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Some faculty, students question SIPI president (September 17, 2004)
Some faculty and students at Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute in New Mexico are unhappy with SIPI president Joseph Martin. Students point to the suspension of the coach of the running program. No reason has been given for the suspension and...
Panel to discuss voting issues on Navajo Nation (September 17, 2004)
A town hall meeting in the capitol of the Navajo Nation will focus on voting rights. A panel of experts will discuss issues that could undermine the voting process. Tim Kingston of Global Exchange, an international human rights group, cited...
Native artists hosting show during NMAI opening (September 17, 2004)
Nineteen Native artists from around the country will host a special art show next week during the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian. The show takes place at the Hotel Washington on Wednesday, September 22, from 4:00...
Democrats protest Murkowski land swap legislation (September 17, 2004)
Two Democrats walked out of a Senate Energy Committee meeting on Wednesday in protest of two Alaska Native land swap measures introduced by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R). Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-New Mexico), the ranking member of the panel, and Sen....
Stevens rider allows land swap with Native corporation (September 17, 2004)
Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) inserted a rider into the Interior appropriations bill that requires speedy action on a land swap benefiting an Alaska Native corporation. The reason for the quick transaction is not known, The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. But...
Tribal group joins fight over Gilroy development (September 17, 2004)
Another tribal group is seeking large-scale development near Gilroy, California. A splinter group of Amah Mutsun Indians wants federal recognition in order to develop 3,500 acres of the Sargent Ranch. The group plans housing, businesses and a cultural center. The...
Opinion: Cherokees learned bigotry from Baptists (September 17, 2004)
"Why is [same-sex marriage] such a hot-button issue for the Cherokees, as it would be for any other Native American tribe? When our son came out, one of the first places I went to ask questions was “the stomp grounds.”...
Skokomish Tribe helps save canal from fish dumping (September 17, 2004)
Tribal fisherman will no longer dump decaying, oxygen-robbing chum salmon carcasses into the Hood Canal under a plan involving the Skokomish Tribe of Washington. Tribal fishermen usually take the salmon, strip the eggs for sale and throw the fish back...
Appeal planned in South Dakota voting rights case (September 17, 2004)
The state of South Dakota will likely appeal a court ruling holding that legislative districts violated the rights of Indian voters. State attorney general Larry Long, who has opposed tribes on jurisdiction, land-into-trust and sovereignty, said a decision will be...
Canada wants abuse victim to return settlement (September 17, 2004)
The Canadian government is trying to force a Native woman to return a settlement she was awarded for being a survivor of residential school abuse. The government says Flora Merrick of the Long Plain First Nation in Manitoba doesn't deserve...
Lumbee Tribe adopts budget with reduced salaries (September 17, 2004)
The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina approved a budget on Thursday that scales back a salary plan that had been criticized as too costly. The budget reduces the proposed salaries for several staff positions. According to The Fayetteville Observer, the...
Redesigned nickel includes image of bison (September 17, 2004)
The U.S. Mint unveiled two new designs for the nickel on Thursday. Both designs feature a new front image of former president Thomas Jefferson. The likeness appears stronger. On the back of one design is a bison, reminiscent of the...
Woman counters Coburn on forced sterilization (September 17, 2004)
A women who was sterilized by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tom Coburn said he acted without her consent. Angela Plummer sued Coburn for medical malpractice and fraud. She said she never asked to be sterilized even though she had a...
GOP candidate says Cherokees aren't real Indians (September 17, 2004)
A conservative Republican in a highly competitive race with a Cherokee Nation tribal member is coming under fire for claiming that Cherokees "aren't Indians" and for suggesting that tribal sovereignty is a "joke." Tom Coburn, a former Congressman who won...
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