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July 01, 2004
Makah Tribe sues after troubled ferry fails to leave
The Makah Tribe of Washington has sued the owner of the ferry Kalakala for trespass and for damaging tribal property. The tribe gave free mooring to the troubled historic ferry,...

Chairman of Alaska Native corporation replaced
Oliver Leavitt has been replaced as chairman of Arctic Slope Regional Corp. amid dropping profits and shareholder complaints. Leavitt was at the end of his term but shareholders took his...

Mississippi Choctaws signing deals for high-tech jobs
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is signing agreements with two companies to bring high-tech jobs to the reservation. One agreement is with AgustaWestland Inc., a helicopter manufacturer. The other...

Scientists support First Nation plan for moving orca
Scientists in Canada say the government should give the Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nation a greater role in the future of an orca that tribal members believe is the spiritual embodiment of...

Controversies continue after Soo Tribe election
Voters of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Michigan elected a new leader last week but disputes between chairman Bernard Bouschor and incoming chairman Aaron Payment continue. Immediately after losing...

Agreement reached on bison range management
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of Montana will manage parts of the National Bison Range under an agreement reached with the Bush administration. The tribes have been seeking a...

Senate panel holds hearings on village erosion
The Senate Appropriations Committee held two hearings this week to discuss Alaska Native villages affected by flooding and erosion. The hearings were held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Anchorage. On...

Pala Band's anti-landfill measure safe for now
The Pala Band of Mission Indians will have to defend its voter initiative against a landfill at an upcoming meeting. The tribe collected enough signatures for the petition to be...

Gila River Tribe plans to buy land in park for $8M
The Gila River Indian Community of Arizona has been approved to buy 1,200 acres in a public park for $8 million. $p The land within the San Tan Mountain Regional...

Aboriginal leader's hate crimes case delayed again
David Ahenakew, an Aboriginal leader from Canada, will not go to trial on hate crimes charges until November due to the withdrawal of his lawyer. $p Ahenakew, a former...

Blackfeet Nation voters elect three newcomers
The results of Tuesday's election on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana are in. $p Four council seats were up for grabs. Voters elected three newcomers and retained longtime leader Earl...

Fireworks sales benefit Stillaguamish students
Proceeds from the Stillaguamish Tribe's fireworks stand will be used to reward students. The tribe's Boom City sent 45 kids and parents to Disneyland in California last year. To qualify...

Towns try to join another recognition case
Three Connecticut towns opposed to the federal recognition of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation are trying to join another tribe's case. $p The towns say they should be designated as...

Wildlife park nearly out of Yavapai Reservation
The Out of Africa Wildlife Park is nearly out of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Reservation in Arizona. $p The park has removed all but 14 large animals from its facility....

Rancher kept major Indian sites hidden for decades
A Utah rancher stumbled on a series of 1,000-year-old Indian villages on his family's land in the 1940s but kept them secret in order to protect what archaeologists are now...

AP skims over inaccuracies in Ione Band stories
The Associated Press' latest article about alleged conflicts of interests of Bureau of Indian Affairs employees largely glosses over inaccuracies previously reported by the news service. $p The AP previously...

Probe clears BIA employees in tribal enrollment dispute
An internal investigation into allegations that Bureau of Indian Affairs employees padded the rolls of a California tribe in order to bolster a controversial bid for a casino has uncovered...

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