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July 12, 2004
Native veterans honored for World War II service
Five Native men and women who served the United States during World War II were recognized for their dedication and commitment at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Friday. The...

Houma Nation says BIA delaying recognition bid
The United Houma Nation of Louisiana is still waiting for a final answer on its bid for federal recognition. The Bureau of Indian Affairs ruled against the tribe in 1994...

South Dakota Indians wielding newfound influence
South Dakota tribal leaders say politicians are finally paying close attention to their issues now that Indians are going to the polls in record numbers. In 2000, Indian voters were...

Stevens rider pays Native friends $2.5M for land
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) inserted a rider in an appropriations bill to pay an Alaska Native family $2.5 million for their allotment. The arrangement has drawn scrutiny because the 160-acre...

Seneca-Cayugas ready to make history with deal
Even as their relatives oppose the move, the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma is ready to make history by settling its land claim in New York for a casino. The tribe...

Great Lakes tribes oppose 'Chieftains' logo
The Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council passed a resolution calling for the removal of the Chieftains nickname and Indian head logo of a school in Wisconsin. The Osseo-Fairchild School District has...

Haliwa-Saponi pow-wow draws tribes to North Carolina
The Haliwa-Saponi Tribe welcomed thousands to its annual pow-wow in Warrenton, North Carolina, held over the weekend. Dancers and drum groups representing 25 tribes participated, according to The Washington Post....

North Dakota tribe not bankrupt despite rumors
An internal memo detailing cash flow problems has spurred rumors that the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota is going bankrupt. The June 15 memo from the tribe's...

Man admits theft in scheme to help ex-Crow chairman
A man from the Crow Reservation in Montana pleaded guilty in a scheme to help ex-Crow chairman Clifford G. Bird in Ground's legal defense. Harvest Dawn White, 30, admitted billing...

Yellow Bird: A newbies guide to North Dakota Indians
"I had lunch with one of those new Southerners who is joining North Dakota's population. Robert Potts is the new chancellor of the North Dakota higher education system. Potts will...

Family hires investigator to help locate daughter
A 25-year-old mother from the Onion Lake First Nation in Saskatchewan has been missing for nearly two months. Daleen Bosse, a mother of a three-year-old girl, was last seen May...

California Indians reclaiming 'dead' languages
California Indians are working with linguists at the University of California-Berkeley to revive their Native languages. About 50 tribal members are learning to read, write and speak languages, some of...

Police widen search for five-year-old Native girl
Authorities in Saskatchewan, Canada, have widened their search for a missing five-year-old Native girl but say they haven't turned up anything. Tamra Keepness was last seen when she went to...

Mark Trahant: Congress still stealing Indian land
"Congress is now considering an official apology to "all Native Peoples on behalf of the United States." The merits of such an apology are the very chapters that make up...

Search continues for missing Rosebud Sioux man
A member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has been missing for more than a week. Todd Lunderman, 35, was last seen on July 2 on the reservation,...

New Soo Tribe chairman banishes predecessor
In one of his first actions as chairman of the Sault Ste. Marie Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, Aaron Payment banished his predecessor from the reservation. Payment said the order was...

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