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The Rise of Tribes and the Fall of Federal Indian Law
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April 26, 2004
Poll finds strong support for California tribal gaming
California tribes took a beating in last fall's recall election but their support in the state remains overwhelmingly high, according to a poll released on Saturday. Based on a survey...

Ousted Kiowa vice-chairman won't give up hope
Hess Bointy was removed as vice-chairman of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma but he still keeps office hours as if nothing happened. $p The Bureau of Indian Affairs has...

Judge affirms Cayuga Nation's sovereign rights
A federal judge on Friday upheld the sovereign rights of the Cayuga Nation of New York, paving the way for the tribe to open a gaming facility on ancestral territory....

Navajos see bias in New Mexico city's justice system
Navajos who live in and around Farmington, New Mexico, say the justice system is stacked against them. $P According to The Farmington Daily Times, Native Americans made up 61 percent...

Michigan tribe working on school tuition waiver
An agreement on a tuition waiver between the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe and Central Michigan University is expected to be announced Friday. $p Under the Washington Treaty of 1836 , all...

Siouan group wants recognition before Lumbee Tribe
A group of Siouan descendants say they should be given a shot at federal recognition before the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. $p The descendants accuse the Lumbees of stealing...

Battle is on for Indian voters in South Dakota
Both sides in this year's hot matchup between Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and former congressman John Thune (R) are promising a battle for the state's Indian voters. $p Daschle's campaign...

Lakota woman broke ground as early entertainer
Rosebud Yellow Robe, a Lakota Sioux woman from South Dakota who went to New York City to live out her dream of being a stage and screen star, is...

BIA delays decision on Nipmuc recognition by 45 days
Citing outstanding litigation and a heavy workload, the Bureau of Indian Affairs delayed a decision on federal recognition for two Nipmuc tribes from Massachusetts. $p The BIA was set to...

Paper examines 'lost youth' of Leech Lake reservation
The Minneapolis Star Tribune is running a three-day series on "The Lost Youth of Leech Lake," a collection of stories and photographs of violence, substance abuse and other problems facing...

Peltier lawyer calls Aquash murder trial a sham
Imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier did not threaten to kill Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, his lawyer says. $p Peltier is alleged to have threatened Aquash because she heard...

Man sentenced to life for 1975 murder of Aquash
A federal judge sentenced a South Dakota man to life in prison for the 1975 murder of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash. $p Arlo Looking Cloud has...

Pennsylvania governor seeks dismissal of land claim
Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell (D) asked a federal court on Friday to dismiss a land claim by the Delaware Nation of Oklahoma. $p The tribe is seeking ownership of 315...

Groups find recognition difficult to obtain in Maryland
Groups seeking recognition from the state of Maryland have to trace their history back to 1790. $P For some, that is a difficult task. The Piscataway Conoy Tribe spent nearly...

Army Depot to honor decorated Indian veteran
The most decorated and highest-ranking tribal member to serve in World War II will be honored on Tuesday. $p Army Lt. Col. Leonard Lowry, a member of the Maidu Nation...

Yellow Bird: Think about Earth Day every day
"When we look at the issues of Earth Day, we think about places such as I've mentioned -- Los Angeles, Washington or the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In our area,...

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