Paper: Turtle Mountain chairman suffers stroke (October 27, 2006)
The chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians is recovering in the hospital after suffering a stroke, The Grand Forks Herald reports. Ken W. Davis, 57, is being treated in Minot, North Dakota. His family asked the hospital...
Forum scheduled on murals at EPA headquarters (October 27, 2006)
EPA MURAL: "Dangers of the Mail" considered offensive by Indian employees. Additional Photos A series of murals that depict Native people as murderers and rapists will be the subject of a General Services Administration forum on Monday, October 30. The...
Navajo officials not sorry for stealing money (October 27, 2006)
Two former Navajo Nation chapter officials have failed to publicly apologized for stealing money. Former Nageezi Chapter President Calvert Garcia admitted to taking more than $24,000 from the chapter. Former Chapter Service Coordinator Samuel Henry admitted to taking more than...
Red Lake Nation police officers fatally shoot man (October 27, 2006)
The FBI is investigating the shooting death of a 20-year-old man who allegedly threatened police officers with a knife. Louis W. Barrett Jr., 20, was shot at his home. Police went there after Barrett allegedly shot at a car. Barrett...
Column: Tribes forgave 'Injun' remark for a reason (October 27, 2006)
"This just in: The men of the square table, in an extraordinary decision, have expanded their jurisdiction beyond simply dictating Man Law to now include Politician Law, or Pol Law, for short. We obtained a copy of the first Pol...
Pechanga man on trial for meth-related crime (October 27, 2006)
A member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians is on trial for crimes he allegedly committed while high on methamphetamine. Joseph Anthony Barrientos, 27, was speeding when he allegedly hit a family on a street. Pedro Romero, 11,...
Shakopee Tribe donates $25K to health clinic (October 27, 2006)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Dakota Community of Minnesota donated $25,000 to a free health clinic in the Minneapolis area. The St. Mary's Health Clinic primarily serves low-income residents without insurance or medical assistance. "We believe everyone should have access to health...
Most California tribal money goes to Republicans (October 27, 2006)
Six California tribes who have poured more than $9 million into their political committee have so far spent most of it on Republicans. Team 2006 spent $2.7 million as of Thursday, The Contra Costa Times reports. Of that amount, more...
NMAI director Rick West to step down in 2007 (October 27, 2006)
Rick West, the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, will step down in 2007. West, a member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma, has overseen the museum since it was authorized by Congress 17 years...
Pumpkins grown on Navajo Nation raise funds (October 27, 2006)
Pumpkins grown on the Navajo Nation have found their way to the Washington, D.C., area, where a church uses them to raise money for charities and other causes. A for-profit company called Pumpkin Patch Fundraisers leases 2,000 acres in...
Pombo met Abramoff 'two or three times' (October 27, 2006)
Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), the chairman of the House Resources Committee, admits he met Jack Abramoff "two or three times" but says the convicted lobbyist "never once lobbied me on anything." "He never asked me to sign a letter...
Bush signs law to create 700-mile border fence (October 27, 2006)
President Bush on Thursday signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006, a law that authorizes the construction of a 700-mile fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Tohono O'odham Nation opposes the fence. The tribe's land in Arizona and Mexico will...
Cobell attorney criticizes Bush changes to bill (October 27, 2006)
An attorney for the Cobell plaintiffs criticized the Bush administration's proposals to end federal management of the Indian trust and force the consolidation of the Indian land base. Dennis Gingold, a Washington, D.C., attorney said the changes are unacceptable. "It...
Harjo: GOP self-destructs at an amazing rate (October 27, 2006)
"Republicans today are self-destructing at an amazing rate. Democratic election warriors are almost holding their collective breath in order to avoid making mistakes. The two things the battle-weary Dems say most often are: 1) ''My heart's been broken too many...
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