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2008-09-01 12:00:21

By CLIFTON ADCOCK The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council voted Thursday evening to ratify an agreement with Indian Health Services to assume control of the W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital in Tahlequah. The tribe likely will assume operational control of the hospital, near the Tahlequah City Hospital, about Oct. 1, Principal Chief Chad Smith said. The vote, held at a special meeting, was 13-4 for ratification of the agreement. Smith said the tribe's takeover of the hospital, which now...

2008-08-17 12:00:24

By Aurelio Sanchez Journal Staff Writer They're just taking the good old American band's road to rock 'n' roll fame and glory. That it's a Native American hard-core metal band of brothers from Acoma Pueblo makes not a bit of difference. "They're all related to each other; six guys that create one sound that is like a unit. They work real well together and they definitely have 'it,' whatever 'it' is," said Tim Griffiths of indie label Mysteria Records, which signed the band last October....

2008-08-08 15:00:43

By Copyright 2008 Albuquerque Journal By Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau LAS CRUCES -- A federal judge in Oklahoma on Thursday dealt the Fort Sill Apaches another setback in their ongoing effort to gain federal approval for a high-stakes bingo parlor near Deming. Meanwhile, the Fort Sill Apaches have launched a public relations effort aimed at improving their image. The tribe still feels wounded by Gov. Bill Richardson's decision in February to dispatch State Police to block access to...

2008-08-06 15:00:46

By Polly Summar Journal Staff Writer A recent report by the U.S. Department of the Interior has raised concerns about safety precautions at some American Indian schools in New Mexico. In a report released last Friday, the department reviewed the safety at nine "non-statistically selected" Bureau of Indian Educationoperated schools across the nation, and three of those were in New Mexico -- the Te Tsu Geh Oweenge Day School in Tesuque, the San Ildefonso Day School at San Ildefonso Pueblo...

2008-07-30 15:00:41

By Randal Edgar NARRAGANSETT -- A long-awaited extension of the South County bike path from Wakefield into Narragansett is about to get back on track and could be finished within a year, state and local officials say. Delayed by a land swap and questions about who owned a portion of the proposed route, the extension is tentatively scheduled for construction next spring, said Robert Smith, acting chief of design at the state Department of Transportation. Expected to cost about...

2008-07-30 12:00:36

By Rob Capriccioso, Indian Country Today, Oneida, N.Y. Jul. 30--WASHINGTON -- Abandoned uranium ore mines in Navajo country have for decades been known to cause health problems. A five-agency coalition is finally doing something about it. The Environmental Protection Agency sent a multifaceted plan in June to the House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform, titled "Health and Environmental Impacts of Uranium Contamination in the Navajo Nation." The 46-page report lays out a...

2008-07-28 15:00:35

By Paul Davis NARRAGANSETT -- The sea offers many gifts to her takers, fisherman Chris Brown said yesterday. Among them: food, a living, solitude, training. She can even strengthen a man's faith, he said. But when her mood suddenly changes, "she swiftly and randomly takes back." Yesterday, about 100 people crowded into the Bon Vue Inn to remember 57 Rhode Island fishermen taken by the sea since the 1940s. Philip Ruhle Sr. was mentioned the most often. Ruhle, who first stood on a...

2008-07-20 03:00:25

By Michael Pearce, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 20--Largemouth bass populations at El Dorado Reservoir may see some significant improvements, thanks to a facility being built in western Kansas. Doug Nygren, Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks fisheries chief, said construction is slated to begin any day on a new climate-controlled fish house at the department's hatchery near Meade. Biologists hope they can trick bass within the building to spawn in early April rather than in May,...

2008-07-17 12:01:05

By Alysa Landry, The Daily Times, Farmington, N.M. Jul. 17--SHIPROCK -- Cultural sensitivity and a focus on academics rank high on the list of characteristics parents and staff from Central Consolidated School District want to see in the next superintendent. About 20 people, including district staff, parents and school board members, gathered Wednesday at the Shiprock Board Room to brainstorm about issues and solutions in the search for a leader. "We need someone who can...

2008-06-17 09:00:32

By Geoffrey Fattah Deseret News A federal judge has given the managers of a Navajo nonprofit organization 10 days to hand over financial documents to the state of Utah or face contempt. During a hearing Monday, U.S. District Judge Tena Campbell ordered the managers of the Utah Navajo Development Council to hand over financial documents or file a sworn declaration that the documents do not exist before 10 days, or she will find them in contempt. The ruling comes as Utah officials work to...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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