First Nation refunded $4.2M for paying illegal taxes (March 29, 2004)
The Lac La Ronge First Nation of Saskatchewan will receive a $4.25 million refund for gasoline and tobacco taxes paid by tribal members. $p The province was imposing the taxes on the sale of goods to tribal members. The refund...
Lumbee beauty queen awarded $11K from ex-boyfriend (March 29, 2004)
Former Miss North Carolina Rebekah Revels, a member of the Lumbee Tribe, was awarded $11,000 from an ex-boyfriend whose e-mail about a racy photo cost her a shot at the Miss America crown. The jury said Revels was owed $3,000...
AISES students headed to international fair (March 29, 2004)
The American Indian Science and Engineering held its 17th annual fair in Albuquerque, New Mexico, last week. $p Five students, plus two alternates, won top honors at the fair. Rachelle Bill based her entry on a traditional Navajo remedy. Nathanael...
Program will create jobs for San Felipe Pueblo (March 29, 2004)
San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico has entered into a partnership to train tribal members as carpenters. The tribe and Central and Northern New Mexico Apprenticeship Association have created a program to pay tribal members to work on housing projects...
Native firms urged to do business with feds (March 29, 2004)
The General Services Administration is sponsoring a two-day conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to encourage Indian-owned firms to do business with the federal government. $p The conference, "2004 Native American Conference: Doing Business with the Government," is designed to explain...
Duwamish Tribe buys first piece of land in 150 years (March 29, 2004)
Lack of federal recognition isn't stopping the Duwamish Tribe of Washington pursuing its dreams. The tribe now owns its first piece of property since the signing of the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott by Chief Sealth (Seattle). The half-acre parcel...
Sauk-Suiattle Tribe seeking to restore goat herd (March 29, 2004)
The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe of Washington is working to restore the numbers of its most important animal, the mountain goat. The tribe is using a $170,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to study habitat and population dynamics of...
Opinion: Tribes get ready for their day in spotlight (March 29, 2004)
"The word Potomac means "where the goods are brought in" and it dates from the local Indian tribe rudely displaced here centuries ago by colonial whites intent on a New World. The word seems perfect for the whiff of irony...
Anderson denies recognition to Burt Lake Band (March 29, 2004)
Bureau of Indian Affairs head Dave Anderson announced on Friday he was issuing a preliminary decision against federal recognition of the Burt Lake Band of Ottawa and Chippewa of Michigan. According to the BIA, the tribe failed to meet four...
An interview with Ojibwe author Louise Erdrich (March 29, 2004)
Turtle Mountein Ojibwe author talks about family, fame and the loss of her husband in an interview with Native reporter Dorreen Yellow Bird of The Grand Forks Herald. Yellow Bird: What happened to your family when you suddenly became a...
Investors spending millions on tribal recognition (March 29, 2004)
It's getting more and more costly for tribes to make their case federal recognition, investors, experts and critics of the controversial process say. Eric Eberhard, a lawyer who used to work for the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, said it...
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