Police raid casino offices, chairwoman's home (May 26, 2004)
Federal agents raided the offices of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians, the home of chairwoman Priscilla Hunter and the homes of other tribal officials on Tuesday. $p Tribal and law enforcement sources said the raid is connected to...
Hopi High School has state's best graduation rate (May 26, 2004)
The high school on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona has the state's highest graduation rate. $P Nearly 87 percent of students finish within 5 years. The state average is just 63 percent. $p The school has about 750 students, mostly...
Native women in Oklahoma at high risk for violence (May 26, 2004)
Poor Indian women in Oklahoma are twice as likely to be victims of domestic violence than the average American woman, according to a study published in a British medical journal. $p Researchers surveyed 312 Indian women representing 29 tribes. Three-quarters...
Ponca Tribe wants state to switch sides in dispute (May 26, 2004)
The Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma wants the state to crack down on a chemical plant that is accused of polluting the environment. $p The tribe and a union filed suit against Continental Carbon last year, alleging violations of federal laws....
Eastern Cherokee hospital gets technology upgrade (May 26, 2004)
Thanks to a $1.2 million donation from a casino company, the Eastern Band of Cherokees will be able to upgrade technology at the tribe's hospital. $p The money from Harrah's Entertainment will be used to purchase a CT Scan machine,...
FCC's Powell skipping out on Indian telecom meeting (May 26, 2004)
Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell won't attend an Indian Telecommunications Initiative meeting today in South Dakota. $p Powell was called back to Washington, D.C., for another meeting, a spokesperson said. His early departure from the FCC's three-jaunt in South...
North Dakota tribe warned on bison management (May 26, 2004)
The death rate of the bison herd managed by a North Dakota tribe is twice the acceptable average, according to the Humane Society. $p A Human Society regional director inspected the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation's bison herd last month....
Tribe mourns loss of girl and her grandfather (May 26, 2004)
More than 300 people attended funeral services on Tuesday for Richard D. Yellow Bird Steele Sr. and his granddaughter, Amber Lee Steele. $p Steele, 56, and his granddaughter were killed in a car accident on the Pine Ridge Reservation in...
Appeals court affirms ex-tribal official's guilty plea (May 26, 2004)
The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals won't overturn the guilty plea of a former tribal executive who stole from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewas of North Dakota. $p Raymond Poitra pleaded guilty to embezzling $577,000 from Uniband, a tribal...
Louisiana lawmakers reject recognition for group (May 26, 2004)
The Louisiana Senate voted 20-15 against state recognition for a group claiming Cherokee ancestry. $p The Boeuf Cherokees agreed not to seek gaming for 99 years but lawmakers rejected the bill, saying state recognition could pave the way for federal...
Appeals court won't intervene in recognition case (May 26, 2004)
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday said it won't intervene in the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation's recognition case. $P The court deferred to the Department of Interior's Board of Indian Appeals, which is currently handling the case. Connecticut...
Obituary: Merle Holmes, 70, fought termination (May 26, 2004)
Merle Holmes, a member of the Confederated Grande Tribes of Oregon, died of natural causes on May 17. He was 70. $p Holmes was known as the chief tribal historian. His work helped lead to the restoration of federal recognition...
City approves Sycuan Band agreement for hotel (May 26, 2004)
The Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation has won approval to build a $30 million hotel and conference center on the San Diego, California, waterfront. $p The San Diego city council voted unanimously to accept an agreement with the tribe....
Indian family worried about missing daughter (May 26, 2004)
UPDATE: Trisha Lee Roubideaux has been located as of Wednesday night around 8 p.m. The following is a statement from her family. The family of Trisha Lee Roubideaux wants to thank everyone who provided support, prayers and assistance after her...
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