Study finds Alaska Native youth at risk for asthma (May 14, 2004)
Native children in Western Alaska suffer from a high rate of chronic respiratory symptoms, including asthma, according to research published this month. In one of the first studies of its kind, researchers looked at the health conditions of nearly 400...
Editorial: Dave Anderson should resign from BIA (May 14, 2004)
Assistant secretary Dave Anderson should resign from his post as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, The New London Day says in an editorial. $p The paper cites Anderson's recent decision to remove himself from gaming-related matters. "What does...
Quapaw Tribe objects to county law enforcement (May 14, 2004)
The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has ordered county law enforcement not to come onto tribal land without permission. $p The dispute stems from recent incidents in which Ottawa County deputies went to the tribe's casino. The first time, an armed...
Michigan tribe expected to sign tax deal with state (May 14, 2004)
The Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians of Michigan is finalizing a wide-ranging tax agreement with the state. $p Under the deal, tribal members will receive exemptions from state income taxes, state sales and use taxes, single business...
Cayuga Nation outlines plans for reservation land (May 14, 2004)
The Cayuga Nation of New York filed documents in court on Thursday outlining plans for a gaming facility on reservation land. $p The tribe plans to install 100 electronic casino machines at a former auto parts store in the village...
Montana family claims tribe will steal grandchildren (May 14, 2004)
A terminally ill Indian man living on a Montana reservation claims his tribe will take away his grandchildren when he dies. $p Roland Morris is a member of the Leech Lake Ojibwe Tribe. He and his non-Indian wife, Lisa, have...
Anderson meets with Kickapoo Tribe over water woes (May 14, 2004)
The Kickapoo Tribe of Kansas asked assistant secretary Dave Anderson on Thursday for help in addressing chronic drought conditions on the reservation. $p The tribe wants the Bureau of Indian Affairs to secure land for a reservoir. The land would...
Guilty plea in Red Lake Reservation drive-bys (May 14, 2004)
A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty on Thursday for his role in drive-by shootings on the Red Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota. $p Charles Hegstrom Jr. pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm during a violent crime, assault with the intent...
Lakota woman praised for Boys and Girls Club work (May 14, 2004)
An Oglala Lakota woman who founded the first Boys and Girls Club in Indian Country was honored at a White House ceremony on Thursday. $P Leatrice "Chick" Big Crow is from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. She founded...
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