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July 06, 2004
Indian ranchers worried about hike in grazing fees
Indian ranchers on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana fear an increase in grazing fees will drive them out of business. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of...

Jodi Rave Lee: Warrior spirit gives Natives hope
"June marked the completion of a yearlong journalism fellowship at Harvard University, leaving me some time to visit relatives on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota. July marks my...

Indian Democrats plan big showing at convention
Indian Democrats are expecting the largest turnout ever at the national party's convention later this month. Gwen Carr, head of the Indian Democratic Caucus, told The Native American Times the...

University breaks ground on longhouse for students
The University of Oregon has broken ground on the Many Nations Longhouse, the campus home for Native students. The $1.2 million project has been 10 years in the making, The...

Lakota teen passed over for Pocahontas role
A teenage member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of South Dakota was passed over for the role of Pocahontas in a new film. Kyla Bearheels, 17, auditioned for the...

Choctaw Nation helping man in child custody battle
A 23-year-old member of the Choctaw Nation is trying to gain custody of his newborn twins, a situation tribal lawyers and child welfare advocates say is all too common in...

Rates of two STDS highest among Natives in Alaska
Alaska Natives and American Indians in Alaska have the highest rates of two sexually-transmitted diseases. Natives were for 46 percent of chlamydia cases and 52 percent of the gonorrhea cases...

Controversial totem pole finds home at Seattle museum
A Salish totem pole that was rejected by the Port of Olympia has finally found a home at a Seattle museum. Douglas Tobin, a member of the Squaxin Island Tribe,...

Lumbee recognition bill stalled in House and Senate
Time is running out on a bill to recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, the tribe's lawyer said. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing and approved the...

Oklahoma tribe patches holes in state's road budget
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation has seen its budget drop 6.8 percent over the last decade but the Sac and Fox Nation has come to the rescue. The tribe has...

Climbing group backs voluntary ban at sacred rock
A climbers group is supporting for a voluntary ban on climbing at Cave Rock in Nevada while its lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service is resolved in the courts. The...

Women tribal leaders making history in Arizona
Women are in charge of nine of Arizona's 22 federally recognized tribes. Two of the largest tribes made history recently by electing their first female leaders. Herminia Frias was elected...

Mark Trahant: Raising the next peace generation
"I have a poster on my office wall. Ten boys posed in two lines, brandishing make-believe weapons. They all appear young, a range of about age 6 to 12. The...

California tribe seeks protection of sacred site
The Nor-Rel-Muk Tribe of California is trying to protect one of its most sacred sites from further damage. Kok-Chee-Chup-Chee is a natural rock formation where tribal ancestors went for spiritual...

Anishinabe Academy turns over a new leaf
Students at the new Indian school Minneapolis say they appreciate the school's focus on accountability as well as academics. The Anishinabe Academy has more rules than the old Four Winds...

Passamaquoddy Tribe signs deal for gas terminal
The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine has signed an agreement to host a $300 million natural gas terminal that seven other communities in the state rejected. The deal is expected to...

Kerry announces Edwards as pick for vice president
Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry (Massachusetts) has chosen Sen. John Edwards (North Carolina) as his running mate. Kerry made the announcement at a campaign rally in Pittsburgh. The two...

Yellow Bird: Are mourning doves on the Atkins diet?
"During my travels and places I have lived, I always have tried to at least taste what I am offered at a meal. This is because I told my children...

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