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July 08, 2004
Supreme Court Roundup: 2003-2004 Term
The U.S. Supreme Court wrapped up its latest term last week, having decided just one major Indian law case while managing to avoid several others. Tribes claimed victory when the...

Jails on Navajo Nation among worst in BIA system
There has already been one attempted suicide and one escape at Bureau of Indian Affairs detention facilities on the Navajo Nation. An 18-year-old man hanged himself in the Chinle Detention...

Navajo Nation households can sign up for $1 cell phones
Qualifying households on the Navajo Nation can sign up for cell phone service for $1 a month under a federally-subsidized plan. Signups begin July 14-16 at the Shiprock Boys and...

Hearings set in response to Indian voter complaints
Two hearings have been scheduled in response to complaints by Indian voters in South Dakota. Some Indians said they were turned away from the polls on June 1. They cited...

Mashantucket Pequot museum holds annual pow-wow
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center kicked off its second annual pow-wow on Wednesday. The two-day festival features demonstrations from dancers representing tribes on the East Coast and throughout...

Enterprise Rancheria rejected sites in home county
The Bureau of Indian Affairs released an environmental assessment on the Enterprise Rancheria's request to have 40 acres taken into trust for a hotel and casino. The tribe considered sites...

Doctors support First Nation's plans for MRI clinic
The Canadian Association of Radiologists says a First Nation's proposed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) clinic is a good idea. The Muskeg Lake Cree Nation wants to build the clinic on...

Innu community could lose fire service over rowdy kids
An Innu community in Labrador could lose fire services because local firefighters are tired of being harassed by kids. The North West River volunteer fire department says its crew is...

Bruce Babbitt: Arctic drilling would harm Inupiats
"In 1998 the Clinton administration took the first steps to open the reserve with a two-year study involving hundreds of scientists and representatives of the Inupiat communities. Two years later...

Nipmuc Nation 'humiliated' by denial of federal status
Leaders of the Nipmuc Nation of Massachusetts said they were "humiliated" by the Bureau of Indian Affairs' decision to deny them federal recognition. Tribal leaders blamed anti-casino forces for the...

Bush signs Western Shoshone payout bill into law
President Bush signed into law a bill to distribute $145 million to members of the Western Shoshone Nation. The money is payment for 26 million acres of land Western Shoshone...

Indian man accused of abducting son arrested
Federal authorities arrested an Indian man in connection with the abduction of his 18-month-old son. Marshall Fox, 24, fled to his mother's home on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in...

Tribal objections to coal mine in North Dakota rejected
Over the objections of tribes and Lakota activists, the North Dakota Public Service Commission upheld its decision to allow the expansion of the sate's largest coal mine. The Standing Rock...

Meatpacking plant a success for South Dakota tribe
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota isn't having any problems selling meat processed and packed at its new plant. The tribe opened Pte Hca Ka, or Return of...

Embattled GOP lobbyist starts non-lobbying business
Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff has started a new venture that will not do any lobbying or government work, Judy Sarasohn of The Washington Post reports. Abramoff is ending his...

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