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January 14, 2004
Mille Lacs State of the Band focuses on traditions
Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe chief executive Melanie Benjamin delivered the State of the Band address on Tuesday. According to The St. Cloud Press, Benjamin focused on preservation and pride...

Two Navajos on list for open seat in Ariz. Senate
Two members of the Navajo Nation are being considered for an open seat in the Arizona state Senate. Former President Albert Hale and Richie Nez, an attorney who has worked...

Column: Republicans want to restore 'Squaw Peak'
"There's the $500 million deficit to deal with, education issues, transportation problems, a potential water crisis. It goes on. Still, one of the first things Arizona legislators hope to accomplish...

N.M. building named for 'fighter for sovereignty'
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) named the state building housing the Office of Indian Affairs for the late Mescalero Apache President Wendell Chino. Richardson called Chino "a true legend,...

Janklow loses request for acquittal in traffic death
Sentencing for former Congressional Bill Janklow (R) will go ahead after a South Dakota judge refused to overturn his conviction of second-degree felony manslaughter. A jury found Janklow guilty for...

Drive-by shootings targed Red Lake law enforcement
The FBI and local police are investigating a series of drive-by shootings that targeted law enforcement personnel on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota. According to the the FBI, shots...

White Earth tribal college president resigns post
Helen Klassen has resigned as president of the White Earth Tribal and Community College on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota. Klassen will pursue a teaching career at Minnesota State...

Miccosukee Tribe's case draws national attention
Six years ago, the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida filed a lawsuit to stop the pollution of its homelands. Today, the suit goes before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case...

Bush officials sanitize health disparity study
At the behest of Secretary Tommy Thompson, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services rewrote a report on health care disparities affecting minorities. The executive summary of the...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe opening cultural center
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is opening a cultural center this spring. The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture and Lifeways will house a permanent exhibit on the Anishinabe people....

Mohawk chief's home in Que. burned in dispute
The home of the chief of the Kanesatake Mohawk First Nation in Quebec was burned down on Monday in a dispute over law enforcement on the reserve. Chief James Gabriel...

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