Bill to continue funding for unique federal agency (June 9, 2004)
Federal grants offered by the Administration for Native Americans have become so successful that the agency has to turn away more than half the applicants, a Senate committee was told on Tuesday. Quanah Crossland Stamps, commissioner for the Department of...
Federal agents raid Washington smokeshops (June 9, 2004)
Federal agents raided at least 11 Indian-owned smokeshops on the Puyallup Reservation Washington on Tuesday, KING 5 News reports. The agents were reportedly looking for illegal cigarettes from China. They seized boxes of cigarettes from the shops. The raid targeted...
Labor board ruling draws sharp barbs from tribes (June 9, 2004)
Tribal leaders say the National Labor Relations Board's decision subjecting tribe to federal labor law is a strike against sovereignty. $P "This goes so far against the grain as to be unbelievable," Richard Milanovich, chairman of the Agua Caliente Band...
Lake could be named after 'Nighthorse' Campbell (June 9, 2004)
A manmade lake in Colorado would be renamed "Lake Nighthorse" after retiring Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R) under a new bill. $P The legislation was introduced by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico.). It would rename Ridges Basin Reservoir, which was...
Direct service meeting raises tribal health concerns (June 9, 2004)
The first annual Direct Service Tribes health conference was held in Phoenix, Arizona, last week. $p Tribes met with the Indian Health Service to discuss their concerns. According to The Gallup Independent, funding was a top issue. $p Navajo Nation...
Botulism strikes animals on Navajo Reservation (June 9, 2004)
Navajo livestock owners in New Mexico are worried about the spread of botulism among their animals. $p Botulism, a bacteria, has been attributed to the deaths of several horses and mules in the St. Michaels, Arizona, area. But some fear...
Alaska Native corporation sees new board members (June 9, 2004)
Two new members were elected along with three incumbents for the board of Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation. $p The two new members are from a group called Alliance for the Future of CIRI. The group...
GOP ticket with Indian candidate loses in Montana (June 9, 2004)
An Indian man running on the Republican ticket lost his party's primary in Montana on Tuesday. $p Dave Mihalic, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was governor candidate's Pat Davison's running mate. They conceded the primary to Bob Brown,...
Man convicted of Aquash murder moved to prison (June 9, 2004)
The man convicted of murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash began serving his life sentence in a federal prison in Colorado. $p Arlo Looking Cloud, 51, was found guilty by a jury for the 1975 murder. His...
BIA law enforcement official returns to South Dakota (June 9, 2004)
The former head of law enforcement services for the Bureau of Indian Affairs is being transferred to his home state of South Dakota. $p Bob Ecoffey volunteered for reassignment, the BIA said. The agency would not say why he offered,...
Natural gas terminal planned on Passamaquoddy land (June 9, 2004)
A $300 million liquefied natural gas terminal is in the works on the Passamaquoddy Tribe's Pleasant Point Reservation in Maine, The Portland Press Herald reports. $p No drilling would take place on tribal land or off-shore. The terminal will receive...
Column: Agua Caliente Band enjoys good fortunes (June 9, 2004)
"Lucrative land ownership has long made them the envy of other Native American tribes. But when California voters opened the way for casinos on Indian reservations, good luck for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians turned to great fortune....
Skull Valley Tribe paying chairman's legal fees (June 9, 2004)
The chairman of the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah, under indictment for stealing tribal funds, is using tribal funds to pay for his criminal case. $p Leon Bear is charged with six counts of embezzlement and tax fraud. At...
'Super Chief' Wadena loses White Earth election (June 9, 2004)
Darrell "Chip" Wadena lost his bid to regain control of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe in Tuesday's closely watched election. $p Wadena secured only 41 percent of the votes while Erma Vizenor won 59 percent. It is believed Vizenor...
Senate, House committee hearings rescheduled (June 9, 2004)
Hearings scheduled today on the No Child Left Behind Act and land claims legislation have been canceled in light of the memorial to former president Ronald Reagan in Washington, D.C. $p The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has moved the oversight...
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