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November 03, 2004
Cecilia Fire Thunder declared winner at Pine Ridge
Cecilia Fire Thunder is the new president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Results from the election held yesterday are not official. But preliminary numbers showed Fire Thunder...

Tulalip tribal member re-elected in Washington
Washington State Rep. John McCoy (D), a member of the Tulalip Tribes, was re-elected by a 9-percentage point margin on Tuesday. McCoy won with 54 percent of the vote compared...

Kerry concedes presidential election to Bush
Democrat Sen. John F. Kerry has conceded the 2004 presidential election to President George W. Bush. Kerry called Bush to concede, according to The Washington Post. Bush was planning on...

Police say father and son victims of homicide
A father and son were found shot to death at their home near the Pinoleville Rancheria in northern California. Police say Charles "Buzzy" Mitchell, 66, and Noland "Nono" Mitchell, 34,...

Navajo soldier to be presented with Purple Heart
U.S. Army Specialist Terrill Dawes, a member of the Navajo Nation, will receive the Purple Heart for his actions in the Iraqi war. Dawes was severely injured in a September...

Cherokee Carson loses to Coburn in Oklahoma
Rep. Brad Carson (D-Oklahoma), a member of the Cherokee Nation, lost his U.S. Senate bid to Republican Tom Coburn on Tuesday. Carson lost by an 8-point percentage margin to Coburn,...

Democrat Salazar wins Campbell's Senate seat
Colorado voters on Tuesday elected Democrat Ken Salazar, the state's attorney general, to the U.S. Senate seat vacated by the retiring Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R). With 50 percent of...

Murkowski maintains lead over Knowles in Alaska
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) maintained a six-point lead over Democrat Tony Knowles as results from Tuesday's heated election continued to pour in. Murkowski was pleased with the results, based on...

Chippewa Cree Tribe elects new chairman
Voters of the Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana ousted chairman Alvin Windy Boy Sr. on Tuesday. Challenger John "Chance" Houle won the election 727-515, The Great Falls Tribune reported. Four...

Montanans defeat mining plan opposed by tribe
Montana voters on Tuesday rejected a ballot initiative that would have restarted a mining practice opposed by the Fort Belknap Indian Community. With almost all results posted, voters rejected Initiative...

Daschle unseated by Republican rival Thune
Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) was unseated by Republican John Thune on Tuesday in one of the most heated races in the nation. With all but one precinct reporting, Daschle...

Herseth defeats Diedrich again in South Dakota
South Dakota voters elected Democrat Rep. Stephanie Herseth again on Tuesday. With all but one precinct reporting, Herseth had 53 percent of the vote. Republican Larry Diedrich only had 45...

Smooth voting seen on South Dakota reservations
There were no major problems reported on South Dakota reservations on Tuesday, a contrast to the 2002 election. Poll watchers were present at precincts on various reservations but people said...

Red Lake Nation ejects Republican poll watcher
The Red Lake Nation in northern Minnesota ejected a Republican poll watcher from the reservation on Tuesday after officials accused him of being disruptive. The reservation is normally closed to...

New Mexico tribal leader kept polls closed all day
The leader of a New Mexico tribe kept polls on the reservation closed on Tuesday in order to observe a religious holiday, The Albuquerque Journal reports. Santo Domingo Pueblo Gov....

Northern Arapaho man elected to Wyoming Legislature
A member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming was elected to the Legislature on Tuesday. Democrat Patrick Goggles beat incumbent Republican Jim Allen. Goggles had 1,778 votes to 1,149...

First Nation students falling behind over protest
Teachers at the school on the Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan say students are falling behind due to a protest that has stopped classes. Teachers say at least 12 students...

Metis Nation plans lawsuit over election report
The Metis Nation of Saskatchewan has voted to take legal action against the province over a report critical of the recent election. Metis President Dwayne Roth called the report defamatory....

Second person admits theft from Fort Belknap
A second person had admitted stealing from the Gros Ventre and Assiniboine tribes of the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana. Roxanne Gone, 54, pleaded guilty to stealing from the tribe's...

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