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May 20, 2004
Mashantucket Tribe joins appeal over taxation
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, is supporting a tribal member who is challenging state taxation. $P Jo-Ann Dark Eyes is claiming an exemption because she derived her income...

Bush administration a no-show at Campbell hearing
Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) lashed out at the Bush administration on Wednesday for failing to send a witness to his hearing on a bill to expand the self-governance program....

Indian artists honored for lifetime achievement
Several Indian artists were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts on Wednesday. $p Ramoncita Sandoval, an embroiderer from San Juan Pueblo; Ignacia Duran, a...

Navajo Nation still not sharing drunk driving records
A pledge by Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. to share the tribe's drunk driving records with other jurisdictions remains unfulfilled, The Farmington Daily Times reports. $p Shirley, who lost...

Nebraska tribes may start another recall petition
Two Nebraska tribe might try to recall their county attorney after failing to turn in a petition on time earlier this week. $P The Omaha Tribe was tasked with delivering...

State seeks to limit Miccosukee Tribe's role in case
The state of Florida is trying to limit the Miccosukee Tribe's role in the Everglades cleanup case. $p The state claims the tribe doesn't have the right to question cleanup...

Pow-wow guide with Mary Lou Salter, Suquamish
Learn more about the Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow with Mary Lou Salter, a member of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington. $p Salter has been volunteering at the pow-wow for...

Janklow cites diabetes in manslaughter appeal
Former South Dakota governor and U.S. congressman Bill Janklow filed a brief to challenge his conviction of felony manslaughter. $P Janklow is raising his diabetes as a defense for the...

Native actors joining cast of Pocahontas romance
Several Native actors have joined the cast of "The New World," a film about the Jamestown settlement and the romance between Pocahontas and European John Smith. $p Wes Studi, August...

Official inquiry into Native teen's death wraps up
The inquiry into the death of a Native teen in Saskatchewan heard closing arguments on Tuesday. $p Neil Stonechild, 17, was found frozen to death in field outside of Saskatoon....

Native mother's miscarried baby sent through mail
A Native family from Ontario, Canada, is upset after a hospital sent the body of their miscarried child through the mail. $p The mother believed the hospital was going to...

Tribes gain non-voting seat on Yellowstone panel
The Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative has been given a non-voting seat on the Greater Yellowstone Interagency Brucellosis Committee. $p Tribes have seen seeking a say in federal bison policy. In particular,...

Bill seeks compromise over Goshute waste dump
The House Resources Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that seeks to block a nuclear waste dump on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah and clarify use of an...

Consideration of U.S. apology resolution delayed
Consideration of a resolution to apologize to Native peoples for "official depredations and ill-conceived policies" of the United States was delayed on Wednesday. $p The Senate Indian Affairs Committee was...

Senate to move forward with transportation bill
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate agreed to move forward with negotiations on the federal highway and transportation bill. $p Democrats were refusing to name negotiators for a joint Senate-House...

House narrowly approves $2.4T budget for FY2005
The House voted 216-213 on Tuesday night to approve a $2.4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2005. $p All Democrats and nine Republicans voted against the measure, which faces a...

Return of land to California tribe celebrated
The Eureka, California, city council voted 4-0 on Tuesday to return 40 acres to the Wiyot Tribe of the Table Bluff Reservation. $P The land is located on the eastern...

Federal judge to hold hearing on man's 'Indian' status
Ed. Note. The ex-BIA agent's name is Duane Garvais, not Justin Quackenbush, who is the federal judge. The names were inadvertently mixed up in an earlier posting. A federal judge...

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