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May 26, 2004
Police raid casino offices, chairwoman's home
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...

Hopi High School has state's best graduation rate
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...

Alaska Native corporation profits plummet
Arctic Slope Regional Corp, an Alaska Native regional corporation, saw a 71 percent drop in profits in 2003. $p ASRC reported revenues of $1 billion but a profit of under...

Native women in Oklahoma at high risk for violence
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....

Ponca Tribe wants state to switch sides in dispute
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...

Indian on GOP ticket in Montana won't drop out
A Lakota man on the Republican ticket in Montana says opponents will have to go to court if they want him off the ballot. $p David Mihalic, the running mate...

Eastern Cherokee hospital gets technology upgrade
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...

FCC's Powell skipping out on Indian telecom meeting
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...

Small Minnesota tribe improving way of life
The Upper Sioux Indian Community of Minnesota is one of the smallest and poorest tribes in the state. But tribal leaders are paving the way for a better future through...

North Dakota tribe warned on bison management
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...

Tribe mourns loss of girl and her grandfather
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...

Appeals court affirms ex-tribal official's guilty plea
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...

Louisiana lawmakers reject recognition for group
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...

Appeals court won't intervene in recognition case
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...

Obituary: Merle Holmes, 70, fought termination
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....

BIA settles drunk-driving lawsuit for $2M
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has agreed to pay $2 million to the family of a Nebraska couple killed by an ex-employee. $p The Ramaekers reached the settlement in a...

City approves Sycuan Band agreement for hotel
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...

Indian family worried about missing daughter
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...

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