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May 12, 2004
Fort Belknap Tribes shocked by president's resignation
Ben Speak Thunder, the president of the Fort Belknap Indian Community Council of Montana, resigned suddenly on Monday. $p Speak Thunder, who served seven years as leader of the Assiniboine...

Report finds BIA misused school emergency funds
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has misused millions of dollars in administrative funds, shortchanging Indian schools of money set aside for emergencies, according to a recent internal audit. Over a...

Seneca Nation commissions study on state tax plan
A study commissioned by the Seneca Nation of New York shows that the state would lose 2,785 jobs and $400 million in sales if taxation is enforced on Indian businesses....

Editorial: Full inquiry into Campbell needed
"The Justice Department wants to know whether U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell or someone in his office violated federal law. So should the voters of Colorado. Campbell startled the political...

Run for the Wall to make stop at Navajo Nation
The Run for the Wall motorcycle ride to the Vietnam Veterans memorial in Washington, D.C., will make a stop on the Navajo Reservation on May 20. $p The group will...

Foundation to help tribes develop economies
The Northwest Area Foundation has started a leadership program to improve economic conditions in nine reservation communities. $p As part of the program, the foundation selected two tribal colleges and...

School district countersues in Navajo bias suit
Ed. Note: Tina Deschenie and Harry Descheenie are not married, as incorrectly stated earlier. A New Mexico public school district accused of violating the freedom of speech rights of Navajo...

North Dakota tribe, park plan to review bison agreement
The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota and the Theodore Roosevelt National Park hope to continue their relationship amid controversy over the tribe's bison herd. $p An agreement...

Tiny Utah tribe divided over nuclear waste dump
Nearly everyone in the 120-member Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah is related. That probably explains why tensions run high whenever the issue of nuclear waste is brought up. $p...

South Dakota tribe won't start own police department
Citing funding issues, the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has dropped plans to start its own police department. $p The tribe sought Bureau of Indian Affairs funding for...

Wildlife park surprised by tribe's eviction order
Employees at a wildlife park on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Reservation in Arizona say they are surprised by the tribe's eviction order. $p The Out of Africa Park was planning...

Sales of Navajo rugs up 15 percent, experts say
Sales of new Navajo rugs have increased 15 percent a year, according to The Los Angeles Times. $p A 4- by 6-foot new rug starts at a few thousand dollars....

Minnesota man sentenced for party-related murders
A Minneapolis man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murders of two men at a party. $p Samuel J. Anderson, 30, was found guilty of second-degree felony...

High school considers dropping 'Mohawks' name
A political newbie seeking the Republican party's nomination for governor of Montana is on the board of Mountain States Legal Foundation, a group that fought a tribal voting rights suit....

High school to consider dropping 'Mohawks' name
Staff and students at a high school in Manitoba have until the year to decide whether to drop their "Mohawks" team name. $p The group United Against Racism says the...

Government employees obtained bogus degrees
Dozens of government employees have obtained bogus academic degrees or enrolled in unaccredited schools, the General Accounting Office said on Tuesday. $P In testimony before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee,...

Bush administration signs global tobacco treaty
The Bush administration signed the global tobacco treaty on Monday that calls for changes in how tobacco is regulated but critics doubt the administration will seek its ratification. The treaty...

Anti-Indian groups to hold press conference in DC
Three anti-Indian groups, two old and one new, will hold a press conference today attacking the federal recognition and land-into-trust process. $p One Nation, United Property Owners and the Citizens...

Hearings on reorganization, self-governance bill
The House Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and expansion of the Office of Special Trustee this morning. $p Principal deputy...

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