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September 27, 2004
Editorial: NMAI honors cultures, past and present
" Like all museums, the facility serves at least one grand, noble purpose: It defies time. But in an ideal world, its defiance would not have to be so heartbreaking....

Hawaii Republicans don't want Native man to run
The Hawaii Republican Party filed a lawsuit on Friday against the candidacy of Native man who was born in Canada but lacks official U.S. citizenship. Cort Gallup, a Cree, says...

South Dakota tribal summit called a success
South Dakota tribal leaders met with Democrat Sens. Tom Daschle and Tim Johnson on Saturday in what was billed as a "Sioux summit." Tribal leaders pressed Daschle and Johnson on...

Jodi Rave: Mixed emotions surround NMAI opening
"It's already been consecrated a cathedral, a spiritual marker of the ages, a beautiful Native place, a monument of magnificence. And the National Museum of the American Indian has been...

Daschle gains narrow lead over Thune in South Dakota
Sen. Tom Daschle (D) has a 5-point lead over Republican challenger John Thune, according to a poll released on Sunday. The race remains very tight but Daschle's lead has grown,...

More Fort Hall teachers protest tribal council actions
More than a dozen teachers at the Sho-Ban School on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho plan to take leave from their jobs in protest of the tribal council's actions....

Indian smokeshops face pressure over taxation
Indian smokeshops are under attack by convenience store owners and state governments as two taxation bills move through Congress. The bills would require smokeshops that do business online to pay...

Editorial: The continuing shame of the trust fund
"Native Americans came in great numbers to Washington last week, partly to celebrate, partly to correct a historic injustice. The occasion was the opening of the National Museum of the...

President of Peru says Native movement growing
The opening of the National Museum of the American Indian is a sign of pro-Native movements that are growing throughout the Western Hemisphere, Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo says. Toledo is...

Navajo Nation feels left out of NMAI festivities
Navajo Nation leader say their tribe has been ignored by the new National Museum of the American Indian. The tribe, the largest in the country, wasn't invited to take part...

Column: California tribes on the 'warpath' again
"If you've had the misfortune of turning on the TV lately, surely you've discovered that California's Indian tribes are at war. Not just with the white man, who wants a...

Opinion: NMAI exhibits barely scratch the surface
"The sand-toned, curved limestone walls of the new National Museum of the American Indian make it the most sensuous and serene structure on the Mall, a powerful and immediate sign...

Pember: Opening of NMAI was a day to celebrate
"On Sept. 22, virtually every daily newspaper in the United States ran a photo or a story about the previous day's opening of the National Museum of the American Indian...

Mark Trahant: NMAI must change the story
"At their best, museums tell stories. They show an artifact, a piece of jewelry or photograph. Those images, items and people are frozen in time. They represent a past, perhaps...

Lobbyists worked for, against 'moronic' Tiguas
Two Washington lobbyists who are the subject of an upcoming Senate hearing helped organize opposition to the Tigua Tribe of Texas and then sought the tribe's money when its casino...

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