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September 06, 2004
Dispute over child welfare contract continues
The Northern Arapaho Tribe and the state of Wyoming are still at odds over a child welfare services contract. The state insisted on language that subjected child welfare disputes to...

Blackfeet Nation tries to reduce number of bear killings
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is taking steps to reduce the number of bear killings on the reservation. In a normal year, about three or four bears are killed for...

Sho-Ban students protest council over firings
Students at Sho-Ban High School in Idaho organized a protest on Friday against the tribal council. The students are upset over the tribal council's recent takeover of the school. The...

Editorial: Lummi totem poles express America's spirit
"In the Northwest, totem poles have always expressed the people's spirit. As the tragic Sept. 11 anniversary approaches, totems are on their way across the country to express America's spirit....

Mark Trahant: History repeats itself with election
"Presidential elections are about choices over the debatable questions about war, taxes, how the federal government spends and borrows money and what type of judges will be seated. Precisely because...

Yellow Bird: A worthwhile visit to Nez Perce relatives
"The Nez Perce are fine people. They not only are friendly and hospitable but also a handsome nation. My adopted relatives live on the mountainside. As we sat in the...

Court rules Jicarilla Apache Nation must pay tax
The New Mexico Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the Jicarilla Apache Nation must pay an increased tax on a 32,000 acre ranch. The tribe's Lodge at Chama was initially...

Miccosukee man faces retrial for sons' deaths
A member of the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida will be retried for the deaths of his two young sons. Kirk Billie drove an SUV carrying the boys into a canal....

Cherokee chief urges members to get politically active
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith gave his State of the Nation address on Saturday. Smith told a crowd of more than 1,000 to become involved in the political process....

Meskwaki Tribe starts court to resolve internal disputes
The Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa is launching its first court in hopes of resolving internal disputes like the one that led to the shutdown of the tribe's casino. Civil disputes...

Pala Band's anti-landfill measure taken off ballot
A group led by the Pala Band of Mission Indians plans to appeal a decision removing the tribe's anti-landfill referendum from the November ballot. A judge said the language the...

Alaska Native rural justice commission appointed
The Department of Justice has appointed the members of a commission that will study law enforcement and jurisdiction issues in rural Alaska. Only one member will represent tribal governments. The...

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