Alaska Native corporation reports record revenue (September 22, 2006)
Bristol Bay Native Corp., an Alaska Native regional corporation, reported $762 million in gross revenues this year. Profit was only $21 million. But the revenues nearly exceeded the corporation's revenues for the past three years combined. The increase was attributed...
Alaska Native man hopes to bridge rural-urban split (September 22, 2006)
Roy Agloinga, the former mayor of the Inupiat village of White Mountain, has traded in his rural home for the urban setting of Anchorage. Agloinga is Anchorage's first-ever rural affairs coordinator. He hopes to forge greater ties between the...
Fort Peck Tribes turn on wind power turbines (September 22, 2006)
The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana turned on two wind power turbines this week after 10 years of planning and work. The two, 50-kilowatt wind turbines provide power to the tribal and Bureau of Indian Affairs complex in Poplar. Officials...
Lakota candidate not worried about voter ID law (September 22, 2006)
Bruce Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who is running against Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-South Dakota), says a voter ID law passed by the House won't affect Indian voters. Whalen, a Republican, said Indian turnout continues to rise...
Man arraigned for crash that killed Pueblo storyteller (September 22, 2006)
A Mexican national was arraigned on one charge of vehicular homicide for a car accident that claimed the life of 94-year-old Esther Martinez, a nationally recognized Pueblo storyteller and linguist. Jaime Martínez González, 44, was arraigned in the hospital. He...
NMAI in New York opens new space to the public (September 22, 2006)
The National Museum of the American Indian in New York is opening its newest exhibition and performance space on Saturday. The Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures is located in the basement of the George Gustav Heye Center...
Still no Indian Health Care Improvement Act (September 22, 2006)
After 11 hearings, two administrations and countless hours of testimony, Congress has yet to reauthorize the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. The law was passed in September 1976. It expired in 2000 but was extended for one year. Since then,...
Bad River Band seeks treatment as state (September 22, 2006)
The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is seeking treatment as state status from the Environmental Protection Agency. The tribe wants to set its own water quality standards. Tribal officials are worried about open pit mining that could harm...
Father and daughter elected to Passamaquoddy council (September 22, 2006)
For the first time in Passamaquoddy history, a father and daughter have been elected to serve on the tribal council. Wayne Newell, 64, was elected to the council that represents the Indian Township reservation. Dottie Barnes, 37, was elected at...
Cherokee Nation passes largest budget in history (September 22, 2006)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma passed the largest budget in its history on Thursday. The 2007 budget includes $290 million in new funds as well as leftover funds from prior years. That put the budget at around $350 million, the...
Lakota elder dies after receiving honor from state (September 22, 2006)
John Around Him, a Lakota spiritual elder who was recently honored by the state of South Dakota, died on Wednesday. He was 64. Around Him was a language instructor at Oglala Lakota College. He taught Lakota to hundreds of students...
Jodi Rave: Series on violence against Native women (September 22, 2006)
" For 22 years, Neoma Abbott has spoken with students on the Fort Belknap Reservation about some of the most intimate details of their lives. "The family planning counselor for the Assiniboine Sioux and Gros Ventre tribes talks to students...
Law firm could get $40M from Native settlement (September 22, 2006)
A law firm in Saskatchewan could receive $40 million of the $1.9 billion settlement for Native residential school students. Tony Merchant and the Merchant Law Group claim to represent 10,000 former students. Merchant says 50 lawyers have worked on the...
Eastern Cherokee water supply contaminated by gas (September 22, 2006)
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians shut down its hotel, the school, its offices and some of its businesses after a gasoline link contaminated the water supply. An estimated 1,500 families and 300 businesses on the reservation are affected...
Cason finalizes decision against Burt Lake Band (September 22, 2006)
Associate deputy Interior secretary Jim Cason issued a final determination against the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians from Michigan. Cason said the tribe was able to show prior federal recognition as of 1917. But he said the...
Sault Tribe asked to bar employees from office (September 22, 2006)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan is considering an amendment to bar employees from holding public office at the same time. Currently, people can work for the tribe and sit on the board of directors. Todd...
Interior won't seek to recover billions in royalties (September 22, 2006)
The Bush administration won't try to recover billions on lost royalties, a top Interior Department official said. The American public stands to lose out on up to $10 billion in royalties for oil and gas drilling on federal land. But...
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