Rep. Moran: Virginia tribes deserve recognition (June 24, 2004)
"As many Virginians know, we are fast approaching the 400th anniversary of the first permanent European settlement in North America at Jamestown. This anniversary will be a great moment in the national spotlight for the Commonwealth. But any celebrating should...
Ceremony to mark return of land to Wiyot Tribe (June 24, 2004)
A ceremony on Friday will mark the official return 40 acres of historically and culturally significant land to the Wiyot Tribe of California. $p The land, located on Indian Island, is considered the center of the universe. Up until 1860,...
Senate panel approves Interior appropriations bill (June 24, 2004)
The Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved the Department of Interior's spending bill on Tuesday. $p Sen. Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico) said the bill includes $283.1 million for construction at BIA education facilities. He said money will be used for new...
Senate panel holds hearing on detention facilities (June 24, 2004)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing on tribal detention facilities on Wednesday. $p Earl Devaney, the Department of Interior's inspector general, said he is still investigating the condition of the jails. He accused the Bureau of Indian...
Scottish museum to return preserved Maori heads (June 24, 2004)
The Glasgow Museum in Scotland will return the preserved tattooed heads of three Maori warriors to a Maori museum in New Zealand. $p The Te Papa Tongarewa Museum conducted a world-wide search for Maori remains and discovered that the heads...
Navajo entrepreneurs see potential in tourism (June 24, 2004)
The Dine Tourism Corridor Demonstration Project is helping Navajo tribal members create their own businesses. $p Funded by the Small Business Administration's Office of Native American Affairs, the project holds free seminars to educate would-be entrepreneurs who live in two...
Wadena's challenge to White Earth election rejected (June 24, 2004)
A challenge to the recent election of Erma Vizenor as chairwoman of the White Earth Ojibwe Tribe of Minnesota has been rejected. $p Darrell "Chip" Wadena, the tribe's former chairman, claimed the June 8 election he lost was rife with...
California Supreme Court takes campaign finance case (June 24, 2004)
The California Supreme Court agreed on Wednesday to decide whether tribe must comply with the state's campaign finance law. $p The state's Fair Political Practices Commission sued two tribes, saying the tribes failed to report their political donations. But the...
First Nation boaters prevent capture of killer whale (June 24, 2004)
Efforts to capture an orca that a First Nation in British Columbia believes is the spiritual embodiment of a late tribal chief failed again. $p Members of the Mowachat-Muchalaht First Nation lured Tsux'iit, also known as Luna, away from a...
Tribal donations used to rebuild homes lost to fire (June 24, 2004)
Donations from two California tribes are being used to rebuild homes on the San Pasqual Reservation that were lost to last year's deadly fires. $p The Morongo and San Manuel tribes donated $2 million to Habitat for Humanity. With the...
Pala Tribe defends initiative against landfill (June 24, 2004)
The Pala Band of Mission Indians says its voter initiative against a landfill should not be taken of the ballot over a typographical error. $p The tribe submitted the measure to defeat the Gregory Canyon landfill in San Diego County....
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