Tulalip Tribes to break ground on big development (June 27, 2006)
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington plan to make some big changes at the Quil Ceda Village. The tribe created the village as a business district. It is home to the tribe's casino, a Home Depot, a Wal-Mart, an amphitheater and...
Delaware Tribe to auction historic headquarters (June 27, 2006)
The Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma is placing its historic headquarters up for auction in order to raise money for its federal recognition fight. The tribe lost its recognition in a court battle with the Cherokee Nation. The much larger Cherokee...
Paper publishes photo of Rep. Ney with Tigua Tribe (June 27, 2006)
The Cleveland Plain-Dealer is publishing the first known photo of Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) with leaders of the Tigua Tribe of Texas. Ney initially denied knowing about the tribe when asked by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. But testimony...
White supremacist pleads not guilty to hate crimes (June 27, 2006)
The leader of a white supremacist group pleaded not guilty to hate crimes for allegedly threatening and assaulting an American Indian man and allegedly assaulting a Hispanic man. Shaun A. Walker, the chairman of the National Alliance, and two other...
Editorial: Ward Churchill given walking papers (June 27, 2006)
"It shouldn't be easy to fire a tenured professor, and it's not. But Ward Churchill has been "relieved of his duties" pending his final appeals, and for that we are, well, relieved. The University of Colorado's interim Boulder chancellor, Phil...
University of Colorado set to fire Ward Churchill (June 27, 2006)
The University of Colorado is going to fire controversial ethnic studies professor Ward Churchill. Phil DiStefano, the interim chancellor at CU-Boulder, said Churchill will be fired for a "pattern" of misconduct. An investigation found that Churchill mischaracterized and plagiarized...
Norton defends Griles amid Abramoff concerns (June 27, 2006)
Former Interior Secretary Gale Norton is defending her former deputy, J. Steven Griles, amid questions about his ties to Jack Abramoff. Norton said there is no proof Griles did anything at Abramoff's request. But a report released by the Senate...
BIA agrees to delay education reorganization (June 27, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to a short delay in the reorganization of the Office of Indian Education Programs, Indian Country Today reports. The BIA will delay the reorganization in the Great Plains region in response to a...
Three sentenced for Native gang-related murder (June 27, 2006)
Three men were sentenced to prison for their roles in the gang-related murder of a Native man in Saskatchewan. The men pleaded guilty in connection with the November 2004 death of Wayne Gerald Friday. Members of the Native Syndicate, a...
Science: Aymara Indians think of future as the past (June 27, 2006)
"Most of us describe the future as ahead or in front of us, and the past as behind us. Until the view of the Aymara speakers was deconstructed, no significant exceptions to this way of thinking about time had been...
FEMA spends $250K a month to store unused trailers (June 27, 2006)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is spending $250,000 a month to store about 10,000 unused mobile homes in an airfield in Arkansas, The New York Times reports. The trailers cost about $34,500 each and were supposed to be used...
Oglala Sioux Tribe backs Whiteclay blockade (June 27, 2006)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe is supporting a blockade aimed at stopping the flow of liquor into the Pine Ridge Reservation. Activist will set up the blockade on the highway that leads from Whiteclay, Nebraska, to the reservation. Any cars found...
Column: Abramoff report puts most of blame on tribes (June 27, 2006)
"Louisiana’s reputation on Capitol Hill took another hit last week. The U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee released a 373-page report marking the end of its two-year investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his associate Michael Scanlon. The report revealed that...
Norquist accuses McCain of lying in Abramoff report (June 27, 2006)
Republican anti-tax activist Grover Norquist is accusing Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) of "lying" about his group's involvement in the Jack Abramoff scandal. Norquist's Americans for Tax Relief was used as a conduit by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians,...
Army Corps holds hearing on return of land to tribe (June 27, 2006)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held its first hearing on a proposal to return 24,000 acres to the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota. The Corps originally proposed to transfer 36,000 acres on the shores of Lake...
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