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July 23, 2004
Anderson eyes changes in BIA school system
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...

Purchase of Native allotment clears Congress
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...

Series: Another Flathead youth falls to alcohol
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...

BIA approves Skull Valley Goshute garbage dump
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...

TV station finds fake Native art sold as authentic
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...

Rock art in Black Hills dates back 5,000 years
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....

Klallam village in Washington larger than expected
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...

California Indian Storytelling Festival on Saturday
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...

Agency rules college education not a treaty right
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...

Home of missing five-year-old Native girl searched
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...

First Nations leaders seek role in health summit
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...

Navajo council vote on water deal said contentious
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...

Arizona tribes using tourism to boost economy
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...

Coushatta Tribe's lobbying records subpoenaed
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...

Hualapai Tribe plans skywalk over Grand Canyon
The Hualapai Tribe of Arizona plans to build a skywalk over the Grand Canyon to enhance the tourist experience. Part of the skywalk flooring will be made of glass so...

Democrats block three more judicial nominees
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...

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