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July 30, 2004
Group faults Park Service for leaving out tribes
Tribes should play a greater role in the presentation of their history at Fort Laramie, an Army fort where two major treaties were signed, a conservation group said on Thursday....

Crow tribal activists continue to challenge BIA
Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana are continuing to challenge the Bureau of Indian Affairs' approval of a recent constitution. Tribal activists say the current leadership is illegal and...

Connecticut towns want to join case over taxation
Three Connecticut towns that are fighting tribes on federal recognition and land-into-trust want to join an Indian taxation case. The towns of Ledyard, Preston and North Stonington want permission to...

State assures Alaska Natives that food is safe
The state of Alaska is refuting a report that says Alaska Natives who live near the world's largest zinc mine are at risk of eating contaminated subsistence foods. Last month,...

Oregon tribes helping members with housing needs
Four Oregon tribes are working together to help tribal members buy or rent housing. The Grand Ronde, Siletz, Warm Springs and the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw...

Barona Band resurveys reservation after fire
The Barona Band of Mission Indians in southern California was one of the hardest hit by last year's deadly fire but the tribe's effort to protect the reservation is stirring...

Tourism a growing field for tribes, tribal members
Gaming isn't the only way to generate revenues in Indian Country. Tourism is becoming an option for tribes and tribal members. Take John Fendenheim, a member of the Tohono O'odham...

Seminole Tribe completes work on treatment plant
The Seminole Tribe of Florida celebrated the completion of an $8.5 million wastewater treatment plant that will serve tribal members and the tribe's casino. The plant will bring clean and...

Indian doctor dedicates life to combating diabetes
Sara K. Dye, a Sac and Fox and Shawnee woman from Oklahoma, overcame adversity to become one of the first Indian women doctors. Dye has dedicated her life to combating...

Criminals on Navajo Nation sometimes set free
The Navajo Nation arrests, tries and convicts people for violent crimes. Only the tribe sometimes has nowhere to put them. Such is the case in Shiprock, New Mexico. The jail...

Tekakwitha Conference being held in El Paso
The 65th annual Tekakwitha Conference for Catholic Native Americans began on Thursday in El Paso, Texas. A reported 1,000 people are attending the event, named after Tekakwitha, a 16th-century Mohawk...

Family of missing Native girl pray for safe return
The family of a five-year-old Native girl who has been missing for more than three weeks are praying for her safe return as police say their investigation has been going...

First Nations in Saskatchewan want indigenous games
The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations is lobbying to bring the 2008 North American Indigenous Games to Regina. The site selection was in Regina this week. Saskatchewan has a...

Some look to Indian cash rather than Indian vote
More and more Indians are getting involved in the political process and it's not always at the ballot box. In the past two years, tribes in Wisconsin gave more than...

LaMere: 'Damn, there’s a lot of Indian people here'
Frank LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and a long-time Democratic activist, says Indian participation in the national party will only go up. LaMere is one of...

Indian delegates at DNC bunk in college dorm
Some of the Indian delegates to the Democratic National Convention didn't exactly live it up in Boston this week. Take some of those from Montana. Carol Juneau, a state lawmaker,...

Russell Means not welcome as Republican either
A month after saying he was ready to give up on the Republican Party, American Indian Movement activist Russell Means says the party has given up on him. Means claims...

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