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August 30, 2004
Jodi Rave Lee: Indians, Iraqis have much in common
"A popular T-shirt in Indian Country these days shows Geronimo and his band brandishing rifles, looking mean and tough. The heading over the picture reads: "Homeland Security." The slogan under...

Report calls on U.S. to honor health care commitment
A draft report from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (CCR) calls health problems and lack of adequate health care the "enemy" of Indian Country. "Broken Promises: Evaluating the Native...

Duwamish Tribe raising funds for cultural center
The Duwamish Tribe of Washington is hoping to raise $79,000 to build a cultural center and longhouse. The tribe is getting some help from local churches. A fundraiser organized by...

Man running marathon in honor of Lakota people
A South Dakota lawyer says his work on behalf of Lakota people on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge reservations prompted him to enter a marathon. Greg Erlandson will participate in...

Tribal judge orders arrest of disgraced developer
A businessman at the center of a $8.5 million failed housing deal was ordered arrested by a judge on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North and South Dakota. Gary...

Federal officials allow ceremonies at Shasta Dam
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California has been given a special permit to hold ceremonies at the Shasta Dam. Federal officials initially balked at the request because the tribe wanted...

Minnesota tribe seeks halt of work at burial site
Members of the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe were joined by American Indian Movement activists on Friday to stop development at a Dakota burial site. The remains of at least one...

City to consider school plan on tribal burial ground
A leader of the Juaneņo Band of Mission Indians of California says a lawsuit is possible over a Catholic school's plans to build athletic fields and a performing arts center...

Colorado governor to attend land claim briefing
Colorado Gov. Bill Owens (R) said he will attend a Senate Indian Affairs Committee briefing next month to make his opposition to a land claim and proposed tribal casino known....

Navajo attorney general survives ouster attempt
A bid to fire Navajo Nation Attorney General Louis Denetsosie was defeated on Friday. Denetsosie was accused of ignoring directives from the Navajo Nation council. Wallace Charley, a council delegate,...

Alaska Native justice panel still hasn't begun work
A tribal-federal-state commission created to examine justice, jurisdiction and sovereignty issues in rural Alaska still hasn't begun its work. The Rural Justice and Law Enforcement Commission was the product of...

Washington bank seeks to tap growing tribal market
The KeyBank in Washington state has appointed a national executive of its Native American Financial Services initiative. Mike Lettig, a 27-year veteran of the bank, says the effort will focus...

Editorial: Anderson 'sinking' without quick action
"The BIA hasn't exactly been the most effective federal agency during the past 100 years or so. But [Dave] Anderson has a problem. He never should have recused himself from...

Editorial: U.S. failing to provide Indian health care
"Health care for many Native Americans in this country sinks to Third World levels. According to a draft report by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, deaths from alcoholism are...

Yellow Bird: Students breathe life into community
"Try to cross University Avenue in Grand Forks at 5 p.m. and you'll see real and teeming evidence of the increased enrollment at UND this fall. The increasing enrollment at...

Bush-GOP strategist admits taking tribal money
A Republican strategist for President George W. Bush's re-election campaign admitting taking more than $1 million from two Washington lobbyists being investigated for high fees they took from tribes with...

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