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March 15, 2004
Appeals court hearing Cobell disqualification dispute
A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments today on a motion to disqualify U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth and special master Alan Balaran from a contempt-related proceeding in the...

N.E. tribes basis for Mohegan historian's new book
New England tribal culture inspired Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel, the Mohegan Tribe's historian, to write a book. Oracles is a fictional account of a young medicine woman who is a member...

Fairbanks hosting three Alaska Native meetings
Three Fairbanks-based Alaska Native organizations are holding meetings this week. Tanana Chiefs Conference kicks off Tuesday and runs through Sunday. Delegates will select a new traditional Athabascan chief, elect new...

Anchorage fears loss of Alaska Native convention
Tourism officials in Anchorage are trying hard to prevent the Alaska Federation of Natives from moving its annual convention. The meeting, held every October, draws 4,000 to 6,000 people to...

Keetoowah Band survives despite CNO opposition
The United Keetoowah Band and the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma share a common language, culture and history. But that's about where the similarities end. The UKB was considered part of...

Virginia tribes seeks support for recognition bill
Leaders of six Virginia tribes said they hope to gain federal recognition in time for the 400th anniversary of the Jamestown settlement in 2007. The Nansemond, Rappahannock, Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy...

Woman mulls fate of former reservation in Calif.
A 320-acre ranch that was once a reservation for a member of the Kwaaymii Tribe was recently hit by wildfire. Thomas Lucas was born on the Laguna Reservation in 1903....

Tribal member spearheads reservation cleanup
Frank Rides At The Door got so tired of seeing trash on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana that he decided to do something about it. He developed a plan to...

Pokagon Tribe finishing work on elder housing complex
Elderly members of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan will be able to move in a new $4 housing complex soon. The tribe is finishing work on 12...

Blackfeet Nation seeks to reclaim police powers
Blackfeet Nation leaders say they will try to resume law enforcement duties on their Montana reservation. The BIA took over the police force in February 2003 in response to numerous...

Non-Indians complain about bill that took year to pass
Non-Indians in California say they were snookered by a bill that took a year to pass Congress. The Native American Technical Corrections Act was signed into law earlier this month....

Descendants of Calusa Tribe may be in Cuba
Researchers say there is a "fairly slim" chance that descendants of the Calusa Tribe might be in Cuba. The tribe occupied southern Florida before being overran by Europeans and other...

Osage Nation tells story of Lewis and Clark
The Osage Nation of Oklahoma took part in a Lewis and Clark/Louisiana territory commemoration event in St. Louis, Missouri. A treaty signed between France, Spain and the United States turned...

Yellow Bird: Human rights in North Dakota
"North Dakota is lucky to have two groups that are interested in the human rights of our citizens. In Fargo, the Human Rights Coalition - a private organization founded in...

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