arizona, is on the loose, raising fears of violence in the workplace. The man was angry after he was told to get treatment....
Walk raises awareness of domestic violence (May 12, 2006)
The Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe recently organized a walk to raise awareness of domestic violence. More than 300 people participated in the "Tribes United in Victim Awareness" walk on April 24. They walked almost 20 miles of desert highway....
Yakama Nation's new utility powers reservation (May 12, 2006)
The Yakama Nation of Washington has formed its own utility company to provide power to the reservation. Earlier this year, the tribe purchased power lines and equipment already situated on the reservation. Yakama Power now provides electricity to tribal agencies...
Tribes offer solutions to address Haskell budget (May 12, 2006)
Tribal leaders said Congress needs to be lobbied to address budget woes at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. Tribal leaders said asking for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Interior Department for money is pointless. “They have no...
Schwarzenegger holds another tribal meeting (May 12, 2006)
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) held another tribal meeting on Thursday, this time with the California Nations Indian Gaming Association. Schwarzenegger and the member tribes of CNIGA have been at odds over gaming and other issues. But both sides say...
Voices of the Barricade: Native protest in Canada (May 12, 2006)
The Hamilton Spectator is running a story about several people who are part of the Native protest in Caledonia, Ontario. "Voices of the Barricade" takes a look at four prominent members of the struggle. They are Clyde Powless, who...
Opinions and Views: Native protest continues (May 12, 2006)
Dave Cressman: "Once again, generations of federal government deceit and neglect have led to another outburst of aboriginal frustration that the province is expected to contain and "keep the peace." Confrontation is not the answer. It's hard to muster up...
Gila River Indian Community caught in freeway fire (May 12, 2006)
The Gila River Indian Community is in the middle of controversy over a proposed freeway in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. The tribe has rejected proposals to place part of the freeway on the reservation. The stance has angered and frustrated...
Two tribes interested in Chargers stadium (May 12, 2006)
Two tribes are interested in keeping the San Diego Chargers in southern California but both say they won't be able to host a stadium on their reservations. Frank Riolo of the Viejas Band of Kumeeyay Indians said the tribe's reservation...
Team Abramoff visited White House many times (May 12, 2006)
Secret Service logs released on Wednesday show only two visits to the White House by Jack Abramoff, but his colleges met with the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs about two dozen times, The Washington Post reports. The office acts as a...
Outgoing Rep. DeLay sets June 9 as last day in office (May 12, 2006)
Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas), the former House majority leader, will spend his final day in office on June 9. DeLay announced his resignation earlier this year. It came amid an indictment in Texas on charges of breaking election laws and...
House Appropriations chairman faces investigation (May 12, 2006)
Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-California), the powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is the subject of a Department of Justice investigation, The Washington Post reports. The probe stems from Lewis' connection with a friend's lobbying firm. Copeland Lowery Jacquez Denton...
Editorial: The future of displaced Nukak Tribe (May 12, 2006)
"Perhaps you read yesterday's article about members of the Nukak tribe — nearly 80 of them — who walked out of the Colombian jungle and renounced their ancestral ways. Until then, they'd had virtually no contact with modern civilization. What...
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