Rep. Udall statement on H.R.4893 (September 18, 2006)
Mr. UDALL of New Mexico. I very much appreciate the honorable gentleman from Michigan in his yielding to me, and his leadership on this issue. There is nobody in this Congress that respects tribal sovereignty more than DALE KILDEE. I...
Rep. Baldwin statement on H.R.4893 (September 18, 2006)
Ms. BALDWIN. Mr. Speaker, proponents of this bill claim that it will guarantee greater local control. But for my constituents, nothing could be further from the truth. More than 5 years ago, the community of Beloit, Wisconsin, began working with...
Rep. Kennedy statement on H.R.4893 (September 18, 2006)
Mr. KENNEDY of Rhode Island. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time and for his leadership on sovereignty in this country on behalf of Native Americans, our very first Americans, the people who had America before...
Tulalip Tribes build high-speed network on reservation (September 18, 2006)
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington completed work on a fiber-optic network that will bring high-speed Internet and cable television to homes on the reservation. The network reaches every part of the 22,000-acre reservation. It replaces the old copper wire system....
Conference to present models for meth treatment (September 18, 2006)
New models of methamphetamine treatment will be presented at the 19th Annual Behavioral Health Conference in South Dakota this week. The conference theme is "Renewing the Spirit." Larry Prairie Chicken, one of the organizers, said it will focus on meth...
Nebraska cites improvement in Indian education (September 18, 2006)
Nebraska is making some progress when it comes to the education of Indian students, said the Native American coordinator for the state. Graduation rates and test scores are rising, said coordinator Carol Rempp. More Natives are joining the teaching field,...
Yurok woman: California still a very racist state (September 18, 2006)
"It seems we have an evolution problem. Not the single-celled organism versus creationism kind, but the disquieting kind that has us struggling with our sense of self and exactly who it is we are becoming. The recent ruling by the...
Senate committee sets hearing on self-governance (September 18, 2006)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold an oversight hearing this Wednesday on tribal self-governance. The hearing is the committee's first on the topic during the 109th Congress. A witness list hasn't been made public yet. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona)...
Man convicted of Aquash murder gets new lawyer (September 18, 2006)
Arlo Looking Cloud, an Oglala Sioux man convicted of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, was given a new lawyer to pursue a new trial. Looking Cloud, 53, was convicted by a jury of Aquash's 1975 death....
Senate committee sends Cobell letter to Kempthorne (September 18, 2006)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee sent a letter to Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne in protest of the Bush administration's failure to respond to the Cobell settlement. Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) and Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-North Dakota) met with Kempthorne and...
Editorial: Question Seneca-Cayuga Tribe's land bid (September 18, 2006)
"The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma has said it wants to be a partner with Cayuga County communities looking to help this region grow economically. But isn't a partner supposed to be open and honest? The disclosure last week that the...
Racial tensions fester in Navajo Nation border town (September 18, 2006)
Three decades after racial violence rocked the border town of Farmington, New Mexico, Navajo leaders and citizens are wondering if it ever really left. On June 4, three young white males from Farmington beat a 46-year-old Navajo man and...
Esther Martinez, linguist and storyteller, dies at 94 (September 18, 2006)
Esther Martinez, a Pueblo linguist and storyteller, died on Saturday night after returning from Washington, D.C., where she received a 2006 National Heritage Fellowship. She was 94. Martinez was from Ohkay Owingeh, formerly known as San Juan Pueblo. Her...
Editorial: 'Anything goes' at Interior Department (September 18, 2006)
"We knew that bad things would happen when President Bush filled many of his important environmental posts with right-wing activists and industry lobbyists who had spent their careers criticizing the laws they were now being told to uphold and representing...
Opinion: Republicans ignore outrage over pork (September 18, 2006)
"If Republicans lose big in November, one reason will be their tardy response to public outrage over profligate spending. The guilty pleas of former GOP Rep. Duke Cunningham and lobbyist Jack Abramoff prompted demands for reform of the earmarks--pork projects...
Review: The Translation of Dr Apelles by David Treuer (September 18, 2006)
"In the middle of one of the most gripping action sequences in the Aeneid , Virgil deliberately calls attention to the artificiality of the story he is telling. It occurs in Book II, in the account of the sack...
Jodi Rave: Series on violence against Native women (September 18, 2006)
"It is estimated that in their lifetimes, one in three Native women will be raped. Six in 10 will be physically assaulted. Native women experience 66 percent of the violent crimes committed against Native people. There are likely several...
Mark Trahant: The bubble bursts on our credit (September 18, 2006)
"I love listening to the stories people tell. A few years ago: It was a yarn about the instant wealth won in the stock market. People like me, wage earners, were sharing the supposed inside information from their brokers. We...
Yellow Bird: Some tribes corrupted by nepotism (September 18, 2006)
"Our tribal governments are beginning to look more and more like non-Indian government. Many tribal governments are using the absence of nepotism like a knife to cut out their realm on the reservations. Employing people who support them allows...
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