Mille Lacs State of the Band focuses on traditions (January 14, 2004)
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 in tribal culture. She is planning a meeting to bring...
Two Navajos on list for open seat in Ariz. Senate (January 14, 2004)
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 for the tribe, are on the list to replace state...
Column: Republicans want to restore 'Squaw Peak' (January 14, 2004)
"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 this year involves finding a way for state government to...
N.M. building named for 'fighter for sovereignty' (January 14, 2004)
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, a fighter for tribal sovereignty [and] a fighter for his...
Janklow loses request for acquittal in traffic death (January 14, 2004)
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 hitting and killing motorcyclist Randy Scott. He faces up to...
Drive-by shootings targed Red Lake law enforcement (January 14, 2004)
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 were fired at six residences early Saturday. Shots were also...
White Earth tribal college president resigns post (January 14, 2004)
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 University in Moorehead, the Associated Press reported. Klassen was at...
Miccosukee Tribe's case draws national attention (January 14, 2004)
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 that has drawn national attention. The tribe's supporters include environmentalists...
Bush officials sanitize health disparity study (January 14, 2004)
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 final report, released in December, painted a more positive view...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe opening cultural center (January 14, 2004)
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. It will also house important tribal documents. The tribe is...
Mohawk chief's home in Que. burned in dispute (January 14, 2004)
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 said he received death threats for his tough-on-crime stance. He...
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