Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign (November 8, 2006)
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is resigning after six years in the Bush administration, nearly four them of them spent on the war in Iraq. Rumsfeld was considered a political liability due to the unpopularity of the war. But President...
National races affect Indian affairs in Washington (November 8, 2006)
Indian Country woke up to a major shift in power as Democrats reclaimed control of the House and inched towards a majority in the Senate on Tuesday. Democrats picked up 27 seats, more than enough to win the House for...
Cobell says Bush kills legislative settlement (November 8, 2006)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, said today that Congress won't act on a bill to settle the billion-dollar case due to opposition from President Bush and the White House. "The opportunity for a legislative...
California Indians cite growing disenrollments (November 8, 2006)
California Indians say more and more tribes are disenrolling their own people. The Enterprise Rancheria kicked 72 people out after they signed a recall petition against tribal leaders. The Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians has removed more than 200...
Democrat Jon Tester declares victory over Sen. Burns (November 8, 2006)
Democrat Jon Tester is going to declare victory over Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana). With nearly all the votes counted, Tester widened his lead over Burns. The win will put the Democrats one seat away from reclaiming the Senate. Burns currently...
Letter: Stories paint biased picture of Pequots (November 8, 2006)
"For the past 10 years I have read The Day and time and again it appears that whenever a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is arrested or something happens near Foxwoods, the headlines clearly make you aware. However...
Darryl Tonemah a doctor by day, a rock star at night (November 8, 2006)
Darryl Tonemah has two interesting careers: one as a behavioral psychologist and the other as a rising musician. Tonemah, a Kiowa/Comanche/Tuscarora who lives in Norman, says it's difficult sometimes to keep the two worlds separate. "Who wants their psychologist to...
Rep. Hayworth loses race but won't concede just yet (November 8, 2006)
Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Arizona), the co-chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, has been defeated by Democrat Harry Mitchell. Hayworth lost with 46 percent of the vote to Mitchell's 50 percent. But Hayworth won't concede until all provisional ballots are...
Rep. Pombo defeated in eighth bid for Congress (November 8, 2006)
Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), the chairman of the House Resources Committee, lost his bid for an eighth term in Congress. Pombo was defeated by Democrat Jerry McNerney. With nearly all of the vote counted, Pombo had 47 percent to McNerney's...
PBS premieres 'Indian Country Diaries' this month (November 8, 2006)
In conjunction with Native American Heritage Month, PBS is debuting “Indian Country Diaries,” a two-part look at Indian life. The first part looks at urban Indians in Los Angeles who preserve their identity post-relocation. The second part explores the...
Nez Perce woman ahead in bid for Washington Senate (November 8, 2006)
Claudia Kauffman, a member of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho, is leading in the race for the 47th district of the Washington State Senate. According to the Associated Press, Kauffman had 53 percent of the vote. Republican Mike...
Arizona tribes hold keys to Phoenix-area development (November 8, 2006)
Tribes near Phoenix, Arizona, are weighing development options amid the rapid growth of the metro area. The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, the Gila River Indian Community and the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation surround Phoenix and Scottsdale. The tribes have...
9th Circuit won't rehear Colville pollution lawsuit (November 8, 2006)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused a Canadian company's request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by members of the Confederated Colville Tribes of Washington. In July, the court said tribal members could sue Teck Cominco under the federal...
Crow candidate leads sheriff race in Montana county (November 8, 2006)
Lawrence “Pete” Big Hair, a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, leads the race for sheriff in Big Horn County. Early returns showed challenger Debbie Winburn with a lead. But as the precincts came in, Big Hair overtook Winburn....
Turtle Mountain Chippewa man elected county sheriff (November 8, 2006)
Richard Turcotte, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, was elected sheriff of Rolette County on Tuesday. Turcotte easily defeated challenger Christopher Lee, according to unofficial county results. Turcotte had 57 percent of the vote [Link to...
Lakota candidate loses House election in South Dakota (November 8, 2006)
Bruce Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was easily defeated by incumbent Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D) for South Dakota's lone Congressional seat. Early returns showed Herseth with 70 percent of the vote. Whalen had been trailing in polls...
Oglala Sioux Tribe holds election amid confusion (November 8, 2006)
Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota went to the polls on Tuesday amid confusion and controversy. A tribal court of appeals canceled the election but the election board decided to go ahead with it. That meant incumbent...
South Dakota voters reject restrictive abortion law (November 8, 2006)
South Dakota voters resoundingly rejected the state's highly restrictive abortion law on Tuesday. With 91 percent of the state's precincts reporting, 55 percent opposed the abortion ban while 45 percent supported it, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reported. The law...
Navajo Nation voters re-elect Joe Shirley as president (November 8, 2006)
Navajo Nation voters re-elected Joe Shirley Jr. to a second term on Tuesday, rejecting Linda Lovejoy, who wanted to be the first woman to lead the tribe. According to the Associated Press, Shirley won with 53 percent of the vote....
Prosecutors want Abramoff sentenced next week (November 8, 2006)
Federal prosecutors want convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff to be sentenced next week in order to keep him in a prison close to Washington, D.C. Abramoff is due to surrender on bank fraud charges in Florida on November 15. He needs...
Letter: Rep. Renzi insulted Hopi Tribe and Navajo Nation (November 8, 2006)
"I attended the signing ceremony last Friday between the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. What started out as a solemn and historic affair quickly turned into a circus when Congressman Rick Renzi entered...
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