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November 16, 2004
Bush to nominate Rice as Secretary of State
President Bush plans to nominate National security adviser Condoleezza Rice as Secretary of State as early as today, according to news reports. Rice would replace Colin Powell, who announced his...

Religious group wins case tied to peyote use
A religious group that drew criticism for comparing itself to the Native American Church won a key court decision on Friday allowing its practitioners the use of a hallucinogenic tea...

Yellow Bird: The most terrifying snowstorm ever
"'The weather is absolutely perfect,' I told my sister, as we drove east on U.S. Highway 2 last weekend. We nearly swooned: What a beautiful place Minnesota can be in...

Northern Cheyenne Tribe inducts new president
The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana inaugurated Eugene Little Coyote as president on Monday. At age 32, Little Coyote is said to be one of youngest to serve in the...

Crow Creek Sioux Tribe's schools falling apart
Students on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation in South Dakota attend schools that have been rated as a threat to life. The high school on the reservation is considered one...

Mankiller promotes new book of indigenous women
Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected as chief of the Cherokee Nation, is promoting a new book on indigenous women. For "Every Day is a Good Day: Reflections by...

Request for Whiteclay liquor license delayed
A decision on a man's second request for a liquor license in Whiteclay, Nebraska, near the Pine Ridge Reservation, has been delayed for at least a week. Nebraskans for Peace...

Eastern tribes weigh creation of own college
The Department of Health and Human Services has awarded a $32,000 grant to the New England Board of Higher Education to study the creation of a college that will serve...

Yakama Nation drops plans for destination resort
The Yakama Nation of Washington has dropped plans to develop a destination resort, citing a potential negative impact on the environment. The tribe considered building a ski area, three golf...

Canada slashes Native anti-smoking funds
Canada's health department has reduced funds for First Nation anti-smoking programs in Manitoba, where an estimated 65 percent of Natives smoke. Health Canada was set to distribute more than $500,000...

Reid to succeed Daschle as Senate minority leader
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, will be named the Senate minority leader by the Democrats today. Reid, 64, has drawn controversy for pushing...

Pataki cites sovereignty in veto of Indian tax bill
New York Gov. George Pataki (R) vetoed a bill on Monday that would have forced Indian businesses to collect taxes on cigarettes, gas and other goods sold to non-Indians. Pataki...

Pine Ridge Reservation awaits water system hookup
The Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota will be hooked up to the rural Mni Wiconi water project next year if Congress provides enough money, an Oglala Sioux Tribe official...

Morongo Band donates 6,000 turkeys to charities
The Morongo Band of Mission Indians is donating 6,000 turkeys to charities, twice the number the California tribe donated last year. The turkeys will go to 43 charities, providing an...

Blackfeet Nation seeks return of sacred area
The Blackfeet Nation of Montana is seeking the return of a sacred area that tribal elders say was never ceded to the federal government. The Badger-Two Medicine area of the...

Tigua Tribe to testify at Senate lobbying hearing
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding its second hearing into the lobbying activities of two Washington insiders who received more than $66 million from six tribes. One of those...

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