Tex Hall asks tribal court to call new election (November 30, 2006)
Tex Hall, the former chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, is going to tribal court to seek a new election. Hall, who served two four-year terms, lost the November 7 election by more than 200...
Letters: Dartmouth vs. UND 'Fighting Sioux' (November 30, 2006)
Stephen Kaufman: "Congratulations to Dartmouth College athletic director Josie Harper for standing up against the racial stereotyping inherent in using American Indians as sports mascots. In doing so, she showed the courage and integrity administrators at other institutions, such...
Sisseton Wahpeton College to stage Native play (November 30, 2006)
Students at Sisseton Wahpeton College in South Dakota will present "A Stray Dog," a play written by an award-winning faculty member. William S. Yellow Robe Jr. is Assiniboine from the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana. His play tells the story...
Dartmouth paper: Natives getting 'restless' (November 30, 2006)
More than 500 people rallied in support of the Native community at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, a day after an independent student newspaper published an issue with the title "The Natives are Getting Restless!" The issue of The...
Minnesota tribes host economic development summit (November 30, 2006)
The first Northern Minnesota Economic Development Summit and Trade Show kicked off Wednesday on the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation. The two-day summit is sponsored by the White Earth Band, the Leech Lake Band and the Red Lake Nation. About...
Yellowstone National Park to repatriate skull (November 30, 2006)
Yellowstone National Park is repatriating a human skull to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana. The complete skull, probably of a female, was discovered at a tribal campsite in the 1880s. It was donated to Yellowstone in 1930....
FBI investigates death of ex-Colville leader (November 30, 2006)
The FBI is investigating the death of a former leader of the Confederated Colville Tribes of Washington as a homicide. Clarence "Jude" Stensgar, 77, was shot dead in his home on Monday. Officers had been called there for a "possible...
Crow Tribe's anti-meth task force organizes rally (November 30, 2006)
The Crow Tribe of Montana is hosting an anti-methamphetamine rally today. The rally starts at MetraPark in Billings, where tribal members and local officials will make speeches. It moves to the Crow Reservation, where more presentations are planned. The day...
Connecticut tribe to appeal land claim dismissal (November 30, 2006)
The Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe of Connecticut plans to appeal the dismissal of its land claim. The tribe lost the case because it doesn't have federal recognition. The Bureau of Indian Affairs rejected the tribe's petition in 2004. The state...
Umatilla Tribes gets authority to regulate air quality (November 30, 2006)
The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon have won authority to regulate air quality. Starting January 1, 2007, the tribe will issue permits for agriculture, forest and residential burns. The tribe has been concerned about the health...
DOI, NCAI to announce anti-meth initiative (November 30, 2006)
The Interior Department and the National Congress of American Indians will announce an anti-methamphetamine public awareness campaign today. A news conference is scheduled at 1pm at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Speakers include Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne, NCAI...
South Carolina approves Indian license plate (November 30, 2006)
The state of South Carolina has approved the first specialty Indian license plate. The sale of the plates will benefit the Native American Prison Program, which helps Native inmates practice their religion. John Abrams, the director of the program, came...
Spokane Tribe helps design baseball team's logo (November 30, 2006)
The Spokane Tribe of Washington and the Spokane Indians Baseball Club unveiled a new l identity for the minor league team. The primary logo features two eagle feathers. The secondary logo features the words “Spokane Indians Baseball Club” written...
Wiyot Tribe to host California river summit (November 30, 2006)
The Wiyot Tribe is hosting the California Tribal River Summit on December 14-15. The summit will bring tribes across the region together to discuss how to protect their rivers and water. "It is important that tribes come together now, before...
Random shootings on San Carlos Reservation (November 30, 2006)
The San Carlos Apache Nation of Arizona will be meeting with local officials to discuss a series of random shootings on the reservation. Three shootings have occurred in the last two years. The first two involved shootings at school buses....
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