Report cites high rates of substance abuse disorders (January 24, 2007)
Native Americans suffer from alcohol and drug use disorders than any other racial or ethnic group in the nation, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration said on Tuesday. Based on national surveys, American Indians and Alaska Natives were...
NCAI's Garcia prepares for State of Indian Nations (January 24, 2007)
Joe Garcia, the president of the National Congress of American Indians, will deliver the 5th annual State of Indian Nations address on Thursday. The speech comes two days after President Bush's State of the Union. Garcia attended the event...
Oneida Nation closes high school for the week (January 24, 2007)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin closed its high school for the week after incidents suggested student behavior was getting out of control. The Oneida High School was closed on Monday so teachers can receive more training. The elementary school is...
Opinion: No state taxation on Indian businesses (January 24, 2007)
"The News editorial 'Collect tax from non-Indians' overlooks basic U.S. Constitution provisions that treaties are the 'supreme law of the land' and Congress has sole authority 'to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the...
Editorial: It's time to put 'Chief Illiniwek' to rest (January 24, 2007)
"Much like the Chief is a symbol for the University, the controversy surrounding his image has come to represent the administration's inability to act unless their hand is forced by a third party. Now that it has been forced,...
Top DOI officials visit Bison Range in Montana (January 24, 2007)
Four top Interior Department officials are at the National Bison Range in Montana to discuss management issues between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and federal employees. Associate deputy secretary Jim Cason, Bureau of Indian Affairs director Pat Ragsdale and...
Salvation Army apologizes for refusing tribal IDs (January 24, 2007)
The Salvation Army in Spokane, Washington, is apologizing to a Turtle Mountain Chippewa couple for refusing to recognize their tribal identification cards. Darrell and Beverly Azure were forced to sleep in their car on a night when the temperature...
Yellow Bird: Name-calling and bullying in schools (January 24, 2007)
" Unfortunately, name-calling and bullying seem to be a sign of the times. Schools throughout the nation struggle with bullying or harassment in schools. Name-calling and harassment have sparked fights, beatings and even school shootings. The trend for harassment and...
Man accused of selling meth to undercover BIA agent (January 24, 2007)
A 33-year-old Montana man was charged in federal court for selling methamphetamine to undercover Bureau of Indian Affairs agent. Angel Torres is accused of selling more than four ounces of meth for $4,000 on two separate occasions. One incident allegedly...
Seth Big Crow, Crazy Horse descendant, dies at 68 (January 24, 2007)
Seth Big Crow, a descendant of Lakota leader Crazy Horse, died last Friday of heart failure. He was 68. Big Crow lived on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. He was an outspoken advocate and protector of the Crazy Horse name, which...
Piapot First Nation signs deal for urban reserve (January 24, 2007)
The Piapot First Nation of Saskatchewan has signed a deal to create an urban reserve in Regina, about 31 miles away. The tribe bought land in the north-central part of the city. Plans call for a grocery, pharmacy, offices and...
David Tsosie, Navajo Code Talker, dies at 83 (January 24, 2007)
David Tsosie, one of the Navajo Code Talkers who fought in World War II, died on Saturday. He was 83. Tsosie joined the Marines along with several other classmates from the United Methodist Mission School, a boarding school for...
North Dakota tribal colleges seek state funds (January 24, 2007)
Fort Berthold Community College President Rusty Mason testifies in support of HB 1395 at a hearing before the North Dakota House Education Committee. January 23, 2007. Photo © United Tribes News. Leaders of North Dakota's tribal colleges testified in...
Tribal member leaves North Dakota higher ed board (January 24, 2007)
Charles Murphy, the former chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has resigned from the North Dakota Board of Higher Education. Murphy was appointed by Gov. John Hoeven (R) last May but he has missed six out of 12 meetings...
Navajo woman suggested for New Mexico Senate (January 24, 2007)
Lynda Lovejoy, who lost her bid to become the first woman president of the Navajo Nation, could be appointed to the New Mexico State Senate, The Gallup Independent reports. Lovejoy's name has come up as a replacement for Leonard Tsosie,...
Narragansetts in court over smokeshop raid (January 24, 2007)
Seven members of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island were arraigned in state court over charges stemming from the state's violent raid of the reservation. On July 14, 2003, state troopers stormed a smokeshop owned by the tribe. They...
Quechan Nation proposes riverfront development (January 24, 2007)
The Quechan Nation is working with the city of Yuma, Arizona, on a riverfront park. The $1.2 million Quechan Nature Park would be located on 10 acres of tribal land along the Colorado River. Plans call for picnic facilities, trails,...
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