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June 08, 2004
Appeals court shoots down Makah whaling case
A federal appeals court on Monday refused to reconsider its decision against the Makah Nation's controversial whale hunt. The tribe and the Bush administration had asked the 9th Circuit Court...

Oneida Nation sees support in Bush administration brief
The Bush administration is siding with the Oneida Nation of New York in a treaty rights case that other tribes have relied on to restore their ancestral homelands. The U.S....

Tribe's off-reservation claim hinges on 2000 law
In 2000, Congress passed a law authorizing an initial reservation for the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe of California. $p Under the law, the tribe was given land in Death Valley and...

Labor board's tribal ruling a surprise to many
The National Labor Relations Board's ruling subjecting tribal enterprises to federal labor law comes as a shock to tribal leaders. $p The board, in a 3-1 decision released last Thursday,...

Tucson Indian Center reopens in bigger location
It's now easier to get to the Tucson Indian Center in Tucson, Arizona. $p The center moved to a larger and more accessible location last week. The 11,000-square-foot facility provides...

Public invited to Tulalip Tribes salmon ceremony
The Tulalip Tribes Salmon Ceremony and Parade on Saturday will recognize the importance of salmon in tribal culture. $p The ceremony includes songs and dances to welcome the salmon back...

Yellow Bird: Reflecting on Civil Rights Act of 1964
"In North Dakota, there were few black people and on the reservation, the only discrimination or poor treatment usually came from the federal government and the Bureau of Indian Affairs...

Arizona Indian Town Hall brings tribes, state together
The Arizona Indian Town Hall began on Monday, bring 60 tribal leaders with state official to discuss Indian issues and tribal-state relations. $p Tribal participants suggested the state attorney general...

Chinook language being passed onto new generation
Young members of the Confederated Grand Ronde Tribes of Oregon are learning Chinook, the language of their ancestors. $p Also known as Chinuk-wawa, or Chinook jargon, the language was used...

Reagan stabbed while in heart of Indian Country
Former president Ronald Reagan, who died this past Saturday, once stabbed himself in the leg while filming a scene in Gallup, New Mexico, The Gallup Independent reports. $p Reagan, a...

Montana proposes rules for Yellowstone bison hunt
The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks on Monday released a draft environmental assessment to allow hunting of bison that wander out of Yellowstone National Park. $p The proposal...

Peltier settles lawsuit with newspaper publisher
Imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier has agreed to dismiss his libel lawsuit against Paul DeMain, publisher of News From Indian Country. $p Peltier accused DeMain of publishing false...

Lawsuit seeks benefits for North Carolina Indians
A North Carolina Indian man is suing the state and federal governments for failing to provide benefits to Indian descendants with federal benefits. $P Roy Maynor is asking for $500...

Minneapolis Indian school shows promise
The Anishinabe Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is drawing praise from the community after a promising first year. $p The school's predecessor, Four Winds American Indian Magnet School, was shut down...

Sault Tribe chairman blamed for 'gay' mailing
A candidate for chairman of the Sault Ste. Chippewa Tribe of Michigan says chairman Bernard Bouschor is behind a mailing from an alleged gay and lesbian group. $p The mailing...

Editorial: Bill an 'abuse' of special treatment
A bill to settle a land claim on behalf of the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribe is "an abuse of the special treatment Indian nations receive from the federal government,"...

Coeur d'Alene Tribe launches wireless service
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe of Idaho last week launched a wireless project to bring high-speed Internet access to the reservation. $P The Turbocharged Broadband Geek Project will serve as an...

All Native basketball team slated for ABA
The American Basketball Association is staring an all Native team. $p The "Native America" team will be based out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Regional tryouts will be held in July...

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