Native Americans still poorest in United States (August 30, 2006)
Income levels have risen and poverty rates have stabilized but Native Americans remain the poorest in the nation, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday. From 2004 to 2005, the average American household earned $46,326, an...
Letter: Sports mascots keep Indian culture alive (August 30, 2006)
'"Being of Native American descent, I love it that sports teams honor me and my ancestors by naming themselves after our proud people. How thrilling it is to hear names such as Warriors, Braves, Redskins, Chiefs and Indians! There are...
House committee to hold field hearing on languages (August 30, 2006)
The House Committee on Education & the Workforce is holding a field hearing on Native languages in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday. The Recovery and Preservation of Native American Languages hearing takes place at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. It...
Native protesters in Canada prepare for long haul (August 30, 2006)
Native protesters who have been occupying a construction site in Ontario are preparing to stay there through the winter. The protesters are seeking donations of food, clothing and money. They say they will stay until the land is returned...
Navajo communities try to recover from floods (August 30, 2006)
Navajo Nation communities are still dealing with the effects of major flooding on the reservation. Michelle Hood and her family fled their home in the Church Rock, New Mexico, area last week. They returned to find it totally destroyed....
Oneida Nation in Wisconsin seeks more trust land (August 30, 2006)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin hopes to place than 3,000 acres of ancestral land in trust. The land is located in Brown County, where the tribe already has 1,900 acres in trust. According to The Green Bay Press Gazette ,...
Mescalero Apache Nation awarded housing funds (August 30, 2006)
The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico received more than $2.3 million in housing funds to improve housing on the reservation. The money comes from the Indian Housing Block Grant program. The Bush administration had suspended the program after a...
Utah governor hosts Native American Summit (August 30, 2006)
Utah Gov. John Huntsman (R) has called the first ever government-to-government meeting between tribal and state officials. The 2006 Native American Summit begins today. The Navajo Nation, the Ute Tribe, the bands of the Goshute Tribe, the bands of the...
Editorial: BIA to blame for O'odham road woes (August 30, 2006)
"One of the most enduring complaints of American Indian officials has been that getting anything done on a reservation takes forever because of the red tape involved in dealing with the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs or the tribal council....
Oneida Nation comedian to appear on Letterman (August 30, 2006)
Hill, a television writer and performer, has been a regular on the late night talk show circuit. He has made appearances on Letterman, Johnny Carson and Jay Leno. Tonight's show also features rapper and singer Jessica Simpson. Check local...
D-Q University supporters meet to discuss future (August 30, 2006)
Supporters of D-Q University met on Monday to discuss the future of California's only tribal college. The school lost accreditation last year and federal funds. Students have been sent home and the campus is empty. An attempt to put D-Q...
Meskwaki Tribe's new police force hits the streets (August 30, 2006)
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa will have its own police force for the first time since the 1930s. The six officers start their patrols on Friday. A retired Des Moines lieutenant was hired as the tribe's first police chief. The...
Former Coyote Valley leaders indicted on 39 counts (August 30, 2006)
A four-year investigation into the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians has led to federal charges against seven former tribal leaders. Former chairwoman Priscilla Hunter, former historian Michael Hunter, former vice chairwoman Iris Martinez, former secretary Darlene Crabtree, Michelle Campbell...
Senate staff to discuss Cobell settlement in Tulsa (August 30, 2006)
Senior staff of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee are headed to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for another meeting on the Cobell settlement legislation. The meeting takes place Friday at the Doubletree Hotel Tulsa Downtown, 616 West 7th Street. It runs from 9am...
Inouye no longer backs Lieberman for Senate (August 30, 2006)
Sen. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) has dropped his support for Sen. Joe Lieberman (D-Connecticut). Inouye campaigned for Lieberman before the Democratic primary. Lieberman narrowly lost the primary to Ned Lamont. Lieberman is still in the race as an independent but Inouye...
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