Appeals court blocks voter ID rules in Arizona (October 6, 2006)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals blocked the state of Arizona's voter ID rules on Thursday. The Navajo Nation opposed the rules, saying they would disenfranchise tribal members without photo identification or proof of citizenship. A federal judge previously declined...
Oglala Sioux Tribe election results too close to call (October 6, 2006)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has called in the U.S. Census Bureau to examine the results of Tuesday's primary election. Unofficial results show President Alex White Plume and former President John Yellow Bird Steel with the most votes....
Residential school survivors testify on settlement (October 6, 2006)
Survivors of residential school abuse testified before a judge in Manitoba about a proposed $1.9 billion settlement. Former students will receive a lump sum of $10,000, plus $3,000 for each year spent in the schools. Additional money can be sought...
Fort Peck Tribes take control of reservation roads (October 6, 2006)
The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana signed an agreement with the Federal Highway Administration to take control of roads on the reservation. The agreement, one of four in Indian Country, gives the tribe greater access to $10.4 million in federal...
Adam Beach plays Ira Hayes in 'Flags of Our Fathers' (October 6, 2006)
Native actor Adam Beach depicts U.S. Marine Ira Hayes in the upcoming film "Flags of Our Fathers" [IMDB Entry]. Hayes, a Pima from Arizona, was one of four Marines who raised the American flag at Iwo Jima. The picture...
Navajos criticize tribe's proposed power plant (October 6, 2006)
Members of the Navajo Nation told the Environmental Protection Agency of their opposition to the tribe's proposed power plant in New Mexico. Tribal members said the Desert Rock Power Plant will harm the environment. The cited concerns about air...
Sycuan Band prepares to reopen San Diego hotel (October 6, 2006)
The Sycuan Band of Kumeyaay Indians will reopen the 96-year-old U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego on October 15. The tribe bought the hotel for $45 million in December 2003. The hotel has been undergoing some renovations as...
Human Events: Hastert not best choice to lead GOP (October 6, 2006)
"The scandal swirling around disgraced former Rep. Mark Foley (R.-Fla.) does not change the fact that the best outcome for America in the November elections is for the Republican Party to retain its majority in both houses of Congress. That...
Grande Ronde Tribal Council chooses new chairman (October 6, 2006)
The Confederated Grand Ronde Tribes of Oregon have a new chairman. The tribal council voted 5-4 to name Chris Mercier as chairman. He defeated longtime chairwoman Cheryle Kennedy for the post. Kennedy still sits on the council, having won re-election...
NCAI to consider resolution in support of Cobell bill (October 6, 2006)
The National Congress of American Indians is expected to pass a resolution in support of an $8 billion settlement to the Cobell trust fund lawsuit, The Arizona Republic reports. NCAI was told this week that the White House is delaying...
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