Montana tribe uses technology to preserve languages (September 1, 2006)
The Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana are using technology to preserve Native languages. The former technology director Jim Ereaux of the Salish Kootenai College created two fonts. One is of the Salish language and the other is of...
Cherokee Nation expects 100,000 for holiday (September 1, 2006)
Upward of 100,000 people are expected to attend the Cherokee Nation's 54th annual national holiday. The Labor Day weekend event is considered a homecoming for Cherokee people. Chief Chad Smith said this year is notable because it marks the 100th...
House committee holds field hearing on languages (September 1, 2006)
The House Education and Workforce Committee held a field hearing on Native language preservation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday. The committee heard from tribal leaders and Native language experts. They emphasized the link between language and culture and the...
Assiniboine woman honored before return to Iraq (September 1, 2006)
Army Spc. Leslie Horn, an Assiniboine woman from the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana, was honored on Wednesday with an eagle feather. Horn comes from a family of veterans. Her grandfather, Gilbert Horn, served in World War II veteran...
Embattled Goshute leader calls himself 'chief for life' (September 1, 2006)
Leon Bear, the chairman of the small Skull Valley Goshute Band of Utah, has survived ouster attempts and a federal indictments as he pushes a plan to store up to 44,000 tons of nuclear waste on the reservation. "I'm chief...
Editorial: More needs to be done for Indian students (September 1, 2006)
"The Rapid City School District is making an extra effort this year to help American Indian students. The district has hired The Red Stone Education Group to help its Office of Indian Education and supervise the federal grant program, Title...
Manitoba chiefs launch youth suicide prevention study (September 1, 2006)
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs launched a major study to discover how to prevent youth suicide. The three-year project is being conducted in conjunction with the University of Manitoba's Centre for Aboriginal Health Research. It will employ Native people, who...
Utah tribes pleased with first Native American Summit (September 1, 2006)
Utah tribal leaders said the first Native American Summit was a positive step toward improving relations with the state. Tribal and state officials discussed health care, public safety, education, economic and other issues. Ivan Wongan, chairman of the Northwestern Band...
Editorial: Tohono O'odham Nation generous on road (September 1, 2006)
"The Tohono O'odham Tribal Council has generously agreed to keep Coleman Road open through Sept. 29, allowing Pima County more time to bulldoze an alternative route into a wildcat subdivision west of Tucson. Coleman Road, located west of Three Points,...
Navajo woman booted from rights-of-way meeting (September 1, 2006)
Navajo Nation presidential candidate Linda Lovejoy was booted from an energy right-of-way meeting because she is not a tribal government official, The Gallup Independent reports. Lovejoy made a statement in opposition to the report recently completed by the Interior Department...
United Keetoowah Band opens office in Arkansas (September 1, 2006)
The United Keetoowah Band of Oklahoma opened an office in Arkansas to provide services to member who live in the Fort Smith area. Chief George Wickliffe said the office will probably be the busiest outside of the main headquarters in...
Chippewa Cree Tribe breaks ground on water system (September 1, 2006)
The Chippewa Cree Tribe joined the state of Montana and the federal government in the groundbreaking of a $267 million water system. The system will deliver water to the Rocky Boy's Reservation and to other rural communities. It was the...
Pascua Yaqui Tribe grant used for videoconferencing (September 1, 2006)
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona awarded a $30,000 grant to Pima Association of Governments fro a videoconferencing system. The system enables remote participation in association meetings. The Pascua Yaqui Tribe and the Tohono O'odham Nation are part of the...
Ponca Tribe in Nebraska to buy old college campus (September 1, 2006)
The Ponca Tribe is planning to buy buildings at the former Nebraska Christian College campus in Norfolk. The tribe wants to use the administrative building and gymnasium for office space, to provide services and to host cultural activities. Uses for...
Oklahoma tribal leaders press Istook on issues (September 1, 2006)
Oklahoma tribal leaders had tough questions for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ernest Istook, who has taken controversial stances on taxation, sovereignty and land-into-trust as a member of the U.S. House. Istook said he respects tribal sovereignty. But he said there will...
Kempthorne meets with Native leaders on ANWR visit (September 1, 2006)
Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne met with Alaska Native leaders on his first visit to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. After weather delayed his trip, Kempthorne traveled to the Inupiat village of Kaktovik, the only village in ANWR. Most of the...
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