Native veterans honored for World War II service (July 12, 2004)
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 five honorees were among the 40,000 Native Americans who took...
Houma Nation says BIA delaying recognition bid (July 12, 2004)
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 but the tribe appealed. After sending a rebuttal letter to...
South Dakota Indians wielding newfound influence (July 12, 2004)
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 credited with Sen. Tim Johnson's 524-vote win over his Republican...
Stevens rider pays Native friends $2.5M for land (July 12, 2004)
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 plot is owned by the family of Arctic Slope Regional...
Great Lakes tribes oppose 'Chieftains' logo (July 12, 2004)
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 been using a logo styled after a Plains Indian. In...
Haliwa-Saponi pow-wow draws tribes to North Carolina (July 12, 2004)
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. The two-day even has been held for 12 years. The...
North Dakota tribe not bankrupt despite rumors (July 12, 2004)
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 chief financial officer said the tribe might not able to...
Man admits theft in scheme to help ex-Crow chairman (July 12, 2004)
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 the tribe for $8,200 welding work. When he was paid,...
Yellow Bird: A newbies guide to North Dakota Indians (July 12, 2004)
"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 be the new Larry Isaak, who moved on to a...
Family hires investigator to help locate daughter (July 12, 2004)
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 18 after an Assembly of First Nations function in Saskatoon....
California Indians reclaiming 'dead' languages (July 12, 2004)
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 which haven't been used in decades and are considered "dead."...
Police widen search for five-year-old Native girl (July 12, 2004)
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 sleep at her family's home in Regina. Her mother says...
Mark Trahant: Congress still stealing Indian land (July 12, 2004)
"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 the history of the United States. The proposed, official U.S....
New Soo Tribe chairman banishes predecessor (July 12, 2004)
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 necessary because he accused former chairman Bernard Bouschor of stealing...
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