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February 24, 2004
Anderson's BIA ceremony almost perfect affair
Dave Anderson is sworn in as assistant secretary for Indian affairs by Interior Secretary Gale Norton in Washington, D.C. Just about everything at Dave Anderson's public swearing-in as head...

Tribal leaders focusing on votes in 2004
With the promise of 1 million voters at the polls this November, the president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) kicked off the largest inter-tribal organization's winter session...

Senator Daschle at NCAI Winter Session 2004
Ed. Note: The following is the text of the prepared remarks of Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) at the National Congress of American Indians winter session. February 23, 2004. Washington,...

Yellow Bird: Tribal justice program to bring some good
"One of the great things about the relationship between Indian country and university communities is that outstanding ideas sometimes sprout, are nurtured and blossom into great programs. Examples are the...

Talks continue to mediate Cobell trust fund suit
The parties in the Cobell Indian trust fund lawsuit continue to discuss mediation of the seven-year-old case. The plaintiffs and Department of Interior officials have met at least twice in...

S.D. tribes unhappy with gutting of ICWA bill
Tribal leaders in South Dakota and their representatives say Gov. Mike Round (R) interfered with a bill that would have forced compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act. The original...

LaDuke supports Nader's right to run for president
Native environmental activist Winona LaDuke said she supports Ralph Nader's right to run for president as an independent. But LaDuke, a member of the White Earth Ojibwe Tribe, told The...

Mont. sheriff charged for fraud in Indian ag program
The sheriff and his deputy for the Montana county that is home to the Blackfeet Nation were arrested on Monday for defrauding the American Indian Livestock Feed Program. Glacier County...

Wild West: Tribe willing to share despite our greed
"There are more than 100 reservations in California, amounting to something like 800 square miles — about half of 1% of the land that these tribes had to themselves 250...

Column: Science the winner in Kennewick Man case
Ed. Note: Tech Central Station, the publisher of the article, is a Libertarian-leaning organization funded by large corporations. Lynn Scarlett, the Department of Interior assistant secretary for policy, management and...

'Super Chief' Wadena on ballot again at White Earth
"Super Chief" Darrell "Chip" Wadena is running for chairman of the White Earth Ojibwe Tribe of Minnesota again. Wadena was convicted of stealing from the tribe and was sent to...

Lumbee student moves to next round in American Idol
Charly Lowry, a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, has advanced to the next round in the American Idol competition. Lowry, 20, plans to sing an Aretha Franklin...

Senate, House panels to hold hearings on budget
Two Congressional committees will hold hearings on President Bush's fiscal year 2005 budget on Wednesday. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will take testimony from government officials from different agencies, including...

GOP Congressman wants probe into tribal enrollment
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) dashed off a series of letters on Monday seeking a probe into the way the Bureau of Indian Affairs handled enrollment for a California tribe. Wolf,...

Former Canadian PM testifies in mismanagement case
Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chrétien testified on Monday in a case alleging mismanagement of $1.4 billion in Indian trust assets. Chrétien was called to the stand by the Samson...

BIA to fund repairs at Crow Creek Sioux school
Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) on Monday announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has approved emergency funding to replace the gymnasium at the Crow Creek Tribal School in South...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe signs $26.5M road deal
North Dakota Congressman Earl Pomeroy on Monday announced that the Bureau of Indian Affairs has signed a project agreement that will enable the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to access up...

Alaska Native corporation diversifies portfolio
Eyak Corp, the Alaska Native corporation representing the village of Eyak, has moved away from resources development to diversify its business holdings. The corporation got rid of its timber business...

Yaquis in Mexico threaten blockade of major highway
Yaqui tribal members in Mexico are threatening to resume a blockade of a major highway in a protest over land. Last week, tribal members shut down the highway, causing a...

Groups question Alaska tribal contract for refuge
Some groups are questioning a proposed management contract between 10 Alaska tribes and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and the Blue Goose Alliance of...

Wis. tribe to build new cultural center for museum
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is planning to build a 5,000-square-foot cultural center that will house its museum and cultural heritage department. The tribe expects to complete the center by...

Supreme Court asks for DOJ brief in Oneida case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the Department of Justice to submit a brief in the Oneida Nation's treaty rights case. The city of Sherrill is challenging a ruling...

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