Court won't reconsider Kennewick Man decision (April 21, 2004)
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 announced the decision in response to a petition filed by...
Judge to issue ruling in BIA drunk driving case (April 21, 2004)
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 arguments in the wrongful death lawsuit will come today. The...
1974 murders of Navajo men stir strong feelings (April 21, 2004)
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 David Ignacio, 52, were brutally beaten and left in the...
South Dakota governor seeks reconciliation at summit (April 21, 2004)
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 with Indians and tribal governments. He said the state should...
Study documents urban Indian health disparities (April 21, 2004)
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 of the population. $P The institute used figures from the...
Giago to publish third paper for Dakota Country (April 21, 2004)
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 on the Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and...
Miccosukee man's murder hearing closed to public (April 21, 2004)
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 explain why today's hearing is closed, according to the Associated...
Giago to 'go anywhere' Daschle wants him to go (April 21, 2004)
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 campaigning for him, go anywhere he wants me to go,"...
Metis Nation recognized by Canada's minister (April 21, 2004)
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. Currently, communities, formed by Indian and European settlers, are not...
N.D. tribe's bison crew rejects mismanagement claims (April 21, 2004)
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 two years with reports of malnutrition and winter deaths. But...
Tribal forest bill subject of House hearing (April 21, 2004)
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 and Forest Health. He says H.R.3846 will reduce the threat...
First Nations in B.C. battle railroad agreement (April 21, 2004)
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 coalition of 16 First Nations, backed the deal between B.C....
Anderson visiting boarding school in Oklahoma (April 21, 2004)
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 and off the reservation. Sequoyah is located in the headquarters...
Book documents Lumbee tribal home remedies (April 21, 2004)
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 Remedies of the Lumbee Indians" is a way of preserving...
Senate committee takes on federal recognition bill (April 21, 2004)
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 federal status. It provides for grants and other assistance to...
San Carlos Apache Tribe rejects offer on telescope (April 21, 2004)
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 telescope, offered $120,000 in credits for various school programs. But...
Tulalip tribal members sue over reservation project (April 21, 2004)
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 construction of the mall on 47 acres of tribal land....
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