For the coyote, the wait is over. Coyote Waits: An American Mystery! Special, the second film in the PBS Mystery! series based on bestselling Albuquerque author Tony Hillerman’s novels, screened to a packed, invitation-only audience Thursday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
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2003 Native American News Highlights
—Anna Mae Aquash (also known as Anna Mae Pictou Aquash or, legally, Anna Mae Pictou; first name also spelled Annie Mae; Mi’kmaq name Naguset Eask) (March 27, 1945 – mid-December 1975) was a Mi’kmaq activist from Nova Scotia, Canada who became the highest-ranking woman in the American Indian Movement (AIM) in the United States during the mid-1970s. She was murdered in 1976.
After decades of investigation and the hearing of testimony by three federal grand juries, in March 2003, Arlo Looking Cloud and John Graham (also known as John Boy Patton) were indicted for the murder of Aquash.
Looking Cloud was eventually convicted in 2004 and Graham in 2010; both received life sentences. Thelma Rios was indicted along with Graham, but she pled guilty to charges as an accessory to the kidnapping. In 2008 Vine Richard “Dick” Marshall was charged with aiding the murder, but was acquitted of providing the gun. As of 2011, authorities continue to investigate the murder, as they believe that higher ranking AIM leader(s) ordered the execution in the mistaken suspicion that Aquash was an informant.
KEYWORDS: unrecognized american Indian tribes lost native american tribes Felter vs. Norton unrecognized tribes Indians Just wanted to let everyone know that our attorney, Dennis G. Chappabitty, just filed our response brief to the government’s “Motion to Dismiss” in Felter Vs. Norton on Monday, October 6, 2003 by electronic mailing. It was filed in Washington […]
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KEYWORDS: Chief Plenty Coups Montana state park Crow tribe crow leaders war chief Indian museumssacred medicine bundle bundles indian memorial peace park AUTHOR: James Hagengruber, Gazette Staff Writer “Today, I who have been called Chief of Chiefs, among red men, present to all the children of our Great White Father this land where the snows […]
ROSEBUD RESERVATION -The day the Rev. Kenneth Walleman came to the front door, Lloyd “Sonny” One Star went to get his gun.
“I couldn’t keep my composure. I kept shaking,” One Star, 46, a leader of the Sioux tribe on this reservation, said. “I was going to kill him.”
Walleman was a former administrator at St. Francis Mission, the Jesuit boarding school One Star had attended through his youth, a priest, One Star says now, who sexually abused him for years.
There will be a meeting on June 28,2003at the “Holiday Inn” in “Heber, Utah” for all the individaul members of the Terminated Mixed Blood Uinta Band of Ute Indians, and the news media from 11:00am to 3:00P.M. Speakers will be: Attorney Dennis Chappabitty, Native American Federal Attorney and Attorney for Felter v. Norton and Bennie […]
MAY 21, 2003: United Nations Headquarters 1st & 44th Street in New York, NY, a scheduled press conference on front steps of United Nations Headquarters May 22, 2003 at 11AM est A Citizen of the Haudenosaunee, the Six Nation Iroquois Confederacy, exposes Federal State & Local Government in Criminal & Civil rights violations presently occurring […]
KEYWORDS: war in Iraq Lakota people Lakota Nation violation of international treaties Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council mass murder Saddam Hussein freeing the Iraqi people hidden agenda in the Middle East AUTHOR: Tetuwan Oyate, Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council In the fall of 1875, the United States government issued an ultimatum to a nation of […]
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Federal agents arrested a man in the slaying of an American Indian Movement activist whose frozen body was found on a reservation more than a quarter-century ago. Arlo Looking Cloud, 49, was arrested Monday in Denver and pleaded innocent to a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Anna Mae […]
KEYWORDS: Iraq war native american warriors american indians in the military american Indian tribes in Iraq war There are more than 12,000 American Indians, Alaska Natives and Canadian Aboriginals serving in the U.S. military, according to data published in the Wall Street Journal. Citing data from the Immigration Policy Center and Defense Department, the paper […]
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KEYWORDS: Columbia data recorder columbia space shuttle wreck space shuttle black box Ft Belknap firefighters Chauncy Birdtail AUTHOR: Jan-Mikael Patterson, Tribune Staff Writer FORT BELKNAP — A firefighter from Fort Belknap found what is potentially the most important piece of debris from the space shuttle Columbia. Chauncy Birdtail, 25, found the data recorder last Wednesday […]
AUTHOR: Thom Hartmann The 70th anniversary wasn’t noticed in the United States, and was barely reported in the corporate media. But the Germans remembered well that fateful day seventy years ago – February 27, 1933. They commemorated the anniversary by joining in demonstrations for peace that mobilized citizens all across the world. It started when […]
(BEVERLY HILLS) — Reflecting a strong year for Native-themed productions,First Americans in the Arts (FAITA) bestowed their coveted feather awardson a wide range of movies and TV shows. The winners included“Skinwalkers,” “Windtalkers,” “The Business of Fancydancying,” and“Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner).” The mood was festive as the stars gathered Saturday at the Beverly Hiltonfor the 11th […]