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November 11, 2004
Program helps Indian youth through writing
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...

Navajo Nation peyote, meth legislation on hold
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...

Navajo soldier injured in Iraq awarded Purple Heart
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...

Shivwits Band honors veterans with ceremony
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...

Oneida woman offers training in 'How to Powwow'
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,...

Jodi Rave: Native veterans denied home loans
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...

Montana school won't take blame for boys' deaths
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...

Washington tribe pays $4.4M for state land
The Port Gamble SíKlallam Tribe of Washington will expand the size of its reservation by nearly a third with the purchase of $4.4 million in land at a state auction....

University course presents Indian parenting
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...

Indian Eddie: Indian Country lost with Bush victory
"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....

First Nation signs $47M deal with Vancouver port
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...

Officers linked to teen's death still on the force
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....

Hispanic lawyer tapped as attorney general
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...

BIA still hasn't ruled on out-of-state land acquisition
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....

Reviews: Smithsonian exhibit includes Indian wars
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...

Letter: Redskins owner should drop offensive name
"I am a member of the Eastern Pequot tribe of Connecticut, a 20-year D.C. resident and a loyal Redskins fan with a caveat -- I am appalled by the team's...

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