BLM notifies tribes of remains at new Utah site (August 12, 2004)
The Bureau of Land Management has told 14 tribes that it won't remove remains found at a new site in Utah. The BLM sent notification to tribes in Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho and Wyoming. The letter says the...
Passamaquoddy Tribe to vote on natural gas terminal (August 12, 2004)
Members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine will go to the polls August 17 to decide on a $300 million liquid natural gas terminal on tribal land. Tribal leaders say the project will create jobs and revenue. They signed an...
Navajo president says sovereignty is wealth (August 12, 2004)
The Navajo Nation will be truly sovereign when the tribe is independent, President Joe Shirley Jr. says. Shirley says Navajos are already wealthy because they have sovereignty. But in hopes of bringing economic independence to the largest tribe in the...
Farmington Inter-tribal dedicates new hogan (August 12, 2004)
The Farmington Inter-tribal Indian Organization in New Mexico dedicated a new hogan on Wednesday. Work on the hogan began in December. But it couldn't be used until it was completely finished and was blessed by a medicine man. The organization...
Arizona opposing tribe's trust land acquisition (August 12, 2004)
The state of Arizona has filed two challenges to the Yavapai-Apache Nation's request to have 1,169 acres placed in trust. The Bureau of Indian Affairs approved the application in June. But the state, the Salt River Project and local landowners...
Miccosukee Tribe to cooperate with state police (August 12, 2004)
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida has agreed to cooperate with state law enforcement in the case of Kirk Douglas Billie, a tribal member accused of killing his two young sons. Billie's alleged crime occurred off the reservation in 1997. But...
UND's Indian nursing program receives federal grant (August 12, 2004)
The Recruitment and Retention of American Indians into Nursing program at the University of North Dakota has received a $567,000 federal grant to further its goals. The three-year grant from the Department of Health and Human Services will help the...
Crow warrior returns home to emotional ceremony (August 12, 2004)
Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana welcomed Army Sgt. 1st Class Mitchelene Big Man back from her tour in Iraq. Big Man, 38, received an honoring and cleansing ceremony at the airport in Billings. She had been overseas for...
Pala Band to help clean up illegal trash dump (August 12, 2004)
The Pala Band of Mission Indians of California is joining forces with state and county officials to clean up a rural trash dump that people fear could pollute the San Luis Rey River. The tribe will contribute a $25,000 grant...
Two First Nations want to find out cause of sickness (August 12, 2004)
The Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Wabauskang First Nation of Ontario are undertaking a study to find out why people on the reserves are getting sick. A preliminary study showed high levels of heavy metals and mercury in foods...
Omaha Tribe re-enacts Lewis and Clark exchange (August 12, 2004)
Members of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska re-enacted a visit to the gravesite of Omaha Chief Blackbird that took place 200 years ago with the Lewis and Clark expedition. Blackbird had died of smallpox four years prior to the expedition....
Father of missing Native girl charged with assault (August 12, 2004)
The father of Tamra Keepness, a five-year-old Native girl who has been missing for more than a month, was charged with assault on Wednesday. Troy Keepness is accused of trying to hit Dean McArthur, Tamra's stepfather, with a baseball bat....
Indian professor sues after being denied tenure (August 12, 2004)
A member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe is suing Iowa State University for denying him tenure. Lawrence Gross, a professor in American Indian studies, said he was denied because he is Indian and because he advocates for Indian...
Bush says housing program he's cutting is 'working' (August 12, 2004)
At a campaign rally in New Mexico that brought out an Indian couple, President Bush on Wednesday promoted an Indian housing program that his administration has cut. Telling Arnold and Debra Reano of Santo Domingo Pueblo that the Indian Home...
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