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September 28, 2004
New Indian museum survives big opening week
Click for More: NMAI Opening Week Photo Gallery The greater Washington, D.C., community received its official introduction to the National Museum of the American Indian on Monday night with...

Opinion: George W. Bush just like George A. Custer
"President Bush likes to think of himself as a "war President," who is "resolute," "steadfast," and "decisive." He also likes to compare himself to historical figures. His favorite is Winston...

Column: Museum reflects change of attitudes
"It's hard to believe there was a time when it was acceptable to put the skulls of American Indians in boxes lined with green felt and display them in a...

Editorial: Schwarzenegger wrong on mascot bill
"Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger should have done his homework on the origin of the word ‘Redskin’ before nixing a bill that would ban the use of the offensive name on five...

Elouise Cobell: Justice for Indian trust fund
Elouise Cobell of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana is the lead plaintiff in the Indian Indian Money (IIM) trust fund lawsuit. On September 15, attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants...

Tigua Tribe outraged over being played as 'moronic'
Leaders of the Tigua Tribe of Texas say they are upset that to Washington, D.C., lobbyists they hired were also working against their interests. The tribe gave $4.2 million to...

Morongo Band in talks over future of tiny airport
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians has been meeting with officials in Banning, California, about the future of the city's tiny airport. Both sides won't divulge details but the tribe...

Editorial: Don't appeal Indian voting rights case
"As painful as it would have been, Gov. Mike Rounds and Attorney General Larry Long should have rejected any ideas of appealing a voting rights decision that favored Native Americans...

Poll finds Herseth with strong lead over Diedrich
Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-South Dakota) has a 7-point lead over Republican challenger Larry Diedrich, according to a new poll. According to the Argus Leader/KELO-TV poll, 49 percent of voters favor...

Several wanted in connection with reservation death
At least four people are facing charges for the stabbing death of a man on the Lower Sioux Reservation in Minnesota. Robert F. Berry, 50, was stabbed at least 14...

Bad Eagle: Not all 'Indians' belong in museum
"It’s official: the new National Museum of the American Indian declares all brown-skinned people of the Western hemisphere are now “American Indian.” All “indigenous” people of North, Central, and South...

Tulalip Tribes eye hotel, convention center
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington are moving forward with plans for a hotel and convention center now that a NASCAR site will be built nearby. Chairman Stan Jones Sr. said...

Pala Band raises water in fight against landfill
A coalition led by the Pala Band of Mission Indians is using the threat of water contamination to fight a proposed landfill. San Diegans for Clean Drinking Water says the...

Editorial: First Americans finally get due respect
"America's first citizens are finally getting their due respect. The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian opened last week amid much fanfare and Native American ceremony. The museum...

Yellow Bird: First visit to NMAI proves exciting
"The National Museum of the American Indian on the Mall in Washington, D.C., is the first of its kind in America. Board members promised that this museum will continue to...

Group fights plans for Wal-Mart near Aztec ruins
A group of business owners, educators and other people interested in preserving Mexico's Indian heritage are fighting a Wal-Mart subsidiary store under construction only a mile from the Aztec city...

First Ute attends University of Utah law school
David Cuch is said to be the first member of the Ute Tribe of Utah to attend the University of Utah law school. Cuch said he's used to being...

Eastern Cherokees award $4.5 million in grants
The Eastern Band of Cherokees awarded $4.5 million in grants to preserve Cherokee culture and promote economic development. The tribe's Cherokee Preservation Foundation gave money to projects on and off...

Tribe wants to create private hospital for Indians
An unidentified California tribe wants to buy the San Jose Medical Center and turn it into a privately-run hospital for Indians in the state. A group of investors from Michigan...

Miccosukee Tribe shells out $1M for first debate
The Miccosukee Tribe of Florida donated $1 million to the University of Miami to sponsor the first presidential debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry. The tribe won't get...

Editorial: Actions of tribal lobbyists 'loathsome'
"'IS LIFE GREAT or what!!!' Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff dashed off that exuberant e-mail to his business partner, public relations consultant Michael Scanlon, on Feb. 19, 2002. The two men...

Tribes told to donate to lobbyists' foundation
Tribes whose lobbying activities are the subject of a Senate hearing gave millions to a charity run by a lobbyist who diverted the money to personal projects, including an overseas...

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