Turtle Mountain Band banishes non-Indian for drugs (May 19, 2006)
The Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians has banished a non-Indian man for drug-related activity. Calvin John Andrist, 39, was removed from a home he shared with a woman who is a tribal member. This is the first time the...
Lawmakers back more funding for Haskell University (May 19, 2006)
All members of Kansas' Congressional delegation sent a letter to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to urge more funding for Haskell Indian Nations University. Haskell's classroom budget has stayed flat at $9.1 million for the past few years. This year...
Indian employment tax credits excluded from bill (May 19, 2006)
President Bush signed a $70 billion tax bill that failed to include tax credits for businesses that hire Native Americans. Last December, the House extended, for one year, two Indian tax employment credits. The tax breaks are designed to help...
Run for the Wall passes through two reservations (May 19, 2006)
Navajo and Hopi veterans joined the 2006 Run for the Wall as the annual trip passed through the Navajo Reservation and the Hopi Reservation. The Native veterans participated as part of the 4th Annual Hopi-Navajo Motorcycle Honor Run. Leaders...
Navajo Nation power plant reduces emissions (May 19, 2006)
The Four Corners Power Plant on the Navajo Nation has reduced sulfur dioxide emissions by more than 64 percent since 2003, according to the tribe's Environmental Protection Agency. Coal-fired plants release potential harmful chemicals into the atmosphere. The tribe has...
Poarch Creek Band mourns loss of chair Fred McGhee (May 19, 2006)
The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is mourning the loss of chairman Fred L. McGhee, who died in a hospital in Mobile, Alabama, on Thursday. He was 56. McGhee was in the hospital when his heart and defibrillator failed....
First Nations University faculty get assistance (May 19, 2006)
Faculty at First Nations University of Canada received a $100,000 donation to continue pursuing their disputes against the embattled school. FNUC has been racked by allegations of mismanagement. Faculty say tribal leaders in Saskatchewan are interfering with decisions being...
Opinion: UND's divide and conquer on 'Sioux' (May 19, 2006)
"The many effects of colonialism on tribes have been negative, yet the colonizing mentality still is apparent at UND. UND President Charles Kupchella knows how to divide and conquer. Here's how you do it: Wine and dine Sioux tribal leaders...
Story on Crow Tribe and gangs draws most comments (May 19, 2006)
The Billings Gazette story about gangs on the Crow Reservation in Montana has drawn the most comments on the newspaper's website. As of Thursday evening, more than 70 people posted comments about the story. Some praised it for raising the...
Bush nominates U.S. Attorney for South Dakota (May 19, 2006)
President Bush has nominated Marty Jackley, an attorney who has represented Indian defendants in federal court and who is admitted to practice in the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court, as the U.S. Attorney for the state of South Dakota. Jackley is...
Distribution company pleads guilty for selling to tribe (May 19, 2006)
A non-Indian distribution company has pleaded guilty for failing to pay a tax on gasoline it sold to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Kansas. Davies Oil sold gas to the tribe without collecting a distribution tax imposed by the...
NIGC releases draft of casino licensing regulations (May 19, 2006)
Indianz.Com Casino StalkerTracking casino proposals across Indian Country. Note: The Phil Hogen letter was inadvertently missing a single page. The document has been revised and posted. Tribes will have to certify every year that their casinos are operating within the...
House adds royalty relief provision to Interior bill (May 19, 2006)
The House voted 252-165 on Thursday to add a royalty relief provision to the 2007 Interior appropriations bill. The provision encourages energy companies to renegotiate their leases in the Gulf of Mexico. It prohibits the Interior Department from entering into...
Sen. Martinez, ex-HUD chief, linked to Abramoff (May 19, 2006)
Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Florida), President Bush's former Housing and Urban Development Secretary, is the latest Republican lawmaker to be linked to the Jack Abramoff scandal. Martinez accepted $2,500 from Abramoff and returned it after the disgraced lobbyist pleaded guilty to...
Ralph Reed's campaign gets a boost from New Yorker (May 19, 2006)
Ralph Reed's sagging campaign for lieutenant governor of Georgia got a boost from former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani on Thursday. Giuliani went to Atlanta to endorse Reed, the former leader of the Christian Coalition whose poll numbers dropped...
Ex-White House official goes to trial on Monday (May 19, 2006)
David Safavian, a former White House official who has been indicted as part of the Jack Abramoff scandal, is going to trial on Monday. Safavian was indicted on charges of lying to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and to federal...
House ethics panel to move quickly on Rep. Ney (May 19, 2006)
The House ethics committee plans to move quickly on its probe of Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio), The Washington Post reports. The committee will look into allegations that Ney accepted bribes from convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his associates. Ney agreed...
Sen. Schumer says Oneida land claim next to go (May 19, 2006)
In a letter to associate deputy Interior secretary Jim Cason on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-New York) said the Oneida land claim is next to be dismissed. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to revive the Cayuga land claim....
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