Interior delays latest trust reform regulations (November 1, 2006)
The Bush administration has delayed action on its trust reform regulations amid a controversial proposal to end the federal government's management responsibilities. The regulations were first published in the Federal Register in August. They focus on probate, land title, land...
AT&T to fund scholarships for Native students (November 1, 2006)
AT&T Oklahoma is donating $1.5 million to the University of Oklahoma Foundation to create a scholarship for Native students. Native students who are pursuing technology-related degrees or are the first in their family to attend college are eligible for the...
Navajo president freezes vice president's budget (November 1, 2006)
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. has frozen the budget of his vice president, who ran against him in the tribe's recent primary. Outgoing Vice President Frank Dayish Jr. didn't make it to the general election. But he won't be...
Oneida Nation needs help stocking pantry (November 1, 2006)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin needs help stocking its pantry as more and more families seek assistance. The pantry has received fewer and fewer donations. But the number of families who ask for help has doubled since the beginning of...
Gila River restaurant wins AAA five-diamond rating (November 1, 2006)
The Native-inspired restaurant on the Gila River Reservation in Arizona has received the five-diamond rating from the AAA travel agency. Kai is located at the Sheraton Wild Horse Resort & Spa. It is only one of four restaurants in Arizona...
Interior balks at cash for water rights settlements (November 1, 2006)
New Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne says tribes might have to forget about seeing cash as part of their water rights settlements. Kempthorne says land transfers and habitat management deals could lower the cost of the settlements. His counselor, Michael Bogert,...
Oglala Sioux Tribe votes to proceed with election (November 1, 2006)
Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will vote in the general election on November 7 despite a mixup in the primary. The tribal council voted 10-5 to hold the general election as planned. Election board members say...
Group claiming Tuscarora ties protests at battle site (November 1, 2006)
A group of people claiming to Tuscarora was forced to leave the site of a Tuscarora War battle after being threatened with trespassing charges. The group's protest at Fort Neheroka wasn't backed by the recognized Tuscarora Nation of New York...
Nisqually Tribe celebrates salmon habitat (November 1, 2006)
The Nisqually Tribe of Washington celebrated the return of saltwater to a vital part of the salmon habitat in the Nisqually River. Water flowed on 140 acres of the Nisqually estuary after a dike was removed. Estuaries are rearing...
Narragansett chief blasts 'insulting' parody (November 1, 2006)
The leader of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island said a parody of him was "ignorant" and "insulting." Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas was portrayed by the Charlie Hall of the Ocean State Follies. Hall wore a rainbow-colored feather headdress,...
Border tribes face challenges in post-9/11 world (November 1, 2006)
Tribes with land along the U.S.-Mexico border have found life tougher in the post-September 11, world. Members of the Tohono O'odham Nation in the U.S. and Mexico freely crossed the border for decades. But the arrival of more and more...
South Carolina tribes still waiting on benefits (November 1, 2006)
South Carolina tribes welcomed state recognition in 2004 but say they haven't seen too many benefits. Through the Commission for Minority Affairs, the state has recognized five tribes, three groups and one special interest organization. The Catawba Nation is...
Indian vote targeted in Burns-Tester matchup (November 1, 2006)
Montana's Indian vote could make the difference in the hotly contested race between Sen. Conrad Burns (R) and Democrat Jon Tester. American Indians and Alaska Natives make up about 7 percent of the state population. In 2004, about 42,000 Indian...
Pacific Northwest tribes cite meth as top priority (November 1, 2006)
Leaders of more than 40 Pacific Northwest tribes shared their concerns with Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington) at a meeting on Monday. Tribal officials repeatedly cited methamphetamine and health care as their top priorities. They called for a regional juvenile methamphetamine...
Havasupai Tribe sees support for research lawsuit (November 1, 2006)
The Havasupai Tribe of Arizona has received support across Indian Country for its lawsuit against Arizona State University. The Havasupais sued ASU researchers for misusing blood samples taken from nearly every tribal member. The tribe says they gave samples for...
Churchill files suit to stop dismissal from CU (November 1, 2006)
Controversial University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill filed suit on Tuesday to halt dismissal proceedings against him. Churchill wants CU to cover $20,000 in legal expenses while he appeals his dismissal. A court hearing is scheduled today. CU moved to...
Editorial: End federal management of trust (November 1, 2006)
"From the start, the whole paternalistic premise of the government-as-trustee relationship between American Indians and the U.S. government was wrong. Now, an amendment to legislation settling a decade-old lawsuit by Natives against the federal government offers an opportunity to embark...
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