Anderson eyes changes in BIA school system (July 23, 2004)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs school system should be a place to try out new ways to educate Native youth, assistant secretary Dave Anderson said this week. Anderson, a high-school dropout who later went to college and received an MBA,...
Purchase of Native allotment clears Congress (July 23, 2004)
A $417 billion defense spending bill that includes a buyout of a Native allotment for up to $2.5 million cleared the House and Senate on Thursday and is ready for President Bush's signature. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), chairman of the...
Series: Another Flathead youth falls to alcohol (July 23, 2004)
The latest article in The Missoulian's series on "Lost Boys of The Flathead" recounts the most recent death of a teen due to alcohol. Two months after 11-year-old boys were found dead in a field, police responded to another call...
BIA approves Skull Valley Goshute garbage dump (July 23, 2004)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved a 50-year lease for a landfill on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah. Some tribal members objected to the deal. They said it would damage Native American Church sites. The deal will bring...
TV station finds fake Native art sold as authentic (July 23, 2004)
A television station's report on fake Native jewelry being passed of as authentic has led a Santa Fe hotel to kick out Native vendors. KRQE investigative reporter Larry Barker bought pieces of turquoise jewelry from vendors in front of the...
Rock art in Black Hills dates back 5,000 years (July 23, 2004)
Dozens of rock art carvings and paintings are being catalogued in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The art dates as far back as 5,000 years and represents different styles. The older ones are pecked into the rock while newer...
Klallam village in Washington larger than expected (July 23, 2004)
A site being excavated by the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and the state of Washington is turning out to be bigger as work continues. Archaeologists already said the site was one of the most significant in the state. Due to...
California Indian Storytelling Festival on Saturday (July 23, 2004)
The 9th annual Indian Canyon California Indian Storytelling Festival will be held on Saturday. Hosted by the Costanoan Ohlone Indian Tribe, the event is held in Indian Canyon in northern California. It is expected to draw 150 to 200 storytellers....
Agency rules college education not a treaty right (July 23, 2004)
Canada's Customs and Revenue Agency has ruled that college money provided to First Nations students is not a treaty right and is therefore taxable. First Nations students who receive money from their tribe will have to report it as income....
Home of missing five-year-old Native girl searched (July 23, 2004)
Police in Regina, Saskatchewan, again searched the home of a missing five-year-old Native girl on Thursday. Tamra Keepness was last seen at her home the night of July 5. Police are focusing on the family in hopes of locating her...
First Nations leaders seek role in health summit (July 23, 2004)
First Nations leaders are demanding a seat at Canada's upcoming national health summit but new Indian Affairs Minister Andy Scott said he can't make that promise. Scott spoke to the Assembly of First Nations on Thursday after being appointed this...
Navajo council vote on water deal said contentious (July 23, 2004)
A contentious provision of the Navajo Nation's $900 million water settlement involves a pipeline to Gallup, New Mexico. Some question why Gallup, an off reservation town that has not always welcomed Navajos, should benefit from the deal. A tribal hydrologist...
Arizona tribes using tourism to boost economy (July 23, 2004)
Arizona tribes are looking to tourism to boost economies on their reservations. Some tribes have hired tourism managers and have developed plans to manage tourists. For the Hopi Tribe, that means opening up villages to the public for special dances....
Coushatta Tribe's lobbying records subpoenaed (July 23, 2004)
A federal grand jury has subpoenaed lobbying-related records of the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana. The tribe is one of several that paid high fees to Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon, a close associate. Tribal leaders paid at least...
Democrats block three more judicial nominees (July 23, 2004)
Senate Democrats successfully blocked three more of President Bush's judicial nominees on Thursday. The nominees were Henry W. Saad, Richard A. Griffin and David W. McKeague, all for the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. The court includes the state of...
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