Program helps Alaska Native students succeed (July 27, 2004)
A partnership between the Cook Inlet Tribal Council and the Anchorage School District is helping Alaska Native students succeed in middle and high school. The program was started to help students pass an exit exam required for high school graduation....
State judge won't dismiss lawsuit over tribal enrollment (July 27, 2004)
Paving the way for the resolution of internal tribal disputes in the state court system, a judge in California has asserted jurisdiction in a high-profile enrollment case. In a short ruling last Friday, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Charles D....
BIA's Anderson announces two new regional directors (July 27, 2004)
Bureau of Indian Affairs head Dave Anderson has named two new regional directors. William F. Benjamin, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, has been named director of the Great Plains regional office in Aberdeen, South Dakota. A 27-year veteran of...
Washington schools, tribes combat drop-out rates (July 27, 2004)
The Department of Education's Office of Indian Education has awarded $2.1 million in grants to help prevent Native students from dropping out of high school. The Tacoma School District and the Chief Leschi School will use $1.1 million for an...
California tribe fights charges of reservation shopping (July 27, 2004)
The Timbisha Shoshone Tribe of California says it has every right to open a casino hundreds of miles away from its current reservation. The tribe says land under consideration in Hesperia is within its aboriginal territory. The tribe says criticism...
State court ponders role in enrollment dispute (July 27, 2004)
An appeals court in California debated on Monday whether to get involved in an enrollment dispute within the Redding Rancheria. The tribe removed 76 members of an extended family from the rolls. The family fought back with a lawsuit claiming...
Wisconsin tribe to use grant for modular home plant (July 27, 2004)
The Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewas has received a federal grant that will be used to open a modular home plant on the reservation. The tribe will use $400,000 from the Department of Agriculture with $300,000 in matching...
Hearing scheduled in lawsuit over reservation fire (July 27, 2004)
A hearing is scheduled August 16 in a lawsuit blaming the operators of a tribal casino for the death of a teenage girl. The family of Ashleigh Roach, 16, claims Harrah's Entertainment and the Rincon Band of Mission Indians contributed...
Obituary: Howard Wolf, Omaha elder and WWII veteran (July 27, 2004)
Howard Wolf, an elder and veteran from the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska, died Sunday. He was 79. Wolf dedicated his life to preserving the Omaha language and culture. "Five hundred years from now, I want someone to be able to...
Federal grant will finally bring electricity to tribe (July 27, 2004)
The Santa Ysabel Tribe of California has been awarded a $400,000 grant to bring electricity to its isolated reservation. Only 294 out of 625 tribal members live on the reservation. Lack of power and adequate running water make it difficult...
Indian delegates make noise at Democratic convention (July 27, 2004)
A record 80 Indian delegates are attending the Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, this week. California Indians are some of the most visible. Mark Macarro, chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians, and Mary Ann Andreas, a former...
Australian tribe obtains order to reclaim artifacts (July 27, 2004)
An Australian tribe has invoked a national law in order to prevent traditional artifacts from being taken to a museum in Britain. The Dja Dja Wurrung asked for an emergency order covering two bark etchings and a ceremonial headdress. The...
Tribal youth learn more about water at summer camp (July 27, 2004)
Dozens of middle school students from the Rocky Boy's and Blackfeet reservations in Montana are attending the Native Waters Young Leaders Camp this week. The five-day camp is designed to emphasize the importance of water from both a cultural and...
Search continues for missing five-year-old Native girl (July 27, 2004)
First Nations volunteers in Saskatchewan resumed their search for a five-year-old Native girl who has been missing since July 5. Tamra Keepness was last seen at her family's home in Regina. Police are focusing on the family in their attempt...
Native-only fishery in British Columbia to resume (July 27, 2004)
As many as 18 First Nations are nearing an agreemeent to restart a Native-only fishery in British Columbia. Earlier this month, the B.C. Supreme Court said the fishery was legal. Non-Indian fishermen had challenged it as race-based. The fishery could...
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