Redding Rancheria considers disenrolling others (January 27, 2004)
The Redding Rancheria of California will hold a meeting today to consider the disenrollment of up to 67 members of an extended family, The Redding Record-Searchlight reports. Earlier this month, the tribe upheld the ouster of nine members of the...
More non-Native input sought into N.M. water deal (January 27, 2004)
A New Mexico lawmaker is pushing for more non-Natives to be involved in a complex water deal involving the Navajo Nation, the state and the federal government. Senate Majority Floor Leader Manny Aragon, a Democrat, said more involvement will prevent...
Ariz. tribe turning to members to staff police force (January 27, 2004)
More and more tribal members are joining the Pascua Yaqui Tribe's police force. It wasn't always that way. The Bureau of Indian Affairs used to be in charge of law enforcement for more than 10 years. But thanks to gaming...
Norton distributing wildlife grants to tribes (January 27, 2004)
Sixty tribes in 23 states will share in nearly $14 million in federal grants under two programs designed to conserve and recover endangered, threatened and at-risk species and other wildlife. Interior Secretary Gale Norton plans to announce the recipients of...
R.I. tribe takes smokeshop case to higher court (January 27, 2004)
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island filed court papers on Monday challenging a federal judge's decision stemming from last summer's violent raid by state police. Acting on orders from Gov. Donald Carcieri (R), state troopers stormed the reservation on July...
Calif. county to consider anti-Indian sentiments (January 27, 2004)
About 150 members of the Coast Miwok Tribe of California turned out for a meeting to protest how their allegations of hate crimes were treated. Tribal members felt threatened by the responses to a mass mailing the tribe sent out....
New York Oneidas feel threatened by cousins (January 27, 2004)
The chairwoman of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is disputing claims that her tribe is threatening the Oneidas of New York. The New York Oneidas think otherwise. In a letter, they accuse their Wisconsin cousins are jeopardizing settlement of a...
Ex-Navajo Nation president sworn in for new job (January 27, 2004)
Former Navajo Nation President Albert Hale says education will be his top priority as the newest member of the Arizona Senate. Hale, a Democrat, was sworn into office January 21. He replaces Jack Jackson Sr., who retired for health reasons....
Lumbee court allows fired executive to stay on job (January 27, 2004)
The Lumbee Supreme Court on Friday issued an injunction to allow a fired tribal executive to stay on the job. The court ruled that administrator Darlene Jacobs can't be fired without tribal council consent Jacobs was terminated by chairman Jimmy...
Tribe's Palm Springs proposal up for city meeting (January 27, 2004)
Opponents of a plan to turn an area of downtown Palm Springs, California, into an entertainment district say they will voice their objections at a city meeting tomorrow. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is proposing hotels, shopping malls,...
Supreme Court to rule on juvenile executions (January 27, 2004)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday said it would consider whether execution of juvenile offenders ages 16 or 17 violates the U.S. Constitution. The court accepted a case from the Missouri Supreme Court, which barred the execution of a convicted...
Calif. Republican took large-dollar tribal donations (January 27, 2004)
California State Sen. Jim Battin (R) took four large-dollar campaign donations from tribes last year, according to The Riverside Press-Enterprise. The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians each gave $75,000 in October...
Budget office forecasts rise in federal deficit (January 27, 2004)
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is predicting the federal deficit will rise to a record $477 billion this year, up from last year's $375 billion level. In its annual report, the CBO said the picture looks worse if President Bush's...
Wash. tribe offers payments for land, services (January 27, 2004)
The Cowlitz Tribe of Washington is offering to pay for lost tax revenues and for law enforcement, emergency and other services under a proposed agreement with Clark County. The tribe says it will replace lost revenues on 152 acres of...
City official in Colo. apologizes for sweat lodge flap (January 27, 2004)
The city manager in Boulder, Colorado, has apologized to American Indians whose sweat lodge was broken up by the police on New Year's Eve. Lakota spiritual leader Robert Cross had permission for the sweat lodge, which he has held for...
Indian lawmaker wants courses in tribal studies (January 27, 2004)
Washington state Rep. John McCoy (D) has introduced a bill to require public schools to teach tribal history and culture. McCoy, the only Native American in the state Legislature, wants schools to work with tribes to develop courses for each...
In Alaska, taught in Yupik but tested in English (January 27, 2004)
Public schools in Alaska where third-grade children are taught almost exclusively in Native languages may be forced to test students in English under the No Child Left Behind Act. The law requires students to be tested annually from grades three...
Village police officer caught in tough situation (January 27, 2004)
A police officer in the Alaska Native village of Kotlik says he could use more training, especially after what happened last week. Rudy Hootch, 40, responded to a domestic violence call. Darrick Teeluk, 19, was accused of hitting his girlfriend...
E-mail worm quickly spreading through Internet (January 27, 2004)
A new e-mail worm dubbed "Mydoom" is spreading quickly through the Internet. You might receive a message from a friend or associate that looks garbled. The message tells you open an attachment with a name like "document.zip," "message.zip," or "readme.zip."...
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