Oklahoma tribes work to preserve languages (August 29, 2006)
Oklahoma tribes are dedicating their resources to preserving Native languages, some of which have few speakers left. The Cherokee Nation spent $2.4 million on language revitalization in 2005 and plans to spend $2.5 million in the coming year. The Pawnee...
New Mexico tribes fight BIA's education reorganization (August 29, 2006)
More tribes are joining the fight against the reorganization of education programs at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A federal judge has already stopped the Bush administration from making changes at BIA schools in South Dakota and North Dakota. Four...
South Dakota honors Lakota man who helps inmates (August 29, 2006)
The state of South Dakota declared August 28, 2006, as John Around Him Day in honor of Samuel John Around Him, a Lakota language teacher. John Around Him, 64, is an Oglala Lakota College language teacher and Vietnam War veteran....
Rapid City schools to keep track of Indian students (August 29, 2006)
The public school district in Rapid City, South Dakota, has hired a consulting firm to track the progress of Indian students. The Red Stone Education Group will help the district's Office of Indian Education and supervise the Title VII Indian...
Comment period extended on rights-of-way report (August 29, 2006)
The comment period on the energy rights-of-way report in Indian Country has been extended to September 30. The Interior Department and the Energy Department issued the report earlier this month. They also scheduled four public meetings, the last of which...
Blackfeet housing authority seeks rehearing of case (August 29, 2006)
The Blackfeet Nation's housing authority is seeking a rehearing of a case that could open up tribes nationwide to lawsuits. The housing authority is being held liable for moldy homes. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the tribe...
Peguis First Nation to vote on treaty settlement (August 29, 2006)
Members of the Peguis First Nation have until today to vote on what is being called the largest treaty land settlement in Manitoba history. The deal would put $64 million in a community trust fund. Tribal leaders hope to use...
Makah Nation to retire canoe used in 1999 whale hunt (August 29, 2006)
The Makah Nation of Washington will retire the canoe used in the tribe's first successful whale hunt. The tribe took to the water in 1999 and landed its first gray whale in more than 70 years. The 32-foot Hummingbird was...
Former Delaware leaders question Cherokee deal (August 29, 2006)
Two former leaders of the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma say they are worried about a deal with the much larger Cherokee Nation. Former chief Curtis Zunigha and former Dee Ketchum say the deal won't restore the tribe's sovereignty. They object...
Editorial: Tribal warfare over Lumbee recognition (August 29, 2006)
"We don't pretend to know all that drives the Tuscarora Tribe to so vehemently oppose federal recognition for the Lumbee Indians, but we do understand a bottom line - from $77 million to $100 million a year. That is the...
Winnebago Tribe's IT company sees success worldwide (August 29, 2006)
All Native Systems started out with three employees in 1999 and has grown into a widely recognized managed information technology services with contracts in Iraq, Mexico and the United States. All Native Systems (http://www.allnativesystems.com) is a subsidiary of Ho-Chunk Inc.,...
Intertribal court in California swears in chief judge (August 29, 2006)
The Intertribal Court of Southern California swore in its first chief judge on Sunday. Retired Superior Court Commissioner Anthony Brandenburg was chosen by the leaders of six tribes. He will hear appeals that arise from cases on six San Diego...
D-Q University supporters worry about losing land (August 29, 2006)
Supporters of D-Q University are worried that California's only tribal college will lose 600 acres of federal land. The deed says the land must be used to maintain D-Q as an educational institution. But with no students, no classes...
Cobell shifts appeal strategy to keep judge on case (August 29, 2006)
The Cobell plaintiffs announced a shift in strategy as they seek to reinstate U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth to the trust fund case. Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff, said her attorneys would ask the full D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals...
Tim Giago: Day of reckoning for Oglala Sioux Tribe (August 29, 2006)
"October 3, 2006 is an important date on the calendar of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, but Tuesday, November 7 looms even larger. After two years of strife, turmoil, finger pointing, unethical behavior, vicious politicking from one of the most “do...
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