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June 24, 2004
Rep. Moran: Virginia tribes deserve recognition
"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...

Ceremony to mark return of land to Wiyot Tribe
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,...

Senate panel approves Interior appropriations bill
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...

Senate panel holds hearing on detention facilities
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...

Scottish museum to return preserved Maori heads
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...

Navajo entrepreneurs see potential in tourism
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...

Wadena's challenge to White Earth election rejected
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,...

California Supreme Court takes campaign finance case
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...

First Nation boaters prevent capture of killer whale
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...

Tribal donations used to rebuild homes lost to fire
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...

Pala Tribe defends initiative against landfill
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...

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