Commentary: Schwarzenegger appealing to prejudice (January 20, 2004)
'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 groups occupied almost all of the state. By 1860, a...
BIA taking comments on tribal justice center in Idaho (January 20, 2004)
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 includes a a police department, adult detention center and tribal...
Federal Register notices of interest for Jan. 20 (January 20, 2004)
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 a proposed land acquisition for gaming purposes in California. The...
Obituary: Michael Two Horses, treaty rights advocate (January 20, 2004)
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 Dakota, was a visiting professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. He...
Concerns over mad cow spark interest in bison (January 20, 2004)
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 the trend. Leroy Stewart says cattle farmers are talking about...
Kickapoo Tribe pushing for critical water project (January 20, 2004)
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 has asked a water district to exercise its eminent domain...
Brazilian hospitals ordered to respect Indian culture (January 20, 2004)
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 and will ensure that expectant mothers receive a traditional diet....
Yellow Bird: Long hair can be hazardous sometimes (January 20, 2004)
"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 mane back over her shoulder. She made sporting long hair...
Arrests made in Red Lake Reservation drive-bys (January 20, 2004)
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 aggravated assault and discharge of a firearm during a crime...
Ponca Tribe urges Indians to become foster parents (January 20, 2004)
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 able to have care and nurturing and love," Chairman Mark...
Tribes, media share concerns about press coverage (January 20, 2004)
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 thousands of jobs yet news reports often focus on the...
Tribal leaders share views on threats to sovereignty (January 20, 2004)
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 Indian Gaming Conference, held in Palm Springs last week, protection...
Bush to deliver annual State of Union address (January 20, 2004)
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, Bush has announced major proposals, including a national energy policy...
Kerry wins Iowa caucuses as Dean comes in third (January 20, 2004)
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 North Carolina, who had 31.8 percent of the votes. Trailing...
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