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2005 Native American News Archive

Native American news and events that occurred in Indian Country in 2005.

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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.


Article Index:

American Indians embark on annual Big Foot ride

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 … Continue reading

Apaches say moving rocks 100 feet would destroy their spiritual significance

To the American Indians who hold them sacred, the seven rocks in the way of
Paseo del Norte’s westward expansion aren’t inanimate stones.
They’re alive. They’re connections to their sacred earth that can’t be
replicated 100 feet away.

Basketball bridges cultures in new Chris Eyre film

AUTHOR: Jan-Mikael Patterson, Navajo Times Native American director Chris Eyre delivers an impressive layup shot with his new film “Edge of America,” a Showtime original picture airing later this month on cable TV, co-produced with Shelia Tousey. The film opens … Continue reading

Bill addresses slow-moving tribal recognition process
Boarding schools in America or residential schools in Canada: What was the difference?
Cayuga tribe acquires first large parcel in more than 200 years
Changing Offensive Names
Chris Eyre and Scott Garen Form New Production Company for Native American Films
Closest look yet at Fort Clatsop leaves mystery
Did you know Aleuts were sent to interrment camps during WWII? Documentary film tells their story
Indian actors strive to be positive role models
Native veteran’s organization offers resources to those that served
Native Youth Magazine.com to launch site at NABI
New probate law will create new problems
Spirit Of Wounded Knee Lives On
Students launch Web site to lend insight about Native Americans
Ten dead in school shooting on Red Lake reservation
The Seventh Annual Native American Music Awards
Thoreau’s Focus on American Indians to be Revealed at Aspen Seminar
Tribes threaten Jamestown protest
Tribes may lose on trust fund payments
two-hour documentary about the Pequot War
Vine Deloria Jr. walks on