'Hate' church plans protest at soldier's funeral (December 1, 2006)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota passed a special resolution today in anticipation of blocking any protests at the funeral of Nathan Goodiron, a tribal member who was killed in Afghanistan. The tribe acted after the...
Anti-meth campaign in Indian Country announced (December 1, 2006)
Working with tribes and anti-drug experts, the federal government will invest $300,000 in a public education campaign aimed at reducing methamphetamine use in Indian Country. At a press conference in Washington, D.C., Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne announced the initiative on...
Mexican national used 'tribal' card to enter U.S. (December 1, 2006)
A Mexican national who was living in the United States illegally tried to use a "tribal" card issued by the Pembina Indian Nation Little Shell Band to re-enter the country. Hugo Ramirez was arrested at the Miami airport when he...
Oglala Sioux Tribe at impasse over election (December 1, 2006)
Efforts to resolve the recent election of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota at an impasse, with one side scheduling new elections while another side prepares to be sworn in. Current president Alex White Plume says a new primary...
Navajo VP speaks of rift with President Shirley (December 1, 2006)
Outgoing Navajo Nation Vice President Frank Dayish Jr. spoke publicly for the first time about his rift with President Joe Shirley Jr. Dayish told the crowd at the Gallup Indian Medical Center why he decided to run against Shirley....
Fort Berthold soldier killed in Afghanistan back home (December 1, 2006)
Nathan Goodiron, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota who was killed in Afghanistan, returned home to the Fort Berthold Reservation on Thursday. Goodiron, 25, was killed in a firefight on Thanksgiving Day. His...
Jodi Rave: Writer's views on poverty draw heat (December 1, 2006)
"Who is Ruby Payne? And why should anyone care? Payne wrote a book in demand by educators who are using it as a guide to teach poverty-ridden students about the “hidden rules” of the middle class. School administrators also...
Crow Tribe rallies on National Meth Awareness Day (December 1, 2006)
More than 300 people from the Crow Reservation in Montana participated in a rally on National Meth Awareness Day. The rally started at MetraPark in Billings. About 100 cars, decorated with anti-meth messages like "Meth is death" and "Counting coup...
Holiday gift stolen from Indian center in Wisconsin (December 1, 2006)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin donated $1,000 to the American Indian Center of the Fox Valley to help cover the cost of holiday gifts that were stolen from the center. The gifts were stolen over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The...
Federal judge rejects Seneca-Cayuga tobacco suit (December 1, 2006)
A federal judge has dismissed the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe's tobacco lawsuit against the state of Oklahoma. The tribe says the state forced its tobacco manufacturing corporation to pay $10 million into an escrow account. The state established the account as part...
Former Flandreau Sioux employee loses lawsuit (December 1, 2006)
A former employee who was denied unemployment benefits after losing her job with the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe lost her lawsuit before the South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday. Helen Gilbert, the former tribal education coordinator, was fired for violating...
Red Lake boys to appear on America's Most Wanted (December 1, 2006)
America's Most Wanted (http://www.amw.com) will feature a segment on the disappearance of two boys from the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. The segment on Avery Lee Stately, 2, and his brother Tristan White, 4, will air this Saturday. The...
Billy Frank, Hank Adams speak on Native rights (December 1, 2006)
Billy Frank Jr. and Hank Adams, two prominent Native rights activists, spoke at Willamette University on Wednesday night. Frank and Adams have been at the forefront of treaty rights, civil rights and environmental struggles. They urged students to carry on...
Schaghticoke leader jailed for lack of gun permit (December 1, 2006)
A council member for the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut was sentenced to 45 days in jail for not having a gun permit. Anthony Crone, 43, brandished the weapon during an incident on the reservation. He was confronting the leader...
Editorial: No hope for a Cobell-only settlement (December 1, 2006)
"The Individual Indian Money trust remains a troubled realm, and it is likely to stay that way well into the next Congress. Indian country was right to reject the case settlement concepts offered by the administration. But as spelled out...
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