AUTHOR: Erica Werner Federal figures announced Monday, compiled from 387 tribal facilities in 28 states, show Indian gambling revenue has nearly doubled in five years.
September 23rd, 2006, while visiting Palm Springs, California from Pine Ridge, South Dakota to take part in a powwow, a young girl, by the name of Delmarina One Feather was robbed of a piece of her heritage by an uncaring thief.
Delmarina’s dancing regalia was stolen from a white cab pickup outside Motel 6 in Palm Springs. The regalia was inside a red suitcase within the pickup.
This is a BENEFIT POW-WOW When: Saturday, December 2, 2006 Where: First United Methodist Church 507 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, Ca Special Notice: Help in defraying medical expenses forMICHAEL D. BOHAY, JR 5 yr old Michael Bohay has been diagnosed with tumors in his tongue, the floor of his mouth, chin and throat. He has […]
Twelve years later, nearly to the day, another extraordinary miracle has occurred on the Heider family farm. During or shortly after a severe lightning storm, another white buffalo calf, this time a male, was born in the early morning hours to the Heider herd. Like Miracle, he is not an albino.
Navajo, Hopi negotiating teams reach agreement on language in the proposed compact
WINDOW ROCK — Since 1958, the Navajo and Hopi tribes have been involved in litigation over various aspects of the Navajo-Hopi land dispute. A proposed intergovernmental compact would settle a lawsuit authorized by Congress in 1974.
AUTHOR: S.E. Ruckman, Tulsa World Staff Writer Cherokee Nation councilors vote to back the tribe’s regaining its federal status. TAHLEQUAH — The Delaware Tribe of Indians moved one step closer to reclaiming its federal status after Cherokee Nation councilors voted Monday to support the tribe’s recognition. The Bartlesville-based tribe lost its federal recognition in 2005 […]
The remains of an aboriginal child that have been on display at a private museum in the Vancouver Island community of Ladysmith are being returned to the nearby Chemainus First Nation. The bones and the cedar burial box they’re in are believed to be those of a six- to 10-year-old Coast Salish child who died […]
Casey Phillips, The Albuquerque Tribune ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – In this plain, white room at Albuquerque’s Veteran Affairs Medical Center, many stories have been told; few of them have happy endings. But the five veterans sitting in a circle facing each other are tied together by more than their unhappy tales. They all served in […]
Eastern Cherokee, Southern Iroquois & United Tribes of South Carolina is calling for entries to their successful annual Native American Indian Film & Video Festival held this year on November 1-5, 2006. ECSIUT will once again bring images, stories, documentaries and dramatic feature films in celebration of National Native American Indian Heritage Month to the […]
AUTHOR: Louis Gray The Choctaw Scleroderma Foundation was created as an Oklahoma 501 (c) 3 non-profit group in May of 2006 to help sufferers and their families to know they are not alone. Aimee Angle-Zahn, Taloa Gibson and Alicia Seyler are the founding members of this noble and needed organization. Seyler and Gibson’s Grandmother died […]
A threat is now posed by the ”privatize everything” crowd to divvy up parts of the Internet and begin charging for faster grades of service and breadth of access. The freedom-to-access tool we have come to appreciate for the rapid communications and byway to knowledge it gives us could be changed forever.
WASHINGTON – Observances and ceremonies will be held across the country on June 21 to mark the 2006 National Day of Prayer to Protect Native American Sacred Places. ”Native and non-Native people nationwide are gathering to honor sacred places, with a special emphasis on those that are endangered by actions that can be avoided,” said […]
Amidst the dust and set into the backdrop of the San Francisco Peaks, the Navajo Medicinemen’s Association held a weekend long ceremony over April 21 through 23 for the safeguarding and continued protection of the sacred San Francisco Peaks.
The San Francisco Peaks have been under siege recently by Snowbowl, the ski resort that is located on the San Francisco Peaks, to develop the already established ski trails and to start making artificial snow using reclaimed water. This issue has sparked heated protests from over 13 different tribes living in northern Arizona and surrounding areas.
Seventy feet beneath the prairie, the governmentt is filling limestone caverns – protected by guards and a bomb-snifffing dog – with truckloads of American Indian financial and cultural records.
The site, ground zero for an accounting that will take seven years and cost $335 million, owes its existence to a bitter class-action lawsuit brought against the Interior Department a decade ago. Still, it’s only a short version of the historical accounting that Indians demanded but no longer want – because they do not think it can be done properly.
The Three Affiliated Tribes is considering a new constitution to replace one written by the federal government 70 years ago. A tribal committee has been working for more than two years to write a new constitution. It was presented to the tribal council Wednesday. But the council decided to hold more public hearings before taking any action.
MISSOULA — When Elouise Cobell finally decided to sue the U.S. government for mishandling a century’s worth of trust income it held for Indians, she thought the lawsuit might last three years. In two months, the case that bears her name will have been in the court system for 10 years.
Although some of the issues have been resolved, the case is nowhere near resolution, Cobell said Friday during an appearance in Missoula.
Heartfelt congratulations to the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Cape Cod, Mass. We’ve known all along that they belong to one of the most historic Indian nations on the continent, the first to welcome the English Pilgrims and the first to lead a large-scale pan-tribal resistance against their encroachments. Now the federal government is preparing to acknowledge their existence.
After 10 tries, Washington’s current Indian agents finally got it right. Of course, the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe of Cape Cod had such a strong case it would have been a major scandal if their petition for recognition did not succeed, but that thought hasn’t stopped the Interior Department in recent years. No tribe is immune to the bureaucratic trick of setting impossible standards of evidence.
AUTHOR: Staff Reports / Indian Country Today PALM SPRINGS, Calif. – The Agua Caliente Cultural Museum has announced this year’s film lineup for the Native American Film Festival, taking place March 14 – 19 at the Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs. This highly anticipated cultural celebration’s opening night will precede screenings throughout the week. The […]
Calling All Native American Veterans, hear the drums Listen to the winds, and your heart… The mission of the Native American Veterans Association is to educate and assist Native American Veterans without regard to Tribal affiliation, degree of Indian Blood, branch of Armed Service, or Combat Status with regard to Veteran Rights, Benefits, and Entitlements. […]
Colorado’s Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute tribes are sponsoring an Olympics-style competition expected to bring 8,000 athletes from tribes across the United States and Canada to the Denver area in July. The eight-day North American Indigenous Games will start with July 2 opening ceremonies at Invesco Field at Mile High, with associated cultural events […]