AUTHOR: Allen G. Breed American Indian leaders in Virginia are threatening to turn their participation in Jamestown’s 400th anniversary celebration into a protest if they don’t gain federal recognition by 2007. The main sticking point is casino gambling — something the tribes insist they don’t even want. “We’re not asking for something that is not […]
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2005 Native American News Highlights
—The Red Lake massacre was an incident of spree killing that occurred in two places on the Red Lake reservation in Red Lake, Minnesota, United States. The first murders began on the morning of March 21, 2005, when 16-year-old Jeffrey Weise killed his grandfather and his grandfather’s girlfriend. He later drove his grandfather’s police vehicle to Red Lake Senior High School, where he shot and killed seven people on the school campus, comprising five students, one teacher and an unarmed security guard, and wounded five others. The shooting ended when Weise committed suicide.
This year’s edition of the Big Foot ride began Thursday from a camp on the Grand River where American Indian Chief Sitting Bull was killed 115 years ago. In two weeks, riders plan to arrive at the site of the Wounded Knee Massacre. Those who have been on the ride before say it is among […]
What happened to the Indian children sent to the “residential schools” in Canada was not very different than what happened to the indigenous children in the United States.
As the result of a lawsuit brought by the survivors of the residential schools, nearly 86,000 indigenous Canadians are eligible to collect money from the $2 billion in Canadian funds allocated for payment.
AUTHOR: Jan-Mikael Patterson, Navajo Times Native American director Chris Eyre delivers an impressivelayup shot with his new film “Edge of America,” a Showtime original pictureairing later this month on cable TV, co-produced with Shelia Tousey. The film opens as African American English teacher Kenny Williams, playedby James McDaniel, travels to his new teaching job at […]
A new film has Aleuts talking through the pain. Long-silent Aleuts revisit the suffering of World War II camps in a new documentary film set to air on Public Television this month.
Flore Lekanof was a teenager in June 1942 when the Japanese attacked Dutch Harbor to try to divert American forces from the naval battle at Midway.
We are pleased to announce that Mystic Voices: The Story of the Pequot War has been selected for national PBS distribution through American Public Television’s Exchange Service. This two-hour documentary about a significant event in the early history of America has the potential of being shown by 145 local PBS stations nationwide. Forty-six stations have […]
It’s a website for Native youth that’s long overdue! Native Youth Magazine.com is an online lifestyle magazine about Native youth on and off the reservation. By the touch of a button young Native people can now finally find out what their peers are doing, thinking and wearing in all regions of the U.S. and Canada! […]
Edited by Christopher Simmons ASPEN, Colo. – May 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — “Why, then, make so greatado about the Roman and the Greek, and neglect the Indian?,” wrote HenryDavid Thoreau in his Journal in 1857. A missing piece of what shaped thisicon and American consciousness will be revealed at a weekend seminar inAspen, Colorado June […]
BISMARCK, N.D. – The federal Bureau of Land Management says it is selling
wild horses to American Indian tribes for the first time.
The BLM has sold 141 horses to the Rosebud Sioux in South Dakota and 120
horses to the Three Affiliated Tribes in North Dakota. More sales are planned in
the next several weeks, bringing the total to more than 500 horses.
RED LAKE, Minn. – A Red Lake High School student went on a shooting rampage Monday afternoon, killing his grandfather and a woman at their home and then strapping on his grandfather’s police weapons and driving to the high school, where he shot as many as 21 people, killing seven, before turning the gun on […]
South Dakota men planning Native American Holocaust Monument…keywords: native american monument american history native american memorials monument project Three South Dakota men are trying to leave a permanent memorial for their people. Bryan Williams and his father Laurs, both of Veblen, and Milton Quinn of Sisseton are planning a Native American Holocaust Monument.
Native American Roots, Once Hidden Now embraced…KEYWORDS: native american roots indian ancestry ethnic roots lost culture lost traditions what it means to be Indian cherokee heritage cherokee grandmother Cherokee Indian Strong American Woman AUTHOR: Aunita Tyler The only story I have is of a little girl who has big brown eyes, light brown hair, and […]
Bill addresses slow-moving tribal recognition process.. KEYWORS: federal tribal recognition process Indian laws legislation for native americans government recognition of tribes BIA The House Resources Committee will hold a hearing this Thursday on a bill that seeks to speed up the federal recognition process for tribal groups that have been waiting decades for an answer. […]
Oklahoma Hall of Fame seeks Indian nominations… KEYWORDS: oklahoma hall of fame modern day heroes Indian hero Wilma Mankiller Alice Brown Davis Robert L. Owen Fred Lookout Here is your chance to nominate a fellow Native American to join what is already a prestigious list. Officials with the Oklahoma Hall of Fame are seeking nominations. […]
The hefty reward being offered for a stolen Zuni kachina is for real, according to a Santa Fe antiques dealer who said he’s working on behalf of an anonymous pueblo. Claudio Ortega contacted the Journal on Thursday and said he has been circulating a flier offering $75,000 for the 1880s kachina, which was stolen from […]
Oklahoma Native veteran’s organization offers resources to those that served In October 2004 an entirely Native American Veterans Organization, the National Native American Veterans Association, began operations. The Association, headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, is the first National Organization which has structured itself to work with both individual Native Veterans and Tribal Entities on a […]
Chris Eyre will direct “Indian Country: Native Americans in the 20th Century,” a four-part series to air on PBS television stations nationwide. The “Indian Country” series is the follow-up to the acclaimed 1995 miniseries “500 Nations.” The new series willchronicle the history of Native American nations over the past 114 years, from the 1890 massacre […]
The Seventh Annual Native American Music Awards…KEYWORDS: 7th annual NAMMY Awards native american music awards Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Florida music awards The highly anticipated arrival of the Seventh Annual Native American Music Awards ceremony at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino promises to be an extraordinary and unprecedented celebration of […]
Fort Robinson Break Out Spiritual Run honors Cheyenne tribal past … KEYWORDS: Northern Cheyenne spiritual run cheyenne history Southern Cheyenne Dull Knife Little Wolf Fort Robinson breakout run Chief Dull Knife Chief Little Wolf nebraska indian history Northern Cheyenne reservation 1878 cheyenne historical event AUTHOR: Mike Stark, Billings Gazette Staff Writer The young Northern Cheyennes […]