Pueblo officers sue Burger King over pot in burgers (November 7, 2006)
Two officers for Isleta Pueblo in New Mexico sued the Burger King corporation on Friday after they found marijuana in their hamburgers. "It gives a whole new meaning to the word 'Whopper,'" an attorney for Mark Landavazo and Henry Gabaldon...
California tribes block development near sacred site (November 7, 2006)
A coalition of northern California tribes secured a court victory on Monday in their campaign to protect one of their most important sites. The Pit River Tribe and the Native Coalition for Medicine Lake Highlands sued to stop the development...
Indian veterans honored at Montana State event (November 7, 2006)
The Inter-Tribal Indian Club at Montana State University-Billings helped honor Native veterans, past and present, at a ceremony on Monday. The second annual Gathering of Warriors also paid tribute to non-Native veterans. But speakers highlighted the service of Native Americans,...
Voting a hassle for some in remote Native villages (November 7, 2006)
Voting is nearly impossible in some remote Alaska Native villages, The Anchorage Daily News reports. Ballots must be mailed to residents of some remote villages. But sometimes they don't make it to voters on time or they don't come at...
Tule River chairman named Man of the Year (November 7, 2006)
Alec Garfield, the chairman of the Tule River Tribe of California, was named Man of the Year by the Porterville Chamber of Commerce "I'm really at a loss for words," Garfield said when presented with the award, The Porterville...
New Standard: Rising violence against Native women (November 7, 2006)
"With brutality against women pervading the Native American population, activists are calling not only for protection, but also for empowerment of survivors. Building political consciousness as well as cultural solidarity, they say institutional racism has subjugated native women and men...
Dictionary to help preserve Han Athabaskan language (November 7, 2006)
The Alaska Native Language Center has published the first dictionary of Han Athabaskan, one of the most endangered languages in Alaska. Only seven or eight people in Alaska and two more in Canada still use the language. The youngest speaker...
Sex offender eyed in unsolved death of Chippewa man (November 7, 2006)
The FBI is investigating the possibility that a convicted murder and sex offender may have been involved in the death of a 19-year-old Chippewa man. Russell Turcotte, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, went missing in...
Robert Grey Eagle, tribal attorney, dies at 53 (November 7, 2006)
Robert Grey Eagle, the longtime attorney for the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, died on Saturday after suffering a heart attack. He was 53. Grey Eagle was born on the Pine Ridge Reservation. He was raised on Oklahoma and...
WSJ: The 'Indian Taker' candidate in New York (November 7, 2006)
"The polls show that today Eliot Spitzer will realize his long ambition of becoming New York's next Governor, meaning that he will soon be able to fulfill his oft-spoken campaign promise "to end the pay-to-play culture in Albany." We can't...
Keweenaw Tribe spends $700K to fight mining project (November 7, 2006)
The Keweenaw Bay Indian Community of Michigan has spent $700,000 in legal fees to fight a proposed mining project. The tribe went to court to halt the permitting process for the Kennecott Eagle Mining Company's proposed sulfide mine. A judge...
Pala Band to pay $915K for dumping into river (November 7, 2006)
The Pala Band of Mission Indians will pay $915,000 to settle allegations over illegal dumping into the San Luis Rey River in California. The tribe will pay a $370,000 penalty to the federal government and donate $545,000 to The Nature...
Pechanga man describes meth-fueled police chase (November 7, 2006)
A member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians said he was high on methamphetamine and suicidal when he led police on a high-speed chase near Temecula, California. Joseph Anthony Barrientos, 27, said he has been using meth since...
Grand Ronde Tribes donate to Oregon Republican (November 7, 2006)
The Confederated Grand Ronde Tribes of Oregon donated money to a Republican candidate for the state Legislature. Fred Girod, a candidate for House District 17, reported a $1,000 contribution from the tribe. The Albany Democrat-Herald did not explain why the...
Fire Thunder faces Yellow Bird Steele at Pine Ridge (November 7, 2006)
Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will see a different ballot for the presidential election today. The election board removed incumbent president Alex White Plume from the ballot. It turns out that he has a federal felony...
Federal appeals court hears labor law dispute (November 7, 2006)
The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on Monday in the tribal law labor case. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is fighting a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board. The board, overturning 30 years of...
Woman hopes to be first to lead Navajo Nation (November 7, 2006)
Members of the Navajo Nation will vote today in what may turn out to be an historic election. Voters are choosing between incumbent president Joe Shirley Jr. and challenger Lynda Lovejoy. Lovejoy is the first woman to make it to...
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