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September 07, 2004
Summer camp blends Native and Western biology
An Alaska Native corporation has started a summer camp in hopes of creating jobs and economic opportunities in the biology field. Nunivak Island Cultural Education, a subsidiary of the Nunivak...

Disputes continue within Timbisha Shoshone Tribe
Rival factions of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe of California are battling it out over a proposed casino. One group, led by Dan Shoshone, was challenging chairwoman Shirley Summers. But the...

San Manuel Band opposes tribe's land acquisition
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians says its opposition to another tribe's land acquisition is not about gaming. The San Manuel Band operates a successful casino. But chairman Deron...

Indian Republican says issues ignored at convention
A member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota says Indian issues were ignored at the Republican National Convention. Bruce Whalen, an alternate delegate, said he still supports the...

Authorities questions status of tiny California tribe
Federal authorities are questioning whether a tiny California tribe seeking a casino near Gilroy has been properly organized. The California Valley Miwok Tribe only has five adult members. One, the...

Column: Eastern Cherokees give money to enemies
"Ever since all the accolades were doled out for the Congressional hearings on Lumbee recognition a few months ago, things have been very quiet up on Capitol Hill. Shortly after...

Yellow Bird: A Sasquatch story from the Nez Perce
"On my recent trip to the Bitterroot and Salmon River mountains in Montana and Idaho, I heard some chilling stories about sightings of Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Do these and other...

Scientists offer another theory on Native population
The first Indian "tribe" wasn't actually Indian, according to British researchers who studied the skulls of a tribe based in Mexico. Researchers from Liverpool John Moores University say the skulls...

Squaxin Island Tribe restoring Olympia oyster
The Squaxin Island Tribe of Washington is hoping to restore the Olympia oyster to its former glory. Tribal members ate Olympias nearly every day. They were also used as currency...

Appeals court says sacred sites worthy of protection
A government policy discouraging development of a sacred site does not violate the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled last week. In a victory for the state of Arizona,...

Fort Peck Tribes sign child welfare agreement
The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana signed a child welfare agreement aimed at improving foster care services on the reservation. The tribes, the state of Montana and the Bureau of...

Bankrupt mining company pulls out of sacred site
A bankrupt company mining has suspended operations at a site held sacred by Picuris Pueblo of New Mexico. The tribe has been fighting the mica mine for decades. Tribal members...

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