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May 11, 2004
United Nations forum focuses on indigenous women
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...

Cheyenne-Arapahos don't want leaders to handle funds
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...

Oneida Nation sees opposition to liquor license bid
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...

BIA takes advantage of Internet shutdown
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...

Anderson to speak at Haskell commencement
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...

Editorial: Campbell needs to tell 'the whole truth'
"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...

Editorial: Dave Anderson should work 'full time'
"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...

Navajo vice president explains daughter's accident
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...

New Mexico nursing home celebrates tribal culture
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...

North Dakota tribe won't accept bison this year
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...

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation evicts wildlife park
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...

Yellow Bird: Prisoner abuse recalls Indian massacre
"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...

New EPA regulations will reduce diesel emissions
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...

Mexican schools struggling to educate Native children
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...

Anderson scheduled to testify on reorganization
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...

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