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September 10, 2004
South Dakota GOP claims 2002 Senate election stolen
The chairman of the South Dakota Republican Party is coming under fire for suggesting that the 2002 U.S. Senate election in which Indian voters played a critical role was stolen....

Lamberth finds evidence of more record destruction
U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth on Wednesday ordered the Bush administration to start filing, under penalty of perjury, reports on the state of trust records at the Interior Department. Lamberth...

Tribal-backed labor amendment fails on party line vote
An attempt to exempt tribes from the effects of a controversial labor law decision failed on Thursday as Democrats accused Republicans of playing election-year politics. Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-Arizona) introduced...

Warm Springs Tribes criticize shift on dam breaching
The Confederated Warm Springs Tribes joined environmentalists in criticizing a new biological opinion that concludes salmon aren't threatened by four federal dams in the Pacific Northwest. Tribal chairman Ron Suppah...

Evidence of Pueblo Revolt found in New Mexico dig
The state of New Mexico has found evidence of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt in the capital of Santa Fe. During the revolt, Spanish colonists took refuge in Santa Fe. After...

Editorial: Tribes' claim to Colorado was 'erased'
"Gambling opponents in Colorado - we're among them - are probably comforted by knowing that the federal government's 1965 settlement of land claims with two Oklahoma-based Indian tribes seems to...

Navajo Nation council approves $528.8M budget
The Navajo Nation Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a $528.8 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year. According to the Associated Press, most of the money goes to...

Manitoba won't recognize Metis Nation hunting cards
The government of Manitoba will not recognize hunting cards issued to Metis hunters and will arrest anyone who attempts to hunt under Metis rules. The Manitoba Métis Federation began issuing...

Court rules against Seneca Nation's land claims
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected the Seneca Nation's land claims involving Grand Island. The tribe claimed the state took the land without federal approval. At issue...

San Carlos Apache Tribe hosts rally for candidates
The San Carlos Apache of Arizona held a rally last month for a number of candidates for local, state and federal political office. Among those who attended the August 26...

Report cites crisis facing First Nations languages
Native languages in the Yukon Territory of Canada are in danger of dying out, according to a new report from the Aboriginal Language Services. At least two First Nations languages,...

Police hope to link arrest to missing Native girl
A man from a First Nations Reserve in Saskatchewan has been charged with stealing a van that police are hoping to link to Tamra Keepness, the five-year-old Native girl who...

Column: Native vote looms large in close election
"For decades after they were condescendingly deemed citizens, the nation's Indians were ignored by politicians and left in neglected and isolated communities without power or representation. As late as 1985,...

Lumbee budget includes salary hikes and bonuses
The new budget proposed for the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina recommends 11 new positions, $100,000 in bonuses, a 3 to 4 percent pay increase for employees and more than...

'Sioux Summit' set between tribal and state leaders
The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is organizing a meeting between tribal and state leaders on September 25. Dubbed the "Sioux Summit" by former newspaper publisher Tim Giago, leaders...

Some still question tribal role at National Bison Range
The second of two informational meetings on a funding agreement between the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took place Thursday night. Under self-determination...

Tuolumne Band agrees to land swap with park district
The Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians has agreed to a land swap with the Tuolumne Park and Recreation District in California. The tribe will acquire a 6.2-mile former railroad easement...

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