Chickasaw Nation business buys building for $7.8M (August 31, 2006)
The Chickasaw Nation's economic development enterprise purchased a building in Norman, Oklahoma, for $7.8 million. Chickasaw Nation Industries will use the 66,000-square-foot building to house employees. Some will be transferred from other offices but CNI expects to make 100 new...
Column: Young Natives wrong to challenge 'Redskins' (August 31, 2006)
"The latest legal move against the Washington Redskins is just an ultra, ultra-liberal initiative full of political correctness and out of step with what is going on in Indian country. In the battle over eliminating American Indian-based team nicknames, we...
Harjo: Sen. 'Macaca' Allen no stranger to racial gaffes (August 31, 2006)
"Sen. George F. Allen is a candidate who wants Virginians to send him back to the Senate in November and to the White House in 2008. All he had to do during recess was go to a few fund-raisers, football...
Bolivia's first Indian president faces challenges (August 31, 2006)
Evo Morales, the first Indian president of Bolivia, remains highly popular eight months after taking office but he faces some challenges as the honeymoon wears off. Morales, an Aymara coca farmer, fulfilled campaign promises to nationalize the country's oil and...
Guilty conviction for death of Navy SEAL at Fort Peck (August 31, 2006)
A federal jury convicted a 24-year-old man of voluntary manslaughter for the fatal stabbing of a Navy SEAL on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. Gerald Littlehead Jr. was acquitted of the more serious charge of second-degree murder. He was...
Data shows high rates of Native violence in Farmington (August 31, 2006)
Native Americans are more likely to be victims of murder, rape and kidnapping in Farmington, New Mexico, according to statistics released by the Farmington Police Department. From 2000 to 2006, 11 out of 17 murder victims were Native. All the...
Oneida Nation in court again over tax assessments (August 31, 2006)
The Oneida Nation of New York is asking a state appeals court to drop 14 tax assessment lawsuits. The tribe filed the lawsuits in July 2005 after being hit with tax bills by several municipalities in Madison County. In the...
Navajo Nation to march in Farmington on Saturday (August 31, 2006)
Members and leaders of the Navajo Nation will hold a march in Farmington, New Mexico, on Saturday to remember the victims of racial violence. Tribal leaders acted after the beating death of a Navajo man by three white males and...
More than a dozen seek Oglala Sioux presidency (August 31, 2006)
More than a dozen people are running for president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Incumbent Alex White Plume faces 13 challengers. Cecelia Fire Thunder, who was ousted as president, is one of them. Fire Thunder was elected...
University said to drop 'Chief Illiniwek' as mascot (August 31, 2006)
Chief Illiniwek, the controversial mascot of the University of Illinois, is said to be on his way out as an official school symbol. Sources told The Chicago Sun-Times that the chief will appear at the football season opener and...
Former Coyote Valley leaders make court appearance (August 31, 2006)
Seven former leaders of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians made their first court appearance on Wednesday after being charged with 39 counts of theft, conspiracy and obstruction of justice. The seven former leaders are accused of using tribal...
Judge delays Abramoff sentencing again (August 31, 2006)
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff remains free for another 90 days in order to cooperate with federal investigators. Abramoff was due to appear in court on September 6 but U.S. District Judge Ellen S. Huvelle in Washington, D.C., pushed the status...
Bush renominates Myers for federal court judgeship (August 31, 2006)
President Bush has renominated former Interior solicitor William G. Myers for a seat on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Tribal and Indian leaders unanimously opposed Myers when he was picked the first time. Their campaign against him helped...
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