Apology resolution faces additional delays under Bush (June 22, 2004)
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 conservative Republican from Kansas, the resolution offers a formal apology...
Anderson returns to NCAI amid criticism over recusal (June 22, 2004)
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 over his actions. With one of the world's biggest casinos...
Former Ute Mountain Ute chairwoman sentenced (June 22, 2004)
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 her income tax return. $p Knight-Frank, 60, used a tribal...
Pombo accepts money from tribes, tribal lobbyists (June 22, 2004)
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 of RICHPAC, Pombo's campaign committee, which raised $300,000 as of...
Yellow Bird: Rosalynn Carter a down-to-earth woman (June 22, 2004)
"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 Forks to support and promote immunization for children, in a...
Bad Eagle: White woman in Indian dress OK with me (June 22, 2004)
"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, her northern plains war bonnet costume was not authentic. But...
Switching tribes improves benefits for some (June 22, 2004)
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 a member of the Siletz Tribes but after enrolling with...
Native groups endorse political party in election (June 22, 2004)
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 the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs praised the Liberals' stance on...
Indian complaints prompt voting rights initiative (June 22, 2004)
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 (D) to the House. But some said they were turned...
Aquash finally laid to rest on home reserve (June 22, 2004)
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 court challenge by one of her accused murderers. But after...
Final report issued on Natives and justice system (June 22, 2004)
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 people. It calls for sensitivity training, more recruiting of...
Native candidate in Canada target of vandals (June 22, 2004)
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 "Indians F.U., Conservatives rule," according to CBC News. He has...
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