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October 12, 2004
Jodi Rave Lee: Trail tells story of Nez Perce
"A trail, and its story, snakes through thousands of ponderosa and lodgepole pines high in the Bitterroot Mountains. While most may never get near it, there are those who can...

NCAI 04 Wrapup: Day 1
The 61st annual National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is underway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, this week. Here's a wrapup of some of the events that took place on Day...

Navajo bill clarifies use of peyote on reservation
Peyote use will be limited to card-carrying members of the Native American Church under bill pending in the Navajo Nation Council. According to the bill, tribal members need to be...

Montana county could appeal voting rights case
Officials in Blaine County, Montana, are considering asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a voting rights case decided in favor of Indian voters. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...

Native students don't celebrate Columbus Day
Native students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and at Michigan State University didn't celebrate Columbus Day on Monday. The University of Nebraska Intertribal Exchange hosted a panel discussion and presentations...

Early voting starts on Pine Ridge Reservation
Residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota can cast absentee ballots starting today. The early voting offices allow people to cast ballots without having to leave the reservation....

South Dakota celebrates Native American Day
South Dakota celebrated its 15th annual Native American Day on Monday to recognize the state's Native people. In Sioux Falls, the day was marked by a pow-wow that drew an...

South Dakota GOP under voter fraud investigation
Allegations of voter fraud in South Dakota have again resurfaced, this time centering on the state Republican party's efforts to register college students. The state launched a criminal probe after...

Virginia tribes fight for federal recognition
Virginia tribes were among the first to greet European settlers to what is now the United States but still lack federal recognition. The tribes negotiated treaties with the British government...

Tigua Tribe mum on Washington lobbyists
The Tigua Tribe of Texas isn't commenting, for now, on investigations into two Washington lobbyists who played both sides of the fence on the tribe's casino closure. The tribe paid...

Senate passes Arizona tribal water rights deal
The Senate passed a bill aimed at resolving the water rights of two Arizona tribes and other parties. S.437 would settle the amount Arizona owes the federal government for the...

Massive transportation bill remains in limbo
A massive bill to provide up to $2 billion for reservation roads is up in the air with the adjournment of Congress for the election. The bill would reauthorize highway...

Health summit focuses on cancer among Indians
The first ever Northern Plains American Indian Cancer Summit starts in Rapid City, South Dakota, today. Organized by the Aberdeen Area Tribal Chairman Health Board, the summit seeks to raise...

Yellow Bird: Let's settle dispute over Sakakawea
"There is a dispute about Sakakawea's tribe: Was she Hidatsa or Shoshone? And Sakakawea herself is said to be buried in at least three places. If Lewis and Clark had...

Bad Eagle: Columbus would be surprised today
American Indian leaders today often brag about the spirituality of Indian people. They point out that this spirituality was one of the first things Christopher Columbus noticed when he initially...

First Nation blocks road to commercial traffi
The Ehattesaht First Nation in British Columbia has blocked a road to commercial traffic in protest of a logging company. The band says Western Forest Products hasn't considered the impacts...

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