USA Today: DOI investigating BIA prison abuse (May 21, 2004)
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 was spurred, in part, by a videotape made by a...
Court won't rehear challenge to tribal land base (May 21, 2004)
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, who have spent more than $1 million in taxpayer funds...
Native corporation support office moves to D.C. area (May 21, 2004)
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 Holding Co. provides support services to six subsidiaries that have...
Yaqui Tribe uses traditional healers at health center (May 21, 2004)
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 ailments. Dolores A. Flores, 63, uses herbs and medicinal plants...
Utah school serving Indian students shows gains (May 21, 2004)
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 Todd Elementary School in Uintah County are members of the...
Fighter jet crashes on Tohono O'odham Reservation (May 21, 2004)
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 like a falling star in a straight line." The crashed...
Tribes turn to technology to keep track of fish (May 21, 2004)
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 project aimed at improving runs of the cutthroat trout. Biologists...
Tribes meet to oppose outlet for North Dakota lake (May 21, 2004)
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 $25.7 million state project will harm sacred sites and burial...
Editorial: Sakakawea dollar coin 'failed experiment' (May 21, 2004)
"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 the first time most Americans have thought about the coin...
State claims tribal tax decision could be costly (May 21, 2004)
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 state Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case involving...
Cayuga tribes discussing land claim settlement (May 21, 2004)
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 for a Cayuga Nation casino in the Catskills. Revenue would...
Native Mother rejects police apology for dead son (May 21, 2004)
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 and others say police in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, mishandled the investigation...
Pala Tribe gaining support for vote against landfill (May 21, 2004)
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 only water source. The landfill is near two sacred sites,...
Hospital denies sending Native fetus through mail (May 21, 2004)
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 tissue was sent to the mother on the North Caribou...
Tribes, federal authorities seek return of artifacts (May 21, 2004)
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 announce the program yesterday. Tribes said some of the missing...
Lumbee Tribe asked to swap land for town's project (May 21, 2004)
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. The town wants the land for a sports complex. $p...
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