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June 02, 2004
California tribal employment up 17 percent from 2003
California tribes employed 44,300 people in April 2004, up 16.6 percent from April 2003. $p The growth in tribal employment was surpassed only by two major state industries. Casinos were...

Rock the Native Vote concert set in Oklahoma
The first ever Rock the Native Vote concert will take place this Saturday at the Oklahoma State Fair Park. $p The lineup includes national and local acts. Jana, Casper Lomayesva...

Fort Peck leadership dispute continues
The suspended chairman of the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana has called a general council meeting to oust his opponents on the council, The Great Falls Tribune reports. $p John...

Top BIA law enforcement official reassigned
The Bureau of Indian Affairs' top law enforcement official has been reassigned and replaced by a deputy, USA Today reports. $P Officials would not say why Bob Ecoffey of the...

Indian voter turnout low in prelude to November election
Ed. Note: Updated to include all precincts counted. South Dakota Democrat Stephanie Herseth narrowly defeated a Republican rival in a special U.S. House election on Tuesday that saw a high...

Campbell's role in federal contract outlined
Retiring Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) played a much larger and more aggressive role in a federal contracting arrangement than he has admitted, The Denver Post reports. $p Campbell has...

Yellow Bird: Bush made 'poor decisions' on Iraq war
"I am well aware there are soldiers, and a higher number of Native American soldiers, who are in Iraq and bravely standing their ground in this war where they are...

Ex-BIA employee welcomes probe of tribal jails
A former Bureau of Indian Affairs law enforcement official says he hopes tribal jail conditions will improve now that attention is focused on the problem. $p Ed Naranjo said higher-ups...

Slain Crow student recalled as friendly, popular
More than 900 people attended the funeral on Tuesday for Paul Dexter Morning Jr., a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana who was killed days before his graduation. $p...

Sovereignty Symposium kicks off in Oklahoma City
The 17th annual Sovereignty Symposium takes place today and tomorrow in Oklahoma City. $p Gov. Brad Henry (D) is set to give the keynote address at the opening ceremony today....

Bill to reaffirm Osage membership advances
A bill to reaffirm the membership rights of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma was passed by the U.S. House on Tuesday. $p The bill needs Senate approval before moving to...

Latest Indianz.Com Service Note Update
Update on June 2: In The Hoop is back up! So is the Indian Gaming section, although the search will only go back to February 2004 for now -- the...

Jury struggling with verdict in artifact removal case
A federal jury deliberated six hours on Tuesday without reaching a verdict in an artifact theft case in Nevada. $p Two men are accused of violating the Archaeological Resources Protection...

Non-Indians fight Tulalip Tribes jurisdiction
Non-Indians on the Tulalip Reservation in Washington say a tribal judge's ruling supports their fight against tribal jurisdiction. $p The Tulalip Tribes are asserting more authority over tidelands within reservation...

Less than half of Natives voted in last election
Less than half of eligible Natives in the Winnipeg Centre district in Winnipeg, Manitoba, voted in the last federal election, CBC News reports. $p Of the eligible voters in the...

Canadian Natives report few hate crimes to police
Canadian Aboriginals reported seven hate crimes to police in 12 major areas, according to Statistics Canada. $p In 2001 and 2002, a total of 928 hate crimes were reported. One...

Work at California burial site disturbs some
About 275 human remains and many more artifacts and burial objects have so far been removed from a burial site in Los Angeles, California. $P The developers of Playa Vista,...

Judge gets seven years for abusing Native girls
A former judge in British Columbia, Canada, was sentenced to seven years in prison for sexually assaulting young Native women. $p First Nations leaders said David Ramsay deserved a harsher...

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