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April 21, 2004
Court won't reconsider Kennewick Man decision
A federal appeals court on Monday refused to reconsider its decision to allow scientific study of the 9,000-year-old remains known as the Kennewick Man. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...

Judge to issue ruling in BIA drunk driving case
A federal judge in New Mexico plans to issue a ruling today in a lawsuit accusing the Bureau of Indian Affairs of ignoring an employee's drunk driving problem. $p Closing...

Editorial: BIA in need of 'serious reform'
"The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs is getting hammered lately from a number of angles. The blows might look merciless. But they should be. The BIA is an agency in...

1974 murders of Navajo men stir strong feelings
The murders of three Navajo men 30 years ago this month still generate strong sentiments among residents of Farmington, New Mexico. $P Dodge Benally, 34, John Earl Harvey, 39, and...

South Dakota governor seeks reconciliation at summit
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) closed his Indian education summit on Tuesday with a renewed call for reconciliation. $p Rounds said his administration is working to build peaceful relationships...

Study documents urban Indian health disparities
A new study from the Urban Indian Health Institute of Washington has found that urban Indians are more likely to die from diabetes, accidents and alcohol-related causes than the rest...

Giago to publish third paper for Dakota Country
Newspaper publisher Tim Giago plans to introduce a third paper to serve Dakota Country in eastern South Dakota and Minnesota. $P The Dakota Journal will debut July 1 with offices...

Miccosukee man's murder hearing closed to public
A judge in Florida decided on Tuesday to bar the public from attending a hearing for a Miccosukee tribal member accused of murdering his two sons. $P The judge didn't...

Giago to 'go anywhere' Daschle wants him to go
Saying his campaign would have hurt Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), newspaper publisher Tim Giago said he now plans to help the Senate minority leader get re-elected. $p "I will be...

Metis Nation recognized by Canada's minister
Canada's Prime Minister Paul Martin recognized the Métis people as a nation on a government-to-government basis. $p Manitoba Métis Federation president David Chartrand said the government's recognition is long overdue....

N.D. tribe's bison crew rejects mismanagement claims
Employees of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation say allegations of neglect and mismanagement of the tribe's bison herd are untrue. $p The herd has been questioned for the past...

Tribal forest bill subject of House hearing
Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) will hold a hearing today on H.R.3846, the Tribal Forest Protection Act of 2004. $P Walden is the chairman of the House Resources subcommittee on Forests...

First Nations in B.C. battle railroad agreement
First Nations leaders in British Columbia are withdrawing their support for a railroad agreement because they weren't told about details negotiated in secret. $p The Title and Rights Alliance, a...

Anderson visiting boarding school in Oklahoma
Bureau of Indian Affairs head Dave Anderson is visiting the Sequoyah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, today. $p The stop is part of Anderson's ongoing tour of BIA schools on...

Book documents Lumbee tribal home remedies
A new book documents the home and herbal remedies of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. $p Arvis Locklear Boughman and Loretta Oxendine, members of the Lumbee Tribe, say "Herbal...

Senate committee takes on federal recognition bill
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold a hearing today on S.297, a bill to change the federal recognition process. $p The bill codifies the standards for groups seeking...

San Carlos Apache Tribe rejects offer on telescope
The San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona has rejected an offer to drop its opposition to a telescope project. $P The University of Arizona, part of a consortium for the...

Tulalip tribal members sue over reservation project
Members of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency to halt development of an outlet mall on the reservation. $p The tribe has began...

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