Indian police academy graduates made history (July 26, 2004)
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 at Chilocco Indian School in response to concerns over criminal...
EPA rulings worry tribal, state officials in Oklahoma (July 26, 2004)
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 designation. EPA's shifting stance comes in a long-running battle between...
Teen thrills crowd at World Eskimo-Indian Olympics (July 26, 2004)
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 the village of Point Hope, competed in the WEIO for...
Bush signs tribal forest thinning bill into law (July 26, 2004)
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 in the wake of last year's deadly fires in California...
Trump wants details on backers of tribe's recognition (July 26, 2004)
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 a faction of the tribe dumped him as their casino...
Lawmaker fights recognition with casino poll (July 26, 2004)
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 her survey to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. She found...
Basketball a sense of pride, honor on reservations (July 26, 2004)
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. The community usually turns out in large numbers to support...
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe seeks police resources (July 26, 2004)
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 Services (COPS) grant but the money ran out. The grant...
Oglala Sioux Tribe to lose 75 percent of police force (July 26, 2004)
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 has 86 officers on the force. Funding from the Bureau...
Navajo Nation girl tested for West Nile virus (July 26, 2004)
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 tribe was waiting on final results of the test. The...
Indian family fighting disenrollment in court (July 26, 2004)
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 the dispute. The family cites Public Law 280, which grants...
Klamath Basin tribes stage protest in Scotland (July 26, 2004)
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 outside the annual shareholders meeting of ScottishPower. An American subsidiary...
Duwamish Tribe upset over exclusion from accord (July 26, 2004)
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 federal recognition but chairwoman Cecile Hansen doesn't see why that...
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