Stevens shifts stance on Alaska Native regionalization (October 29, 2004)
Cheers greeted Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on Thursday as he told the Alaska Federation of Natives that "we don't need regionalization." Stevens angered tribal leaders a year ago with a videotaped speech proclaiming that "sovereignty is not the answer" to...
Bad Eagle: Blonde Brad Carson not really Indian (October 29, 2004)
"Ironically, the very young, very blonde, blue-eyed [Rep. Brad] Carson claims to be Cherokee Indian. In fact, he’s counting on the Indian vote in Oklahoma to win him a U.S. Senate seat this November. He says his mother’s ancestors came...
Washington tribal members seek hunting access (October 29, 2004)
Members of Washington tribes said the state's timber industry needs to work out agreements to ensure hunting on private forestlands protected by treaty rights. One company has a hunting access agreement with the Squaxin Island Tribe. But tribal members said...
Oklahoma tribes pour $551K into state question (October 29, 2004)
Four Oklahoma tribes have spent $551,000 on a state question that would create a state lottery, The Oklahoman reports. The Chickasaw Nation gave $251,000 to Oklahoma Kids Coalition, a pro-lottery group, while the Cherokee and Choctaw nations gave $150,000 each....
Agua Caliente Band 'stunned' by Schwarzenegger (October 29, 2004)
The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians said it was "stunned" by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign against the tribe's development initiative. The tribe is seeking local support for a plan to develop its own land Measure U will appear on...
Campaigns make final push for New Mexico Natives (October 29, 2004)
The Democrats and Republicans are making a final push this weekend to appeal to Native voters in New Mexico. Former President Bill Clinton and Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Sen. John Kerry, will appear at a rally in Santa Fe...
Tribal leader praises Bush administration (October 29, 2004)
John Gonzales, past governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo and former president of the National Congress of American Indians, praised President Bush at a campaign rally in New Mexico. Gonzales appeared with former president George H. W. Bush and President Bush's...
Editorial: Tribe's college should stay open (October 29, 2004)
"Si Tanka and South Dakota's Native American community have every reason to keep the school open, because the dream of turning this into an international Native American school is wonderful. But what are the realistic chances of keeping this school...
Crow chairman, challenger face off in election (October 29, 2004)
Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana will go to the polls twice next week, with November 6 being the tribal election. Chairman Carl Venne is running for re-election. He says economic development and creating jobs are his top priorities....
Early voting high on Yankton Sioux Reservation (October 29, 2004)
Absentee voters from the Yankton Sioux Reservation in South Dakota have turned out in record numbers, according to the county auditor. Charles Mix County auditor Norman Cihak said two vans and one bus full of Indian voters showed up last...
Dakota descendants win round in trust fund case (October 29, 2004)
A federal judge on Tuesday held that the federal government breached its trust responsibility to Dakota descendants in Minnesota by cutting them out of their land. About 250 descendants say they are entitled to proceeds from the land. But they...
Hearing set in Minnesota tribal voter ID case (October 29, 2004)
A federal judge will hold a hearing today in a suit that seeks to allow the use of tribal identification cards on election day. The Minnesota Civil Liberties Union, the National Congress of American Indians and three Minnesota Indians filed...
University corrects Indian tuition waiver policy (October 29, 2004)
The president of Central Michigan University has ordered a correction to the school's tuition waiver policy that cut some Indian students out of their treaty right to an education. The Washington Treaty of 1836 guarantees an education for tribal members...
Northern Cheyenne Tribe targets child abuse (October 29, 2004)
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana has started a new program aimed at reducing child abuse on the reservation. The tribe has partnered with the Bureau of Indian Affairs to bring a child protection officer to the reservation. Ronald Haugen,...
Man blames ex-Crow chairman for kickback scheme (October 29, 2004)
A former finance director for the Crow Tribe of Montana pleaded guilty to additional charges in a kickback scheme that cost the tribe an estimated $64,000. Kelly Dee Passes, 37, admitted he paid out false contracts to help the legal...
Crow man to appeal verdict in discrimination case (October 29, 2004)
A member of the Crow Tribe of Montana who lost a discrimination suit against a bank says he will appeal. Burton Pretty On Top Sr. sued First Interstate Bank for age and race-related discrimination. He said a bank official made...
Police officer in Native teen's death faces firing (October 29, 2004)
A police officer linked to the death of 17-year-old Cree Native teen is likely to be fired, the officer's lawyer said. Const. Brad Senger of the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, police force was one of the last persons to see Neil Stonechild...
Court orders removal of First Nation protesters (October 29, 2004)
A court in Saskatchewan has ordered the removal of protesters at a school on the Piapot First Nation. Parents shut down the school earlier this month in protest of a new curriculum. They said their children were placed in special...
Art Review: Native jewelry at New York museum (October 29, 2004)
"We are not left to our own devices in "Totems to Turquoise: Native North American Jewelry Arts of the Northwest and Southwest," the always illuminating, sometimes beautiful, but also excessively orchestrated exhibition opening tomorrow at the American Museum of Natural...
Tribe's landfill battle rests on election day (October 29, 2004)
Voters in San Diego County, California, are being asked to overturn approval of a landfill opposed by the Pala Band of Mission Indians. The tribe and its allies are backing Proposition B on the November 2 ballot. They say the...
Yucca Mountain a campaign issue in Nevada (October 29, 2004)
Opposition to the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump could help Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry carry the state of Nevada, some observers say. Most Nevadans oppose the site. Kerry has promised not to allow it to more forward if...
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