Editorial: Kempthorne meeting a good start for tribes (August 14, 2006)
"Thanks to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne for agreeing to meet with tribal leaders before he was scheduled to appear at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. And congratulations to Oglala Sioux Tribe President Alex White Plume, who told Kempthorne what everyone in...
Officers won't face charges for Little Earth incident (August 14, 2006)
Two Minneapolis police officers won't face charges for the alleged mistreatment of a man at the Little Earth Indian housing complex. Juan T. Vasquez was arrested at the complex by two officers. They were seen on videotape bumping into Vasquez...
Agreement expected over future of Elhwa village (August 14, 2006)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is expected to reach an agreement over the future of a major village whose discovery halted a costly state construction project. Details are sketchy but the agreement would preserve Tse-whit-zen village, according to...
North Dakota tribe to host Lewis and Clark event (August 14, 2006)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is hosting one of the signature events for the Lewis and Clark commemoration. "Reunion at the Home of Sakakawea" starts Thursday and runs through Sunday. It honors Sakakawea, the Shoshone woman...
Troubles mount for D-Q University in California (August 14, 2006)
California's only tribal college is on the verge of collapse after losing accreditation, federal funds and nearly every student. D-Q University was founded in 1971 to education American Indians and Hispanics. At its peak in the 1990s, more than 500...
Election dispute for Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe (August 14, 2006)
An election dispute has stalled the installation of a new president for the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Josh Weston defeated incumbent president Mark Allen in an August 1 election. But Allen's supporters challenged the results, saying that...
Howard Dean to meet with South Dakota tribes (August 14, 2006)
Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is visiting South Dakota on Wednesday to learn more about tribal issues. Dean is scheduled to meet with tribal leaders and tribal members in Rapid City. He will participate in a...
Tribes discuss potential for energy development (August 14, 2006)
More than 50 tribes and First Nations met last week on the Saginaw Chippewa Reservation in Michigan to discuss energy development. David Lester, executive director of the Council of Energy Resource Tribes, said tribes have the potential to become more...
Dakota descendants await payment in trust case (August 14, 2006)
An estimated 10,000 Dakota descendants are expected to sign on as plaintiffs in a trust fund lawsuit. The descendants are entitled to a share of damages in Wolfchild v. US. A federal judge ruled that the United States breached its...
Ex-Interior official pleads guilty over Abramoff gifts (August 14, 2006)
A former Interior Department official pleaded guilty on Friday for failing to report gifts he accepted from convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Roger G. Stillwell, of the Office of Insular Affairs, accepted football and concert tickets from Abramoff, who was lobbying...
Mark Trahant: Finding common ground on the issues (August 14, 2006)
"I think the future of governance is consensus, finding common ground on specific issues. This is a path that can move us beyond the 50-percent-plus-one election paradigm -- and divisions that remain long after the votes have been counted. Take...
Yellow Bird: Why are Jewish people so hated? (August 14, 2006)
"Mel Gibson's drunken comments while on his July 27 joyride in Malibu, Calif., sparked a brand-new controversy about an age-old issue: anti-Semitism. Even Gibson's sexist remarks were overshadowed by his anti-Semitic slurs; he blamed Jews for all the wars in...
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