Campbell uses campaign funds to pay law firm (July 24, 2007)
Former Sen. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) used more than $20,000 in campaign funds to pay a Washington, D.C., law firm. Campbell hired the Patton Boggs law firm in response to a Department of Justice investigation into his office. His...
House passes bill to give tribes more time on Adam Walsh Act (July 24, 2007)
Update: Republicans in the Senate have put a hold on the bill, leaving its passage in doubt. If the bill doesn't pass, tribes still have to submit a resolution by this Friday, July 27, to opt in to the system...
Hoopa Valley Tribe opposes river restoration bill (July 24, 2007)
The Hoopa Valley Tribe of California is opposing legislation to restore the San Joaquin River. Danny Jordan, the tribe's chief water negotiator, said the bill will reduce funds for the Trinity River restoration project. The tribe has treaty rights on...
Boy's death in Alaska Native village ruled a suicide (July 24, 2007)
A 13-year-old boy in the Alaska Native village of Shungnak committed suicide, authorities said. The boy hanged himself in an abandoned building. Alcohol was not involved, authorities said. Shungnak is an Inupiat Eskimo village of about 270 people. Get the...
Cayuga Nation offers counties a new land claim deal (July 24, 2007)
The Cayuga Nation is offering two New York counties a new deal in hopes of addressing concerns about a proposed land claim settlement. The tribe is willing to drop all of its land-into-trust applications if Cayuga and Seneca counties win...
Rapid City eatery promises healthy Native foods (July 24, 2007)
A new take-out eatery in Rapid City, South Dakota, promises traditional and healthy Native foods. Angela Sharpe opened the Little Jewels shop to promote healthy eating. Her menu includes salmon from the Pacific Northwest, bison pot roast, sweet potato French...
Ward Churchill expects to fired from CU today (July 24, 2007)
Ward Churchill expects to fired by the University of Colorado today, his attorney said. "I'm clairvoyant, and I see the future," attorney David Lane told The Denver Post. "Ward Churchill will be fired, and Wednesday, I'll be filing a...
Lawyer wants to send Native youth to GOP camp (July 24, 2007)
Reid LeBeau, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, says there's a place for Native Americans in the Republican Party. To prove it, he established a scholarship to send Native youth to the annual Teenage Republican...
Navajo housing official calls for more NAHASDA funds (July 24, 2007)
INDIANZ.COM LISTENING LOUNGE• Business Meeting/Sen. Murkowski • Opening Statements Note: Due to a technical glitch on the Senate's side, Sen. Dorgan and Sen. Murkowski were cut off. The audio comes back for parts of Sen. Tester's statement. • Panel...
Canadian man who kidnapped Native boy pleads guilty (July 24, 2007)
A Canadian man was sentenced to life in prison on Monday after pleading guilty to abducting and sexually assaulting two boys. Peter Whitmore, a known sex offender, kidnapped a 14-year-old Native boy and a 10-year-old non-Native boy last summer. The...
First Nation reaches $25M deal over gas pipeline (July 24, 2007)
The Canadian government has agreed to pay $25 million to the Dene Tha' First Nation in Alberta to address concerns over the proposed Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline. In November 2006, a judge said the government failed to consult the...
South Dakota baseball team hosts Native youth (July 24, 2007)
Upwards of 1,500 Native youth from across South Dakota are expected for the "Native Nights" event hosted by the Sioux Falls Canaries baseball team. The team gave free tickets to Native youth groups from several reservations. The Flandreau Santee Sioux...
Tulalip Tribes drop out of running for UW campus (July 24, 2007)
The Tulalip Tribes have dropped out of competition for a new University of Washington branch campus. The tribe expressed an interest in hosting the campus on land near its Quil Ceda Village. But the tribal council decided to keep the...
Native caucus in California backs ICRA resolution (July 24, 2007)
The Native American Caucus of the California Democratic Party voted 24-13 on a resolution that calls for reform of the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968. The resolution seeks to address the lack of recourse for Native Americans who have...
Fires knock out power on Duck Valley Reservation (July 24, 2007)
The Shoshone-Paiute Tribes of the Duck Valley Reservation has declared a state of emergency after wildfires caused a power outage. Electricity has been out since last Thursday. Chairman Kyle Prior said fires have burned over 240 power poles on the...
Southern Ute Tribe worth about $4B thanks to resources (July 24, 2007)
Thanks to its vast natural resources, the Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado is estimated to be worth about $4 billion. The reservation sits atop one of the world’s richest deposits of methane gas. That means the tribe controls about...
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