Man sentenced in Crow tribal kickback scheme (October 14, 2004)
A federal judge sentenced yet another person for taking part in a kickback scheme that defrauded the Crow Tribe of Montana. Harvest Dawn White, 30, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $8,200 in restitution to...
Company agrees to fund Black Mesa water study (October 14, 2004)
The company operating a generation station that depends on coal and water from the Hopi and Navajo reservations has agreed to fund a $2 million study to find a new source of water. The Gallup Independent reports on the status...
Attendance at Black Hills pow-wow increases (October 14, 2004)
Attendance at the 18th annual Black Hills Pow Wow increased significantly, The Rapid City Journal reported. Nearly 8,500 people and 1,200 dancers attended the three-day event. This was up from 6,200 people and 800 dancers last year. The pow-wow was...
Letter: Indians better off thanks to Columbus (October 14, 2004)
Ed. Note: Larry Greene, the author of the letter linked below, frequently appears on the Letter to the Editor pages of The New London Day. He writes negatively about the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and sovereignty in general. "The National...
Judge raises judgment against Pequot tribe to $14M (October 14, 2004)
A judge in Connecticut has upheld a $6.8 million award against the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's hotel company, raising the judgment to $14 million. Three former executives sued after they were fired from the hotel. They said they were the...
Navajos cite mismanagement at housing project (October 14, 2004)
Navajos in Shiprock, New Mexico, say their dream of homeownership has turned into a nightmare. Navajos say they were told they would own the homes by paying mortgages. But now they have been told they are actually renting the properties,...
Tribe's management at bison range will save money (October 14, 2004)
The federal government will end up saving money by sharing management duties at the National Bison Range with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service originally said the plan would cost $300,000 to $500,000. But...
Burns-Paiute man sentenced for sexual abuse (October 14, 2004)
A once-respected elder of the Burns-Paiute Tribe of Oregon has been sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for sexually assaulting a girl. Herbert Warren Hawley, 68, pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual abuse in federal court and...
South Dakota GOP warns of possible irregularities (October 14, 2004)
The South Dakota Republican Party is warning people who signed up for absentee ballots of possible irregularities. A letter sent to 1,400 applicants cites a procedural error in their absentee ballot application. The party asks people to send in a...
Rally in North Dakota aims to 'stop' Lewis and Clark (October 14, 2004)
A rally will be held October 21 at the United Tribes Technical College in North Dakota in protest of the Lewis and Clark bicentennial commemoration. The rally is being organized by the Stop the Lewis and Clark Resistance Group, a...
Minnesota targeted in Native Vote 2004 campaign (October 14, 2004)
The Native Vote 2004 has targeted Minnesota as one of the crucial states for its get out the vote campaign. There are 33,000 eligible Indian voters in the state, said Melanie Benjamin, Chief Executive of the Mille Lacs Band of...
Native parents question testing of children by school (October 14, 2004)
Parents have shut down the school on the Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan in protest of the way students were tested. Parents said many of their children were wrongly placed in special education after being tested by a third-party company...
All Native basketball team for ABA will probably fold (October 14, 2004)
An all Native team for the American Basketball Association is on the rocks, The Billings Gazette reports. William Stephen Ledesma, who claims "Mission" Indian ancestry, said he would hold seven tryout camps throughout the country. According to the paper, all...
IHS employee pleads guilty to taking from tribe (October 14, 2004)
An Indian Health Service employee pleaded guilty to embezzling $19,000 from the volunteer fire department of the Walker River Paiute Tribe of Nevada. Elvin Willie Jr. was the assistant chief/treasurer of the department. He admitted taking the money using an...
Young Indian women in Bolivia avoid traditional dress (October 14, 2004)
Young Indian women in Bolivia say they don't want to wear the traditional attire of their mothers and grandmothers. Some say the pollera, or skirt, and derby hat are not fashionable. To be successful, an Indian woman has to wear...
Miccosukee Tribe skeptical of state cleanup plan (October 14, 2004)
The Miccosukee Tribe is skeptical of the state of Florida's latest plan to clean up the Everglades, a spokesperson said. The tribe has been battling the state over pollution of the Everglades, the tribe's homeland. The tribe says the state...
Prescription drug cards provide discounts for Natives (October 14, 2004)
American Indians and Alaska Native Medicare beneficiaries who utilize Indian health program pharmacies can begin taking advantage of two Medicare-approved drug discount cards and the $600 credit tailored for their needs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and...
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