2005 Native American News Archive
Native American news and events that occurred in Indian Country in 2005.
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 … Continue reading
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.
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