Editorial: Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation settle dispute (November 6, 2006)
"A historic agreement between the Hopi and Navajo tribes will end a land dispute in northeastern Arizona that has dragged on for decades. How big of a deal is this? U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne flew to Phoenix for the...
Tim Giago: Few roles for Indians in Hollywood (November 6, 2006)
Posted by request of Tim Giago, Nanwica Kciji. © 2006 Native American Journalists Foundation, Inc. Oh, Hollywood, that beautiful place where dreams are made and dreams are dashed. I need not go into the horrific, erroneous, hideous, nonsensical and racist...
Letter: Tribute to John Around Him, Lakota veteran (November 6, 2006)
"I am writing this letter in tribute to a second Lakota spiritual leader (at least it seemed so to me) and co-worker of mine who died on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation this fall. His name was John Around Him....
Bigfoot sightings on Fort Apache Reservation (November 6, 2006)
A search team is on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona to look for the famed Bigfoot creature. Members of the White Mountain Apache Tribe have reported several sightings of Bigfoot. That brought Tom Biscardi and his Searching for...
Case blocking out-of-state casino dismissed (November 6, 2006)
The Wyandotte Nation's former casino on trust land in downtown Kansas City. File Photo © The Lawrence Journal-World. The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma is closer to becoming the first tribe in the country to win federal approval for an out-of-state...
Two New York tribes depend on brisk cigarette sales (November 6, 2006)
Two New York tribes fear their major source of income -- sales of tobacco products -- will be lost if their smoke shops are forced to collect state taxes. The Shinnecock Nation and the Unkechaug Nation are recognized by the...
City backs Little Shell Chippewa Tribe's recognition (November 6, 2006)
The city of Great Falls, Montana, is going to pass a resolution to support recognition for the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe, the mayor said. The tribe received a favorable preliminary determination in May 2000. Vice chairman James Parker Shield said...
Delaware Tribe elects pro-recognition chief (November 6, 2006)
Members of the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma re-elected Jerry Douglas as chief, according to results posted by the second runner-up. Douglas won 876 votes, followed by Curtis Zunigha with 511 votes. Zunigha posted the results on his website (http://www.curtis4chief.com). Douglas...
Skull Valley Goshute election results contested (November 6, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is being asked to hold a new election for the Skull Valley Band of Goshute Indians in Utah. The BIA conducted the election, from balloting to counting of the votes. Blaine Bear, a losing candidate...
Fire Thunder back on Oglala Sioux ballot for now (November 6, 2006)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota put Cecilia Fire Thunder back on the ballot after incumbent president Alex White Plume was removed for an old felony conviction. White Plume received the most votes in the primary. But the election...
Five Crow members seek office in Montana county (November 6, 2006)
Five members of the Crow Tribe of Montana are seeking office in Big Horn County. The slate is running for clerk and recorder, sheriff, attorney, treasurer and justice of the peace. That's five out of the eight elected positions in...
Dead Indian Lake in Oklahoma given new name (November 6, 2006)
The Dead Indian Lake near Cheyenne, Oklahoma, has a new name: Dead Warrior Lake. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names voted to officially rename the lake after years of complaints from tribal members. But some residents refuse to recognize the...
Ex-Pequot museum director explains resignation (November 6, 2006)
Theresa Hayward Bell, the former executive director of the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center, says her decision to resign was tied to the tribe's loss of culture. Bell, the brother of former chairman Richard “Skip” Hayward and the granddaughter...
Ney finally quits Congress after guilty plea for Abramoff (November 6, 2006)
Republican Bob Ney of Ohio finally resigned from Congress on Friday after pleading guilty for his role in the Jack Abramoff scandal. Republicans and Democrats had been pressuring Ney to quit after he admitted to accepting bribes from Abramoff in...
Editorial: Joe Shirley Jr. for Navajo Nation president (November 6, 2006)
"Navajo Nation voters will choose between two very different presidential candidates this week. Joe Shirley Jr. is the incumbent, hoping to land a second four-year term. Lynda Lovejoy, the first woman to ever successfully earn her way onto the final...
Indian women rally for and against abortion law (November 6, 2006)
Indian women in South Dakota are on both sides of the emotional and highly charged campaign over the state's abortion law. Cecelia Fire Thunder and two of her supporters held a press conference on Friday to urge voters to...
Jodi Rave: Northern Cheyenne teen survives cancer (November 6, 2006)
"Jordan Wolfname came home. Today he's back on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation, recovering from a rare form of lymphatic cancer. Family members announced his return on a weathered board hanging from a barbed-wire fence outside their home. Words were...
Mark Trahant: Critics wrong on affirmative action (November 6, 2006)
"Remember Initiative 200? The 1998 measure essentially banned affirmative action on Washington's college campuses. The debate back then was mostly about fairness. Proponents of I-200 said it was a step toward a colorblind society, a promise of the equality of...
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