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July 22, 2004
Bush official pledges support for health care bill
The leader of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee is hoping this will be the year for the passage of a landmark Indian health bill. Saying it was time to put...

Women compete for Miss World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
Six young Alaska Native women are competing for the title of Miss World Eskimo-Indian Olympics. The women displayed their traditional knowledge and talents before an audience of young kids in...

Editorial: Let Kennewick Man speak! (say what?)
"The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers should drop efforts to hinder science's overdue telling of Kennewick Man's story. By letting an appeal deadline pass Monday, the federal government and five...

Tlingit Tribe turns to Devil's Club for ailments
From treating colds and stomach ulcers to warding off evil, a thorny called the Devil's Club is one of the most sacred items for the Tlingit Tribe of Alaska. Tribal...

Tribes seek improvements for reservation roads
Tribal leaders from Montana and Wyoming met with a top official from the Federal Highway Administration to seek more resources for reservation roads. Safe roads are a top priority for...

Eastern Cherokee Band's $49M resort plan approved
The Eastern Band of Cherokees from North Carolina won approval to develop a $49 million resort on Tennessee Valley Authority land. The tribe will be granted a 40-year commercial recreation...

Mother who lost two sons struggles to stay afloat
The latest article in The Missoulian's series on "Lost Boys of The Flathead" focuses on the mother who lost two young sons within three months. Last summer, Norma Fox and...

Blackfeet man tapped for Lewis and Clark symphony
Darrell Kipp, director of the Piegan Institute on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana, wrote a libretto for a symphony on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Kipp was approached by Rob...

Haskell woman helps tribes work with EPA
A member of the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma is helping tribes across the country work with the Environmental Protection Agency. Brenda Brandon is with the Environmental Research Studies Center at...

Siblings of missing Native girl removed from home
Child protection workers in Saskatchewan, Canada, have removed the siblings of a missing five-year-old Native girl from the family home. Police from Regina provided backup as the children were taken...

Businesses seek help from Stillaguamish Tribe
Some entrepreneurs frustrated with land-use regulations in Snohomish County, Washington, are looking to the Stillaguamish Tribe for help. Mark Verbarendse hasn't been able to get approval for a gas station...

House panel OKs Endangered Species Act changes
The House Resources Committee on Wednesday approved two bills that will revise the Endangered Species Act. The committee voted 28-14 in favor of H.R.2933, the Critical Habitat Reform Act. The...

Colville Tribes sue Canadian company over pollution
The Confederated Colville Tribes of Washington filed a suit against a Canadian company over pollution in the Columbia River. The tribe says Teck Cominco Metals has dumped millions of tons...

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe recognized for housing
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe was recognized by the Fannie Mae mortgage company for creating more housing on the reservation through low-income housing tax credit programs. The tribe has used...

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