Indian advocates urge cooperation in Washington DC (November 5, 2004)
With President Bush fully intending to spend the political "capital" he earned after winning 51 percent of the popular vote this week, what can Indian Country expect from four more years of a Republican-dominated government? That question was pondered on...
Vice chief of Mississippi Choctaw Tribe arrested (November 5, 2004)
The vice chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaws was arrested this week and charged with public drunkenness and possession of a small amount of marijuana. Gerald Stoliby, 36, and two others were arrested after police found them in the...
More remains discovered on private land in Utah (November 5, 2004)
More remains have been discovered a site in Utah near the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Archaeologists have found a total of nine sets of remains. The Bureau of Land Management is helping excavate the burial ground but the state has...
Man on Salt River Reservation shot by police officer (November 5, 2004)
An 18-year-old man is recovering after being shot in the head by a police officer on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Reservation in Arizona. Joseph Wellington was reportedly speeding when an officer tried to pull him over. He refused to stop,...
Gila River Tribe donates $1M to Heard Museum (November 5, 2004)
The Gila River Indian Community is donating $1 million to the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. The money will be use to help pay for a new permanent exhibit called "Home: Native Peoples in the Southwest." The exhibit costs $7.6...
GOP says it has votes to authorize ANWR drilling (November 5, 2004)
Republicans in the Senate have enough votes to approve drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Sen. Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico) said. Domenici, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said Tuesday's election shifted more power to the...
Canadian company fights tribe's lawsuit (November 5, 2004)
A federal judge in Washington held a hearing in the Colville Confederated Tribes' lawsuit against a Canadian mining company accused of polluting the Columbia River. The tribes sued Teck Cominco for failing to comply with an Environmental Protection Agency order...
Lori Piestewa honored in New Mexico ceremony (November 5, 2004)
Army Spc. Lori Ann Piestewa, the Hopi tribal member who was killed in Iraq, was honored at a ceremony at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico on Thursday. Piestewa's family, including the two young children she left behind,...
Ex-officials sentenced for theft from Indian ag program (November 5, 2004)
The former sheriff and deputy of Glacier County on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana received sentences and fines on Thursday for stealing from an Indian agricultural program. Former sheriff Gary Racine and his deputy Gary P. Evans admitted to stealing...
Nebraska panel considers more police at Whiteclay (November 5, 2004)
The Nebraska Liquor Control Commission is considering asking for more law enforcement in the town of Whiteclay. The commission is drafting its annual letter to state lawmakers. In it, they are proposing more money to patrol the town where 427,000...
Column: Native religion favored over Christianity (November 5, 2004)
"If you believe that the cross represents an endorsement of religion, that it conveys a message of preference for religion or a religious belief, then to be consistent you must declare the name Los Angeles to be equally offensive to...
Montana State University convenes elders council (November 5, 2004)
The Council of Elders at Montana State University in Bozeman held its first meeting on Thursday. The council includes representatives of seven Montana tribes. The group will advise MSU President Geoff Gamble on Indian issues. The school is trying to...
Crazy Horse family vows fight on strip club name (November 5, 2004)
Descendants of Lakota Chief Crazy Horse say they will keep going back to France to oppose a strip club using the name of their revered ancestor. Alfred Red Cloud, a traditional chief, went to Paris to deliver a letter in...
Oglala Lakota leaders lament loss of Daschle (November 5, 2004)
The incoming and outgoing presidents of the Oglala Sioux Tribe said the defeat of Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) on Election Day was a loss to tribe. Newly elected president Cecilia Fire Thunder said Daschle was a friend to the...
Montana officials spar over tribal riverbed suit (November 5, 2004)
Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath (D) is challenging Gov. Judy Martz (R) for her decision to join a lawsuit affecting the Northern Cheyenne Tribe. Martz, who is leaving office in January, joined the lawsuit on behalf the state. A drilling...
Wampanoag tribal member resigns from town post (November 5, 2004)
A member of the Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has resigned from her town post amid tensions over finances and the tribe's impact on the town. Beverly A. Widdiss was treasurer and administrator for the town of Aquinnah. She said...
Metis Nation files lawsuit over election report (November 5, 2004)
The Metis Nation of Saskatchewan has filed a lawsuit saying the province has no right to review its internal affairs. The Metis Nation is seeking more than $410,000 (Canadian) in damages over a report that President Dwayne Roth says is...
Canada slow to compensate Native abuse victims (November 5, 2004)
Canada has settled fewer than 10 percent of claims filed by Natives who were abused at residential schools, according to newly released statistics As of November 1, the Indian Residential Schools Resolution Department has settled less than 1,300 cases out...
Bush issues American Indian Heritage proclamation (November 5, 2004)
President Bush issued a proclamation declaring November as National American Indian Heritage Month on Thursday. The proclamation praises the National Museum of the American Indian. "Through exhibits documenting past and present achievements and hopes for the future, it will introduce...
Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at NMAI (November 5, 2004)
The National Museum of the American Indian is a good way for families and children to learn more about Native American culture, The Washington Post says. Children of all ages can enjoy different parts of the museum, from the exhibitions...
Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe schedules election (November 5, 2004)
The Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe of Nevada has scheduled a new election because the previous one was nullified. Tribal members complained about the way the September 25 election was held. The results were thrown out due to a technicality. The council...
Hopi Tribe removes vice chairman from office (November 5, 2004)
The Hopi Tribe of Arizona has removed vice chairman Caleb Johnson from office. Johnson was accused of "serious neglect of duty" and exceeding his authority. He allegedly sought contracts for himself, tried to stop distribution of tribal funds, interfered with...
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