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July 21, 2004
BIA schedules consultation meetings on education
The Bureau of Indian Affairs will hold a series of consultation meetings next month to take tribal input on various education topics. The 10 meetings run from August 16 through...

Tim Giago: Indians have cause to fear Republicans
"The Republican Party is viewed by most Indians as 'anti-Indian.' They have had good reason to believe this. When many tribes were trying to establish casinos on their reservations it...

Democrats scuttle another Bush court nominee
Senate Democrats successfully blocked another of President Bush's judicial nominees on Tuesday in what Republicans criticized as a partisan campaign. Tribal leaders who opposed the placement of William G. Myers...

Indian Eddie: Native kids growing up gangsta
"I've noticed an alarming trend of American Indian kids forgetting their heritage, traditions and history and instead focusing on worn-out rap music, watching MTV and Hollywood trash, learning how to...

Jicarilla Apache Nation elects new president
Members of the Jicarilla Apache Nation of New Mexico elected Levi Pesata as president on Saturday. According to the Associated Press, Pesata received 71 percent of the vote. Ty Vicenti...

Connecticut tribe to appeal recognition ruling
The Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe of Connecticut plans to appeal the Bureau of Indian Affairs' decision against federal recognition. The tribe was denied status last month. The BIA said the...

HHS Secretary winds up visit to Navajo Nation
Outgoing Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson wound up his two-day visit to the Navajo Nation on Tuesday with a visit to a hospital and a home. According to The...

Group doesn't want tribe to manage bison refuge
A group in Montana doesn't want the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to manage portions of the National Bison Refuge. The tribe reached an agreement to handle some services at...

Washington tribes renew accord with Seattle
The city of Seattle signed a formal agreement with four area tribes on Wednesday, renewing a tradition that began with Chief Sealth 150 years ago. Leaders of the Suquamish, Tulalip,...

Column: Kennewick Man belongs to everyone
"An epic struggle between science and religion ended quietly this week. I'm happy to report that science won. But it's troubling that it took an eight-year, multimillion-dollar legal fight with...

Army Corps urges people to leave sites alone
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is urging people who come across burial sites or artifacts along the Missouri River not to disturb them. The falling water levels of Lake...

Obituary: Idjarruri Karaja, Brazilian Indian activist
Idjarruri Karaja, a Brazilian Indian activist who helped establish a reservation for his tribe died on Sunday of complications from kidney surgery. He was 40. Karaja convinced the government to...

USDA blames court for rejecting Black farmers
The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is not responsible for denying 90 percent of the claims in a discrimination settlement for African-American farmers. The department says the court handling...

Flathead parents still grieving for two lost boys
The parents of two 11-year-old boys who died of alcohol-related causes on the Flathead Reservation in Montana are still struggling with the loss. Norma Fox lost Justin in February, just...

Anderson, Thompson scheduled to testify
Two Bush administration officials are scheduled to testify at hearings before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee today. Bureau of Indian Affairs head Dave Anderson is on the witness list for...

Senate committee takes up Nez Perce water deal
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing on Tuesday for a bill to settle the water claims of the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho. The $193 million agreement would...

First Nation drops out of girls' adoption case
The Squamish Nation of British Columbia has dropped out of an adoption case involving two young girls. The girls have been in foster care in Ontario since 2000. When the...

Some Tohono O'odham say no to border barriers
Some members of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona don't want the tribe to erect barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. The O'odham Voice Against the Wall says barriers will divide...

Michigan tribe awarded $1.4M grant from EPA
The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians has been awarded a $1.4 million grant for a watershed restoration project. The grant was awarded under the Environmental Protection Agency's Targeted Watersheds Grant...

Passamaquoddy members oppose gas terminal
Members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine are opposed to plans to build a $300 million liquefied natural gas terminal on the reservation. The group, We Take Care of Our...

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