Program helps Indian youth through writing (November 11, 2004)
Indian students in two Native communities in Arizona are getting their work published in a literary magazine. The ArtsReach program encourages youth from the Old Pascua Yaqui community and from the Tohono O'odham Nation to write. Students take workshops with...
Navajo Nation peyote, meth legislation on hold (November 11, 2004)
Legislation that would define methamphetamine as a drug and clarify who can use peyote has been tabled by a Navajo Nation council committee. Lawmakers are awaiting input from federal officials about the methamphetamine provision. Tribal law does not currently outlaw...
Navajo soldier injured in Iraq awarded Purple Heart (November 11, 2004)
A member of the Navajo Nation who was injured in Iraq was presented with a Purple Heart on Tuesday. Army Spec. Terrell Dawes was recognized for his actions following a September 8 car bomb attack. "I'm not the hero here....
Shivwits Band honors veterans with ceremony (November 11, 2004)
The Shivwits Band of Paiutes from Utah will honor its many veterans with a 21-gun salute and a ceremony today. Chairman Glenn Rogers says the tribe holds special reverence for its veterans, who are given certain privileges. His father, Will...
Oneida woman offers training in 'How to Powwow' (November 11, 2004)
If you want to learn how to behave at pow-wows, look to Mary Wyatt, a member of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. In preparation for the 51st annual Chicago Powwow, Wyatt and her children presented the "How to Powwow" course...
Jodi Rave: Native veterans denied home loans (November 11, 2004)
The Native Veterans Home Loan Program has failed to provide homes for Native veterans who want to live on reservations, Jodi Rave Lee reports. The program was authorized by the Veterans Affairs Department in 1993 but only about 50 out...
Montana school won't take blame for boys' deaths (November 11, 2004)
A public school district on the Flathead Reservation in Montana plans to fight a lawsuit brought the parents of two Indian boys who died of alcohol-related causes. Justin Benoist and Frankie Nicolai III, both 11, skipped school on February 27....
University course presents Indian parenting (November 11, 2004)
Students at Idaho State University are learning about tribal customs towards infants through an indigenous parenting class. Anthropology professor Drusilla Gould, who is Shoshone, teaches the class. She focuses on Shoshone traditions such a pre- and post-natal care, the role...
Indian Eddie: Indian Country lost with Bush victory (November 11, 2004)
"Color Nov. 2 black. Just about every ballot issue or candidate who could have benefited American Indians was beaten down convincingly, after brainwashed Bible thumpers and rubes had their way. Consider: In Albuquerque, voters overwhelmingly passed a bond issue that...
First Nation signs $47M deal with Vancouver port (November 11, 2004)
The Tsawwassen First Nation and the Vancouver Port Authority in British Columbia have signed a settlement valued at $47 million. The First Nation will receive $8 million in cash to settle its legal claims against the port. The band filed...
Officers linked to teen's death still on the force (November 11, 2004)
Two police officers in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who have been linked to the death of a Cree Native teen remain on the force amid dissension in the ranks over their involvement. Bradley Senger and Lawrence Hartwig were suspended with pay after...
Hispanic lawyer tapped as attorney general (November 11, 2004)
Alberto Gonzales, a Hispanic lawyer who has been serving as White House counsel to President Bush, was nominated on Wednesday as Attorney General. Gonzales, 49, is considered a close friend of the president. He a former judge from Texas who...
BIA still hasn't ruled on out-of-state land acquisition (November 11, 2004)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs still hasn't ruled on an Oklahoma tribe's out-of-stand land acquisition. The Delaware Nation filed an application to have 480 acres in Maryland placed in trust. The tribe would then lease the site, for $1.4 million...
Reviews: Smithsonian exhibit includes Indian wars (November 11, 2004)
A new National Museum of American History exhibition on the military history of the United States includes presentations on wars against tribes "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War" features the "Eastern Indian Wars" and the "Western Indian Wars." The...
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