Wednesday, August 28, 2002

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The SAT scores of college-bound American Indian and Alaska Native students increased over the past decade, according to statistics released on Tuesday....

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Oklahoma voters went to the polls on Tuesday and chose two tribal members to represent their parties in the upcoming U.S....


"The summer of 2002 will long be remembered for the catastrophic wildfires that have raged across our Western states in one of the worst fire seasons in modern history....


Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns (R) opposes expanded gaming in the state. But if casinos were authorized, he said he's support sharing some of the revenue with teachers....


The Center for American Indian Economic Development at Northern Arizona University is sponsoring a workshop on Indian economic development....


"Last month, the American Indian Scouting Association bestowed its highest award on [Lydia] Gonzales, the coveted Francis X....


"Great art for one person may be just so much hooey for another person - or perhaps so much elephant dung or so many old cars. Remember the 1999 piece by Chris Ofili? It is called “Holy Virgin Mary, Lightning-rod canvas with elephant dung.” The painting evoked outrage, and many people were offended, saying it desecrated a Christian symbol. At first look, it is difficult to tell whom the artwork was depicting....


Only 16 Native Americans work for the Arizona Department of Public Safety in a state with a high Native population....


With 60 percent of the precincts reporting, Senator Frank Murkowski (R-Alaska) was well ahead of his GOP challengers in Alaska's primary for governor....


Workers at a construction site in northern California uncovered what were said to be the remains of Ohlone ancestor....


A man from the Crow Reservation in Montana pleaded guilty on Tuesday to shooting at a Bureau of Indian Affairs patrol vehicle....


The Boys and Girls Club serving the Leech Lake and Cass Lake Ojibwe reservations in Minnesota is getting a makeover....


The bones of a 73-million year old marine reptile were found on the Blood Nation Reserve in Alberta, Canada....


When it opened in January 2001, the $80 million resort and spa at Santa Ana Pueblo of New Mexico was the largest such facility in Indian Country....


A New Mexico man was sentenced to two life terms plus 10 years for his involvement in the murders of two Navajos....


A Kansas state judge has delayed the state's prosecution of a company accused of failing to pay taxes for distributing gas to the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation....


The grand chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says a report on the health of Canadian Natives is unfair because it describes smoking, alcohol use and obesity....


"I read in complete disbelief the statements made by Charles Barron and Louis Farrakhan in your editorial on Aug....


A Southern Ute tribal judge on Tuesday refused to allow Chairman Leonard Burch to withdraw his guilty plea for drunk driving....


A federal judge on Monday returned the federal recognition case of a Michigan tribe to the Bureau of Indian Affairs....


A federal judge in New Mexico has thrown out a statement made by a former Bureau of Indian Affairs worker accused of demanding $300,000 in kickbacks....


The Indian trust system is broken and it doesn't matter if the loses are in the millions or billions, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader writes in an editorial today....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is seeking to renew two information collection requests: the Tribal Colleges and Universities Annual Report Form, OMB No....


Off-reserve Natives in Canada suffer from poor health, depression and chronic diseases at higher rates than their non-Native counterparts, according to the first study of its kind....


Members of the Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma will hold a general council session tonight....