United Nations forum focuses on indigenous women (May 11, 2004)
More than 1,000 indigenous men and women are meeting at the United Nations to call attention to the struggles they face around the world. Women are the special focus of the UN's Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, now in its...
Cheyenne-Arapahos don't want leaders to handle funds (May 11, 2004)
Members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma say their leaders shouldn't have access to profits from the tribal casino. $p Business committee members are given discretion to use $10 million as they choose. But tribal members say use...
Oneida Nation sees opposition to liquor license bid (May 11, 2004)
The Oneida Nation of New York is seeing some opposition to its request to serve liquor at the tribal casino. $p A resident of a nearby town has collected signatures for a petition opposing the sale of liquor. Tammy Wilczak...
BIA takes advantage of Internet shutdown (May 11, 2004)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been disconnected from the Internet for more than two years but that hasn't stopped the agency from making improvements to its computer systems. $p In fact, says BIA chief information officer Brian Burns, the...
Anderson to speak at Haskell commencement (May 11, 2004)
Bureau of Indian Affairs head Dave Anderson will speak at Haskell Indian Nations University on Friday for the school's commencement. $p Anderson will also participate in the opening of a national trust records archive near Haskell. The school is developing...
Editorial: Campbell needs to tell 'the whole truth' (May 11, 2004)
"Ben Nighthorse Campbell has confirmed the existence of a federal criminal investigation of his office. His pending retirement as Colorado's senior U.S. senator doesn't make him less of a public figure or diminish public interest in whether he or his...
Editorial: Dave Anderson should work 'full time' (May 11, 2004)
"Just four months after being confirmed, assistant secretary David Anderson decided that he won't involve himself with some key policy issues - like Indian gambling - to avoid the appearance of conflict with past business interests. That's good. We're old-fashioned...
Navajo vice president explains daughter's accident (May 11, 2004)
Navajo Nation Vice President Frank Dayish Jr. offered to surrender the keys to his official tribal vehicle as he gave an explanation for his daughter's accident in the car. $p Fenessa S. Dayish, 22, ran into bad weather trying when...
New Mexico nursing home celebrates tribal culture (May 11, 2004)
A nursing home in New Mexico is marking National Nursing Home Week with a celebration of Native culture. $p Many of the 74 residents at the Bloomfield Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are Navajo. They listened to Navajo songs and watched...
North Dakota tribe won't accept bison this year (May 11, 2004)
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota won't accept bison from a national park this year. $p The tribe is under scrutiny for alleged mismanagement of bison culled from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. An agreement between the tribe...
Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation evicts wildlife park (May 11, 2004)
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation of Arizona is evicting a wildlife park after negotiations for an extended lease fell through. $p The tribe told the Out of Africa Wildlife Park to leave the reservation by June 30. According to The...
Yellow Bird: Prisoner abuse recalls Indian massacre (May 11, 2004)
"We, in this country, have a history of killing for selfish and misguided reasons. A few days ago in heated conversation about the Iraqi prisoner abuses, I couldn't help but drift to an image of the massacre at Sand Creek...
New EPA regulations will reduce diesel emissions (May 11, 2004)
The Bush administration announced new regulations that will reduce diesel emissions from tractors, bulldozers, locomotives, barges and other nonroad vehicles by more than 90 percent by 2010. $P The Environmental Protection Agency rules require the reduction of nitrogen oxide and...
Mexican schools struggling to educate Native children (May 11, 2004)
An influx of indigenous people to urban areas in Mexico is forcing the government to come up with new ways to educate Native children. $p The government has started more than 2,000 bilingual schools across the nation. Most are located...
Anderson scheduled to testify on reorganization (May 11, 2004)
Update: Dave Anderson has been replaced by Aurene Martin on the witness list. Assistant secretary Dave Anderson and Special Trustee Ross Swimmer are scheduled to testify on the reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and expansion of the Office...
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