BIA to release Oneida Nation land-into-trust report (November 24, 2006)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is releasing the environmental impact report for the Oneida Nation's land-into-trust application for more than 17,000 acres in New York. The report, prepared by Malcolm Pirnie Inc., outlines seven options for action. The cover all...
Former Rosebud Sioux attorney sentenced for meth (November 24, 2006)
Travis Whirlwind Soldier, the former public defender for the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, was sentenced to more than 15 years for selling cocaine and methamphetamine. The sentence for Soldier, 29, was on the high end of the guidelines....
Sen. Inhofe may lose top committee post (November 24, 2006)
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) may lose his seat as the top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee next year. Inhofe served as chairman under the Republican majority. He used his position to insert an anti-sovereignty rider that prevents...
Osage Nation first in state with anti-meth law (November 24, 2006)
The Osage Nation is the first tribe in Oklahoma with an anti-methamphetamine law that mirrors the state's. Osage Congresswoman Debra Littleton sponsored the bill. She said meth has affected her family and probably everyone in the tribe. She said 60...
Navajo electee hit with abuse protection order (November 24, 2006)
A New Mexico lawmaker whose election to the Navajo Nation Council is the subject of dispute has been hit with a temporary domestic abuse protection order. The order requires State Senator Leonard Tsosie to stay at least 100 yards away...
Editorial: Bickering stalls Navajo housing (November 24, 2006)
"Home building in south Shiprock is in limbo. Ninety-one homes being built for Shiprock's Non-profit Housing and Development Corporation are on hold while a trustee of the Fort Defiance Housing Corporation sues Lodge Builder, the company contracted to finish the...
Disenrolled Indians tie ouster to tribal greed (November 24, 2006)
California Indians say greed is motivating tribes to kick people off the rolls. Bob Foreman, the former chairman of the Redding Rancheria, was disenrolled two years ago. His daughter, Carla Maslin, said tribal leaders wanted more casino profits. She said...
The myth of the Iroquois and the Constitution (November 24, 2006)
"A group of Iroquois Indians gathered on the Mall in Washington this September to celebrate their emerging victory over American history books. With the help of a few renegade historians and a New York advertising firm, the Iroquois have been...
FBI offers $20K reward for missing Red Lake boys (November 24, 2006)
The FBI is offering a $20,000 reward for information about two brothers, ages 2 and 4, who went missing on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. Tristan Anthony White, 4, and his brother, Avery Lee Stately, 2, were last...
Trail of Tears legislation awaits Bush signature (November 24, 2006)
A bill to add more sites to the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail awaits President Bush's signature. The bill authorizes a National Park Service study. It would add routes taken by the Cherokees as they were forced from their...
Editorial: Stop land grab during 109th Congress (November 24, 2006)
"The last gasp of the 109th Congress is likely to include a Utah senator's proposal that has the potential to set precedent that could adversely affect publicly owned wilderness lands across the West. Despite loud protest, Sen. Bob Bennett is...
Democracy Now: Indigenous resistance forum (November 24, 2006)
Democracy Now, a liberal-leaning radio show and TV news program, broadcast speeches from a recent forum on indigenous rights in New York City. "Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Economic Globalization a Celebration of Victories, Rights and Cultures" was sponsored by...
McCain staffer: No 'hijinx' during lame-duck (November 24, 2006)
A Republican staffer on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee said there's no sign of "any hijinx" to settle the Cobell lawsuit or change the trust relationship during the lame-duck Congressional session. At a November 16 meeting in Washington, D.C., staffers...
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