Jodi Rave: Election Day for Indian Country (November 9, 2006)
Two stories from Jodi Rave of the Missoulian ... "While U.S. voters cast their ballots in federal, state and county elections, tribal citizens across the country also elected new leaders Three of the most-watched tribal races around the country were...
Yakama Nation soldier killed in ambush in Iraq (November 9, 2006)
Army Sgt. Lucas T. White, a member of the Yakama Nation of Washington, was killed in Iraq on Monday. White, 28, was doing a routine patrol in Baghdad when his armored vehicle came under fire. An explosive device was involved....
Native vote in Montana favors Democrat Tester (November 9, 2006)
Voters on Montana's reservations helped send Democrat Jon Tester to the U.S. Senate on Election Day in one of the tightest races in the nation. An analysis by Indianz.Com showed that counties with a significant percentage of American Indians and...
Indian lawmaker finds racism alive in Washington (November 9, 2006)
John McCoy, a member of the Tulalip Tribes and a Democrat in the State House, said racism is still strong in Washington. McCoy said politically active people in his 38th district will fill their yards with signs for Democratic candidates...
Water finally restored to Navajo community (November 9, 2006)
Water was finally restored to a remote Navajo Nation community in Utah after six weeks. The pipeline to Navajo Mountain broke due to flash flooding in August and October. Water was being trucked in every day for the community...
Traditional chief opposes treaty with British Columbia (November 9, 2006)
The traditional chief of the Lheidli T'enneh Band says he and his family will vote down a treaty with British Columbia. Chief Peter Quaw led the band to the negotiating table 15 years ago. But he says the deal that...
UND headed to court over 'Fighting Sioux' (November 9, 2006)
The University of North Dakota is in court today to save its "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo. UND wants the court to issue an injunction against the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The school says it should be able to...
Morongo Band feeds thousands for Thanksgiving (November 9, 2006)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California is donating 7,000 turkeys to hundreds of charities and non-profits. The tribe's Thanksgiving give away has been going for 20 years. This year, the donation will provide meals for 35,000 people. Another...
Fire Thunder unofficially defeated at Pine Ridge (November 9, 2006)
Cecilia Fire Thunder lost her bid to regain the presidency of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, according to unofficial results. The unofficial results put Yellow Bird Steele over the top. He had 2,341 votes to Fire Thunder's 1,398...
Navajo president welcomes Democratic takeover (November 9, 2006)
Fresh from his own victory at the polls, Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. says the Democratic takeover of Congress means good things for the tribe. "We're going to have a lot more friends in Washington," Shirley told the...
Delaware Tribe elects Jerry Douglas for full term (November 9, 2006)
Members of the Delaware Tribe of Oklahoma elected Jerry Douglas to his first full term as chief. Douglas began serving as chief when Joe Brooks was ousted following the tribe's loss of federal recognition. The Cherokee Nation sued to have...
Tex Hall loses re-election bid at Fort Berthold (November 9, 2006)
Tex Hall lost his bid for a third term as chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. Hall was defeated by Marcus Wells Jr., a former council member. Wells received 1,356...
Northern Cheyenne Tribe votes on development (November 9, 2006)
Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana voted on two resource development initiatives on Tuesday. Voters overwhelmingly rejected a coalbed methane initiative. The vote was 941 to 365. However, voters approved coal reserve development. The count was much closer,...
Siletz Tribe to celebrate 29 years of restoration (November 9, 2006)
The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon will celebrate 29 years of restoration this month. The tribe is holding its annual Restoration Pow-Wow at Chinook Winds Casino Resort on November 18. The event marks the passage of Public Law...
Democrats take Senate as AP calls Virginia race (November 9, 2006)
The Associated Press called the Virginia Senate race for Democrat Jim Webb, giving his party control of the U.S. Senate. A count by the AP showed Webb with 1,172,538 votes and Republican Sen. George Allen with 1,165,302, a difference of...
Attorneys to meet with Indian farmers for lawsuit (November 9, 2006)
Attorneys for the billion-dollar discrimination case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture are holding a meeting on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation today. The meeting in Fort Yates, North Dakota, is designed to obtain information and witnesses as the case...
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