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April 19, 2004
Federal prosecutor seeks to change 'national shame'
A top federal prosecutor on Friday called for a major overhaul of the criminal law enforcement system in Indian Country, labeling it a "national shame." Thomas B. Heffelfinger, the U.S....

Slew of BIA superiors reported drinking problems
Bureau of Indian Affairs supervisors who allowed an ex-employee to drive despite having a drinking problem had alcohol-related arrests and incidents of their own, The Albuquerque Tribune reports. $p Four...

U.S. attorney calls for jurisdiction fix in N.M.
The top federal prosecutor in New Mexico says Congress will have to step in and resolve conflicting rulings over the meaning of Indian Country in the state. $P U.S. Attorney...

Editorial: Mediation important step in Cobell case
The appointment of two mediators in the Cobell Indian trust fund case is "the first real breakthrough since the suit was filed eight years ago," The Denver Post says in...

Man accused of hindering Aquash investigation
The president and CEO of the American Indian College Fund is being accused of preventing his aunt from being prosecuted for the murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae...

Anti-Chief Illiniwek activists stage sit-in at college
Opponents of the Chief Illiniwek mascot at the University of Illinois ended their 33-hour sit-in on Friday afternoon. $p About 40 protesters took over an administrative building, calling on the...

Virginia tribes press case for federal recognition
Leaders of three Virginia tribes seeking federal recognition said concerns over gaming are bogging down their quest. $p The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has approved a bill to recognize six...

BIA official calls tribal jail conditions 'appalling'
Nobody in Washington, D.C., wants to hear about overcrowded and underfunded Indian Country jails, a Bureau of Indian Affairs official says. $p Ed Naranjo, a regional law enforcement official, said...

Diabetes and obesity ravage Native population
Native people in southern Arizona are suffering and dying from diabetes and obesity at rates 10 times the national average. $p Among the Tohono O'odham Nation, 50 percent of adult...

Church faces deadline on reservation tent city
A church that wants to build a massive tent city for homeless farm workers on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation in California faces an important deadline today. $p The Global...

First Nation leaders meeting with prime minister
First Nation leaders in Canada are holding a one-day summit with Prime Minister Paul Martin today. $P Martin said the meeting was "a new beginning" in federal-tribal relations. He will...

First Nation called murder capital of Canada
The murder rate on the Blood Reserve in southern Alberta, Canada, is 18 times the national average, according to The Calgary Herald. $P Most of the victims are younger than...

Squaxin Island Tribe opens cigarette factory
The Squaxin Island Tribe of Washington has launched its own cigarette brand in hopes of creating jobs and generating revenue. $p The tribe's brand will cost about half the price...

Housing group fights Lumbee Tribe's takeover
A housing group that manages $7 million in federal funds is fighting a request to hand the funds over to the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. $p The Lumbee Regional...

Editorial: Indian voters still face discrimination
"Minority vote suppression tears at the fabric of American democracy. It persists, however, for a simple reason: in close elections, when some minority groups are strongly identified with a single...

Aborigines feel ignored by Australian government
Australian Aborigines say the federal government continues to ignore their needs in the face of high rates of unemployment and domestic violence and low rates of educational achievement and health...

Chickens missing at Kiowa cockfighting event
A cockfighting event promoted as a showdown over Indian sovereignty turned out to be a dud when no one brought chickens or fighting paraphernalia. $p A member of the Kiowa...

Senate committee to hold recognition hearing
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday for a bill to change the federal recognition process. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.) is the sponsor of S.297,...

Goshute tribal members try to oust two leaders
Members of the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah voted to prevent chairman Leon Bear, the subject of a six-count federal indictment, vice chairwoman Lori Skiby from going any business....

Navajo Nation may lower blood quantum requirement
The enrollment of the Navajo Nation will double under a proposed change to the tribe's blood quantum standard. $P The Navajo Nation council is being asked to lower the minimum...

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