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May 24, 2004
Tribes worry Anderson not getting support at BIA
When Dave Anderson took over the Bureau of Indian Affairs earlier this year, tribal leaders welcomed the arrival of the non-politically connected businessman. "That breath of fresh air that you...

Tribal college camp to immerse students in Lakota
Si Tanka University on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota is holding a weeklong camp where nothing but Lakota will be spoken. $p The June 1-6 course...

Arizona tribes say phone programs not promoted
Two Arizona tribe served by Qwest say the company isn't promoting a program that helps low-income reservation residents with their phone bills. $p The Clinton administration announced the Tribal Lifeline...

Pascua Yaqui Tribe's flag to join county display
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe's flag will be added to the Pima County, Arizona, administrative building during a special ceremony on Wednesday. $p The tribe's flag is the only one missing...

Return of sacred site a high point for California tribe
The chairwoman of the Wiyot Tribe of California is still buzzing over the return of one of the tribe's most sacred sites. $p Cheryl Seidner has worked to regain Indian...

Cayuga land claim proposal draws opposition
A proposal to settle the Cayuga Nation 64,000-acre land claim is running into opposition from local leaders and residents. $P Gov. George Pataki (R) is offering the Cayuga Nation gaming...

Community depends on Oregon tribe's philanthropy
The Confederated Grand Ronde Tribes operate one of the top 10 charitable foundations in Oregon. $p The Spirit Mountain Community Fund is seeded with gaming revenues. The tribe gave out...

Cheyenne-Arapaho program offers jobs for money
A new program offered for members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes seeks to end the criticized practice of "emergency assistance funds." $p The leader of a tribal district is...

Lakota teenager's death inspires sobriety drive
Lakota Rose Madison's death on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota has inspired youth to pledge to remain free of drugs and alcohol. $p Lakota Rose, 17, was...

Burrito business booms on Pine Ridge Reservation
If you're looking for Mexican food on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, head on over to La India Bonita Burrito in Kyle, The Rapid City Journal says. $p...

Editorial: Mohegan Tribe's trust request good news
The Mohegan Tribe's request to have 75 acres put into trust is "good news" for the city of Norwich, The Norwich Bulletin says in an editorial. $p Since 27 acres...

Indian on GOP ticket in Montana ruled ineligible
An Oglala Sioux man on the Republican ticket in Montana is ineligible for public office because he does not meet the state's residency requirements. $p Dave Mihalic, governor candidate Pat...

Indian Country working to turn out more voters
Tribal leaders, Indian volunteers and other activists are hoping to increase Native American turnout at the polls this year. $p Although American Indians and Alaska Natives are less than 1...

Anderson rejects abuse as cause of BIA jail deaths
Assistant secretary Dave Anderson says deaths in the Bureau of Indian Affairs jail system are not the result of abuse. $p Anderson told the Associated Press that the deaths were...

Third Native family reports hospital mailed fetus
The health minister in Ontario, Canada, ordered an investigation into reports that Native families were mailed the remains of their miscarried fetuses. $p Two families from the North Caribou Lake...

Yellow Bird: No outlet for North Dakota holy water
"One of those low spots that once was a reservoir for glacier ice and spring melt is Devils Lake - a name white people think is appropriate right now. This...

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