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July 29, 2004
Australian tribe offers to loan artifacts to museum
An Australian tribe is offering to loan back artifacts is has claimed from the British Museum. The Dja Dja Wurrung Tribe used a national law to prevent the artifacts from...

Indian issues share spotlight at Democratic convention
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson may be a star at the Democratic National Convention but another governor made his mark in Boston on Wednesday. Stuwart Paisano, the governor of Sandia...

City puzzled over Seminole Tribe's role in contract
Officials in Hollywood, Florida, can't figure out whether the Seminole Tribe has a role in an $18 million deal to dump processed waste on the reservation. A company called Schwing...

Amnesty program yields return of some artifacts
About two dozen artifacts have been returned as part of a federal amnesty program that ends next month.. Some of items include a 300- to 500-year-old canteen from Jemez Pueblo,...

Judge sides with tribes on proposed water spill
A federal judge sided with tribes and environmentalist on Wednesday in blocking the federal government from reducing a water spill that benefits endangered salmon. The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed...

Forum explores traditional Navajo view of justice
The traditional Navajo way of justice was explained at forum at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. Robert Yazzie, a retired chief justice of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court, and...

Indian Eddie: Tribes should be involved in Utah site
"In 1989, a rancher stalking a mountain lion in the Book Cliffs region of Utah, southeast of Salt Lake City, discovered a network of Fremont Indian community sites dating to...

Former assistant secretary back home at ASU
Former Indian affairs assistant secretary Eddie F. Brown is the new director of American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. Brown is a member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of...

Meeting held on Navajo Nation water settlement
An open meeting was held on the proposed Navajo Nation water settlement. The deal would provide finality to the tribe's rights on the San Juan River. The tribe would receive...

Peltier supporter finds a little love in Boston
Interest in imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier is low at the Democratic National Convention, The Native American Times reports. Wanti Wancus-Waters, a member of the Montauk Tribe, went...

Native American caucus at DNC a popular stop
The Native American Caucus at the Democratic National Convention met twice this week and drew some important and high-profile visitors. Former presidential candidate Howard Dean, Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and...

No evidence of abuse found at Rosebud hog farm
South Dakota attorney general Larry Long said there was no evidence of abuse at a controversial hog farm on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. Humane Farming Association, which opposes the farm,...

Native women call attention to missing sisters
The Native Women's Association of Canada has launched the "Sisters in Spirit" campaign to call attention to an estimated 500 Native women who are missing or have been murdered....

First Nation to have role in killer whale's future
The Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nation of British Columbia is working on an agreement to take over management of a killer whale believed to be the embodiment of a late tribal chief....

Klamath Basin tribes gain attention for salmon
Representatives of four Klamath Basin tribes said their trip to Scotland to seek greater protections for fish was successful. The protest by the Klamath, Karuk, Hoopa and Yurok tribes drew...

Two Montanans appointed to top positions at BIA
Two members of Montana tribes have been appointed as regional directors at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. William Benjamin, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, is the new director of...

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