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October 08, 2004
Editorial: It's that time of the year (Columbus Day)
" Yes. It's that time of year. Once again, there are threats to block Denver's Columbus Day Parade. Opponents have the right to protest, of course, so long as they...

White Lady Column: But what about the children?
"For years our region has begged the state for a bigger slice of the slot-machine revenues Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun pay to keep their monopoly on gambling, arguing that casino...

Remains discovered at North Dakota worksite
Archaeologists are studying remains uncovered at a worksite in North Dakota in preparation for repatriation to the tribes. A construction crew for Xcel Energy found the remains on Wednesday. Archaeologists...

Athabascan Chief Nagita to be reburied at home
The remains of an Athabascan chief killed more than 90 years ago will finally be coming home. Chief Nagita was shot to death by a German count on November 15,...

Washington tribe wants work stopped at bridge site
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe of Washington is calling on the state to stop construction temporarily at a site where ancestral remains have been found. A major tribal village has...

Study looks at reducing heart disease among Indians
More than 500 Indians are taking part in a national study aimed at reducing or preventing heart disease. Participants from South Dakota, Arizona and Oklahoma, many with diabetes, are divided...

Haskell students worry about proposed fee increase
Students at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas say they shouldn't pay increased fees because they aren't getting adequate services. On-campus students pay $105 a semester while off-campus students pay...

Catawba election draws field of hopefuls and a lawsuit
The Catawba Nation of South Carolina will vote tomorrow on a new tribal council and a new constitution. Tribal members have fought over the vote for several years. Some say...

Tribes could issue tax-free bonds for jails under bill
Tribes could offer tax-free bonds to pay for detention facilities under a bill introduced by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Montana). Tribes could pay for new jails or make improvements using the...

Citizen Potawatomi Nation hosts wellness camp
The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma held its first Healing to Wellness Camp to show how traditional methods can help treatment and recovery of substance abuse. The keynote speaker was...

House Resources asked to investigate lobbyists
The House Resources Committee is being asked to investigate Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff and public relations consultant Michael Scanlon but a spokesperson said a probe is unlikely given the attention...

Indictment of ex-tribal official started with DOI
The indictment of the former executive director for the Catawba Nation of South Carolina started with an audit of the tribe's finances by the Department of Interior, The Charlotte Observer...

AIM leader, nurse face off in Pine Ridge election
American Indian Movement activist Russell Means will face Cecilia Fire Thunder, a nurse, on November 2 for president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Means says he...

Thune campaign under probe for absentee ballots
A county prosecutor has begun a criminal investigation to determine whether a staffer for Republican John Thune violated the law in securing absentee ballots. Jeff Thune, who is John Thune's...

Pala Band's battle against landfill a costly one
Spending on a ballot initiative to block a landfill opposed by the Pala Band of Mission Indians in California has hit $2.8 million, The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. That is...

Indian teen could face death penalty for murder
A 19-year-old Indian man from California could face the death penalty for allegedly murdering an 18-year-old woman and leaving her body on the Morongo Reservation. Gary Lyons was charged with...

DeLay faces questions over leadership position
Democrats say House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) should step down, Republicans say he shouldn't, but members of both parties say his leadership role may be jeopardized as a result...

Editorial: DeLay's shady ethics catching up to him
"It's taken too long, but House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's shady ethics may finally be catching up to him. For the second time in less than a week, the previously...

South Dakota tribal court rules man not Indian
A judge from the Oglala Sioux Tribe in South Dakota has ruled that a man claiming Native ancestry is a fraud. Charlie Smoke was deported from Canada for not having...

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