Hopi chairman investigated for alcohol incident (August 9, 2006)
The chairman of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona is being investigated for an alcohol-related incident at a hotel off the reservation. The tribal council launched the probe after police reports said Chairman Ivan Sidney was "very intoxicated and disorderly" at...
Interior releases new probate and land regulations (August 9, 2006)
The Bush administration's latest trust reform initiative was made public on Tuesday with some of the more controversial provisions taken off the agenda for now. The Interior Department released 600-plus pages of new rules and regulations in late December 2005....
Federal Register: Draft report on energy rights-of-way (August 9, 2006)
A draft report to Congress on energy rights-of-way in Indian Country is open for comments and suggestions. Notice of the report is published today in the Federal Register. A copy can be viewed at http://1813.anl.gov. The report and appendix are...
Nevada loses court challenge to Yucca Mountain (August 9, 2006)
MAP: Tribes located near Yucca Mountain site. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the state of Nevada's challenge to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. The state said the Energy Department violated environmental law and federal procedures in...
Column: First Nations work to protect environment (August 9, 2006)
"Tribal chiefs and elders from northern British Columbia convene in a historic hunting area at the headwaters of several major river systems in Iskut, B.C., last weekend. Marie Louie of the Iskut Band, third from left, leads a ceremony...
Library puts database of Indian mission records online (August 9, 2006)
Records on over 100,000 California Indians are now online thanks to the efforts of the Huntington Library. With $650,000 in grants, the library digitized thousands of records that detail the lives, and deaths, of California Indians during the Spanish...
Navajo Nation moves forward with education overhaul (August 9, 2006)
The Navajo Nation's plans to exert more control over the education system on the reservation advanced with the confirmation of the tribe's first education superintendent. Tommy Lewis Jr., a longtime educator, said he has spent his whole life preparing...
Pine Ridge man on trial for assault on teen girl (August 9, 2006)
A man from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota went on trial on Tuesday for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl. Federal prosecutors say Leroy Clifford Reddest, 59, repeatedly assaulted the girl at her grandmother's home. Reddest was once married...
Lakota candidate accused of smearing Rep. Herseth (August 9, 2006)
The re-election campaign of Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-South Dakota) is accusing challenger Bruce Whalen, a Republican from the Pine Ridge Reservation, of spreading unfounded rumors about her personal life. The allegations arose after an entry on Wikipedia, the Internet encyclopedia,...
Navajo incumbent, woman win most votes in primary (August 9, 2006)
With nearly all of the ballots counted, Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. and Lynda Lovejoy finished with the most votes in the tribe's presidential primary. Shirley won 27.9 percent of the vote, followed by Lovejoy at 22.37 percent...
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe seeks affordable housing (August 9, 2006)
With federal recognition at hand, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts is focusing on one of its biggest needs: housing. The majority of the tribe's members live in and around the town of Mashpee but prices on Cape Cod have...
Child falls from window at apartment complex (August 9, 2006)
A two-year-old toddler is in critical condition after falling out a window at an apartment complex that was developed by an Indian housing corporation in Minneapolis. The two-year-old and another child were playing near the window when the two-year-old somehow...
Judge closes dump on Torres Martinez Reservation (August 9, 2006)
A federal judge ordered a member of the Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Tribe of California to shut down a dump on the reservation. Judge Stephen G. Larson said Kim Lawson, the operator of the dump, violated tribal laws. Tribal...
Jourdain sworn in as Red Lake council rejects election (August 9, 2006)
Floyd Jourdain Jr. was sworn in as chairman of the Red Lake Nation of Minnesota on Tuesday after the tribal council rejected a call for a new election. The council voted 7-2 to install Jourdain and four others into...
Paskenta Band supports tough child abuse law (August 9, 2006)
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians donated $25,000 to support a campaign that would impose harsh penalties on people who sexually abuse children. Leslie Lohse, the tribe's treasurer, said the state of California needs to get tough on sex offenders....
Lieberman to run as independent after loss (August 9, 2006)
Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Connecticut) plans to seek re-election as an independent after losing the Democratic primary to challenger Ned Lamont. Lieberman conceded to Lamont after narrowly losing the race. Lamont had 52 percent of the vote while Lieberman 48 percent....
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