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October 13, 2004
NCAI 04 Wrapup: Day 2
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...

Ojibwas working to save wild rice traditions
Ojibwas in northern Wisconsin hope to preserve their wild rice traditions for future generations but face several threats. One is the declining harvest. Half of the wild rice has disappeared...

Daschle, Thune fight for Native votes in South Dakota
Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) and Republican John Thune are trying hard to capture the critical Native vote in South Dakota. American Indians and Alaska Natives make up about 8.3...

Manitoba rejects assertion of Metis hunting rights
Métis hunters in Manitoba face charges for hunting without a provincial license, the conservation minister says. The Manitoba Métis Federation issued hunting licenses to more than 175 people. But the...

Janklow accuses GOP vote program of 'cheating'
Former South Dakota congressman and governor Bill Janklow (R) says the Republican National Party is "cheating" the electoral process in his state. The Victory program is designed to register voters...

Archaeologist ruffles through tribe's trash pit
An archaeologist at Wichita State University in Kansas says he is learning a lot about a tribe through its 800-year-old garbage. Donald Blakeslee has dug up several trash pits at...

Chief accused of cheating First Nation on oil deal
The chief of the Carry the Kettle First Nation in Saskatchewan is accused of cheating the band out of millions in oil royalties. Chief Barry Kennedy and other leaders signed...

Judge holds back tapes in Native man's death
A judge in Ontario, Canada, is holding back the release of tapes related to the shooting of a Native man by police. Dudley George, 38, was killed when police opened...

Telescope site opposed by tribes to be dedicated
A telescope located atop a sacred mountain in Arizona will be dedicated on Friday although it is not yet complete. Tribes in the Southwest, most notably the San Carlos Apache...

Oneida Nation negotiating service agreements
The Oneida Nation is negotiating service agreements with two counties in Wisconsin. Under an agreement with Brown County that expired about a year ago, the tribe was paying $500,000 annually...

Arizona tribes hope to increase homeownership
Tribes in Arizona are helping their members become new homeowners. Serena Norris is the first person to use the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's new mortgage-guarantee program. She is building...

More remains discovered at Minnesota worksite
The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community of Minnesota is renewing its call to protect a worksite where human remains have been discovered. The exact number of remains located at the site...

Editorial: Campbell's two words of mischief in NAGPRA
"What a great deal of mischief two little words can work. The two little words are "or was," and Colorado Republican Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell is doing the mischief with...

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