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April 28, 2004
Excerpt: Changing climate affects Alaska Natives
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...

Tribes ask Congress to address contract shortfalls
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...

Bison agreement with tribe under speedy review
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...

New Mexico tribes oppose road through petroglyphs
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...

Native students compete in science tournament
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...

Navajo police arrest double homicide suspect
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...

Fort Mojave Tribe to open event center this fall
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...

Disaster declared on three Montana reservations
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...

Limbaugh: Daschle sends Giago back to the reservation
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....

Students host pow-wow at Washington university
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...

New York lawmakers press state taxation on tribes
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...

Yeagley: The right is always right about Indians
"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...

Florida group threatens lawsuit over land request
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...

Litefoot upset over no-shows at Gathering pow-wow
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...

High court hears dispute over Cheney energy panel
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...

Wayne Smith fired at start of internal investigation
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...

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