Editorial: No quick answers on fire at sacred house (August 21, 2006)
"We can understand the frustration that members of the Karuk Tribe are feeling with the investigation into the Fourth of July weekend fire that destroyed their Somes Bar ceremonial structure. Detectives from the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department have been investigating...
Mashantucket Tribe prepares for Schemitzun (August 21, 2006)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in Connecticut is getting ready for its annual Schemitzun festival. Schemitzun, the feast of green corn and dance, is considered to be one of the largest powwows in the United States. It attracts thousands of...
Column: 'Washington Redskins' a racist name (August 21, 2006)
"Though a liberal, I am not and never have been a devotee of political correctness. I think "black" and "Indian" work just fine most of the time and consider "African American" and "Native American" to be superfluous mouthfuls. I think...
Tribes nationwide affected by methamphetamine (August 21, 2006)
Whether big or small, wealthy or struggling, tribes across the United States are facing the methamphetamine crisis. According to a recent Bureau of Indian Affairs survey of 96 law enforcement agencies, 74 percent said meth was their biggest problem. Sixty...
Inupiat man named head of subsistence board (August 21, 2006)
Mike Fleagle, a former chief of the McGrath Native Village in Alaska, has been named the head of the Federal Subsistence Board. Fleagle, who is Inupiat, was appointed by Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne. He replaces Mitch Dementieff, a Native...
Quileute Tribe negotiates for new piece of land (August 21, 2006)
The Quileute Tribe of Washington and the National Park Service continue to negotiate a potential land swap. The tribe desperately needs land that is suitable for housing and other development. Discussions center on a possible 247-acre swap in Olympic National...
Jodi Rave: Cultural revival on the reservation (August 21, 2006)
"Gerald "Tex" Fox held a microphone in his hand as he introduced members of the Hidatsa Black Mouth Society. It had been more than a half-century since anyone had seen a member of this once revered and prestigious society. But...
Ojibwe critic takes on top Native writers (August 21, 2006)
David Treuer, a Leech Lake Ojibwe author and critic, takes on some prominent Native authors in his new book “Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual." Treuer praises authors like Sherman Alexie, Louise Erdrich and Leslie Marmon Silko. But he...
Catawba elders focus on health needs at summit (August 21, 2006)
Elders of the Catawba Nation of South Carolina hope an upcoming summit being sponsored by the state will focus on their health needs. The Indian Health Service has cut back on funds for the reservation, according to The Rock Hill...
County to stop patrolling Soboba Reservation (August 21, 2006)
The sheriff's department in Riverside County, California, will no longer patrol the Soboba Reservation after the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians canceled a law enforcement contract. The agreement was signed in summer 2005. County officers said they have noticed a...
Harjo: Ross Swimmer still taking care of Indians (August 21, 2006)
"Indian trust is well-managed by U.S.'' That statement is: a) The punch line of a shaggy BIA joke; b) The first line of the Interior Department's request to Congress for money to take care of Indians; c) The losing proposition...
Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe to build wind farm (August 21, 2006)
The Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe has hired an engineering and consulting firm to develop a wind farm. Interim chairman Jerry Flute said the initial focus of the project was one of economic development. But with tribal members facing high energy...
Mark Trahant: What if scenarios of terror attacks (August 21, 2006)
"Can you imagine seeing a mushroom cloud while driving along Interstate 5? What if a 10-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded at the Port of Seattle's Terminal 18 on Harbor Island? That scenario is worth thinking about in light of last week's...
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