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June 10, 2004
North Dakota helping BIA with No Child Left Behind
The state of North Dakota is helping the Bureau of Indian Affairs meet the mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. $p The state is working with the BIA...

Kucinich campaigned on Montana reservations
Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) campaigned on six reservation this week in hopes of attracting more Indian voters, The Helena Independent Record reports. $p Kucinich visited the Fort Belknap, Fort Peck,...

Mine said to contaminate subsistence foods
The world's largest zinc mine is contaminating the subsistence foods of Alaska Native villages, according to a report the Alaska Community Action on Toxics released on Wednesday. $P University of...

Editorial: Unions should be allowed at casinos
"Indian casinos, long beyond the reach of federal labor laws, have been told by the National Labor Relations Board that no longer applies. The ruling, likely to be challenged in...

Tribe asserts jurisdiction over wildlife park animals
The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation of Arizona is asserting jurisdiction over animals in a wildlife park being evicted from the reservation. $p The Out of Africa Wildlife Park is supposed...

Tom Daschle: Indian Country Shows Its Clout Again
The following is an op-ed by Senator Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota). Just as they did in Senator Tim Johnsonís re-election in 2002, Native Americans played a critical role in the...

Lawsuits weighed for problems Indian voters faced
The Four Directions group of South Dakota is planning to file lawsuits on behalf of Indian voters who say they were turned away from the polls last Tuesday. $P The...

FBI agents interviewing 75 Cheyenne-Arapahos
FBI agents began interviewing dozens of members and employees of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes on Wednesday, The Daily Oklahoman reports. $p Tribal sources said the investigation focuses on misuse...

Nebraska tribes awarded rural development grants
Three Nebraska tribes have been awarded rural development grants from the Department of Agriculture. $p The Omaha Tribe will use a $200,000 Rural Business Enterprise Grant to help start four...

Newcomer ousts longtime Bois Forte Band chairman
Newcomer Kevin Leecy defeated longtime Bois Forte Band chairman Gary Donald in Tuesday's election for the Minnesota tribe. $P Leecy won 341 votes compared to 246 for Donald. Leecy says...

Inquest called in death of Native woman at jail
An inquest has been called into the death of a Native woman on the Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in Manitoba. $P Tribal police arrested Rachel Lori Wood, 22, last October for...

Fire and flood hits Rosebud Sioux Reservation
A fire and flood hit the community of Okreek on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota as a result of a major rainstorm Tuesday night. $p A bolt of...

New Pine Ridge jail scheduled to open next year
A new $13 million detention facility on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota is scheduled to open next year. $p The 65,000-square-foot structure have a capacity 144 adult inmates...

Tribes, Lakota activists oppose mine expansion
The North Dakota Public Service Commission held a hearing on Wednesday night to address tribal opposition to the expansion of the state's largest coal mine. $p The Standing Rock Sioux...

No charges recommended in tribal bison controversy
A North Dakota county prosecutor says he doesn't have enough evidence to lay charges in the controversy over the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation's bison herd. $p The tribe has...

Skokomish artist wins National Heritage Fellowship
Gerald Bruce Miller, a member of the Skokomish Tribe of Washington, has named a National Heritage Fellowship recipient by the National Endowment for the Arts. $p Miller, known as Subiyay...

Blackfeet Nation helps remove abandoned buildings
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana and the town of Browning are working together to clean up abandoned buildings in the town. $p The Blackfeet Utilities Corporation demolishes the buildings while...

Reagan was given Indian name 'Chief Buffalo Boy'
Former president Ronald Reagan, who died last Saturday, was once given the Indian name "Chief Buffalo Boy" by leaders of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana, The Cut Bank Pioneer Press...

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