Washoe Chairman: Tribe continues to region (October 4, 2006)
"The beautiful Carson Valley and its environs are as close to the heart of the people of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California as anyone on earth. Historians have documented the presence, historic and cultural connection of the "people...
Meth epidemic a top issue at NCAI annual conference (October 4, 2006)
Tribal governments must enlist partners in their fight against methamphetamine, the president of the National Congress of American Indians said on Tuesday. On the second day of NCAI's annual conference in Sacramento, California, meth and its effect on tribal communities...
Opinion: Offensive Indian Homeland Security shirt (October 4, 2006)
"Maybe I'm an unlikely candidate to write this column for the following reasons: * I opposed the formation of the Department of Homeland Security and still consider it a testament to the archaic notions that bigger is better and...
OIG report details 'excessive' Internet use at DOI (October 4, 2006)
A new report from the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General details "excessive" personal use of the Internet by employees. The investigation found that employees spend a large amount of time accessing gambling and pornographic websites even though department policy...
Border town racism on Navajo Nation Council agenda (October 4, 2006)
Border town racism will be high on the agenda when the Navajo Nation Council begins its fall session on October 16. The council will hear reports on "Hate Crimes in the Border Towns of the Navajo Nation" and "discrimination by...
Catawba potter shares tradition with students (October 4, 2006)
Keith Brown, a member of the Catawba Nation of South Carolina, shared his tribe's pottery tradition with students at Olde Pointe Elementary. Brown, 55, told the third-graders that the tribe has lost many of its people and its language....
Response: North Dakota not fighting Indian people (October 4, 2006)
"On Friday afternoon, Herald staff writer Dorreen Yellow Bird called me seeking information on the proposed lawsuit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association. At the end of our conversation, she said she had written another column on the topic, and...
Yellow Bird: No community immune from violence (October 4, 2006)
"When the shooting in Nickel Mines, Pa., hit the headlines, it seemed even more horrific because it targeted the Amish people of Lancaster County. This was not a community in which murder and shootings happens everyday. These are gentle...
Pine Ridge drug trafficking case sent to jury (October 4, 2006)
A federal jury is deliberating charges against five people accused of trafficking drugs to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The two-week trial brought out testimony against Geraldine Blue Bird, Colin Spotted Elk, Marvella Richards, Flint Thomas Red Feather...
EPA to clean up uranium mine on Spokane Reservation (October 4, 2006)
The Environmental Protection Agency announced a cleanup plan for a defunct uranium mine on the Spokane Reservation in Washington. The radioactive waste from the Midnite Mine will be placed in pits and covered. Contaminated water will be treated by a...
Fort Peck man killed while trying to help woman (October 4, 2006)
A man from the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana was beaten to death while trying to help a woman who was involved in a domestic violence incident. Kenneth Booth, 47, heard a female neighbor screaming at the El Rancho Motel,...
Jodi Rave: Open college doors to Native students (October 4, 2006)
"University of Colorado officials are taking greater notice of indigenous students who might attend the state's premier university. The efforts are seemingly linked with CU's need to move past the recent firing of Ward Churchill, the controversial CU professor, a...
Native teen files complaint against police officers (October 4, 2006)
A 16-year-old Native boy has filed a complaint against police officers in Winnipeg, Saskatchewan. The boy said officers beat him during a routine traffic stop on Sunday night. "Both officers were kneeing me constantly. At one point, I believe one...
Museum to return medicine man to First Nation (October 4, 2006)
The first male ancestor of the Chilliwack people is going back home to British Columbia after being taken from the tribe more than 100 years ago. T'xwelátse, a medicine man, was turned to stone thousands of years ago. He is...
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation pledges $1M to NCAI (October 4, 2006)
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation of Arizona pledged $1 million to the National Congress of American Indians for the tribal embassy in Washington, D.C. Tribal President Raphael Bear and tribal leaders announced the donation at the NCAI annual conference in...
Editorial: Continue fight for Lumbee recognition (October 4, 2006)
"The largest Indian tribe east of the Mississippi River will remain in governmental limbo. The Lumbees who live in Robeson and adjoining counties are a tribe, but they’re not a tribe. And Congress once again is walking away from granting...
Navajo presidential candidates debate at ASU (October 4, 2006)
The candidates for president of the Navajo Nation debated at Arizona State University on Tuesday. Incumbent Joe Shirley Jr. is being challenged by Linda Lovejoy, who would be the tribe's first female president if elected. Shirley is seeking his...
California court to hear tribal contribution case (October 4, 2006)
The California Supreme Court is holding a special session today to hear a case that will determine whether tribes are subject to the state's campaign finance laws. The Fair Political Practices Commission, a state agency, sued the Agua Caliente Band...
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