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June 15, 2004
Tribes seek conditional permit for generation station
The Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation testified at a hearing on the future of the Mohave Generating Station in Nevada. $p The station depends on coal that comes from...

House funding bill rejects administration's priorities
Tribal criticism of the Bush administration's latest budget turned into action last week when a House committee restored funding to several Indian programs. The House Interior Appropriations Committee on Wednesday...

Cherokee Nation council votes to ban gay marriage
The Cherokee Nation council voted 15-0 to ban same-sex marriage, The Daily Oklahoman reports. $p The issue came up after the tribe awarded a marriage license to a lesbian couple....

Kiowa family shocked at plea bargain for son's death
The family of a Kiowa man killed on the streets of Long Beach, California, is shocked by a plea bargain reached for one of the shooting suspects. $p Shane Zotigh,...

Indian Affairs Committee to take up high-profile issues
It's going to be a busy couple of days for the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is busy this week, with three hearings and a business meeting on the schedule. Today,...

Editorial: Lake should not be named for Nighthorse
"You have to look at the entire life of an individual before honoring them for their accomplishments. Jumping the gun because it is an election year or because someone retires...

Editorial: Apology to Native peoples not needed
"Reconciliation is a good thing. After all, the harmful policies and ugly deeds of yore are fact. Perhaps an official apology by the president could serve as symbolic recognition and...

Native films highlighted at Heard Museum festival
The 2004 Heard Museum Film Festival will highlight Native films and filmmakers this year. $p The museum has chosen 10 Native films to screen during the three-day festival, which begins...

Anderson: Gaming comment taken out of context
Assistant secretary Dave Anderson says a comment attributed to him about gaming helping relatively few Indians was taken out of context. $p The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported the comment in...

Sioux woman receives France's highest military honor
Marcella LeBeau, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, was awarded France's highest military award for her service in World War II. $p LeBeau was 24...

Fort Peck council removes chairman from office
The chairman of the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana was removed from office on Monday. $p The tribal council voted 11-1 to remove John Morales for failing to carry out...

Yellow Bird: How low should those jeans go???
"So what did age have to do with the shocked look on my face when I saw plum-colored, thong-style panties peeking out - make that, staring out - three inches...

Progress steady at Nebraska tribe's village
The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is moving forward with its $20 million commercial and housing development. $p Dubbed Ho-Chunk Village, the 40-acre development already includes a discount department store, new...

State rejoices over denial of Paugussett Tribe
Anti-tribal forces in Connecticut said the Bureau of Indian Affairs finally got it right by denying recognition to the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe. $p The BIA issued a final determination...

Winnebago woman gets first UDSA direct home loan
A member of the Winnebago Tribe is the first to receive a direct USDA Rural Development loan for a home on a reservation in Nebraska, The Sioux City Journal reports....

Daschle seeks hearings over Indian voter problems
The following is the text of a letter from Senator Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) requesting a hearing on problems encountered by Indian voters in the state's June 1 election....

Daschle seeks hearings over Indian voter problems
Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) is asking South Dakota Secretary of State Chris Nelson to hold public hearings on problems Indian voters encountered during the June 1 election. $p In...

Rosebud chairman recovering from heart attack
Charles Colombe, the president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, hopes to return to work after suffering from a mile heart attack earlier this month. $p Colombe entered...

Changing river threatens future of Hoh Reservation
The constant threat of flooding has forced the Hoh Tribe of Washington to consider looking for a new reservation. $p In the past decade alone, the Hoh River has consumed...

Nipmuc tribes optimistic on federal recognition
The Bureau of Indian Affairs is set to issue a decision on the federal recognition for two Nipmuc tribes in Massachusetts. $p The Bush administration issued preliminary decisions against the...

Nez Perce Tribe sues to release young salmon
The Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho filed suit on Monday to force the release of 200,000 young salmon this year. $p The state of Washington has delayed the release of...

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