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November 04, 2004
Thune gains support of more reservation voters
In the 2002 U.S. Senate race, Republican John Thune lost the Indian vote by wide margins to Democrat Tim Johnson. The lack of support cost him the election by just...

Turtle Mountain Chippewa Band elects chairman
Voters of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in North Dakota have elected a new chairman who is not a convict. Ken Davis beat Ron Peltier with 1,919 votes to...

South Dakota Indian voter turnout a record high
Voters on South Dakota reservations went to the polls in record force on Tuesday, surpassing the turnout in recent elections. Based on final figures from the Secretary of State, the...

Apache leader returns to work sans paycheck
The leader of the Fort Sill Apache Tribe of Oklahoma returned to work on Wednesday after beating an ouster attempt. Jeff Houser obtained a court order reinstating his position. But...

Fire Thunder calls election at Pine Ridge symbolic
Cecelia Fire Thunder is celebrating her victory in the Oglala Sioux Tribe's election while activist/actor Russell Means says defeat spells the end of his political aspirations. Not all the votes...

Golfer Notah Begay ready to hit the green again
Navajo / Pueblo golfer Notah Begay III says he's ready to play again after finishing the last season out of the top 125. Normally, finishing so low would knock a...

New Mexico tribal leader not sorry for closing polls
The leader of a New Mexico tribe doesn't feel bad about closing the polls on Election Day. Santo Domingo Pueblo Gov. Sisto Quintana kept voters away and told election officials...

Man dies, another injured, in 'sweat lodge' incident
Authorities in Australia are investigating after a man died and another was injured in a "sweat lodge" ceremony. Rowan Cooke, 37, died at the scene. Participants in the sweat lodge...

Navajo Nation president congratulates Bush
Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. congratulated President Bush on his re-election victory but said tribes still need to a seat at the table. Shirley said the Bush administration has...

Navajo Boys and Girls Clubs finally reopen
The non-profit Navajo Boys and Girls Clubs reopened the doors to its clubs on Wednesday after a deal was struck with Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. The non-profit agreed...

Vote close on Agua Caliente development plan
Voters in Palm Springs, California, narrowly passed the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians' development plan but the tribe is waiting until all the ballots are in before declaring victory....

Murkowski claims victory over Knowles in Alaska
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) claimed victory on Wednesday after Democrat Tony Knowles conceded the U.S. Senate race. Not all the votes are counted but Murkowski maintains a four-point lead over...

Blackfeet man wins heated race for local seat
A member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana has been elected to the Glacier County commission. Democrat Michael DesRosier ousted Republican incumbent William Icenoggle in Tuesday's vote. DesRosier received 59...

Cherokee Nation vows to work with Senator Coburn
The Cherokee Nation plans to work with Republican Coburn despite opposing his successful bid for U.S. Senate, a spokesperson says. Tribal leaders criticized Coburn for remarks he made about Cherokees....

Oglala Lakota woman elected to State Legislature
Theresa "Huck" Two Bulls, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, was elected to the South Dakota Legislature on Tuesday. Two Bulls is a former secretary and vice president of...

Citizen Potawatomi vice-chair shares success story
Linda Capps, vice-chair of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation in Oklahoma, credits her family with her success in helping run one of the largest tribes in the country. Capps has been...

Tally shows defeat for tribe's anti-landfill measure
Voters in San Diego County, California, on Tuesday rejected a tribe's costly bid to stop construction of a landfill near sacred sites. The Pala Band of Mission Indians poured nearly...

Bush administration prepares for second term
The Bush administration began preparing for a second term with Republicans squarely in control of Congress. President Bush will meet with his Cabinet today for the first time since August....

Bush blocking endorsement of global warming plan
The Bush administration is trying to prevent a international and inter-tribal group from endorsing a plan to reduce global warming, The Washington Post reports. The Arctic Council is due to...

Harry Reid eyes Democratic leadership position
The defeat of Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) on Tuesday means the Democrats will choose a new leader in the U.S. Senate. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada) announced his bid to...

Jodi Rave Lee: Protecting rights of Native voters
"They lost a Native voter. "He's large. He's really dark. And he has a really booming voice,'' said Ruth Quequesah, a volunteer vote coordinator on the Flathead Indian Reservation who...

Small loses re-election bid at Northern Cheyenne
Geri Small, the first woman president of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, lost her bid for re-election on Tuesday. Small lost by 200 votes to Eugene Littlecoyote, The Billings...

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