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September 02, 2004
Hopi Tribe's annual footraces to honor Olympian
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona has dedicated its annul races to a tribal member who won a silver medal in the 1912 Olympics. Louis Tewanima won the medal in the...

Judge halts sale of Indian allotments in Oklahoma
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth put a temporary hold on an auction of Indian allotments that was to be held on Wednesday. The Bureau of Indian Affairs invited sealed bids...

Editorial: Governor right to oppose out-of-state tribes
"The proposal for a Denver-area Indian casino will draw high-profile opposition next week in a briefing before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, as well it should. Two Oklahoma-based tribes with...

Judge backs Oklahoma tribe's claim in New York
An Oklahoma tribe whose ancestors left New York more than a century ago has a right to claim land in the state, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. In a...

Senate committee to hold hearing on Code Talkers
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing September 22 on the contributions of all Native American Code Talkers during World War II. Members of several tribes, including the...

North Dakota tribe to open law enforcement center
A $6.5 million detention center and tribal court facility will open on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota next month. The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation received funds from...

Mining company not worried about tribal-state lawsuit
A Canadian mining company says it isn't worried that the state of Washington has joined the Colville Tribes in a Superfund lawsuit. Teck Cominco, based in British Columbia, operates a...

Opinion: Native voters don't always back Democrats
"[Sen. Tom] Daschle has long counted on Native American votes. An early fundraising letter referred to "voter intimidation by Republican poll watchers" of Native Americans. Even Lakota tribe member and...

Metis drug treatment program under criminal probe
Government officials have launched a criminal probe involving the Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan. The drug treatment program has been under scrutiny for its spending. The entire board was forced...

It's election season for two South Dakota tribes
Members of two South Dakota tribes will be going to the polls this fall. The Oglala Sioux Tribe has attracted 105 candidates for the president and tribal council. John Yellow...

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to receive wild horses
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is the recipient of 100 wild horses. The horses will be donated by the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and...

Police deputy faces charges for lying about teen's death
The deputy police chief in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, will be charged with two counts of disreputable conduct for lying about the death of a 17-year-old Native teen. Dan Wiks admitted he...

Navajo delegate says GOP needs to reach out more
New Mexico is probably the only state to send two Native American delegates to the Republican National Convention in New York City. One of those is Sharon Clahchischilliage, a member...

Republican convention attracts 36 Native delegates
The Republican National Convention has 36 Native American delegates, according to The Tacoma News-Tribune. That's less than half the number of Native delegates at the Democratic National Convention. A record...

Rhode Island tribe claims artifacts disturbed
The Seaconke Wampanoag Tribe of Rhode Island says a trail-building project for which proper permits were never obtained has disturbed artifacts and sacred sites. The town of Cumberland approved a...

St. Regis Mohawk Tribe objects to IRS gas raids
The chief of the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York says the IRS infringed on its sovereignty by seizing gas tankers bound for the reservation. The IRS claims businesses...

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