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April 20, 2004
Audit of Navajo Nation Boys and Girls funds ordered
The Navajo Nation council voted 73-1 to order an audit of the tribe's Boys and Girls Club office. $p The council tacked the audit onto President Joe Shirley Jr.'s State...

Profits, revenues down at Alaska Native corporation
Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation, reported a drop in revenues and profits in 2003. $p CIRI posted a $19.4 million profit on $83.3 million in revenues....

Lara case lawyer worries about homeland security bill
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Duro v. Reina case could lead to tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians, the lawyer who handled the Lara case says. $P Attorney Alexander...

Washington tribe helping with removal of remains
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and archeological workers are removing remains and artifacts from a work site in Washington. $p The state is spending $4.5 million to rebury tribal ancestors....

Indian education topic of meeting in New Mexico
The New Mexico Public Education Department is holding a meeting today to discuss Indian education. $p The meeting will bring tribal leaders, state officials and public school educators together to...

Judge limits damages in BIA drunk driving case
A federal judge on Monday limited the potential damages in a wrongful death suit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs. $p The judge said the family of a Nebraska couple...

Supreme Court affirms tribal powers over all Indians
Reversing a decision widely seen as an erosion of tribal sovereignty, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that tribes have criminal jurisdiction over all American Indians and Alaska Natives....

Pombo visit to South Dakota highlights tribal issues
Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Calif.) visited South Dakota on Monday to spend time on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and to campaign for a fellow Republican. $p Pombo used his visit to...

South Dakota hosts first Indian education summit
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) kicked off his first Indian Education Summit on Monday. $p Tribal leaders and educators met with state education secretary Rick Melmer to press their...

Nebraska tribes holding Native Vote 2004 forum
The Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska are holding a Native Vote 2004 candidates' forum. $p The tribes have invited candidates for the Thurston County Board of Commissioners...

Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wonders where $14M went
The new leadership of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is still trying to figure out where $14 million in lobbying and public relations fees went. $p The tribe had...

First Nations seek closer relationship with PM
About 70 First Nations leaders met with Prime Minister Paul Martin on Monday to discuss issues facing Canada's 1.4 million Natives. $p Tribal leaders described the meetings as a success....

Supreme Court rejects Peltier's parole hearing case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier to seek early release for the murders of two FBI agents. $p Without comment,...

Climbers say sacred rock belongs to everyone
The federal government is defending a pending ban on climbing at Cave Rock in Nevada. $p The Washoe Tribe considers the rock a sacred place that should not be bothered....

Land, racism and health issues test Brazil's Indians
As Brazil commemorates its national Indian Day, indigenous leaders say the government is failing to address land, health and discrimination problems. $p Brazil's Indian population was once believed to be...

Cobell dedicates life to trust fund accounting
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund suit, says her battle for an accounting of billions of dollars began with her elders. $p "It all started for...

Tim Giago drops Senate bid and endorses Tom Daschle
Newspaper publisher Tim Giago a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has dropped his U.S. Senate bid and is endorsing former rival Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.). $P Giago first entered...

Judge weighs ruling in Pechanga disenrollment
A California county judge held a hearing on Monday in a disenrollment case affecting the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians. $p According to the Associated Press, Riverside County Superior...

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