Judge halts sale of Indian allotments in Oklahoma (September 2, 2004)
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 for the purchase of 26 allotments covering about 2,000 acres....
Editorial: Governor right to oppose out-of-state tribes (September 2, 2004)
"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 historic ties to Colorado have laid claim to most of...
Senate committee to hold hearing on Code Talkers (September 2, 2004)
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 Meskwaki and Comanche, helped the U.S. develop unbreakable codes. But...
North Dakota tribe to open law enforcement center (September 2, 2004)
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 the Department of Justice and the Bureau of Indian Affairs...
Mining company not worried about tribal-state lawsuit (September 2, 2004)
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 smelter plant near the U.S. border. The tribe and the...
Opinion: Native voters don't always back Democrats (September 2, 2004)
"[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 publisher Tim Giago, who early on announced a third party...
Metis drug treatment program under criminal probe (September 2, 2004)
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 to resign earlier this year amid allegations that members used...
It's election season for two South Dakota tribes (September 2, 2004)
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 Bird Steele is running for re-election and will face activist...
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to receive wild horses (September 2, 2004)
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 Burros at a ceremony on Saturday. The animals will be...
Police deputy faces charges for lying about teen's death (September 2, 2004)
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 gave misinformation to the media about Neil Stonechild's death in...
Navajo delegate says GOP needs to reach out more (September 2, 2004)
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 of the Navajo Nation who runs the tribe's Washington, D.C.,...
Republican convention attracts 36 Native delegates (September 2, 2004)
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 87 attended the party's convention in July. Rod Van Mechelen,...
Rhode Island tribe claims artifacts disturbed (September 2, 2004)
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 trail development in The Monastery, a 530-acre site that includes...
St. Regis Mohawk Tribe objects to IRS gas raids (September 2, 2004)
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 on the reservation are failing to pay a federal excise...
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