Jodi Rave Lee: Native image on coin inspires pride (September 14, 2004)
"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 U.S. history didn't start with settlers on the Oregon Trail....
Museum opening allows focus on top tribal issues (September 14, 2004)
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 opening to draw attention to the myriad of issues facing...
Progress cited in Oneida Nation land claim negotiations (September 14, 2004)
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 Friday, The Syracuse Post-Standard reported. A lawyer for the Oneida...
Mohegan elder reprimanded for drunk-driving incident (September 14, 2004)
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 three cars in a casino parking lot and leaving the...
Alaska Native corporations reject pipeline project (September 14, 2004)
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 corporations were considering making an investment in Pacific Star. But...
Navajo council asked to choose Renzi over Babbitt (September 14, 2004)
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 of the Navajo Nation. He has made several visits to...
Former Miss Navajo Nation released from prison (September 14, 2004)
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 drugs and failing to report it to authorities. She had...
Indian-owned business earns top SBA honor (September 14, 2004)
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 Tribe, and his wife, is a certified dealer in appliances,...
Judge says misconduct occurred in Peltier case (September 14, 2004)
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 Monday on the issue. The FBI has turned over hundreds...
Eastern Cherokees choose 10 events for NMAI exhibit (September 14, 2004)
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 24 Native communities that was asked to select 10 events...
Narragansett Tribe seeks protections for site (September 14, 2004)
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 tower after the tribe noted the presence of rock formations...
First Nation leaders take health concerns to the top (September 14, 2004)
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, Native health issues were high on the agenda. First Nations...
FDA links antidepressants to suicide in children (September 14, 2004)
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, officials cited studies confirming the risk. Two to 3 percent...
Developer says housing won't harm cultural sites (September 14, 2004)
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. has developed a preservation plan for 75 acres it owns....
Sho-Ban teachers stage walkout over shakeup (September 14, 2004)
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 a superintendent and coordinator. Later, the principal and two teachers,...
Winnemem Wintu Tribe goes to war for sacred sites (September 14, 2004)
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 the planned raising of the dam. The tribe says several...
Fond du Lac Band's gas station stirs competition (September 14, 2004)
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 but says it is exempt from the state's retail tax....
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