June 20, 2000 |
American Indians won a rare victory in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday as the justices allowed the Quechan tribe to pursue its claim to about 25.6 billion gallons of Colorado River water each year. Arizona and California had asked the high court to block the Quechan water claim, saying that the tribe gave up any rights to that water in 1983.
September 1, 1999 |
American Indians' right to a fair jury is not violated when federal criminal trials in Arizona are transferred from Prescott to Phoenix, where the Indian percentage of the population is much lower, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. In a 2-1 ruling upholding a Navajo man's convictions for sex crimes, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the disparities were irrelevant because there was no evidence that Indians were systematically excluded from the jury.
March 31, 1999 |
No more overpriced ballpark food! Why pay $6 for a hot dog and soft drink when you can pay $5.99 for a lavish lunch buffet at the casino down the road? Discerning consumers among Dodger fans may hail this bargain, but major league baseball may not. Commissioner Bud Selig said his office would have to approve any agreement to move the Dodgers' spring home to a site near a casino on Arizona's Fort McDowell Indian reservation. "I would reserve the right to look into it, and I would," Selig said.
March 31, 1999 |
Hey, Dodger fan, jump on a plane, land at Phoenix an hour later, land in your seat at the Dodgers' new spring training home within another hour. Can't beat that in Vero Beach, Fla., where a weekend trip is virtually pointless because getting there and back can take the whole weekend. "It took us eight hours to fly there, two hours to drive there and two hours to get lost," said Bernadine Boyd, tribal president of the Fort McDowell Indian community.
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December 21, 1996 |
Below the red rock walls of the majestic Grand Canyon lies a Native American village so isolated that impoverished residents sometimes throw away broken refrigerators because repairmen won't make the 16-mile round-trip hike or mule ride. Even a reindeer-driven sleigh would have trouble navigating it. So a crew of Marines from El Toro Marine Corps Air Station used a pair of CH-46 helicopters Thursday to escort Santa and Mrs.
August 23, 1993 |
It was only 9:30 a.m. on this high-desert plain but Hans Benning and his crew of believers had been pouring sweat for five hours, laboring on a shelter for a small congregation of Navajo Christians. It was their fourth day of work when Benning lost his footing and landed hard on his backside while clambering across the shelter's partly built roof. But the 49-year-old Studio City man, who already was concealing a broken hand, barely paused.