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September 16, 2004
Cole says Chickasaw Nation made promises on land
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Oklahoma) said the Chickasaw Nation has promised not to start a gaming center on land proposed for a cultural center. Cole, a tribal member, introduced a land...

Bush administration challenges trust fund ruling
A panel of federal judges pressed a Bush administration lawyer on Wednesday to explain why they should allow the Interior Department to carry out trust reform absent court oversight. Mark...

Natives get ready to descend on DC for NMAI fest
About 20,000 people representing hundreds of tribes have registered for the opening ceremony of the new National Museum of the American Indian. Thousands more Native people are expected to descend...

Moving ceremony pays tribute to fallen Navajo warrior
Scores of mourners turned out for the funeral of Marine Lance Cpl. Quinn A. Keith, a member of the Navajo Nation, on Wednesday. Keith, 21, was killed last week in...

NMAI staff show off 'truly Native place' to first visitors
NMAI Click to enlarge WELCOME PLAZA Click to enlarge POTOMAC Click to enlarge MITSITAM CAFE Click to enlarge "OUR LIVES" Click to enlarge "OUR UNIVERSES" Click to enlarge RESOURCE...

County faults Nevada tribe over inmate procedures
An agreement between the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of Nevada and the Churchill County Sheriff has been terminated over concerns that tribal police officers were not following procedures at the county...

Man wants Lewis and Clark group to skip Pine Ridge
A man from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota doesn't want a Lewis and Clark group to come to his home. Alex White Plume said he is opposed to...

Handling of South Dakota IHS hospital criticized
The Indian Health Service came under fire on Wednesday for its handling of a hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota. Tribal members who live in the area criticized budget shortfalls...

Judge: South Dakota violated Indian voting rights
A federal judge ruled on Wednesday that the state of South Dakota violated the voting rights of Indians on the Pine Ridge Reservation and the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. The state...

Norton's intervention won't help Native corporation
Interior Secretary Gale Norton's intervention in a land dispute won't help an Alaska Native corporation with friends in high places. The National Park Service was moving to dismantle a disputed...

Shoshone-Bannock officials explain school firings
Officials with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of Idaho said they uncovered financial mismanagement, inappropriate use of e-mail and other problems at the Sho-Ban School. Their investigation led to the firing of...

Oregon tribe to retrace route of forced removal
The Confederated Siletz Tribes in Oregon will make an annual run to the ancestral lands they were removed from in 1856. The 10th annual 224-mile Run to the Rogue traces...

Group opposing Poarch Creeks tied to tribal lobbyists
The Christian Coalition of Alabama may have received money from Washington, D.C., lobbyists under a Senate investigation, The Atmore Advance reports. The coalition has been fighting the Poarch Creek Band...

Samish Nation regains trust land after a century
The Samish Nation of Washington is regaining lands it lost nearly a century ago. The tribe purchased 80 acres for a housing development. The land is near Campbell Lake. Three...

Blackfeet Nation signs law enforcement pact
The Blackfeet Nation and the Montana Highway Patrol signed a new law enforcement agreement covering traffic laws on the reservation. The tribe met with state officials last Friday to discuss...

Montana tribe takes questions on role at bison range
An official with the Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes of Montana says there will be "no surprises" when the tribe takes on some duties at the National Bison Range. The tribe...

Senate panel approves $5.5M for Meskwaki school
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $5.5 million for construction of a new high school on the Meskwaki Reservation in Iowa, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said on Wednesday. Grassley says...

Non-recognized Virginia tribes welcome NMAI opening
One of the tribes featured in an opening exhibition at the new National Museum of the American Indian is the non-federally recognized Pamunkey Tribe from Virginia. The tribe lives on...

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