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April 30, 2004
Appeal planned in Cayuga Nation land rights case
An appeal is planned to a judge's ruling affirming the Cayuga Nation's sovereign rights on its ancestral territory. $p Last Friday, a federal judge ruled that the tribe's former reservation...

Tribes to join challenge to Haskell highway
Several tribes are expected to join a lawsuit challenging federal approval of a highway extension through the wetlands at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. $P Tribes, students and alumni...

Campbell says agencies afraid of helping tribes
For the second time in two weeks, Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.) is upset over the federal government's response to bills aimed at helping tribes. At a packed hearing on...

Court upholds off-reservation gaming provision in IGRA
A provision in federal law that gives states the ability to limit off-reservation gaming does not violate the U.S. Constitution or the trust relationship, a federal appeals court ruled on...

Senate panel holds hearing on tribal wildlife bill
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Wednesday on a discussion bill to increase tribal participation in federal fish and wildlife programs. $P Representatives of tribes and tribal...

Alaska Native village mail, food deliveries cut off
The Yupi'k Eskimo village of Ekwok, Alaska, has been cut off from the world due to a soggy runway that is preventing deliveries of mail, food and other supplies. $P...

Navajo Boys and Girls Clubs may be forced to close
The 14 Boys and Girls Clubs on the Navajo Nation may be forced to close due to financial problems, The Farmington Daily Times reports. $p The non-profit organization that currently...

Column: Agua Caliente Tribe's sovereignty 'scam'
"Donít get the wrong idea about the quaint-sounding Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. They do a whole lot more than nostalgically recite the legend of the Cahuilla Maiden while...

Editorial: Rush Limbaugh guilty of 'racist bigotry'
"Political correctness can go too far. We've all seen it. But racist bigotry still is easy to spot - as it was in a Rush Limbaugh broadcast last week. Limbaugh...

Blumenthal criticized for 'all-out war' on tribes
Black and Latino lawmakers in Connecticut are asking state attorney general Richard Blumenthal to end his "all-out war" against the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation. $p The General Assembly's Black and Latino...

Families seek help in locating missing Native teens
Two Native teens from the same First Nations reserve in Manitoba, Canada, have gone missing in recent months. Their families are seeking help in locating them. $p Dwayne Ross, 18,...

Off-reserve taxpayers won't get appeal of case
The Supreme Court of Canada announced on Thursday that it would not hear a case testing whether an estimated 60,000 off-reserve Natives have to pay taxes. $p A judge ruled...

Canada's Supreme Court takes Native logging cases
The Supreme Court of Canada announced on Thursday it would hear an appeal over the logging rights of First Nations. $p The provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia are...

Probe sought into Campbell's request for drug grant
The Department of Justice is being asked to investigate why Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.) sought a $1.2 million anti-drug grant for a private firm. $p Campbell's name appeared on...

EPA to delay regulations on mercury emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency is delaying the implementation of regulations aimed at curbing toxic mercury emissions from power plants. $p The EPA said it won't issue a final rule until...

Campbell refusing donations from gaming tribes
Outgoing Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.) is refusing donations from tribes that were pledged to him during the recent National Indian Gaming Association conference. $p At NIGA, Campbell said he...

Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe building new complex
The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe of Washington is building a new complex that will include a longhouse, a library, an elders center and a a career and education center. $p...

Tribe's Palm Springs plan may go before voters
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians master plan for land it owns in Palm Springs, California, may go before voters. $P The tribe owns a square-mile section known as...

Senate maneuvers on energy policy legislation fail
An attempt by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) to attach the energy policy legislation as an amendment to an unrelated bill by Sen. Tom Daschle (D-N.M.) failed on Thursday. $p Domenici...

HUD report finds Lumbee Tribe broke housing rules
A monitoring report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development has found that the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina violated federal rules, The Fayetteville Observer reports. $P The HUD...

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