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July 26, 2004
Series: Parents lost son they almost never had
The Missoulian's series on the "Lost Boys of The Flathead" wraps up with a look at Joey DuMontier, the 15-year-old who was the last of four young boys who died...

Indian police academy graduates made history
Twenty young men and women made history in Oklahoma 25 years ago as graduates of the first and only U.S. Indian Police Academy in the state. The academy was created...

EPA rulings worry tribal, state officials in Oklahoma
The Environmental Protection Agency determined recently that the state of Oklahoma cannot regulate water quality standards on Indian allotments. At the same time, the EPA revoked the Pawnee Tribe's treatment-as-state...

Teen thrills crowd at World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
A 16-year-old Alaska Native who spent three years in training for the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics walked away with the gold medal in the ear-weight pull on Saturday. Dennis Frankson, from...

Bush signs tribal forest thinning bill into law
A bill signed into law last week by President Bush allows tribes to receive federal money to thin federal forests. The Tribal Forest Protection Act is a bipartisan measure introduced...

Trump wants details on backers of tribe's recognition
Casino mogul Donald Trump is seeking detailed information from one of the financial backers of the Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation, The New London Day reports. Trump filed a lawsuit after...

Lawmaker fights recognition with casino poll
A Connecticut lawmaker is fighting the recognition of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation with a poll that claims people oppose a casino. Rep. Nancy L. Johnson (R) gave the results of...

Basketball a sense of pride, honor on reservations
The Native American Basketball Invitational was held in Phoenix, Arizona, last week, drawing 45 teams from across Indian Country. Coaches say basketball teams are a source of pride on reservations....

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks police resources
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe only has nine police officers to patrol 2.3 million acres of land in North and South Dakota. The tribe was using a Community Oriented Policing...

Oglala Sioux Tribe to lose 75 percent of police force
The Oglala Sioux Tribe will lose 75 percent of its police force when a federal law enforcement grant dries up in September 2005. The tribe's Department of Public Safety currently...

Navajo Nation girl tested for West Nile virus
A young Navajo Nation girl has the West Nile virus, according to a preliminary test. The 28-month-old girl is from Shiprock, New Mexico. Navajo President Joe Shirley Jr. said the...

Indian family fighting disenrollment in court
An extended family ousted from the Redding Rancheria is taking its case to a state appeals court in California today. The Foreman family says the state has jurisdiction to hear...

Klamath Basin tribes stage protest in Scotland
Members of the Karuk, Yurok, Hoopa and Klamath tribes held a protest in Scotland on Friday to call attention to their treaty and fishing rights. The tribes drummed and sang...

Duwamish Tribe upset over exclusion from accord
The Duwamish Tribe of Washington is upset it was excluded from a ceremony between the city of Seattle and signatories to the 1855 Treaty of Point Elliott. The tribe lacks...

Mark Trahant: Living in a world of easy credit
"I remember my grandmother telling me about life during the Great Depression. She said it was impossible to find a job but my grandfather found one working for the Census...

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