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March 10, 2004
Minn. tribe wins another round in reservation dispute
A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a Minnesota county's attempt to wipe most of the Mille Lacs Ojibwe Reservation off the map. In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel...

Commentary: Racist trial for Aquash murder
"What we have here is failure to communicate. More accurately, we have a total unwillingness to communicate. The real family of Arlo Looking Cloud were quite surprised to learn that...

Witness list for BIA reorganization hearing
The witnesses for today's Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on the ongoing reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs are as follows:Panel I Dave Anderson, Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs...

Key Norton aide nominated for top legal spot
NOMINEE: Sue Ellen Wooldridge, aide to Interior Secretary Gale Norton, to go before Senate Energy Committee for confirmation hearing. File Photo © The Daily Triplicate. A Department of Interior...

Mark Udall to seek Campbell's open Senate seat
Rep. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) announced on Tuesday plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.) while Gov. Bill Owens (R) said he...

Non-Indians opposing deal to end water rights case
Non-Indians in northern New Mexico voiced their opposition to a settlement in a long-running water rights case involving four tribes. Non-Indian water users are objecting to provisions that call for...

Navajo Nation $500M in bonds touted as New Deal
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. is seeking approval for a $500 million bond initiative that supporters compare to the New Deal. The initiative has six components. They would fund...

Tribe's former judge sentenced for embezzling
A former judge for the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe in North Dakota was sentenced to one month in jail for embezzling tribal funds. Former judge Sharon Malaterre pleaded guilty to...

County official won't resign for calling tribe uneducated
The supervisor for Santa Barbara County, California, rejected calls for her to resign in response to published remarks in which she labeled the Santa Ynez Band of Mission Indians "not...

N.D. tribe to avoid burial sites in quest for oil
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota plans to avoid numerous burial grounds and sacred sites as it moves forward with plans to drill for oil on the...

Reservation residents oppose proposed oil refinery
Residents of the Fort Berthold Reservation have formed a committee to oppose a proposed oil refinery. The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation has partnered with Triad Project of Utah to...

Child welfare contract subjects tribes to state court
Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal (D) has proposed to subject tribes to state court jurisdiction in Indian child welfare disputes. Freudenthal said a contract to provide child-protective services on the Wind...

Two tribes in Nebraska raising political awareness
Two tribes in Nebraska have launched a campaign to get more tribal members involved in local, state and national elections, The Sioux City Journal reports. The Winnebago Tribe and the...

Rincon Tribe offers $25K reward for fire arrest
The Rincon Luiseno Band of California is offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible for the recent Paradise Fire. Investigators have determined the fire...

Embattled tribal lobbyist gave to Conn. Congressman
A Republican lobbyist under fire for his work on behalf of tribes gave money to a Connecticut Congressman who has criticized tribes and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Records from...

Wis. school board votes to change Indian head logo
The Osseo-Fairchild school board in Wisconsin voted 4-1 on Monday to change its Indian head logo. The logo of a Plains Indian will be changed to an image of a...

First grocery store on Mille Lacs Reservation opens
Residents of the Mille Lacs Reservation in Minnesota now have their own grocery store. The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe owns and operates the store, whose layout reflects tribal culture....

Editorial: Tribes should disclose political donations
California tribes "must report their contributions to political campaigns just like anyone else," The North County Times says in an editorial. The paper says a court ruling waiving tribal immunity...

Police set up team to dispute Native teen's death
Police in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, set up an "issue team" to address a federal probe into the death of a Native teenager in 1990, CBC News reports. Police admitted the existence...

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