Bad Eagle: California tribes losing sovereignty (August 17, 2004)
"American Indian sovereignty is on the rocks in California. The decisions Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is making about Indians and casinos will forever effect the future Indian status in the United States. If tribes are required to pay taxes, or agree...
Indian schools to receive 100,000 books (August 17, 2004)
Scholastic Inc., the children's publishing company, and Kids in Distressed Situations Inc., a national charity, are donating 100,000 books to schools throughout Indian Country. Schools in South Dakota will receive 20,000 books. Sen. Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota), whose wife helped...
Oklahoma tribe drops out-of-state land claim (August 17, 2004)
The Wyandotte Nation's controversial bid to claim 2,000 acres of private property in Kansas has ended now that the tribe has decided not to appeal. Last month, U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia dismissed the case. He said the tribe, currently...
Domenici concerned about Navajo water deal (August 17, 2004)
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico) said the Navajo Nation's proposed water settlement "doesn’t seem to be percolating in the right direction," The Farmington Daily Times reports. Domenici spoke at a water law conference in New Mexico. He said he was...
Michigan college starts new Indian law program (August 17, 2004)
The Michigan State University College of Law has started a new American Indian Law Program. The school created the program to help prepare students for careers in Indian law. The director is Professor Donald Laverdure, a member of the Crow...
Montana panel approves Indian education plan (August 17, 2004)
Montana's Public School Renewal Commission voted to approve a plan that will fully implement the state's Indian Education For All act. The act calls for public school curriculums to teach about Indian history, culture and government. But tribal leaders have...
Healing lodge in Saskatchewan running out of funds (August 17, 2004)
The Wapiimoostoosis Healing Lodge in Saskatchewan will run out of money next year, says its director. The healing center received funds through the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, a national agency created to help survivors of residential school abuse. But the foundation's...
Omaha Tribe's genealogy in hands of dedicated man (August 17, 2004)
A two-year assignment from the Department of Interior more than 40 years ago has turned into a lifelong passion for Paul Brill. The 73-year-old historian has painstakingly documented the genealogy of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska. His records go back...
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe builds new high school (August 17, 2004)
Classes started at the new high school on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community in Arizona. The school replaces an older facility that didn't have as many new amenities. Serving grades 7 through 12, Salt River High has a cafeteria,...
Bill to ban 'Redskins' in California passes (August 17, 2004)
The California Senate voted 22-10 on Monday to ban the use of "Redskins" at public schools. The bill still needs approval in the Assembly. If it passes there, it will go to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) for his signature. The...
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