Grand Ronde Tribes want to host NASCAR events (June 11, 2004)
The Confederated Grand Ronde Tribes of Oregon are interested in getting in the NASCAR business. $p Tribal officials are talking with International Speedway Corporation to fund a raceway that could host NASCAR events. "I don't know where it's going...
Michigan paper blasted for endorsing tribal chair (June 11, 2004)
"After a long, bitter election ad campaign -- in which elements of both sides used questionable practices -- candidates in the race for Sault Tribal Chairman pledged to clean up the battle. However, that part of the campaign already did...
Shakopee vice-chair among many to view Reagan (June 11, 2004)
One of the thousands of visitors to former president Ronald Reagan's casket in the U.S. Capitol was Glynn Crooks, vice chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Tribe of Minnesota. $P Crooks was in full tribal dress, complete with eagle feather...
Wind River Tribes settle some trust claims for $12M (June 11, 2004)
The tribes on the Wind River Reservation have reached a partial settlement to their trust mismanagement lawsuit against the federal government. $p The Northern Arapaho Tribe and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe will share in $12 million to cover underpaid oil...
Church's tent to be removed from reservation (June 11, 2004)
A 10,000-square-foot tent will be allowed to stay on the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Reservation until September 30. $p The Global Church erected the structure on private land within the reservation without permission from the Torres-Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians or Riverside...
Eastern Pequots want role in recognition lawsuit (June 11, 2004)
The Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation wants to be involved in another tribe's recognition case in hopes of countering claims by Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal. $p Blumenthal has referred to the Eastern Pequots in his appeal of the Schaghticoke Tribal...
S.D. ID law passed to 'turn Native voters down' (June 11, 2004)
The executive director of the Four Directions Committee, a group urging Indians to vote, says a South Dakota law requiring photo identification on election day was passed "to turn Native American voters down." $p Bret Healy says he has proof...
Cayuga Nation announces land claim and casino deal (June 11, 2004)
The Cayuga Nation of New York would receive $247.9 million, sovereign rights on 10,000 acres and a casino in the Catskills under a settlement with the state that was announced on Thursday. $p In exchange, the tribe would relinquish all...
Ties between Shinnecock Nation, golf club tested (June 11, 2004)
The Shinnecock Nation of New York has enjoyed a long relationship with one of the country's most exclusive golf clubs but the ties have been tested in recent years as tribal members say they have been slighted by club officials....
First Nations barred from political donations (June 11, 2004)
First Nations have been prohibited from making political donations by Elections Canada. Some of the donations came from federal dollars, CBC News reports. $p First Nations gave nearly $50,000 to the Liberal Party and its candidates from 2000 to 2002,...
Arrest made in arson of Mohawk chief's home (June 11, 2004)
A Canadian man turned himself in after being charged with burning down the home of Kanesatake Mohawk First Nation Grand Chief James Gabriel. $p Joseph Daye, 39, is charged with intentionally causing damage by fire or explosion. He allegedly helped...
Reagan's Indian policies recalled with fervor (June 11, 2004)
Former president Ronald Reagan, who died last Saturday at the age of 93, either helped tribes fulfill their vision of self-determination or hurt Indian Country with his slash-and-burn approach to government, depending on the point of view of participants in...
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