Nonprofits part of Abramoff's tribal lobbying scheme (October 13, 2006)
E-mails released by a Senate committee on Thursday paint a broader picture of Jack Abramoff's tribal lobbying effort amid the questionable use of conservative nonprofit organizations. The scandal erupted in response to high fees charged to the Mississippi Band of...
Harjo: From Abramoff to Foley, Whiteman magic (October 13, 2006)
"Washington's scandal du jour - a predatory legislator's sexually explicit e-mail and instant messages to congressional pages, and a possible cover-up - prompts the musical question: What were they thinking? We know then-Rep. Mark Foley's thoughts because the Florida Republican...
Cayuga Nation to buy more land for trust bid (October 13, 2006)
The Cayuga Nation of New York is buying more land to be placed into trust. The tribe owns about 125 acres of ancestral territory. The land falls within the 64,000-acre former Cayuga Reservation. The tribe applied to put the land...
Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas tribes form new group (October 13, 2006)
Tribes in Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas have formed a new organization to advance their political positions. The United Indian Nations of Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas met on Thursday to elect officers. But a low turnout delayed selection of leaders until...
Festival benefits Wiyot Tribe's sacred site fund (October 13, 2006)
The fifth annual Native American Performance Festival takes place tonight in Blue Lake, California. The festival is a benefit for the Wiyot Tribe's Sacred Site Fund. The tribe raises money to reacquire and restore important cultural sites, such as Indian...
Lakota woman seeks donations for Cheyenne River (October 13, 2006)
Rochelle Ripley is seeking donations to help children and elders on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Ripley, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe who lives in Connecticut, founded hawkwing. She uses the nonprofit to...
Tohono O'odham protest toxic dump in Mexico (October 13, 2006)
Members of the Tohono O'odham Nation want the Mexican government to stop a toxic waste from being dumped on a sacred site in Mexico. The proposed La Choya Hazardous Waste Facility is located eight miles from Quitovac, one of...
First Nations protest plan to restrict fishing rights (October 13, 2006)
First Nations leaders in British Columbia say they won't accept attempts to limit their fishing rights. The courts have upheld the right to Native-only fisheries. That hasn't stopped Prime Minister Stephen Harper from calling for an end to "racially divided...
Highway death rate nine times higher for Natives (October 13, 2006)
The highway date rate for Natives in British Columbia is nine times higher than the general population, the head of a safety organization said on Thursday. Tanner Elton of the B.C. Forest Safety Council said the accident and death rates...
Indians rally in support of Bolivia's president (October 13, 2006)
An estimated 15,000 Indians from Bolivia and South and Central America rallied in support of Evo Morales, Bolivia's first Indian president. The rally took place on Día de la Raza, or Indigenous Peoples Day. The event replaces the commemoration...
Indians in Colombia protest on Columbus Day (October 13, 2006)
About 700 members of the Bari Tribe of Colombia staged a protest on Columbus Day against oil drilling on their territory. The tribe wants Ecopetrol, the government-owned oil company, to stop drilling on sacred land adjacent to the reservation. Ecopetrol...
Column: Tribes not the same as other governments (October 13, 2006)
"The Hoopa tribe has sought voting membership on the HCAOG (Humboldt County Association of Governments) for years -- but not as an equal. They refuse to waive any of their unfettered ability to play their “sovereign nation card” anytime they...
Ramapough Tribe upset with probe into shooting (October 13, 2006)
Members of the Ramapough Lenape Indian Nation of New Jersey are protesting today over what they say is inaction over the fatal shooting of a tribal man. Bergen County is investigating the shooting of Emil Mann by a state park...
Judge urges compromise with Shinnecock Nation (October 13, 2006)
A federal judge is urging a New York town to compromise with the Shinnecock Nation but the town is refusing. U.S. District Judge Thomas Platt has ruled that the Shinnecocks are an Indian tribe for purposes of federal law. That...
Hopi Tribe approves agreement with Navajo Nation (October 13, 2006)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona has approved an agreement aimed at ending a decades-old dispute with the Navajo Nation. The agreement seeks to ensure Navajo and Hopi tribal members can exercise their religious and traditional rights on land belonging to...
Nonprofits did Abramoff's bidding for cut of cash (October 13, 2006)
Five conservative nonprofit groups were eager to do Jack Abramoff's bidding in exchange for financial contributions from his tribal clients, according to a new report from the Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee. The groups are identified as: Americans for...
Rep. Doolittle asked Abramoff about job for wife (October 13, 2006)
A newly disclosed e-mail shows Rep. John Doolittle (R-California) wanted convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff to give his wife a job. The Congressman is referred to as "JTD" in the e-mail. "JTD" wanted his wife, Julie, to work for a non-profit...
Prison time sought for ex-White House official (October 13, 2006)
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence a former Bush administration official to prison for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal. David Safavian, a former General Services Administration chief of staff and former White House Office of Management...
Ney set to enter guilty plea on Abramoff charge (October 13, 2006)
Rep. Bob Ney (R-Ohio) is set to enter a guilty plea in federal court today for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal. Ney accepted campaign contributions, trips, meals, drinks and other items of value from Abramoff. In exchange, he...
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