Poll finds strong support for California tribal gaming (April 26, 2004)
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 of 1,571 voters and residents, The Los Angeles Times found...
Ousted Kiowa vice-chairman won't give up hope (April 26, 2004)
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 recognized an entirely new government. Bointy says he will fight...
Judge affirms Cayuga Nation's sovereign rights (April 26, 2004)
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. In a closely watched decision, U.S. District Judge David Hurd...
Navajos see bias in New Mexico city's justice system (April 26, 2004)
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 of drunken driving arrests and 41 percent of all arrests...
Michigan tribe working on school tuition waiver (April 26, 2004)
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 Indian students are to receive education by the state. In...
Siouan group wants recognition before Lumbee Tribe (April 26, 2004)
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 their history. But the Lumbee Tribe says the Siouans and...
Battle is on for Indian voters in South Dakota (April 26, 2004)
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 is being managed by the same team who worked for...
BIA delays decision on Nipmuc recognition by 45 days (April 26, 2004)
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 issue a final determination on the Nipmuc Nation and the...
Paper examines 'lost youth' of Leech Lake reservation (April 26, 2004)
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 youth on the Leech Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota. $p...
Peltier lawyer calls Aquash murder trial a sham (April 26, 2004)
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 him brag about murdering two FBI agents. Aquash was also...
Pennsylvania governor seeks dismissal of land claim (April 26, 2004)
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 acres in land allotted to a Delaware ancestor. The lawsuit...
Groups find recognition difficult to obtain in Maryland (April 26, 2004)
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 $800,000 over seven years to document its petition only to...
Army Depot to honor decorated Indian veteran (April 26, 2004)
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 from the Susanville Rancheria of California, served in World War...
Yellow Bird: Think about Earth Day every day (April 26, 2004)
"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, the Dakotas and Minnesota, we feel pretty proud of ourselves....
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