Excerpt: Changing climate affects Alaska Natives (April 28, 2004)
For the past week, The Anchorage Daily News has been publishing excerpts of The Whale and the Supercomputer : On the Northern Front of Climate Change, a book on the differing views of scientists and Alaska Natives on climate change...
Tribes ask Congress to address contract shortfalls (April 28, 2004)
The leader of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is sponsoring a bill that seeks to resolve a federal funding dispute that tribes say is costing them hundreds of millions of dollars. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.) will hold a hearing...
Bison agreement with tribe under speedy review (April 28, 2004)
The National Park Service is reviewing an agreement with the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota over allegations the tribe is mismanaging a herd that comes from a national park. $p Under a five-year agreement, excess bison from...
New Mexico tribes oppose road through petroglyphs (April 28, 2004)
Leaders of New Mexico's Pueblo tribes on Tuesday reiterated their opposition to a road extension that would cut through the Petroglyph National Monument. $p The tribes say the development, which was authorized by Congress, would destroy sacred petroglyphs dating back...
Native students compete in science tournament (April 28, 2004)
An all-Native student team from Oregon will compete in the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., this week. $p The five students from Chiloquin High School are members or descendants of the Klamath Tribes. They are one of 64 teams...
Navajo police arrest double homicide suspect (April 28, 2004)
Navajo Nation police arrested a man suspected of killing two co-workers on Tuesday. $p Colin Fisk, 33, was tracked from Arizona to New Mexico. A tribal police officer noticed his car pulled alongside the road in Shiprock. He was...
Fort Mojave Tribe to open event center this fall (April 28, 2004)
The Fort Mojave Tribe of Arizona will open a 3,700-seat event center this fall. $p The tribe hopes to attract concerts, rodeos and other events to the 127,000-square-foot facility. It will be located across from the casino. $p The tribe...
Disaster declared on three Montana reservations (April 28, 2004)
Farmers and ranchers on three reservations in Montana are eligible for low-interest emergency loans under a drought disaster declaration by the Department of Agriculture. $p Secretary Ann Veneman extended the designation, which covers the Flathead, Fort Peck and the Blackfeet...
Limbaugh: Daschle sends Giago back to the reservation (April 28, 2004)
Shortly after praising Tim Giago a member of the "powerful" Sioux Nation, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has resorted to Indian stereotypes to describe Giago's withdrawal from the U.S. Senate race in South Dakota. $p Limbaugh is upset that...
Students host pow-wow at Washington university (April 28, 2004)
Indian students at Edmonds Community College in Washington will hold their 18th annual pow-wow this weekend. $p The American Indian Student Association expects dancers from the United States and Canada for the three-day event, which begins Friday. Ten drum groups...
New York lawmakers press state taxation on tribes (April 28, 2004)
Two New York lawmakers have introduced a bill to force the state to collect state taxes on reservations. $p State Sen. Nicholas Spano (R) and Assemblyman Bill Magee (D) claim a billion dollars is being lost on sales by Indian-owned...
Yeagley: The right is always right about Indians (April 28, 2004)
"A liberal advocacy group in Washington recently committed intellectual genocide on American Indians. Authors of the group presumed to fabricate Indian history, as if real Indian history doesn’t matter. Authors simply created an Indian story to suit the purposes of...
Florida group threatens lawsuit over land request (April 28, 2004)
A group called the Sumter North American Family Tribe is threatening lawsuit if a Florida county doesn't help them get land. $p A group leader wants the land for a cultural park where pow-wows could be held. The group is...
Litefoot upset over no-shows at Gathering pow-wow (April 28, 2004)
Cherokee hip-hop mogul Litefoot is upset the Rev. Jesse Jackson did not attend last weekend's Gathering of Nations pow-wow to promote racial healing after the Grammy incident involving OutKast. $p Litefoot invited Jackson to the event in Albuquerque, New Mexico....
High court hears dispute over Cheney energy panel (April 28, 2004)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in the case testing the secrecy of Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force. $p Two groups want to know the names and roles of private citizens who consulted with the...
Wayne Smith fired at start of internal investigation (April 28, 2004)
Former Bureau of Indian Affairs deputy Wayne Smith was fired just as an internal investigation into alleged influence-peddling was beginning, the Village Voice reports. $p The Department of Interior's inspector general completed the probe in August 2002, according to the...
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