GOP cartoon features Saginaw Chippewa 'school' (July 10, 2006)
The National Republican Senatorial Committee has posted a cartoon on a new web site [http://www.thanksdebbie.com] that criticizes Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan) for the $3 million she sought for the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe. But neither the cartoon, nor the GOP's...
Eight Northern Pueblos get ready for big art show (July 10, 2006)
The Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Arts & Crafts Show, one of the top rated arts shows in the country, takes place this weekend. The Eight Northern Indian Pueblos Council, representing the Pueblos of Ohkay Owingeh, Picuris, Pojoaque, San Ildefonso, Santa...
House Resources Committee hearing on tribal bills (July 10, 2006)
The House Resources Committee's Water and Power subcommittee is holding a hearing this Wednesday on five bills, including two tribal measures. H.R.3558 amends the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Equitable Compensation Act to provide compensation to members of the Cheyenne River...
Indian high school students in Arizona make gains (July 10, 2006)
Indian high school students in Arizona are staying in school, graduating and getting ready to go to college at record rates. From 2000 to 2004, the Indian graduation rate grew 13 percentage points to 63 percent. While still below the...
Navajo Nation police make big drug busts with K-9 help (July 10, 2006)
Navajo Nation police seized more than 608 pounds of drugs with an estimated street value of $865,600 over the recent holiday weekend. The big busts were made with the help of the tribe's K-9 team. Dogs alerted police to hundreds...
Virginia tribes head to England to share history (July 10, 2006)
Representatives of Virginia's eight tribes are headed to England this week to let the world know they are still alive. The tribes were invited as part of the Jamestown 2007 commemoration. The tribes were contacted 400 years ago when the...
Aquash family patient as wheels of justice turn (July 10, 2006)
The family of slain American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash is confident her killers will be brought to justice, daughter Denise Maloney Pictou says. Aquash was murdered in 1976 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. It...
More beer licenses approved near sacred Bear Butte (July 10, 2006)
Two more licenses to sell beer near sacred Bear Butte were approved on Friday as a court challenge filed by Native activists was rejected. The Meade County Commission approved the licenses despite opposition from Native activists and some residents. The...
Mark Trahant: Immigration a solution for work force (July 10, 2006)
"Today "unauthorized workers" -- the label used by the Pew Hispanic Center -- account for nearly 5 percent of the overall U.S. labor force, or about 7.2 million workers. Of those, nearly 20 percent work in construction-related jobs. "Unauthorized migrants...
Lumbee Tribe to make case for recognition again (July 10, 2006)
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina heads to Washington, D.C., this week to make the case for federal recognition. A hearing will be held on Wednesday by the Senate Indian Affairs Committee. It is the third hearing in three years...
Bad Eagle: I want to get paid like a fake Indian too (July 10, 2006)
"The University of Colorado has announced its decision to fire Ward Churchill, the man who has faked being Indian, produced erroneous scholarship, and even plagiarized art. Would it be unthinkable then to hire a real Indian in his place, one...
Column: Hill staffer paid $2M for lobbying work (July 10, 2006)
"You've probably never heard of Jeffrey S. Shockey. So, for simplicity's sake, think of him as the Two Million Dollar Man. The 40-year-old congressional staffer last year collected nearly $2 million in severance payments from his former employer, a lobbying...
Records show more Abramoff visits to White House (July 10, 2006)
Records released from the Secret Service on Friday show six visits to the White House by admitted felon Jack Abramoff. The records show appointments with White House staff and social gatherings. They took place on March 1, 2001; March 6,...
Norquist losing influence thanks to Abramoff ties (July 10, 2006)
Some Republican lawmakers and conservatives are shying from anti-tax activist Grover G. Norquist over his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Norquist still holds enormous influence within the GOP for his anti-tax work. But the investigation into Abramoff has raised...
Jodi Rave: HUD releases block grants for tribes (July 10, 2006)
"Tribal housing authorities around the country began receiving letters Friday from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, notifying them that hundreds of millions of dollars in housing block grants would be released following a federal judge's ruling. “They're...
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