Indian students not getting tutoring under No Child (June 6, 2006)
Indian students on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota aren't getting the tutoring they are entitled to under the No Child Left Behind Act. The law requires failing schools to hire outside companies to provide tutoring services. But no...
U.S. Supreme Court rejects another tribal land claim (June 6, 2006)
The U.S. Supreme Court acted on its second Indian land claim in less than a month on Monday, this time refusing to hear the Seneca Nation's lawsuit. Without comment, the justices rejected a petition filed by the Seneca Nation and...
Second reports blasts state's handling of Elwha village (June 6, 2006)
A new report from a Washington legislative committee blasts the state's handling of a major tribal village. The report, prepared by an outside firm, says the Department of Transportation rushed into a bridge project without conducting a thorough analysis of...
Petroglyph may depict 1,000-year-old supernova (June 6, 2006)
An astronomer believes a petroglyph in the White Tank Mountains of Arizona represents a 1,000-year-old supernova. The supernova appeared in 1006. It was the brightest star seen by modern humans and was recorded across the world in China, Europe,...
Culture a focus of 26th Arizona Indian Town Hall (June 6, 2006)
Cultural preservation is the focus of the 26th-annual Arizona Indian Town Hall taking place this week. The town hall kicked off on Monday. The theme is "Preserving Arizona's Tribal Cultural Resources, Sites and Languages." Participants spoke of the need to...
Blackfeet Nation voters choose among 73 candidates (June 6, 2006)
Blackfeet Nation voters are going to the polls today to vote for council members. The nine-member council has five seats up for grabs. A total of 73 candidates filed for election, a large number, but not unusually large for the...
Yellow Bird: Oprah missed opportunity at Navajo (June 6, 2006)
"I've been a fan of Oprah Winfrey for many years. I've laughed, cried and examined issues I didn't know were issues. So when Oprah and her Harpo companies (that's "Oprah" spelled backward) visited the Navajo reservation at Window Rock, Ariz.,...
Alaska Native village opposes bridge for oil company (June 6, 2006)
The Inupiat Eskimo village of Nuiqsut is fighting plans by oil giant Conoco Phillips to build the longest bridge in Alaska's North Slope. The bridge will be built over prime fishing territory. Villagers say it will deny them access to...
Cheyenne man gets life for killing sister's husband (June 6, 2006)
A Northern Cheyenne man was sentenced to life in prison for murdering his sister's wife in Billings, Montana. Joel White, 48, got into a fight with Gary Temple last June. Witnesses said White stabbed Temple several times with a...
Boy dies after crossing Tohono O'odham Nation border (June 6, 2006)
A 3-year-old Mexican boy died last month after crossing into the United States through the Tohono O'odham Nation border. The boy was brought into the U.S. by his mother, Edith Rodreguez. They were traveling with a group of other immigrants...
Police brutality alleged at Indian housing complex (June 6, 2006)
Two longtime police lieutenants were placed on leave following allegations of brutality at an Indian housing complex, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. The alleged victim is a man who was involved in a fight at the Little Earth housing complex...
Navajos question authority of National Park Service (June 6, 2006)
Some members of the Navajo Nation who live within the boundaries of the Canyon de Chelly National Monument are questioning the authority of the National Park Service. The Canyon de Chelly/Canyon del Muerto Residents Association says the park service is...
Commentary: GOP death wish on Native Hawaiians (June 6, 2006)
"Recent actions by the U.S. Senate have raised questions about whether a minority of the institution's Republican majority has a political death wish. A number of Republican senators, and even one or two of their leaders, cast votes over the...
Column: A message for out-of-touch Republicans (June 6, 2006)
"Republicans have done little to demonstrate that they understand that corruption is an issue that extends far beyond partisan lines. There was a lot of talk about passing ethics reforms after disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to corruption charges...
Human Events: Democrat haunted by Abramoff (June 6, 2006)
Human Events, a conservative publication, says Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan is haunted by her association with a former tribal client of Jack Abramoff's. Stabenow supported a $3 million earmark for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan. So did...
Ex-Bush official denies wrongdoing on Abramoff (June 6, 2006)
David Safavian, a former Bush administration official accused of lying about his dealings with Jack Abramoff, wrapped up his testimony at his trial on Monday. Safavian acknowledged he provided "a lot of insight and advice" to Abramoff, The New...
Supreme Court to rule on use of race in public schools (June 6, 2006)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether the use of race in public school assignments is constitutional. The court accepted two cases, one from Seattle, Washington, and the other from Louisville, Kentucky. White parents in two cities...
Opinion: Native Hawaiians have it better than Indians (June 6, 2006)
"Among members of Congress there seems to be a misunderstanding that Native Hawaiians are a tribe, living together, speaking Hawaiian, poor, downtrodden and underprivileged. In short, that they are like Indian tribes as described by the 2003 U.S. Senate Budget...
Tim Giago: 'Oz' author called for genocide of the Lakota (June 6, 2006)
"Most Americans know about one horrible day, at least horrible to Native Americans, that occurred on December 29, 1890. It was the day when the officers and enlisted men of the 7th Cavalry, General George Armstrong Custer’s old outfit, turned...
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