High rates of violence seen among Natives in Canada (June 7, 2006)
About 40 percent of Native people in Canada have been the victims of violent crime, and nearly 25 percent of Native women have suffered domestic violence, Statistics Canada reported on Tuesday. Native people were more than three times as likely...
Montana teen charged with attempted murder (June 7, 2006)
A 15-year-old Montana boy was charged with attempted murder after he allegedly assaulted another 15-year-old boy with a hockey stick. Johnny Allen Washee Jr. pleaded not guilty to the deliberate homicide of a boy identified as C.H. The boy...
Few details on police incident at housing complex (June 7, 2006)
Few details are being released about an incident of alleged police brutality at an Indian housing complex in Minneapolis. Two longtime lieutenants are on leave for a May 26 incident in which a man was allegedly hit and placed in...
Wisconsin tribes to contribute to center in Milwaukee (June 7, 2006)
Three Wisconsin tribes are expected to make substantial contributions to the proposed Indian center in Milwaukee. The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, the Oneida Nation and the Ho-Chunk Nation will make the donations after an unrelated lawsuit over gaming compacts...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe to construct senior center (June 7, 2006)
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is breaking ground on a $15 million senior center on Friday. The 64,000-square-foot facility will contain 32 assisted-living housing units and eight other units for elders. A health and fitness wing, a garden...
Native youth to make films on the 'fly' for festival (June 7, 2006)
A group of 35 Native youth, ages 13 to 18, are making four films on the "fly" for the upcoming Seattle International Film Festival. The youth are part of Native Lens, a project mostly funded by the Swinomish Tribe. They...
Tulalip Tribes graduate large class from high schools (June 7, 2006)
Leaders of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington say more graduates than ever are finishing high school. The tribe held a banquet last week in honor of 52 high school graduates. Of 38 graduating American Indians in the Marysville School...
Oneida Nation third largest employer in Green Bay (June 7, 2006)
The Oneida Nation is the third largest employer in the Green Bay area, according to data compiled by the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. The tribe employed 2,944 people in 2005 and continues to grow. In 2004, the tribe...
North Carolina tribes make health care a priority (June 7, 2006)
Tribal leaders in North Carolina met over the weekend to address health care issues and disparities facing the 100,000 Indians who call the state home. American Indians in North Carolina are more likely to have diabetes, high blood pressure and...
Crow woman not the first on Montana regents board (June 7, 2006)
Janine Pease, a member of the Crow Tribe, is not the first Native American appointed to the Montana Board of Regents. The Billings Gazette said Colleen Conroy, also Crow, was appointed in 1993 by former governor Marc Racicot (R). She...
Conference focuses on Native people with disabilities (June 7, 2006)
The Consortia of Administrators for Native American Rehabilitation is holding its midyear conference in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. The group's goal is to help Native Americans with disabilities with employment, health and other issues. It encourages cooperation among tribes and state agencies....
Alaska Native troops called up for service in Iraq (June 7, 2006)
For the first time since World War II, Alaska's National Guard troops from remote Native villages are being called up for duty. In the Yupik Eskimo village of Kongiganak, with just 386 people, six men are headed to Iraq. "When...
Rep. Pombo easily beats off GOP primary challenger (June 7, 2006)
Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), the powerful chairman of the House Resources Committee, easily won the Republican primary on Tuesday. Early returns show Pombo with 62 percent of the vote compared to 32 percent for Pete McCloskey, a former Congressman who...
Wives of DeLay, Doolittle part of Abramoff probe (June 7, 2006)
The wives of outgoing Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) and Rep. John Doolittle (R-California) are of interest to investigators in the Jack Abramoff probe. Investigators are looking at a retirement account set up for Christine DeLay by Edwin Buckham, a...
Sen. Burns wins primary, faces Democrat Jon Tester (June 7, 2006)
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana), one of the figures under scrutiny in the Jack Abramoff scandal, easily won the Republican primary on Tuesday. He will face Democrat Jon Tester, a farmer. As chairman of the Senate Interior Appropriations subcommittee, Burns was...
Opinion: Native Hawaiian recognition 'racist' (June 7, 2006)
"The U.S. Senate is scheduled to begin debate as early as tomorrow on the misleadingly named Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005 (S.147). The proponents of this bill, some motivated by seemingly benign purposes and others by a desire...
Eastern Pequot chairwoman to address USET conference (June 7, 2006)
Marcia Flowers, the chairwoman of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, will address the United South and Eastern Tribes conference today. Flowers is seeking support for the tribe's recognition bid. After losing a ruling before the Bureau of Indian...
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