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August 26, 2004
Bill would transfer land to Pechanga Band
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) has introduced a bill to transfer 990 acres of federal land to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. The land is located next to the reservation...

Court won't throw out ex-Crow chairman's guilty plea
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to throw out the guilty plea of the former chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana. Clifford G. Bird in Ground admitted...

Domenici questions cost of water settlement
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico) won't support the current Navajo Nation water settlement because he says the cost is too high. Domenici, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources...

Navajo racer promotes diabetes prevention
Preventing more Native Americans from developing diabetes is one of the top priorities of Cory Witherill, a member of the Navajo Nation who raced in the Indy 500. Witherill is...

Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe to build off reservation
Some members of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe of Nevada are upset that their new administration building will be located off the reservation. Linda Oxborrow said she and about 40...

Omaha elders work to preserve tribal language
Elders of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska are working with a professor to preserve the Umo`nhon language. In 1994, a survey showed that fewer than 1 percent of the tribe's...

Cherokee Nation funding petition bid in Memphis
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is helping fund a petition drive in Memphis, Tennessee, the Associated Press reports. The tribe has a contract with former local Democratic Party Chairman Sidney...

Ione Band, Chevron sue city to stop sale of land
The Ione Band of Miwok Indians and ChevronTexaco filed suit in hopes of stopping the city of Richmond, California, from approving a land deal that would benefit a rival tribe....

Oneida Nation invites artists to share experiences
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is kicked of its annual Lahnetaha'*wi International Sculpture Symposium this week. The 10-day event draws sculptors from around the world to share their works and...

Seneca-Cayuga Tribe offers to pay for stolen land
The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma is offering to give up its interest in a land claim judgment for the right to operate a casino in the Catskills region of New...

Senate committee to hold hearing on tribal lobbying
A highly anticipated hearing on the lobbying practices involving tribes that paid millions to Republican interests will be held next month. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee scheduled the oversight hearing...

Daschle's record an issue in tough re-election race
Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) has served his state for 26 years but his Republican opponent, John Thune, says he is not been loyal to the state's conservative residents. Thune...

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