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September 14, 2004
Jodi Rave Lee: Native image on coin inspires pride
"So far, many of the [Nebraska] state quarter images represent parochial views of state history. As a dual citizen of both the United States and a tribal nation, I know...

Museum opening allows focus on top tribal issues
When the new National Museum of the American Indian opens in Washington, D.C., next week, Native culture won't be the only attraction. Several tribal organizations are taking advantage of the...

Progress cited in Oneida Nation land claim negotiations
The mediator in the Oneida Nation land claim has requested an extension to continue negotiations. Mediator John Tabner said progress was made at a last meeting with 18 lawyers on...

Mohegan elder reprimanded for drunk-driving incident
The Mohegan Tribe's Council of Elders reprimanded one of its members after he was arrested for a drunk-driving incident, The New London Day reports. William Andrews, 59, is accused of...

Alaska Native corporations reject pipeline project
Twelve Alaska Native regional corporations have dropped their participation in a natural gas pipeline investment company. Pacific Star Energy was formed to allow Alaskans to buy into the pipeline. The...

Navajo council asked to choose Renzi over Babbitt
The Navajo Nation Council is being urged to endorse incumbent Republican Rick Renzi for the U.S. House. The council's Inter-government Relations Committee made the recommendation. Renzi's district includes large parts...

Former Miss Navajo Nation released from prison
Former Miss Navajo Nation Radmilla Cody was recently released from federal prison after serving 21 months on a drug-related charge. Cody pled guilty to knowing about the sale of illegal...

Indian-owned business earns top SBA honor
An Indian-owned business in Montana has been honored as the top minority-owned small business in the state. Silver Wolf Enterprises, owned by John Gilbert, a member of the Little Shell...

Choctaw woman raises awareness in Indiana
Sally Tuttle, a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, was shocked when she moved to Indiana and found out there was no local Bureau of Indian Affairs office. So...

Yellow Bird: Support the troops, but not the war
"Native nations have a lot at stake. We have a large percentage of men and women fighting in Iraq; we support them and honor them when they come home. But...

Judge says misconduct occurred in Peltier case
A federal judge is questioning why the FBI won't release 30-year-old documents related to imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier. U.S. District Judge William Skretny held a hearing on...

Eastern Cherokees choose 10 events for NMAI exhibit
The Eastern Band of Cherokees from North Carolina is featured in an exhibition at the new National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. The tribe is one of...

Narragansett Tribe seeks protections for site
The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island is seeking to set aside a historical property that was almost the site of a cellular phone tower. Sprint Spectrum agreed to move the...

First Nation leaders take health concerns to the top
Canada's Prime Minister Paul Martin on Monday promised an additional $700 million over five years to combat health problems among First Nations. At the first-ever ministers' conference on health care,...

FDA links antidepressants to suicide in children
Officials at the Food and Drug Administration acknowledged on Monday that children who use antidepressants have an increased risk of suicidal behavior. At a two-day meeting in the Washington area,...

Developer says housing won't harm cultural sites
The developer of a large housing project in the Las Vegas Valley in Nevada says cultural sites dating back thousands of years will not be harmed. The Howard Hughes Corp....

Sho-Ban teachers stage walkout over shakeup
Teachers at the Sho-Ban School on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho staged a walkout last week to protect the tribal council's handling of the school. The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes fired...

Winnemem Wintu Tribe goes to war for sacred sites
The Winnemem Wintu Tribe of California began preparations on Sunday in a war to protect several sacred sites. The tribe is holding a four-day ceremony at Shasta Dam to protest...

Fond du Lac Band's gas station stirs competition
The Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe's new gas station has prompted a price war and some complaints of unfairness in Minnesota. The tribe pays the state's 20-cent-per-gallon excise tax...

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