Editorial: BIA won't protect homes from fire (June 29, 2006)
"There needs to be a fire department to protect the people and property of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. Creation of firefighting squads should happen as soon as possible, as soon as they can be equipped and personnel can be...
Lumbee recognition bill to get July 12 hearing (June 29, 2006)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing July 12 on a bill to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. Sen. Elizabeth Dole (R) introduced S.660 to recognize the tribe . Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) introduced a companion...
IRS wants $174M from Alaska Native corporation (June 29, 2006)
The Internal Revenue Service says Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation, owes $174 million in taxes. The IRS audited CIRI's tax returns from 2000 and 2001. A letter claimed the corporation owed $1.5 million for 2000 and...
Racial tension in Farmington prompts meetings (June 29, 2006)
Racial tensions in Farmington, New Mexico, have prompted a series of meeting among local, state, federal and Navajo Nation officials. Navajo leaders have become concerned about the shooting death of a Navajo man by a police officer in Farmington. In...
Opinion: School won't train Native dental aides (June 29, 2006)
"In the face of pressure from dental associations, the University of Washington turned away last week from a historic opportunity to partner with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to train Alaska Natives to become dental therapists. Only weeks ago,...
Stephen Tiger, Miccosukee musician, dies at 57 (June 29, 2006)
Stephen Tiger, one half of the Miccosukee group Tiger Tiger, died on Monday after suffering head injuries from an apparent fall. He was 57. Tiger formed the group with his brother, Lee. They toured the world, played with some big-name...
Jodi Rave: Tribal housing hurt by HUD decision (June 29, 2006)
"Federal housing officials intend to freeze millions of dollars - possibly $300 million - in tribal housing block grant money until a court challenge is resolved. But it could takes months or years to settle the litigation, Confederated Salish and...
Bush administration withholds $300M from Indian housing (June 29, 2006)
The Bush administration's decision to withhold up to $300 million in Indian housing funds came under fire on Wednesday. Key members of Congress questioned why the Department of Housing and Urban Administration appeared to be punishing nearly every single federally...
Inquiry into Native man's death hears last witness (June 29, 2006)
The inquiry into the death of Dudley George, a Native activist, heard from its last witness on Wednesday. George was shot and killed by an Ontario Park Police officer on September 6, 1995. The officers had raided Ipperwash Provincial Park...
Leech Lake Band sues over failed housing project (June 29, 2006)
The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and its business corporation have sued a contractor over an unfinished housing project on the tribe's Minnesota reservation. The tribe hired Morrison County Wallfab to build up to 100 homes within a year. The...
Whiteclay blockade goes down as soon as it goes up (June 29, 2006)
A blockade aimed at stemming the flow of liquor into the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota ended on Wednesday just as soon as it went up. Native and non-Native activists planned to confiscate beer from people who were...
First Nations in Manitoba call off rail blockade (June 29, 2006)
First Nations leaders in Manitoba have called off a blockade of rail lines but will continue to press for settlement of outstanding land claims. The tribes reached a deal with the Canadian National Railway, heading off a court hearing over...
Editorial: Ralph Reed in bed with gaming interests (June 29, 2006)
"The grinning, spectral presence of Jack Abramoff, the corrupt superlobbyist, is the last image any Republican candidate needs wafting about this campaign year. But there Mr. Abramoff stands in a photograph from his infamous 2002 golf junket to St. Andrews,...
10th Circuit rejects lawsuit over hantavirus death (June 29, 2006)
The family of a Navajo woman was killed by the hantavirus cannot sue the Indian Health Service for damages, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday. Nettie Tsosie sought treatment the Gallup Indian Medical Center, an IHS facility...
Interior official charged as part of Abramoff probe (June 29, 2006)
An Interior Department official has been charged in connection with the Jack Abramoff probe and is expected to plead guilty at a hearing next month. Roger G. Stillwell is one of the desk officers at Interior's Office of Insular Affairs....
Mississippi Choctaws, MSU team up to offer classes (June 29, 2006)
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and Mississippi State University signed an agreement to offer classes for students pursuing a degree in business administration. Students, tribal employees and tribal members will be able take classes at the Choctaw Hospitality Institute....
Sociologist urges respect for Native inmates (June 29, 2006)
Native inmates need to have their culture and heritage respected, a leading sociologist told the Montana Department of Corrections Advisory Council. Luana Ross, a Salish from the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, is widely known for her work on Native...
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