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November 01, 2004
Inhofe accuses Cherokee chief of shenanigans
Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) is asking the Senate Indian Affairs Committee to investigate allegations that Cherokee Nation Chief Chad Smith is improperly using tribal and federal funds to campaign for...

A Day at the Races: Election 2004
PRESIDENTIAL RACE • Washington Post Analysis • New York Times Guide • Indianz.Com Census Data Campaign Sites: George Bush | John Kerry A Day at the Races: South Dakota...

A Day at the Races: Colorado
Retiring Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell. Photo © Indianz.Com A DAY AT THE RACES South Dakota Heated Senate race targets Native voters. California Governor makes issue of tribal gaming. Again....

A Day at the Races: Montana
The Zortman-Landusky gold mine complex on the southern border of the Fort Belknap Reservation. Photo © Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes A DAY AT THE RACES South Dakota Heated...

A Day at the Races: Nebraska
The Ohiya Casino in Nebraska. Photo © Santee Sioux Tribe A DAY AT THE RACES South Dakota Heated Senate race targets Native voters. California Governor makes issue of tribal...

A Day at the Races: Washington
A DAY AT THE RACES South Dakota Heated Senate race targets Native voters. California Governor makes issue of tribal gaming. Again. Oklahoma Cherokee tribal member eyes open Senate seat....

A Day at the Races: Alaska
Democrat Tony Knowles (top) and Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski. Photos © AP A DAY AT THE RACES South Dakota Heated Senate race targets Native voters. California Governor makes issue...

A Day at the Races: Oklahoma
Republican Tom Coburn (l) and Rep. Brad Carson. Photos © AP A DAY AT THE RACES South Dakota Heated Senate race targets Native voters. California Governor makes issue of...

A Day at the Races: California
Agua Caliente Chairman Richard Milanovich. Photo © Indianz.Com A DAY AT THE RACES South Dakota Heated Senate race targets Native voters. California Governor makes issue of tribal gaming. Again....

A Day at the Races: South Dakota
Democrat Sen. Tom Daschle (top) and Republican John Thune. Photos © AP A DAY AT THE RACES South Dakota Heated Senate race targets Native voters. California Governor makes issue...

Vote: Your life depends on it
Ed. Note: The following is a commentary by Anthony R. Pico, chairman of the Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians from California. Vote, like your life depended on it: Because it...

Letter: Domenici out of touch with Indian Country
Ed. Note: The following is a response to Sen. Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico), who has criticized Navajo Nation leaders for supporting Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry. Senator Domenici: Who...

Supreme Court asked to rule on Goshute waste dump
The state of Utah is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to enter the battle over nuclear waste on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation. In August, the 10th Circuit Court of...

Senator seeks delay to tribe's bison range contract
Sen. Conrad Burns (R-Montana) has asked the Interior Department to delay an agreement allowing the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes to have some management duties at the National Bison Range...

NCAI wins tribal voter ID lawsuit in Minnesota
Minnesota Indians who live off the reservation will be able to vote on Tuesday using their tribal identification cards thanks to a ruling issued on Friday. U.S. District Judge James...

Navajo vote seen as key in New Mexico, Arizona
Boasting the largest membership in the country, the Navajo Nation has been targeted by Democrats and Republicans this election season. Navajos make up sizable parts of the population in New...

South Dakota Lakotas upset over Thune mailer
Residents of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Sioux reservations are upset over a campaign mailer from Republican John Thune that appears to equate supporters of Sen. Tom Daschle (D) to...

Native vote targeted in unprecedented effort
A nationwide campaign to increase the Native vote has tribes, Democrats and Republicans hoping to make history, and victory, on November 2. Tribes throughout the country are running their own...

Native leader's hate crimes trial delayed again
A Native leader's hate crimes trial over remarks supporting Hitler and the Holocaust has been delayed for the second time this year. David Ahenakew, former chief of the Assembly of...

Audit finds misspending by Metis drug program
A government audit into the Métis Addictions Council of Saskatchewan has found nearly $600,000 in improper spending. The report says the Department of Health allowed the drug treatment program to...

Pine Ridge judge bars state GOP from reservation
A judge on the Pine Ridge Reservation has barred the South Dakota Republican Party from watching Tuesday's election but the U.S. Attorney says the tribe lacks jurisdiction over the matter....

Washington tribes work to increase voter turnout
Washington tribes and tribal members are hoping to make history on November 2 with a large turnout of Native voters. Craig Bill, the director of the state Democratic Party's Native...

Indian Eddie: Kerry is Indian Country's best choice
"One big reason we're hearing so much campaign rhetoric concerning American Indians this year is because swing-state New Mexico has a large number of eligible American Indian voters. But regardless...

Opinion: Alaska Natives too dependent on system
"In the midst of my own reflection, I realized that much of what is wrong with tribal governments and Native corporations is that they have provided too many opportunities for...

Turtle Mountain Chippewa election in dispute
The chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in North Dakota has suspended the tribe's election scheduled for tomorrow but the election board says it will go forward. A...

BIA could rule on out-of-state land acquisition
The Bureau of Indian Affairs could issue a preliminary decision on an Oklahoma tribe's out-of-stand land acquisition, The Washington Post reports. The Delaware Nation filed an application to have 480...

Campbell corruption probe flies under the radar
A probe into alleged corruption in the office of Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) shows little signs of activity, The Denver Post reports. Campbell announced that the Justice Department was...

Alaska opinion backs away from tribal courts
Tribal leaders in Alaska are upset over a new attorney general opinion that directs state social workers to assume jurisdiction over child welfare cases. Attorney general Gregg Renkes said the...

Mark Trahant: So what happens after the election?
"It's late Tuesday. The polls are closed, votes are counted and your candidate is the president-elect. Now what? The next president has won the prize of dealing with hard decisions...

Editorial: Gaming campaign tried to slur Natives
"At least one Eastern Washington newspaper has been asked to run a group of political cartoons in support of Initiative 892 that use offensive stereotypes to depict Indians. Most tribes...

Yellow Bird: A story for Halloween night
"OK, nephew. Here is a simple test. If you don't believe the dead come back, go the graveyard. There is a new grave in the cemetery where the old ones,...

Former Tulalip housing official admits embezzlement
The former housing director for the Tulalip Tribes of Washington pleaded guilty on Friday to embezzling $23,500. Dale M. Jones "double dipped" into tribal housing accounts, federal authorities said. He...

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