Editorial: Bush punishes Indian Country yet again (September 11, 2006)
Politicians in Utah are patting themselves on the back after the Interior Department rejected a lease for a nuclear waste dump on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation. They couldn't win on the merits so they took to lobbying the Bush...
Choctaw Man: U.S. still blind to reality after 9/11 (September 11, 2006)
"This country acted like a victim on 9/11. Those 3,700 people who died did nothing directly to the hijackers who attacked the twin towers. They just worked in a building that was a sign of capitalistic greed and oppression. Similarly,...
Michigan tribes oppose Bush nominee to federal court (September 11, 2006)
More than half of Michigan's federally recognized tribes moved Friday to oppose one of President Bush's judicial nominees. The six tribes wrote a letter to Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D) and Sen. Carl Levin (D) to voice their opposition to Robert...
Ojibwe woman wins top Small Business honor (September 11, 2006)
Mary Moldenhauer, an Ojibwe woman and owner of an electronics firm, was recently named Minnesota's Minority Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Administration. Moldenhauer, from the La Court Oreilles Band, operates Greystar Electronics Inc. in...
Language device finds its way to Indian Country (September 11, 2006)
An electronic device originally designed for the military has become a new tool in the effort to preserve Native languages. The Phraselator is a hand-held computer. It can replay words, phrases or entire passages in another language. Don Thornton,...
Kempthorne met Hatch but not tribe on nuclear dump (September 11, 2006)
The Interior Department refused to consult the Skull Valley Band of Goshutes before rejecting the Utah tribe's proposal to build nuclear waste dump. Spokesperson Shane Wolfe said there was no requirement in federal law to consult the tribe or its...
Haskell University holds 18th annual art market (September 11, 2006)
Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas held its 18th annual art market over the weekend. Nearly 200 artists exhibited their works at the show. Organizers expected an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 attended the event. In addition to art, the...
Lower Brule Sioux to reintroduce swift foxes (September 11, 2006)
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is reintroducing swift foxes to the reservation. The foxes are native to the Plains. But they disappeared from the reservation, said Shaun Grassel, a biologist for the tribe. To bring the animals...
Jodi Rave: More Native students enter college (September 11, 2006)
"More students are realizing what can be gained through education. Many are beginning their education at a tribal college. Native enrollment at reservation-based colleges is growing at twice the rate of Native enrollment at four-year colleges or universities. Student enrollment...
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe gets $1M for water work (September 11, 2006)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has received an additional $1 million to complete work on an emergency water project. The tribe has suffered under a constant threat of drought. The 14,000 people who live on the reservation...
Lawyers behind failed BIA abuse case file new suit (September 11, 2006)
A law firm whose $25 billion abuse suit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs was thrown out o court is helping another Indian man bring a case against the Mormon Church. Herman & Mermelstein of Miami is part of a...
New Miss Indian Nations crowned at UTTC (September 11, 2006)
Photo by United Tribes Technical College. Ponka-We Vickers, a Ponca/Tohono O'odham woman from Kansas, was crowned the fourteenth Miss Indian Nations at United Tribes Technical College. Vickers, a descendant of Ponca Chief Standing Bear, beat five other contestants at...
Seneca man who eluded police for months surrenders (September 11, 2006)
Ralph J. Phillips, a Seneca man from New York who eluded authorities for five months, turned himself in on Friday. Phillips, 44, escaped from a county jail on April 2. He hid out in western and upstate New York...
Cherokee chief rejects need to approve constitution (September 11, 2006)
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith said the tribe's new constitution doesn't need to be approved by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Smith said the tribe's top court has ruled that federal approval is not required. But the Bush administration...
Tim Giago: Indian people mark 500 years of terrorism (September 11, 2006)
Posted by request of Tim Giago, Nanwica Kciji. © 2006 Native American Journalists Foundation, Inc. This morning as I drove through downtown Rapid City I realized that many of the signs that appeared all over this city several days after...
Student admits lying about incident at high school (September 11, 2006)
A student at a high school on the Navajo Nation has admitted she lied about being threatened with a gun and knives. The female student's report prompted a lockdown of the Ganado High School in Ganado, Arizona. Media reports swirled...
Yellow Bird: Grant will help suicide prevention (September 11, 2006)
"In the past few months, there have been more than a few suicide attempts among young people on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, Fort Yates, N.D. The attempts follow a number of completed suicides just a few years ago. I...
Mark Trahant: Forget the rethoric about Iran (September 11, 2006)
"Is the Bush administration inching toward a more reasonable relationship with Iran? The official words say no. Once again last week, a State Department official renewed the call for sanctions against Iran, calling them "essential." Now forget the rhetoric because...
Washington Post: It's time to get rid of 'Redskins' (September 11, 2006)
"The Washington Redskins start their season tonight and, as most sports fans will attest, it is a time to think of endless possibilities. Let's hope that a new coach for offense and an aging quarterback make for a winning combination,...
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