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July 28, 2004
Tribal centers participate in youth diabetes study
Three tribal health centers in Oklahoma are part of a national study on youth diabetes. The Absentee Shawnee Tribe, the Chickasaw Nation and the Choctaw Nation will partner with the...

New NMAI includes focus on urban Indians
The urban Indian experience will be part of the new National Museum of American Indian in Washington, D.C. The museum looked to Chicago, home to the eighth largest concentration of...

Onondaga Nation worried about burial disturbance
The Onondaga Nation of New York is concerned that a proposed luxury housing development will disturb a tribal burial ground. The proposed project is located within aboriginal territory. Nearby is...

Kickapoo women charged with trespass to go to trial
Three Kickapoo women who participated in a takeover of the tribal offices will go to trial on trespass charges August 13. Auchee Wahpepah, Valentina Jimenez and Glenda Deer began their...

Mashantucket Tribe shuts down youth safehouse
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has shut down its youth safe house, The New London Day reports. The closure follows allegations by former employees that children were being...

Indian physicians in Oklahoma for annual meet
The Association of American Indian Physicians is holding its 33rd annual conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this week. About 300 doctors and 100 students are attending the meeting. This year's theme...

Puyallup Tribe tracking salmon with microchips
The Puyallup Tribe of Washington is turning to technology to track salmon in the Puyallup River. With a $50,000 federal grant, the tribe hired biologists to implant microchips in young...

NIGA lobbies Democrats on gaming, soveriegnty
The National Indian Gaming Association is at the Democratic National Convention in Boston this week to lobby party leaders and other officials on the important of gaming. NIGA's executive director,...

Tohono O'odham Nation takes spotlight at DNC
The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona took the spotlight at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night. The night opened with two members who sang the national anthem in the...

Democrats note importance of courting Indian vote
Attendees of the Democratic National Convention say the party owes a lot to Indian voters. While American Indians and Alaska Natives make up just 1.5 percent of the general population,...

City to issue $145M in bonds to help Morongo Band
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has won the support of the city of Banning, California, for a tax-exempt bond deal. The city council voted unanimously to issue $145 million...

Shakopee Tribe considers building treatment plant
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community of Minnesota is considering building a wastewater treatment plant that will benefit the area. The idea has the city of Prior Lake excited about partnering...

Candlelight vigil held for missing Native girl
A candlelight vigil was held Monday night in Regina, Saskatchewan, to show support for a missing five-year-old Native girl and her family. Tamra Keepness was last seen at her family's...

Tax on Native college students delayed until 2006
First Nations students who receive tribal money to attend college won't have to pay taxes until 2006. Canada's Customs and Revenue Agency planned to college the tax next year. First...

Police searching for another missing Native child
A second Native child has gone missing in Regina, Saskatchewan. Police said Sheldon Blacksioux, 11, hasn't been home since July 23. He is described as Native, 4-foot 10-inches, with black...

Senate race pits tribal member against conservative
Rep. Brad Carson, a member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, easily won the Democratic party's nomination for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. With nearly every precinct reporting, Carson had...

Discovery of village strains Washington tribe
Archaeologists in Washington are thrilled at the discovery of a major Indian site but to members of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, it's been a difficult few months. State construction...

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