McCain won't budge from $8B Cobell settlement (September 5, 2006)
Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) won't budge from an $8 billion settlement for the Cobell trust fund lawsuit, a top aide said on Friday amid complaints about the figure. At a meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, tribal leaders and individual Indians took...
Salt River Pima-Maricopa voters go to the polls (September 5, 2006)
Members of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona go to the polls today to choose new leaders. Up for grabs are the president and vice president slots and four council seats. Incumbent president Joni Ramos is facing three...
Tulalip Tribes among honorees for Harvard program (September 5, 2006)
The drug court of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington is among the 14 honorees for the Honoring Nations program at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. The drug court was selected for its innovative treatment program. The award...
County claims Mille Lacs Reservation doesn't exist (September 5, 2006)
A recent memo claiming the Mille Lacs Ojibwe Reservation no longer exists has renewed racial tensions between Natives and non-Natives. Mille Lacs County Attorney Jan Kolb sent an e-mail to county officials, telling them not to acknowledge the 61,000-acre reservation....
Hundreds attend memorial march in Farmington (September 5, 2006)
Hundreds took part in a march in Farmington, New Mexico, to honor victims of racial violence. Leaders of the Navajo Nation organized the march after two race-related incidents in Farmington. A Navajo man was fatally shot by a police...
Editorial: March shows discrimination still exists (September 5, 2006)
"It was a time to remember those who have lost their lives, and area Native Americans joined together in celebration and memory. Hundreds of Native Americans participated in the memorial walk Saturday, each with their own family or friend in...
Tex Hall faces eight challengers in chairman's race (September 5, 2006)
Tex Hall, the chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, is facing eight challengers as he seeks re-election. Hall, the former president of the National Congress of American Indians, has served two consecutive terms as chairman....
Opinion: Pechanga Band purges family of heritage (September 5, 2006)
"Humphrey Bogart's character Fred C. Dobbs in "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" has been reincarnated in the form of Mark Macarro, chairman of the Pechanga, by virtue of him and his affluent tribe unceremoniously giving the boot to Lawrence...
Sioux man files abuse lawsuit against Mormon church (September 5, 2006)
A Flandreau Santee Sioux man filed a lawsuit against the Mormon church, accusing one of its elders of sexual abuse. Joseph Ferris, 51, said Elder Richard Joseph White repeatedly abused him in the 1960s. He said the abuse occurred when...
Hualapai Tribe expects big boost in tourists (September 5, 2006)
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona expects a big boost in tourism once it opens a glass skywalk over the Grand Canyon. Construction is still underway on the unique structure, perched 4,000 feet above the canyon. The tribe expects a...
Lawsuit filed over Iroquois passage in public school (September 5, 2006)
Four Mohawk students have filed a lawsuit in federal court after their school district prohibited the reciting of an Iroquois passage. The passage, known as the Thanksgiving Address, was read every day at the Salmon River High School and at...
Bill authorizes veterans' cemeteries on tribal land (September 5, 2006)
A measure making its way through Congress authorizes tribal governments to receive funds for veterans’ cemeteries. Currently, only states can receive cemetery funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The bill opens the pot of money to tribes and tribal...
Aquinnah Wampanoag dispute reaches back decades (September 5, 2006)
A lawsuit filed 30 years ago was aimed at resolving the land claims of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts but disputes linger today. Congress passed a bill to settle the lawsuit and clear the way for federal recognition. Yet...
Acoma Pueblo welcomes visitors to Sky City (September 5, 2006)
A new generation of tourists is become welcomed to Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. The tribe recently opened the Sky City Cultural Center and Haak'u Museum. The $15 million, 40,000-square-foot facility serves as a visitors' center and a repository for...
Jodi Rave: Sharing tribal histories of Sacagawea (September 5, 2006)
"Wanda Fox Sheppard sat beneath a tree-covered arbor with community members for a two-day tribute to a woman many Hidatsa call their relative. Sheppard counts herself among the hundreds of Sacagawea descendants on the Fort Berthold Reservation, homeland of the...
Mark Trahant: Everyone can't be that good (September 5, 2006)
"You've probably heard something like this before: "Every child is unique and special." It is a refrain many kids hear repeatedly while growing up. We all have something to contribute to this world, something that only we can add to...
Alabama gov meeting 'nothing to do with Indians' (September 5, 2006)
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley (R) says a 2002 meeting with convicted lobbyist Michael Scanlon "had nothing to do with Indians, Choctaws, anything else." In an interview with The Birmingham News, Riley acknowledges asking Scanlon to raise money for the Republican...
Book: Karl Rove had secret meetings with Abramoff (September 5, 2006)
A book being released today claims top presidential aide Karl Rove had secret meetings with convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff in order to keep them off the White House radar. In "The Architect: Karl Rove and the Master Plan for...
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