Washington Times: Resign as Speaker, Hastert (October 3, 2006)
"The facts of the disgrace of Mark Foley, who was a Republican member of the House from a Florida district until he resigned last week, constitute a disgrace for every Republican member of Congress. Red flags emerged in late 2005,...
Villages that rejected heating fuel get donations (October 3, 2006)
Four Alaska Native villages that rejected free heating oil from Venezuela have received donations from across the country, The Anchorage Daily News reports. "The response has been overwhelming," said Dimitri Philemonof, he president of the Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association. The...
White House blamed for another delay in Cobell (October 3, 2006)
Efforts to settle the Cobell trust fund lawsuit are in danger because the White House has failed to provide a settlement number, a top senator said on Monday. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee presented an $8 billion figure to the...
Paper examines race relations on sports field (October 3, 2006)
The Sioux Falls Argus Leader continues its series on race relations in high school athletics. Mackenzie Casey, a high school basketball standout, grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation. As the child of a Lakota mother and a white father,...
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe reburies ancestors (October 3, 2006)
The Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe of Washington reburied 21 ancestors who were being held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Kathy Duncan, the tribe's cultural resource officer, and her husband drove the remains back home. "I...
Protest planned for Columbus Day parade in Denver (October 3, 2006)
American Indian activists plan to protest this weekend's Columbus Day Parade in Denver and, more specifically, the involvement of Comanche man David Yeagley. American Indian Movement representatives showed up to a press conference called by the Italian-Americans who put...
First Nations fear return of tuberculosis (October 3, 2006)
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations says the rising rate of tuberculosis poses disaster for Native people. Guy Lonechild, the acting chief of FSIN, called for immediate action to address risk factors for Native people. They include overcrowding, poor overall...
EPA takes comments on Navajo Nation power plant (October 3, 2006)
The Environmental Protection Agency is holding two public hearings this week on a proposed power plant on the Navajo Nation. The EPA will take comments on a draft air permit for the Desert Rock Power Plant. Sithe Global Power, a...
Abramoff report lists contacts with Capitol Hill (October 3, 2006)
The House Government Reform Committee's bipartisan report on Jack Abramoff's lobbying of the White House also contains details of his team's Capitol Hill contacts, The Hill newspaper reports. Of the 485 contacts in the report, The Hill counted meetings with...
NCAI kicks off annual meeting in Sacramento (October 3, 2006)
An estimated 2,000 people representing 120 tribes are in Sacramento this week for the National Congress of American Indians 63rd annual conference. In the morning, attendees heard from Rep. Charles Rangel (D-New York), Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne and former...
Harvard to present Honoring Nations at NCAI (October 3, 2006)
The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development will present its Honoring Nations awards at the National Congress of American Indians today. The program recognizes excellence in tribal governance. Fourteen finalists, out of 86 applicants, were chosen for their...
Lawyers pursue Indian school abuse in state court (October 3, 2006)
Lawyers from California are pursuing two lawsuits alleging abuse at Indian boarding schools in South Dakota. One case filed by former students at St. Paul's School was dismissed by a circuit court. The judge said the plaintiffs waited too long....
Supreme Court won't hear land-into-trust cases (October 3, 2006)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected two lawsuits that challenged the Bureau of Indian Affairs' authority to take land into trust. Without comment, the justices refused to hear South Dakota v. Department of the Interior, No. 05-1428, and Utah...
High court refuses tribal member's state tax case (October 3, 2006)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a lawsuit from a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation who challenged income taxes imposed by the state of Connecticut. Jo-Ann Dark Eyes argued that income she earned as a tribal official...
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