Recognition briefing paper at heart of latest feud (May 5, 2004)
When Wayne Smith joined the Bureau of Indian Affairs three years ago, he was tasked with fixing the federal recognition process. A hard job, no doubt, considering the agency was under heavy fire for decisions made during the Clinton administration....
Walk planned in protest of Leech Lake youth series (May 5, 2004)
American Indian Movement founder Dennis Banks is planning a four-day walk on the Leech Lake Reservation in Minnesota in protest of a newspaper series that detailed problems facing youth on the reservation. $p Banks said The Minneapolis Star Tribune series,...
Crow woman challenges new tribal constitution (May 5, 2004)
A member of the Crow Tribe of Montana has filed a lawsuit challenging the legality of the tribe's constitution. $p The constitution was adopted in 2001 and has been in dispute ever since. A large contingent of tribal members say...
Snoqualmie Tribe signs services agreement (May 5, 2004)
The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington has signed a wide-ranging municipal services agreement with the city of Snoqualmie. $p Under the agreement, the city will extend sewer lines and provide police, fire and emergency services to a 56-acre of land the...
Anderson recused on all federal recognition matters (May 5, 2004)
Bureau of Indian Affairs head Dave Anderson has recused himself of all federal recognition matters due to his previous work in Indian gaming. $p Recognition decisions were delegated to BIA deputy Aurene Martin, a development Martin publicly disclosed at a...
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe gets loan for Internet (May 5, 2004)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will use a $4.2 million federal loan to bring high-speed Internet to homes and businesses on the reservation. $P The tribe will use the money to build a high-speed digital subscriber line...
Finds show early sophistication of Mayan culture (May 5, 2004)
Archaeologists say new discoveries at a Mayan site in Guatemala point to a sophisticated and developed society much earlier than they previously believed. $p The city of Cival is twice as large as first thought and may have been home...
United Tribes Technical College names Student of Year (May 5, 2004)
News from the United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota. $P BISMARCK, North Dakota - Geri D. Fischer, a student in Office Technology, is Student of the Year at United Tribes Technical College. The daughter of James and Ramona Fischer...
Looking Cloud appeals conviction of Aquash murder (May 5, 2004)
The man convicted of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash is appealing to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. $p Arlo Looking Cloud was found guilty by a jury for the 1975 murder. He was sentenced to...
Crews battling to contain fire on Arizona reservation (May 5, 2004)
A fire on the Fort Yuma-Quechan Reservation in Arizona was 60 percent contained as of Tuesday evening. $p The Bend Fire started Monday night and is believed to be human-caused. It forced the temporary closure of an interstate for three...
BIA fire chief sentenced for starting fires in S.D. (May 5, 2004)
A fire chief for the Bureau of Indian Affairs was sentenced on Tuesday to 30 days in prison and was ordered to pay $1,500 in restitution for starting fires on the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. $p Dennis Shipman...
Fire threatens Pechanga Reservation in California (May 5, 2004)
For the second year in a row, fires are threatening tribal land in southern California. $p The 5,000-acre Eagle Fire started on Sunday and has entered the Pechanga Reservation, where it is threatening tribal archaeological sites. The fire already destroyed...
Rise in blood pressure among children tied to obesity (May 5, 2004)
A study published in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports a rise in high blood pressure among children. $p Experts say the rise is the result of the increasing number of children who are overweight...
Charter school shut down in tribal-related dispute (May 5, 2004)
A charter school in Ukiah, California, was shut down on Monday in an apparent dispute with the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. Tribal officials have been trying to close the Black Oak Charter School, according to The Ukiah Daily Journal....
Senate Republicans vote to protect overtime pay (May 5, 2004)
Senate Republicans joined almost every Democrat in voting to protect overtime pay for millions of workers on Tuesday. $p Five Republicans, including Ben Nighthorse Campbell (Colo.) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), supported an amendment by Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) to block new...
Pequot tribe collaborates with Rhode Island university (May 5, 2004)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut and the Roger Williams University in Rhode Island announced a collaborative education partnership on Tuesday. $p Chairman Michael Thomas said the partnership will enable tribal members "to reconnect as a people to the...
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