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June 23, 2004
Tribal authority over all Indians still unsettled question
Expect more challenges to tribal sovereignty even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of tribes in a recent case, tribal advocates said on Monday. The high court's decision...

MTV's Rock the Vote to make stop on Navajo Nation
MTV's Rock the Vote tour bus will be making a stop on the Navajo Nation on June 28. $p The tour bus is a voter education project aimed at young...

Navajo teen still missing after more than a month
Navajo Nation police say a 16-year-old Navajo girl who has been missing for more than a month may have just run away from home. $P Tiffany Reid was last seen...

Tribe gives park more time to move big animals
A wildlife park on the Fort McDowell Yavapai Reservation in Arizona has been given more time to move its large animals. $p The tribe gave an extension to the Out...

Indian Affairs Committee meeting, hearing
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and hearing today on high-profile issues. $p The meeting will consider the S.J.Res.37, a resolution to apologize for Native peoples...

Editorial: Anderson wrong to step away from gaming
"Dave Anderson, head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, says complaining senators don't understand why he went to Washington, D.C. He's got it backwards. He needs to understand why he...

Ruling allows non-Indians to use peyote in Utah
In a unanimous decision, the Utah Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that members of a Native American Church can use peyote even if they are not Indian. Police raided the...

California tribe ponders next move in labor case
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is debating its next move in a labor case that has drawn national attention. $p The National Labor Relations Board overturned 30 years...

Trial into beating death on Leech Lake Reservation
The first suspect accused of beating to death a blind man on the Leech Lake Reservation went on trial on Tuesday. $p George Allen Raphael Boswell was 16 when he...

'Super Chief' Wadena alleges fraud in election he lost
Darrell "Chip" Wadena says he lost the recent election on the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation because his opponent received votes from deceased and non-enrolled tribal members and from illegal absentee...

Park to be named for Shawnee chief Black Hoof
The Lenexa, Kansas, city council voted to name a new park after Shawnee chief Black Hoof. $p Black Hoof was one of the signers of 1854 treaty between the Shawnee...

First Nation boaters try again to stop capture of whale
A deal to allow the capture of an orca believed to be the spiritual embodiment of a late First Nations chief appears to have fallen through. $p The Mowachaht-Muchalaht First...

Apology offered for school's handling of fight
A board member for a high school in Nevada offered an apology for the handling of a fight between an Indian student and a Hispanic student. $p Carson City School...

Anderson sent top officials to leadership seminar
Two Democratic senators are questioning why Bureau of Indian Affairs head Dave Anderson spent $28,000 to send top officials to a leadership seminar. $p Anderson said he sent 14 central...

Discovery of remains halts work at housing site
Construction on a two-acre housing site in northern California has been halted due to the discovery of a major burial ground. $p About 80 sets of human remains and artifacts...

Historic federal agency won't be returned to tribe
Commissioners in Redwood County, Minnesota, rejected a plan to return an historic federal site to the Lower Sioux Tribe. $p The state is closing the 242-acre Lower Sioux Agency Historic...

Seneca Nation not worried about out-of-state tribe
The chairman of the Seneca Nation tribal council says out-of-state tribes don't have any sovereign rights in New York. $p Barry Snyder says he is not worried about a deal...

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