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January 20, 2004
Commentary: Schwarzenegger appealing to prejudice
'California has a tragic record of dealing with Indian people. At the time of the Gold Rush in 1848, California's Native American population was close to 150,000, and Native American...

BIA taking comments on tribal justice center in Idaho
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is taking public comments on a proposed tribal justice center on the Shoshone-Bannock Reservation in Idaho. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes want to build a center that...

Federal Register notices of interest for Jan. 20
The following notices of interest were published in the Federal Register today. Land-Into-Trust Proposal, California The Bureau of Indian Affairs is holding an additional public meeting to take comments on...

Obituary: Michael Two Horses, treaty rights advocate
Michael Two Horses, an outspoken advocate for treaty rights, died unexpectedly late last month at his home in Virginia. He was 50. Two Horses, Sicangu Lakota/Crow Creek Dakota from South...

Concerns over mad cow spark interest in bison
Some tribes are seeing renewed interest in their bison herds, thanks in part to the recent mad cow scare. The manager for the Crow Tribe's herd hopes to capitalize on...

Kickapoo Tribe pushing for critical water project
Landowners in northeastern Kansas are opposing the Kickapoo Tribe's push for a new water reservoir. The tribe says the project will alleviate long-running drought problems on the reservation. The tribe...

Brazilian hospitals ordered to respect Indian culture
Public hospitals near Indian villages in Brazil to respect Indian culture when delivering babies for women of the Guarani Tribe. Hospitals will allow tribal midwives to assist in the delivery...

Yellow Bird: Long hair can be hazardous sometimes
"When Cher was young, her straight, coal-black hair nearly touched the back of her knees. One of her signature moves is the toss of her head that swooshes her dark...

Native man traveling cross-country in wheelchair
A Native man who is disabled and diabetic has spent more than a year making his way across the country in order to draw attention to the lack of health...

Arrests made in Red Lake Reservation drive-bys
An unidentified man and boy were arrested last week in connection with drive-by shootings on the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota. Authorities said the two will be charged with...

Ponca Tribe urges Indians to become foster parents
The Ponca Tribe of Nebraska is urging more Native families to become foster parents. The tribe held a gathering yesterday to promote foster families. "I think all children should be...

Tribes, media share concerns about press coverage
California has the largest Indian population of any state in the nation but there are few Natives working in the media. California tribes contribute billions to the economy and generate...

Tribal leaders share views on threats to sovereignty
From the state's new governor to the U.S. Supreme Court, tribal leaders in California say they are seeing a number of threats to their sovereignty. At the 9th annual Western...

Bush to deliver annual State of Union address
President Bush will use his fourth State of the Union address tonight to promote his administration's successes and to focus on health care, according to news reports. In previous addresses,...

Kerry wins Iowa caucuses as Dean comes in third
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry took an impressive 37.6 percent of the vote in the Iowa caucuses on Monday. Kerry, the senator from Massachusetts, beat out Sen. John Edwards of...

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