Editorial: NMAI honors cultures, past and present (September 27, 2004)
" 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. The National Museum of the American Indian honors the cultures...
Hawaii Republicans don't want Native man to run (September 27, 2004)
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 he doesn't have to prove his citizenship. He cites court...
South Dakota tribal summit called a success (September 27, 2004)
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 appropriations, health care, education and other issues. They said the...
Jodi Rave: Mixed emotions surround NMAI opening (September 27, 2004)
"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 open for only a few days. Its breathtaking nature -...
Daschle gains narrow lead over Thune in South Dakota (September 27, 2004)
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, according to poll results. In May, he was ahead by...
More Fort Hall teachers protest tribal council actions (September 27, 2004)
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. Citing financial mismanagement and other irregularities, the tribal council fired...
Indian smokeshops face pressure over taxation (September 27, 2004)
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 state taxes. They would subject tribes and individual Indians to...
Editorial: The continuing shame of the trust fund (September 27, 2004)
"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 American Indian on the National Mall - a vivid reminder...
President of Peru says Native movement growing (September 27, 2004)
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 the first Indian to be democratically-elected in Peru in more...
Navajo Nation feels left out of NMAI festivities (September 27, 2004)
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 in the opening ceremonies, they say. "There was not even...
Column: California tribes on the 'warpath' again (September 27, 2004)
"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 piece of their casino action, but with one another. Dueling...
Opinion: NMAI exhibits barely scratch the surface (September 27, 2004)
"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 that this nation's roots lie deeper than Roman temples and...
Pember: Opening of NMAI was a day to celebrate (September 27, 2004)
"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 in Washington. As I read about the opening events, procession...
Mark Trahant: NMAI must change the story (September 27, 2004)
"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 something forgotten. But the challenge of an American Indian museum...
Lobbyists worked for, against 'moronic' Tiguas (September 27, 2004)
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 was shut down. Lobbyist Jack Abramoff and public relations consultant...
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