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October 15, 2004
Opinion: Lobbyist scandal goes all the way to Bush
"The purpose of this paper is to connect the above dots, revealing a pattern of associations and payments that begins with Congressman Tom DeLay and ends up on the very...

Ron Allen, Wilma Mankiller: Bush too little, too late
"Thirty-nine days before the presidential election in November George W. Bush, facing a hotly-contested race to keep his job, finally got around to inviting a small group of tribal leaders...

South Dakota GOP workers sent to Bush campaign
Workers for the South Dakota Republican Party who resigned as a result of criminal investigation into voter irregularities are now working for the Bush-Cheney campaign, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader...

Arrest made in fatal shooting at Northern Cheyenne
A 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a man on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana. Orville David Morrison, 26, is accused of shooting William...

Judge dismisses charges in Nez Perce hunting case
A judge in Idaho has ruled that the Nez Perce treaty allows hunting on ceded lands without a state license. Two tribal members, a 77-year-old man and his son, had...

Indian education summit underway in Montana
The state of Montana is hosting the first-ever Indian Education Summit in Helena. The summit starts today and runs through Saturday. Participants will discuss ways to reduce disparities in education...

Utah tribe to open health care facilities in Michigan
The Confederated Goshute Tribes of Utah are opening two health care facilities in Michigan. The tribes acquired a facility in Clinton Township that will provide specialty treatment. The center will...

Editorial: Campbell shouldn't mess with NAGPRA
"Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., is proposing an amendment to expand the Indian grave-protection law so it can be applied to any skeletal remains no matter how old or disconnected...

Opinion: Be proud of Wal-Mart, and Columbus too
"While, understandably, Columbus Day may not be a day of celebration for Indians, the facts of history challenge the tired old argument that Columbus' legacy is one of disease, misery,...

Parents continue protest at First Nation school
The government of Saskatchewan says it will review the curriculum of a school on the Piapot First Nation that parents have shut down. The school created a new curriculum that...

Hurricanes uncover burial mound in Florida
Archaeologists in Florida are hoping to protect a burial mound on Hutchinson Island uncovered by the recent hurricanes. The burial mound, believed to be intact, is considered a rare find....

Tribes worry Supreme Court is eroding sovereignty
Tribes used to look to the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm their rights but now find that it is one of their biggest enemies. Over the past two decades, the...

Brazilian president won't certify reservation
The president of Brazil has refused to certify a 1,000-square-mile reservation, leading to an influx of whites on traditional tribal territory. President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva promised to support...

Nuclear waste on reservation may be permanent
A proposed nuclear waste repository on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah is described by backers as temporary but a federal official is indicating that might not be the...

Letter: Tax break for Eskimo whalers deserved
" The Oct. 7 Business article 'Conferees Agree on Corporate Tax Bill' said that the '[f]inancial backers of native Alaskan whalers . . . would be able to claim their...

Indian fisherman worried about mercury pollution
Bob Shimek, a member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, believes he was the victim of mercury pollution, a growing problem nationwide. Shimek is an active fisherman, exercising his...

Congressman's anti-gaming push backed by tribe
A Republican Congressman says he didn't know his crusade against a tribal casino in Louisiana was backed by a rival tribe whose lobbyists were Jack Abramoff and Michael Scanlon. Rep....

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