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September 17, 2004

Get the Story: Isleta to Celebrate Head Start Facility (The Albuquerque Journal 9/17)...

Some faculty, students question SIPI president
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...

Panel to discuss voting issues on Navajo Nation
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...

Native artists hosting show during NMAI opening
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...

Democrats protest Murkowski land swap legislation
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...

Stevens rider allows land swap with Native corporation
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...

Tribal group joins fight over Gilroy development
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....

Opinion: Cherokees learned bigotry from Baptists
"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...

Skokomish Tribe helps save canal from fish dumping
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,...

Appeal planned in South Dakota voting rights case
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...

Canada wants abuse victim to return settlement
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...

Lumbee Tribe adopts budget with reduced salaries
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...

Redesigned nickel includes image of bison
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...

Woman counters Coburn on forced sterilization
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...

GOP candidate says Cherokees aren't real Indians
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...

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