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May 21, 2004
USA Today: DOI investigating BIA prison abuse
The Department of Interior's inspector general is investigating abuse, including deaths, within the Bureau of Indian Affairs prison system. Investigators have visited several prisons as part of their review. It...

Court won't rehear challenge to tribal land base
A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to a Minnesota county seeking to wipe most of the Mille Lacs Ojibwe Reservation off the map. Officials from Mille Lacs County,...

Native corporation support office moves to D.C. area
The holding company that oversees the subsidiaries of Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is finalizing a move to the Washington, D.C., area to be closer to the action. $p ASRC Federal...

Yaqui Tribe uses traditional healers at health center
Traditional healers are part of the services offered by the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. $p The tribe's Alternative Health Care Clinic brings in healers to help patients with their...

Utah school serving Indian students shows gains
A Utah elementary school serving Indian students has been removed from the "in need of improvement" list under the No Child Left Behind Act. $p Most of the 300 students...

Fighter jet crashes on Tohono O'odham Reservation
An F-16 fighter jet from Singapore crashed on the Tohono O'odham Reservation in Arizona, killing the pilot. $p A tribal member who witnessed the crash said the jet "came down...

Tribes turn to technology to keep track of fish
Two tribes are using technology in hopes of restoring disappearing species of fish. $p The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe is working with the Nevada Department of Wildlife on a five-year...

Tribes meet to oppose outlet for North Dakota lake
Eight tribes from the U.S. and Canada met in North Dakota on Thursday to oppose an outlet at Devils Lake. $p The tribes, particularly the Spirit Lake Nation, say the...

Editorial: Sakakawea dollar coin 'failed experiment'
"Sakakawea's lovely image can't change the fact that Americans don't want a dollar coin. As the result of a controversy, the Sakakawea dollar appeared in the headlines Thursday - marking...

State claims tribal tax decision could be costly
State and local leaders in Connecticut say they could lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue if tribal members are granted a state tax exemption. $p The...

Cayuga tribes discussing land claim settlement
The Cayuga Nation of New York and the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma are discussing a settlement to their 64,000-acre land claim. $P The state is proposing to settle the claim...

Native Mother rejects police apology for dead son
The mother of a Native teen whose death in 1990 remains unsolved says the police's apology for it handling of the case is too little, too late. $p Stella Bignell...

Pala Tribe gaining support for vote against landfill
The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California is gaining allies for its ballot initiative against a landfill. $p The tribe says the Gregory Canyon landfill could contaminate the area's...

Hospital denies sending Native fetus through mail
A hospital in Ontario, Canada, says the package a Native mother received in the mail is not the fetus of her miscarried baby. $p Hospital administrator Ron Saddington says human...

Tribes, federal authorities seek return of artifacts
The federal government is offering 90-day amnesty for the return of tribal artifacts in four states. $p Tribes in Arizona, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico teamed with federal prosecutors to...

Lumbee Tribe asked to swap land for town's project
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is being asked to swap land with the town of Pembroke. $p The town wants to exchange 8 acres for the tribe's 12 acres....

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