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September 15, 2004
Opinion: Chief Illiniwek will take his last dance soon
"It pains me to say this, but I think the Chiefís days are numbered.There are just too many storm clouds on the horizon for Chief Illiniwek to last much longer....

Tim Giago: Eastern tribes are African-American
"Oftentimes when one is raised on an Indian reservation in a remote state such as South Dakota as I was there is a tendency to be a bit naÔve when...

Appeals court blocks release of contempt reports
A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to take the federal judge overseeing the Indian trust fund off a contentious contempt proceeding involving dozens of government officials and attorneys. In...

City narrowly backs tribe's bid for recognition
City commissioners in Muskegon, Michigan, voted 4-3 on Tuesday to support federal recognition of the Grand River Band of Ottawa Indians. Some commissioners were worried about an endorsement due to...

Cobell: Bush and Norton not serious about justice
"At the urging of our Democratic and Republican friends in Congress - including Rep. Rick Renzi, an Arizona Republican who represents part of the Navajo Reservation - we have been...

Crow woman manages Chief Plenty Coups Park
Susan Stewart Medicine Horse is the first Crow tribal member to manage the Chief Plenty Coups State Park in Montana. Medicine Horse began working only three days before the opening...

Agua Caliente Band among largest donors to NMAI
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians from California donated $500,000 to the new National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Chairman Richard Milanovich said the tribe made...

Lawyer: Tribe lacks authority 'over white people'
An attorney for a disgraced developer facing sanctions by tribal and state authorities says the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's court has no authority over "over white people." The tribal court...

BIA police chief accepts position at central office
The Bureau of Indian Affairs police on the Crow Reservation in Montana is taking a new position at central office in Washington, D.C. Darren Cruzan will be the manager of...

First Nations want oil and gas sites cleaned up
First Nations in British Columbia say a study detailing environmental problems from oil and gas development requires action from the provincial government. The study shows that moose, deer and other...

Health care funding boost called inadequate
Native leaders and health experts in Canada say a proposed $700 million increase in federal funding is not enough to cover the rising cost of health care or launch new...

Study: Pregnant Native women have higher HIV rates
A three-year study of pregnant Native women in Vancouver, British Columbia, shows that they are seven times more likely to be HIV-positive than pregnant non-Native women. The high rate was...

NMAI curators seek to translate culture for visitors
Visitors to the new National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., will be seeing, or maybe not seeing, Native culture in a different light. Curators and staff are...

Project seeks to restore Colorado River habitat
The Interior Department on Tuesday signed a 50-year, $620 million project aimed at restoring habitat and protecting endangered species on the drought-plagued lower Colorado River. Four tribes that depend on...

Panel seeks stronger warning on antidepressant use
An advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration voted 15-8 on Tuesday to encourage stronger warnings on the use of antidepressants by children and teenagers. The panel said the...

California tribe won't pay Choctaw man for loan
A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Choctaw man seeking to recoup at least $870,000 from the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians. Wayne Queen, 78, loaned the...

Senate candidate Coburn denies malpractice
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Coburn denied on Tuesday that he committed fraud or medical malpractice for an incident in which he sterilized a woman more than a decade ago....

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