Indian delegates turn out for Republican convention (August 31, 2004)

The Republican Party opened its convention in New York City on Monday night as a handful of American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian delegates looked on. There isn't a firm count of the number of Native Americans attending the...

Republican Party Platform on Native Americans (August 31, 2004)

The following is the section on Native Americans included in the 2004 Republican Party Platform. Native Americans The federal government has a special responsibility, ethical and legal, to make the American dream accessible to Native Americans. Unfortunately, the resources that...

Group opposes tribal ceremony at massacre site (August 31, 2004)

Descendants of a massacre originally blamed on Indians say they oppose a tribal ceremony at Mountain Meadows. The Mountain Meadows Association said its members were never asked about the planned event. But even if they were, the group said they...

New Mohegan council member promises reform (August 31, 2004)

Bruce Two Dogs Bozsum, a newly elected council member of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, is eyeing major changes. Bozsum wants tribal members to receive a large cut of casino profits. Currently, adults receive about $28,000 a year. Bozsum also...

U.S. may prosecute Native American Church figure (August 31, 2004)

Federal authorities are considering laying charges against a man who claims he is head of a Native American Church group. James "Flaming Eagle" Mooney claims one-quarter Seminole ancestry but is not a member of any federally recognized tribe. Nevertheless, he...

Bush strategist claims no knowledge of funds (August 31, 2004)

A Republican strategist for President George W. Bush says he had no "direct knowledge" that two Washington lobbyists paying him were working for tribes with casinos. Ralph Reed, former head of the anti-gaming Christian Coalition, admits taking more than $1...

Chippewa Cree Tribe explores traditional justice (August 31, 2004)

Officials with the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana want to return to a more traditional form of law enforcement. A workshop held at the Stone Child College gave participants an idea of how to implement traditional beliefs in the justice...

IRS seizes gas headed for Mohawk Reservation (August 31, 2004)

The IRS is seizing gas tankers headed for the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation in New York. The IRS says the tribe is importing the gas from Canada without paying U.S. taxes. Officials estimate the shipments have cost the U.S. $79...

Drought threatens Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe's sites (August 31, 2004)

A prolonged drought along the Missouri River is exposing burial grounds and sacred sites on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. The tribe is trying to protect the sites from damage and looters. But Jim Picotte, the cultural...

First Nations activists resume protest at resort (August 31, 2004)

First Nations activists have resumed a decade-long protest at the Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia. The activists say the land where the resort sits belongs to tribes. They want the B.C. government to negotiate a land claim. The protesters...

Tribe not willing to compromise on Klamath Basin (August 31, 2004)

Tribes, fishermen, farmers and environmentalists met in California on Monday to discuss the future of the Klamath Basin. For the past three years, the basin has been the site of a heated war. Tribes and their allies want more water...

Deal protects waterfall sacred to Snoqualmie Tribe (August 31, 2004)

One of the Snoqualmie Tribe's most sacred sites will be protected under a deal involving a diverse group of interest in Washington state. The tribe believes the 270-foot Snoqualmie Falls connects heaven and earth. The waterfall is one of the...

Wintu Tribe's ceremony will challenge dam proposal (August 31, 2004)

Members of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California say the raising of the Shasta Dam will destroy their sacred sites. In protest of the plan, the tribe will perform a ceremony that hasn't been held in more than 100 years....

Judge orders city not to sell land for tribal project (August 31, 2004)

A judge in California put a temporary stop on the sale of land in Richmond to investors backing the Guidiville Band of Pomo Indians. The judge acted in a suit brought by ChevronTexaco and Nicolas Villa Jr., a member of...