New York tribe pushes Interior to act on casino land (November 1, 2007)
Indianz.Com Casino StalkerTracking casino proposals across Indian Country. Ed. Note: An earlier version of this posting incorrectly stated the distance between the proposed casino and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe's reservation at Akwesasne. The gaming site is more than 300...
La Jolla Reservation residents return after fire (November 1, 2007)
Residents of the La Jolla Reservation in California began returning home after fleeing from fire. The reservation was among the hardest hit by the Poomacha Fire. About 9,000 to 10,000 acres -- or 97 percent of the reservation -- burned...
Editorial: Outrage over trip to NIEA convention (November 1, 2007)
"It must have been a brilliant, potentially life-changing program at this year’s National Indian Education Association convention. Surely, all the answers to the Great Education Questions were there. And in the coming year, we can expect dropout rates to plunge,...
Pueblos endorse New Mexico governor for president (November 1, 2007)
The 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico have endorsed Gov. Bill Richardson (D) for president. The All Indian Pueblo Council, which represents the tribes, passed a resolution backing Richardson. It cited his experience as a Congressman, an Ambassador to the...
Fond du Lac Band ready to launch bus service (November 1, 2007)
The Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa is starting its own bus service this month. The service will offer service from the reservation to Cloquet and Duluth. Two buses will operate on a call system. “The buses arrived...
Jodi Rave: Let the experts tell the Native story (November 1, 2007)
"As November kicks off National American Indian Heritage month, it's a safe guess that books about Natives will be widely circulated. And a number of these books will be read because someone, somewhere, praised the book, gave it an...
Prairie Island Tribe wants nuclear waste removed (November 1, 2007)
The Prairie Island Indian Community of Minnesota supports the federal government's permanent nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The repository, which has been delayed by funding and planning issues as well as opposition from the state of Nevada,...
Opinion: City official insulted Eastern Cherokees (November 1, 2007)
"Carl Mumpower can be congratulated for one thing, and it’s something Principal Chief Michell Hicks has yet to do. He created unity among the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians’ community, at least as far as the race for Congress is...
Opinion: Reject Native Hawaiian recognition (November 1, 2007)
"Native American Indian tribes were never afforded the unmitigated opportunity to dive into that melting pot, and the un-American gesture of consigning them to reservations was Washington’s way of perpetuating tribal distinctions. We allowed them to form tribal governments as...
Indian Affairs hearing on Missouri River tribes (November 1, 2007)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing this morning on the impact of the Flood Control Act of 1944 on tribes along the Missouri River. Tribes along the river lost hundreds of thousands of acres to dams that...
Get ready for a sequel to 'Dances with Wolves' (November 1, 2007)
A sequel is in the works to the critically-acclaimed and award-winning film "Dances with Wolves." According to Variety, the sequel is called "Holy Road." It picks off 11 years after "Wolves" and follows the Comanche Nation. Simon Wincer is...
Seminole Tribe blends computers and culture (November 1, 2007)
The Seminole Tribe of Florida is mixing technology with tradition at its new charter school. The tribe opened the $10 million building for the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School in August. Nearly 150 kids, from kindergarten to fifth grade, are...
Column: Drama at Rhode Island Supreme Court (November 1, 2007)
"I’d rather eat peas, go to a dentist, and listen to Britney Spears sing than be a lawyer appearing before the state Supreme Court. These judges are tough. In questions and sideline commentary during oral arguments, they’re abrasive with...
Court hears dispute over Narragansett testimony (November 1, 2007)
The Rhode island Supreme Court on Wednesday heard oral arguments in a dispute over the testimony of Gov. Donald Carcieri (R) and his role in a raid of the Narragansett Reservation. The court was skeptical of Carcieri's claim of executive...
Ontario names first Aboriginal affairs minister (November 1, 2007)
Ontario's new Aboriginal affairs minister said on Wednesday he'd make land claims a top priority. Michael Bryant plans to visit a Mohawk protest site in Caledonia. Members of the Six Nations have occupied a housing site since February 2006...
Agency won't back Columbia River dam removal (November 1, 2007)
The National Marine Fisheries Service issued two biological opinions on Wednesday in a long-running dispute over salmon in the Columbia River basin. The agency said the opinions were the result of "two-year collaboration with states and tribes." Biologists, however, endorsed...
White House asked for more Abramoff documents (November 1, 2007)
Rep. Henry Waxman (D-California), the chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, asked the White House on Wednesday to turn over more documents related to convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The White House has turned over 3,700 documents to the...
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