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November 05, 2004
Indian advocates urge cooperation in Washington DC
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...

Vice chief of Mississippi Choctaw Tribe arrested
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...

More remains discovered on private land in Utah
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...

Man on Salt River Reservation shot by police officer
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...

Gila River Tribe donates $1M to Heard Museum
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...

GOP says it has votes to authorize ANWR drilling
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...

Canadian company fights tribe's lawsuit
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...

Lori Piestewa honored in New Mexico ceremony
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....

Ex-officials sentenced for theft from Indian ag program
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...

Nebraska panel considers more police at Whiteclay
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...

Column: Native religion favored over Christianity
"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...

Montana State University convenes elders council
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...

Crazy Horse family vows fight on strip club name
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...

Oglala Lakota leaders lament loss of Daschle
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...

Montana officials spar over tribal riverbed suit
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...

Wampanoag tribal member resigns from town post
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...

Metis Nation files lawsuit over election report
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...

Canada slow to compensate Native abuse victims
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...

Bush issues American Indian Heritage proclamation
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...

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month at NMAI
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...

Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe schedules election
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...

Hopi Tribe removes vice chairman from office
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...

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