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August 17, 2004
Bad Eagle: California tribes losing sovereignty
"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...

Indian schools to receive 100,000 books
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...

Oklahoma tribe drops out-of-state land claim
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...

California woman last living speaker of language
Ka`chi Lobo Golden is the last living speaker of the Acjachemen language. But she says it will eventually make a return even when she goes away. Golden is known as...

Domenici concerned about Navajo water deal
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...

Michigan college starts new Indian law program
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...

Plan to drill on reservation sparks objection
The Bureau of Land Management and the Bureau of Indian Affairs are being asked to allow the public more time to comment on a plan to drill for gas on...

Montana panel approves Indian education plan
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...

Healing lodge in Saskatchewan running out of funds
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...

Tribes fear shutdown of Peabody's coal mines
Leaders of the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation fear the shutdown of the Peabody coal mines will hurt their economies. The Hopi Tribe receives about $7.7 million a year...

Omaha Tribe's genealogy in hands of dedicated man
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...

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe builds new high school
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...

Bill to ban 'Redskins' in California passes
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...

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