Nebraska paper wins award for Whiteclay coverage (June 19, 2006)
The Lincoln Journal Star's series on liquor sales in the border town of Whiteclay won top honors in the 2006 Casey Medals for Meritorious Journalism contest. "Standing at the Crossroads" was published in June 2005. The multi-part series focused on...
Mashantucket Pequot museum helps educate (June 19, 2006)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is helping local schools add more Indian history and culture to their curriculum. The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center regularly offers tours and open houses to schools. It's one of the ways...
Sacagawea descendants to help dedicate ship (June 19, 2006)
Descendants of the brother of Sacagawea will help dedicate a ship named after the famous Shoshone woman who helped the Lewis and Clark expedition. Norma Wadsworth and her mother, Lucy Honena Diaz, will christen the ship in San Diego. Diaz,...
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe reports steady growth (June 19, 2006)
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington has seen its assets more than double in the last five years. The tribe's cash, capital and investments totaled $49 million as of 2005. In 2001, the tribe's assets were $21 million....
Three suspects arrested for attack on Navajo man (June 19, 2006)
Three white males have been arrested for attacking a Navajo man in what authorities say may be a hate crime. John Winer, 18, C.L. Carney, 20, and Freddie Brooks, 20, are charged in connection with the beating of William Blackie,...
Cheyenne woman's death a mystery after 28 years (June 19, 2006)
The family of Iris Whistling Elk is still wondering how the 20-year-old Northern Cheyenne woman died 28 years ago. On September 20, 1978, Flores was found dead in Ashland, a town near the Northern Cheyenne Reservation. The autopsy indicated...
Navajo Nation hopeful it can reopen Head Start (June 19, 2006)
Navajo Nation officials are hopeful they can reopen the tribe's Head Start program in mid-July. The program was shut down in early May The Administration of Children and Families said the tribe failed to conduct background checks on employees. A...
Oneida Nation acquires more ancestral lands (June 19, 2006)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin has acquired 311 acres of ancestral land, The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports. The tribe lost most of its 64,000-acre reservation during the 1900s. The tribe has been busy buying back some of those lands, with...
Chickasaw composer helps children make music (June 19, 2006)
Classical composer Jerod Tate, a member of the Chickasaw Nation, spends every summer helping Chickasaw kids write their own music. Tate teaches composition at the Chickasaw Summer Arts Academy. Chickasaw students as young as 12 spend two weeks writing a...
NCAI meets for midyear session in Michigan (June 19, 2006)
The National Congress of American Indians is holding its 2006 midyear conference in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. The theme of the conference is "Not Our Borders: Culture & Commerce in the Era of Homeland Security." Tribal leaders plan to focus...
Cobell rallies for support on trust fund lawsuit (June 19, 2006)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, spoke at the Montana Democratic Women's Convention on Friday. Cobell said all people, not just Indians, need to support the lawsuit. "It has been a long, long battle," she...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee activity (June 19, 2006)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a legislative hearing and a business meeting this week. On Wednesday, the committee will hear testimony S.480, a bill to recognize six Virginia tribes, and S.437, a bill to set a timetable for...
Interview with Joe Hotch, Tlingit elder in Alaska (June 19, 2006)
"In the early days, there was no education in our area (Haines). It was mostly knowledge of survival. We had to listen to everyone, not only the local people. Everyone that came around had something to offer, whether they...
Jodi Rave: Churchill fabricated history of my people (June 19, 2006)
"My mother was a Spotted Bear, a Mandan-Hidatsa from the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. I'm a daughter of the Maetsi-Dogah, or Knife Clan. My great-great-grandfather, Spotted Bear - the son of Raven Chief - descended from the Mandan...
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