Tribal centers participate in youth diabetes study (July 28, 2004)
Three tribal health centers in Oklahoma are part of a national study on youth diabetes. The Absentee Shawnee Tribe, the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation will partner with the Oklahoma University Children's Physicians Diabetes Center. They will participate in...
New NMAI includes focus on urban Indians (July 28, 2004)
The urban Indian experience will be part of the new National Museum of American Indian in Washington, D.C. The museum looked to Chicago, home to the eighth largest concentration of Indians. The city's American Indian Center has been around for...
Onondaga Nation worried about burial disturbance (July 28, 2004)
The Onondaga Nation of New York is concerned that a proposed luxury housing development will disturb a tribal burial ground. The proposed project is located within aboriginal territory. Nearby is a documented burial ground. The state has begun a review...
Kickapoo women charged with trespass to go to trial (July 28, 2004)
Three Kickapoo women who participated in a takeover of the tribal offices will go to trial on trespass charges August 13. Auchee Wahpepah, Valentina Jimenez and Glenda Deer began their occupation of the headquarters in late December. They were protesting...
Mashantucket Tribe shuts down youth safehouse (July 28, 2004)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has shut down its youth safe house, The New London Day reports. The closure follows allegations by former employees that children were being sexually abused at the facility. The tribe later fired the...
Indian physicians in Oklahoma for annual meet (July 28, 2004)
The Association of American Indian Physicians is holding its 33rd annual conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this week. About 300 doctors and 100 students are attending the meeting. This year's theme is "Developing Mind, Body, and Spirit: Focus on Native Adolescent...
Puyallup Tribe tracking salmon with microchips (July 28, 2004)
The Puyallup Tribe of Washington is turning to technology to track salmon in the Puyallup River. With a $50,000 federal grant, the tribe hired biologists to implant microchips in young salmon. About 1,500 fish were tagged. The tribe is using...
NIGA lobbies Democrats on gaming, soveriegnty (July 28, 2004)
The National Indian Gaming Association is at the Democratic National Convention in Boston this week to lobby party leaders and other officials on the important of gaming. NIGA's executive director, Mark Van Norman, said the issue really boils down to...
Tohono O'odham Nation takes spotlight at DNC (July 28, 2004)
The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona took the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. The night opened with two members who sang the national anthem in the tribal language. The performance by Michael Enis, 19, and Alicia...
Democrats note importance of courting Indian vote (July 28, 2004)
Attendees of the Democratic National Convention say the party owes a lot to Indian voters. While American Indians and Alaska Natives make up just 1.5 percent of the general population, they have the power to sway elections in key states....
City to issue $145M in bonds to help Morongo Band (July 28, 2004)
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has won the support of the city of Banning, California, for a tax-exempt bond deal. The city council voted unanimously to issue $145 million in tax-exempt bonds to the tribe. The bonds will be...
Shakopee Tribe considers building treatment plant (July 28, 2004)
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is considering building a wastewater treatment plant that will benefit the area. The idea has the city of Prior Lake excited about partnering with the tribe. Both the city and the tribe could...
Candlelight vigil held for missing Native girl (July 28, 2004)
A candlelight vigil was held Monday night in Regina, Saskatchewan, to show support for a missing five-year-old Native girl and her family. Tamra Keepness was last seen at her family's home on July 5. Police have stopped their search for...
Tax on Native college students delayed until 2006 (July 28, 2004)
First Nations students who receive tribal money to attend college won't have to pay taxes until 2006. Canada's Customs and Revenue Agency planned to college the tax next year. First Nations educators plan to use the delay to lobby against...
Police searching for another missing Native child (July 28, 2004)
A second Native child has gone missing in Regina, Saskatchewan. Police said Sheldon Blacksioux, 11, hasn't been home since July 23. He is described as Native, 4-foot 10-inches, with black hair and brown eyes. Sheldon has reportedly been seen in...
Senate race pits tribal member against conservative (July 28, 2004)
Rep. Brad Carson, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, easily won the Democratic party's nomination for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. With nearly every precinct reporting, Carson had 80 percent of the vote, beating a field of four...
Discovery of village strains Washington tribe (July 28, 2004)
Archaeologists in Washington are thrilled at the discovery of a major Indian site but to members of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, it's been a difficult few months. State construction workers unearthed a village and remains during a construction project....
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