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June 18, 2004
Editorial: Anderson should consider stepping down
"The gaming success in Indian country is quite young still and in no way contradictory to the potential prosperity of any tribal enterprise or opportunity anywhere in the country. A...

House passes Interior budget with little fanfare
The House passed a $19.5 billion budget for the Interior Department on Thursday that restores some of the cuts the Bush administration made to Indian programs. The passage of the...

Blumenthal broke court order by meeting with Norton
Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal broke a court order by meeting with Interior Secretary Gale Norton without informing the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation, a federal judge ruled. $p The state and...

Summer camp combines sports and life lessons
About 500 Indian children are attending the Native Visions three-day summer camp in New Mexico. $p NFL and NBA veterans and college athletes are teaching the students not just about...

NCAI holds mid-year session at Mohegan Tribe's casino
The National Congress of American Indians is holding its mid-year session at the Mohegan Tribe's casino in Connecticut. $p The theme of the four-day event, which starts Sunday, is "Renewing...

Letter: People opposing formal apology in denial
"It utterly amazes me that people opposing an apology to Native Americans apparently have not come to terms with the fact that the U.S. government pursued explicit policies to exploit,...

Lakota teen hopes to portray Pocahontas in new film
A member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of South Dakota auditioned to play the role of Pocahontas in a new film. $p Kyla Bearheels, 17, currently lives in New...

Miccosukee Tribe challenging Everglades cleanup law
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday challenging the state's new Everglades cleanup law. $p The tribe filed the suit after losing a case...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe opens meatpacking plant
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is hosting a grand opening of its new meatpacking business. $p With a seal of approval from the Department of Agriculture, the...

Yavapai-Prescott Tribe hosting annual Pai gathering
The Yavapai-Prescott Tribe is hosting the 6th annual Gathering of the Pais this weekend. $p The gathering brings together the Havasupai, Hualapai and Yavapai tribes, who are all related. The...

Editorial: End fight against Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) should drop his fight against the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader says in an editorial. $p Rounds is opposed to...

Nipmuc tribes expect to hear answer on status
Update: The Nipmuc Nation was denied federal recognition. Chief Walter Vickers said: "This is just wrong. We have fought for decades through every imaginable obstacle for this long-withheld recognition, despite...

Project promotes reservation, prehistoric site
The state of South Dakota is providing $100,000 to a unique partnership designed to promote tourism on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation. $p The Four Bands Community Fund on the...

Metis Nation loses funding over recent election mess
The Metis Nation of Saskatchewan has lost $400,000 in provincial funding as a result of its recent election controversy. $p Saskatchewan's aboriginal affairs minister Maynard Sonntag said the funding would...

Morongo Band donates $1M to help fire victims
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians of California is donating $1 million to help victims of recent fires rebuild their homes. $p The money will be used to help elders...

First Nation continues to sing to killer whale
Members of the Mowachaat-Muchalaat First Nation of British Columbia continued to follow a friendly orca they believe is the spiritual embodiment of a late tribal chief. $p Grand Chief Mike...

Drug-smuggling ring busted on Mohawk Reservation
Police in Canada and the United States arrested 12 people on Thursday as part of an alleged drug-smuggling ring based on the St. Regis / Akwesasne Mohawk Reservation. $p Police...

Coquille Tribe hopes to get kids active with golf event
The community center of the Coquille Tribe of Oregon and the Nike Native American Employee Network wants to get kids more active at a free golf clinic in July. $p...

Man who faked genealogy gets probation, house arrest
A man claiming to be the chief of an unrecognized tribe was sentenced to six months of house arrest and five years of probation on Thursday. $p Ronald A. Roberts...

Nipmuc Chief: Federal recognition long overdue
Update: The Nipmuc Nation was denied federal recognition. Chief Walter Vickers said: "This is just wrong. We have fought for decades through every imaginable obstacle for this long-withheld recognition, despite...

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