Appeals court rules against Lakota hemp operation (May 18, 2006)
A Lakota family on the Pine Ridge Reservation will have to get a permit from the Drug Enforcement Agency if they want to continue growing hemp, a federal appeals court said on Wednesday. Citing the 1868 Treaty of Fort Laramie...
Native high school graduates can wear regalia (May 18, 2006)
Six graduating seniors at LaFayette High School will be allowed to wear their traditional regalia during commencement exercises. Senior Marcia Lyons led the effort for the students to wear their regalia. She said she was happy the school agreed with...
Churchill ready to file lawsuit when he is fired (May 18, 2006)
Controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill has no doubt that he will be fired, his attorney said. "The writing is on the wall," attorney David Lane told The Denver Post. And when that happens, he will file a lawsuit,...
Domenici seeks special federal judge for meth cases (May 18, 2006)
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico) is asking the federal court in New Mexico to assign a part-time judge to deal with methamphetamine cases in the Four Corners, an area that includes the Navajo Nation. Domenici said meth has contributed to...
Hawaii governor lobbies for Native recognition (May 18, 2006)
Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle (R) is lobbying Senate Republicans as a vote on the Native Hawaiian recognition bill approaches. Lingle wrote the letter in response to the recent U.S. Civil Rights Commission report that rejected the Native Hawaiian bill. She...
Column: Churchill a nobody until 'witch hunt' (May 18, 2006)
"Let me add my congratulations to Bill O'Reilly and Bill Owens and the newspaper editorialists and the radio talk-show boys. You got your man. Ward Churchill is apparently guilty - if not exactly guilty as charged. He'll soon be fired....
Utah couple sues to resume use of peyote (May 18, 2006)
A couple in Utah has filed suit against the federal government to resume their use of peyote, a sacrament of the Native American Church. James "Flaming Eagle" Mooney and Linda Mooney are not members of a federally recognized tribe. But...
Crow Tribe seeks help in combating gangs (May 18, 2006)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is tackling the growing problems of gangs and methamphetamine on the reservation. Chris Grant, a consultant on gang issues, said gangs are beginning to make inroads. He spent three days on the reservation and...
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe opens jobs office (May 18, 2006)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota opened its first jobs office last week. The office in Red Scaffold will house tribal employment and job training programs. It is part of the tribe's effort to decentralize tribal government programs...
Report on South Dakota voting rights released (May 18, 2006)
The Leadership Conference for Civil Rights released a report on Native American voting rights in South Dakota. Janine Pease, a member of the Crow Tribe, authored "Voting Rights in South Dakota 1982-2006." Her report said Native Americans face discrimination and...
Yurok Tribe opposes cell tower project on sacred site (May 18, 2006)
The Yurok Tribe in northern California is opposing plans to place a cell tower on Trinidad Head. Trinidad Head is home to a rock outcropping and an ancient Tsurai Village. The tribe says a proposed communications facility and tower would...
William & Mary to appeal decision on 'Tribe' logo (May 18, 2006)
The College of William & Mary in Virginia plans to appeal the NCAA's decision to place the school on the list of institutions with hostile or abusive Indian mascots. The NCAA said the school's "Tribe" nickname was acceptable. But...
Native men want child welfare records released (May 18, 2006)
Three Native men who were taken from their homes as children and place in group foster care are asking the government in Manitoba to release their records. Dean Powderhorn, Brian Richards and Sam McGillivray never knew why they were place...
Native gang member skips sentencing for murder (May 18, 2006)
A Native gang member who complained at his trial that he was being judged by an all-white jury failed to show up for his own sentencing hearing. Quinton Lloyd Bitternose was convicted of murdering Wayne Friday in November 2004 in...
Jourdain, Roy draw most votes in Red Lake election (May 18, 2006)
Incumbent Red Lake Nation Chairman Floyd Jourdain Jr. and his challenger, Secretary Judy Roy, received the most votes in the Minnesota tribe's election. According to unofficial results, Jourdain received 47 percent of the vote. Roy received 29 percent ....
Court hears case over alleged racial slurs at job site (May 18, 2006)
The Washington Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a lawsuit alleging the Colville Tribes are responsible for alleged racial slurs made by Native employees. Christopher Wright, a non-Native, was hired by the tribe to do construction work. He...
House ethics committee opens probe of Rep. Ney (May 18, 2006)
The House ethics committee is opening an investigation into Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), one of the lawmakers implicated in the Jack Abramoff scandal, and said it would have opened one into Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas), who also has been implicated....
Tribal members in Nevada protest Divine Strake (May 18, 2006)
Members of the Duckwater Shoshone Tribe and other Western Shoshone tribes held a protest against the Pentagon's plan to blow up more than 700 tons of explosives at the Nevada Test Site. The Duckwater Reservation and other Western Shoshone reservations...
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