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June 22, 2004
Apology resolution faces additional delays under Bush
A resolution to apologize for the federal government's treatment of Native peoples is being delayed by the Bush administration, supporters of the measure said. Introduced by Sen. Sam Brownback, a...

Anderson returns to NCAI amid criticism over recusal
Bureau of Indian Affairs head Dave Anderson acknowledged on Monday the difficulties he has faced in his first few months in public office but vowed to press on despite criticism...

Former Ute Mountain Ute chairwoman sentenced
Judy Knight-Frank, the former chairwoman of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado, was sentenced to five months in federal prison and five months of house arrest for falsifying...

Pombo accepts money from tribes, tribal lobbyists
Rep. Richard Pombo (R-California), chairman of the House Resources Committee, has accepted $76,500 from 31 tribes and tribal lobbyists. $P The nonpartisan Political Money Line examined Federal Election Commission filings...

'Super Chief Wadena' challenges election loss
A judge on the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota will hear a challenge to the recent election. $P Darrel "Chip" Wadena lost the June 8 election to Erma Vizenor....

Yellow Bird: Rosalynn Carter a down-to-earth woman
"I learned former first lady Rosalynn Carter is a good carpenter and can hang a mean door frame. I met her a few weeks ago when she came to Grand...

Bad Eagle: White woman in Indian dress OK with me
"Shandi Finnessey, Miss America entry in the 2004 Miss Universe, contest chose an American Indian image as her theme for the “native costume” competition. No, she’s not Indian, and no,...

Crow Tribe seeks investors for power plant
The Crow Tribe of Montana is looking for investors to start a coal-fired power plant on the reservation. $p The tribe wants to sell power generated at the 250 to...

Lynch, Piestewa family guests at Crow Native Days
The family of Lori Piestewa, the Hopi soldier who died in Iraq, and her friend, ex-POW Jessica Lynch, will be the guests of honor at the Crow Tribe's Native Days...

Switching tribes improves benefits for some
Indians looking for better services and benefits are finding them by switching tribal enrollment. $p Per capita payments are an added bonus for some who switch. Charles Leno, 28, was...

Western Shoshone payout bill approved by House
By a voice vote on Monday, the House passed a controversial bill to distribute a $145 million trust fund to members of the Western Shoshone Nation. $p The bill is...

Native groups endorse political party in election
Two Native organizations have endorsed the Liberal party in the upcoming federal election, saying the party includes them while the Conservatives have ignored them. $p The Manitoba Metis Federation and...

Indian complaints prompt voting rights initiative
Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) has started a voting rights project in response to problems Indian voters faced in a recent election. $p Indian voters helped elect newcomer Stephanie Herseth...

Aquash finally laid to rest on home reserve
Slain American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash was reburied on Monday on her home reserve in Nova Scotia, Canada. $P Aquash's return home was delayed due to a...

Final report issued on Natives and justice system
The Saskatchewan Commission on First Nations and Metis Peoples and Justice Reform issued its final report on Monday. $P The report makes 122 recommendations to improve the justice system for...

Native candidate in Canada target of vandals
A former First Nations chief running for political office in Alberta has been the target of racially-tinged vandalism. $p Liberal candidate Joe Dion's signs have been defaced with the words...

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