Commentary: 'Dark-haired' Choctaw kids adopted (November 17, 2006)
"When Mavrik emerged from his mama's womb, he was high on cocaine, just like she was. That was the beginning of the end of the little guy's relationship with the woman who birthed him. The official conclusion came two weeks...
A day in the life of the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas (November 17, 2006)
"No story about Eagle Pass is as intriguing as that of the Kickapoo Indian Tribe situated just south of town. The Traditional Kickapoo Tribe of Texas has operated the Lucky Eagle Casino since 1996, and in October, a sad...
Norton, Cason called to testify on recognition (November 17, 2006)
Former Interior secretary Gale Norton and current associate Interior deputy secretary Jim Cason have been called to testify about their involvement in the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation's failed recognition bid. A federal judge said Norton, who resigned in March, and Cason,...
Man killed in stabbing on Saskatchewan reserve (November 17, 2006)
A 22-year-old Native man died after being stabbed in a "grisly scene" on the Big Island Lake Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan. Police tried to save Edwin Dufraine but were unable to revive him as he was being taken to...
Critic of First Nations never visited a reserve (November 17, 2006)
A professor who has written and edited books on First Nations has never been to a reserve but says Natives should be able to sell their land. Tom Flanagan, a University of Calgary professor and former senior campaign adviser to...
Five-year-old boy killed in dog attack on reserve (November 17, 2006)
A five-year-old boy was killed after being attacked by dogs on the North Tallcree First Nation in northern Alberta. The attack occurred last Thursday. As many as five dogs attacked the boy, whom police have been unable to identify "due...
Opinion: Museum shows harsh realities of Indian life (November 17, 2006)
"Thanksgiving kept coming to mind as I viewed the artwork now on display at the Aldrich Museum for Contemporary Art in Ridgefield. The main exhibition, the work of 10 artists both Indian and non-Indian, is called "No Reservations: Native American...
Harjo: A call for change after 2006 elections (November 17, 2006)
"The 2006 midterm elections and their resounding call for change were set in motion by that ill wind, Katrina, in August 2005. When the levies broke in Louisiana, they did more than flood the Big Easy. The sight of people...
First annual Native Fall Music Fest kicks off in Tulsa (November 17, 2006)
The first annual Native Fall Music Fest kicks off today at the Creek Nation Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The event is free and open to all ages. Performers include Chebon Tiger, Lifefoot and Arigon Starr. The Tulsa Indian Club is...
Massachusetts study on health of Indian population (November 17, 2006)
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health on Thursday released the first study on the health of the American Indian population. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 20,000 Indians live in the Bay State. They were more than twice as...
Oklahoma Legislature has 21 tribal members (November 17, 2006)
A record 21 tribal members are serving in the Oklahoma Legislature. Seven were elected this month. They join the 13 members of the Native American Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers. Most of the Indian lawmakers are Republican but five...
Gila River tribe changes stance on highway talks (November 17, 2006)
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona has changed its stance on a proposed highway that could run through the reservation. The tribe passed a resolution in 2001 that barred consideration of the highway. But tribal leaders this week decided...
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