Tribal trust claims face challenge from Bush (October 31, 2006)
Tribes with billions of dollars in trust mismanagement claims will face additional challenges from the Bush administration when lawmakers go back to work in a couple of weeks. More than two dozen tribes have filed breach of trust lawsuits in...
ScrippsNews: Team 2006 more about money, not race (October 31, 2006)
"Until now, California's state controller's race has been a somnolent contest. Few voters know that Democrat John Chiang is running against Republican Tony Strickland. Even fewer know the controller has significant duties in auditing state agencies, serving on state pension...
Micmac woman appointed to NAGPRA review panel (October 31, 2006)
Donna Augustine, a member of the Aroostook Band of Micmac Indians of Maine, has been appointed to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Review Committee. Augustine was nominated by the four tribes in Maine. She is recognized as a...
California tribes donate to fire victims, reward (October 31, 2006)
Southern California tribes have donated thousands of dollars to the victims of the deadly Esperanza Fire and to a reward fund. The Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians donated $100,000 and the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians donated $50,000 to the...
Navajo girls basketball coach has tough first year (October 31, 2006)
The girls basketball team at Whitehorse High, a school on a remote part of the Navajo Nation, made it to the Utah championships last year. But that was with a different coach, a non-Indian who has moved away. So...
Shadow Wolves moved out of Homeland Security (October 31, 2006)
The Shadow Wolves, an all-Native unit of border drug trackers, have been moved out of the Department of Homeland Security. Members of the unit and their allies in Congress sought the transfer. They cited management problems within DHS, which took...
First Nation reaches treaty with British Columbia (October 31, 2006)
The Lheidli T’enneh First Nation signed a treaty with the British Columbia government on Sunday. The agreement is the first reached under the province's treaty process. It took more than 15 years of negotiations. The Lheidli T’enneh will receive more...
Michigan treaty tribes reach deal on forest land (October 31, 2006)
Four Michigan tribes who signed an 1836 treaty with the United States reached a deal over gathering rights in national forests. The Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, the Little Traverse...
Tohono O'odham youth learn farming traditions (October 31, 2006)
Youth in the Tohono O'odham Nation village of Cucklebur are learning the tribe's farming traditions through a community garden. Youngsters started planting the first seeds at the garden, a joint effort of the tribe, the Department of Agriculture and...
Republican makes Red Lake a campaign issue (October 31, 2006)
Republican Doug Lindgren says he will eliminate state funding for schools on the Red Lake Reservation and will claim state sovereignty over Red Lake if he is elected to the Minnesota Legislature. "We are spending taxpayer money, Minnesota taxpayer money,...
Cleanup at Tulalip site delayed as cost doubles (October 31, 2006)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has delayed cleanup of a toxic site on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington. Work stopped when crews noticed an odor at the World War II-era chemical weapons storage and training site. That prompted the...
EPA extends comment period on Navajo power plant (October 31, 2006)
The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the comment period on a draft air permit for a power plant on the Navajo Nation. Comments on the permit are due November 13. People can also comment on the issue when the EPA...
Miss America warns Navajo youth about drinking (October 31, 2006)
Miss America 2006 Jennifer Berry visited the Navajo Nation last week to warn youth about underage drinking and drunk driving. Berry spoke to about 1,000 students from throughout the reservation. She was invited Navajo Nation First Lady Vikki Shirley,...
South Dakota Indians debate state abortion ban (October 31, 2006)
Lakota culture places children first but that doesn't mean Indian voters in South Dakota support the state's restrictive abortion law. "Us men, we don't interfere. As Lakota, we are not supposed to tell women when to have their children. It's...
One Nation met with McCain, Kyl and Frist staff (October 31, 2006)
One Nation United, a group opposed to tribal sovereignty, met with staff for Republican Sens. John McCain, Jon Kyl and Majority Leader Bill Frist, The Gallup Independent reports. The discussion was the Native Hawaiian recognition bill, which One Nation opposes....
DOI drops claim to millions in royalties from Chevron (October 31, 2006)
The Interior Department won't pursue a claim for millions in royalties from energy giant Chevron, The New York Times reports. The Minerals Management Service had ordered Chevron to pay $6 million for underpaid royalties. But agency officials dropped a claim...
Burns would have 'starved' without Abramoff (October 31, 2006)
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff "exerted implicit control" over Sen. Conrad Burns (R), according to a Republican media consultant and friend of Abramoff's. Monty Warner says Burns' staff ate so many free meals at Abramoff's restaurant that people joked they would...
Tim Giago: Freedom of the press has a chance (October 31, 2006)
Posted by request of Tim Giago, Nanwica Kciji. © 2006 Native American Journalists Foundation, Inc. Accuracy and integrity are two words that should be the mainstays in the media. In the relatively new world of the media in Indian country...
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