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April 29, 2004
Consultation session focuses on IHS budget
Tribal leaders are meeting in the Washington, D.C., area this week to discuss their concerns and priorities for the Indian Health Service (IHS) budget. Representatives of all 12 areas of...

USDA seeks accurate count of Indian farmers in N.M.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is trying to get a more accurate count of the number of Indian farmers in New Mexico. $p The current count of farms in the...

Olympic medalist Billy Mills battles perceptions
Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills says he has spent his entire life battling perceptions. $p Mills, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, won the gold medal...

Survey finds Navajos prefer sheep over money
A majority of Navajos would prefer a sheep rather than $75, according to a survey conducted by college students in New Mexico. $p The students asked 128 Navajos about their...

Civil rights panel to hold hearing in Farmington
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is holding a public hearing in Farmington, New Mexico, on Friday to address discrimination against Native Americans. The panel will take testimony on a...

Editorial: It's about time Kennewick Man case ends
"It looks as though scientists may finally get a break in their quest for more knowledge about the peopling of North America. The issue concerns Kennewick Man, the nearly complete...

Tribal members seek mediation over faulty homes
Members of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana are seeking to mediate a lawsuit over homes they say are causing health problems. $p More than 150 homeowners brought suit against the...

Students quiz candidates for Red Lake tribal election
Four candidates for chairman of the Red Lake Nation council in Minnesota were quizzed by students at a forum on Wednesday night. $p The candidates stressed the importance of youth....

City leaders criticized for D.C. trip paid by tribe
The leader of a northern California city are being criticized for taking a "lobbying" trip to Washington, D.C., that was paid by the Ione Band of Miwok Indians. $p The...

Dreams come true for newest Miss Indian World
Delana Smith, a member of the Red Lake Ojibwe Nation of Minnesota, was named Miss Indian World 2004-2005 at the Gathering of Nations pow-wow. $p Smith, 23 dreamed about winning...

Tribal member to head Mount Rushmore memorial
Gerard A. Baker, a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota, has been named superintendent of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. $p Baker has...

Feinstein trying to mediate settlement with tribe
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she is trying to mediate a settlement between the Hoopa Valley Tribe and a water district. $p Feinstein met with tribal leaders earlier this week...

Indian dance troupe going strong after 17 years
When the American Indian Dance Theatre was formed in 1987, the troupe thought its first performance would be the last. $p But 17 years later, the group has toured the...

Film about Navajo boxing to premiere in Nashville
"Black Cloud", an independent movie about a Navajo boxer, will have its Southern premiere in Nashville, Tennessee, this week. $p Actor Rick "Ricky" Schroder approached several tribes to finance the...

College hosts second annual Indian film festival
Bellevue Community College in Washington will host the 2nd annual American Indian Film Festival next week. $p The May 5-7 event will screen several movies including "Incident at Oglala" and...

Agua Caliente Tribe appeals campaign finance ruling
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is asking the California Supreme Court to overturn a ruling subjecting the tribe to the state's campaign finance laws. $p The tribe lost...

Town lowers Narragansett Tribe's property tax bill
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island owes the town of Charlestown $58,454.88 in unpaid property taxes, down from an earlier $79,000 figure. $p The town revised the figure after reassessing...

University still wants to fund reservation programs
The University of Arizona still wants to fund programs for the San Carlos Apache Tribe despite recent strains in their relationship over a controversial telescope project. $p The school offered...

HHS says 41 million Americans at risk for diabetes
Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson said on Wednesday that 41 million Americans are at risk for developing full-blown diabetes, more than twice previously thought. $p Doctors have changed...

New Bush policy to count hatchery salmon as wild
The Bush administration will count salmon raised in hatcheries as wild, a move that could take some species off the Endangered Species Act list, The Washington Post reports. $p The...

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