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January 26, 2004
Residents of Alaska Native village choose new site
Residents of the Alaska Native village of Shishmaref voted unanimously to relocate to a new site about a dozen miles away. The village is in danger of falling into the...

Calif. tribe accuses county of ignoring racism
The Coast Miwok Tribe says officials in Sonoma County, California, are ignoring racism and hate speech against the tribe. Over the summer, the tribe sent a mailing to registered voters...

Navajo Nation cleaning up storage tank sites
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. signed a contract on Friday to start the cleanup of dozens of underground storage tanks, a problem faced throughout Indian Country. The tribe's Environmental...

Puyallup Tribe's ancient observatory preserved
An ancient observatory used by ancestors of the Puyallup Tribe of Washington has been preserved with the help of an historical society and the city of Tacoma. Called Skystone, the...

Shinnecock Nation case tests legal waters
The federal judge handling a dispute between the Shinnecock Nation and the state of New York could be setting new legal precedents. Courts almost always stay out of recognition matters,...

Writer sets first novel on Pine Ridge Reservation
First-time author Jane Colhoff recently published "Bones in the Badlands," a murder mystery set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Colhoff, 56, drew on her personal experiences to...

Crow Tribe's growing bison herd poses problems
A recent drought and growing numbers have bison on the Crow Reservation in Montana in search of food. With hundreds of bison heading to public and private lands, the tribe...

Tribal leader supports sharing of DWI records
A new law in New Mexico encourages tribes to share traffic-citation records with the state. But one tribal leader says that isn't enough. Nambé Pueblo Gov. Tom Talache believes tribes...

Thune urges GOP to reach out to Indian voters
U.S. Senate candidate John Thune urged South Dakota Republicans on Saturday to reach out to Indian voters this year. Thune told the Associated Press he would visit reservations in the...

Lemhi Shoshonis share Lewis and Clark experiences
The Lemhi Shoshone people are getting a chance to tell their side of the story at the Lewis and Clark National Bicentennial Exhibition. Tribal members are featured in two films...

Nisqually Tribe throws surprise party for elder
More than 300 people gathered for a surprise birthday party the Nisqually Tribe of Washington held in honor of Blanche Simmons. Simmons turned 85 on Saturday. A descendant of a...

BIA Schools: Are Indian students being left behind?
Like public schools across the nation, Bureau of Indian Affairs schools are struggling to implement and meet the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. The Sioux Falls Argus...

Agua Caliente Tribe has big plans for Palm Springs
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is proposing to turn an area of downtown Palm Springs into an entertainment district. The tribe envisions hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, a theme...

Recognition decision expected for Schaghticoke Tribe
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is expected to issue a final decision on federal recognition for the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut. The tribe was denied status in a preliminary...

Eastern Cherokees funding rural high-speed network
The Eastern Cherokees have provided $1.9 million for a high-speed network in rural west North Carolina. The tribe and its partners are targeting six counties where residents, businesses and schools...

Tim Giago: Indians pay no taxes, and other myths
"There is a horrific misconception in the eyes of most Americans that the Indian nations are getting fat and wealthy over the supposed millions of dollars flushing through their casinos....

Mark Trahant: We're still fighting the Cold War
"The message from President Bush Tuesday night was clear: We are a nation at war. "As we gather tonight, hundreds of thousands of American servicemen and women are deployed across...

Yellow Bird: Providing Indian education to public
"The first of five forums and discussions on American Indians issues is done. I left the discussion table feeling after all these years the secret is out, and the story...

Judge threatens contempt in Indian farmers' case
A federal judge has ordered Department of Justice lawyers to show why they should not be held in contempt for refusing to produce witnesses in the billion-dollar Indian farmers' discrimination...

Haskell boxing club to host Native championship
Students at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas have formed their own boxing club. More than 20 students are part of the Haskell Boxing Club. About a third of the...

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