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November 30, 2004
Native students subject to high rates of school violence
More and more American Indian and Alaska Native high school students are reporting being victimized at school, even as violence involving other racial and ethnic youth is dropping, according to...

Samuelsen fought for Alaska Native rights
Harvey Samuelsen, an Alaska Native advocate who fought discrimination and became a statewide leader, was buried on Monday after a battle with cancer. He was 78. Samuelsen was turned away...

College's Navajo teaching program may end
A Navajo teaching program at Doane College in Nebraska could end due to lack of funds. The program has awarded Master of Education degrees to 103 people over the past...

Brazil's Indians face struggles over land, rights
About 1,200 athletes representing 40 tribes in Brazil competed in the Indigenous Peoples' Games VII last week. The event highlighted the problems Indians in the country face after centuries of...

First woman to head Navajo Supreme Court dies
Claudeen Bates-Arthur, the first woman Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court, passed away on Saturday after a long illness. She was 62. Bates-Arthur was confirmed to her post...

Yellow Bird: Watch out for dirt in your sausage
"My brother, Don, has become famous on the reservation. They call him the "deer killer," the Rambo of White Shield, N.D., and the man who is most likely to bring...

South Dakota schools launch Lakota project
Seven public schools in South Dakota are participating in a new project that will bring Lakota values to the classroom. "We Are All Relatives" will use stories and legends to...

Preliminary recognition for South Carolina tribes
A subcommittee of South Carolina's Commission for Minority Affairs has given preliminary approval to five groups seeking state recognition. The recommendation will be forwarded to the full commission. A final...

Arrests made for cattle thefts at Pine Ridge
Tribal, state and federal authorities have arrested four men in connection with cattle theft on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Police say the men stole cattle and put...

Shootings at Indian housing complex tied to gangs
The shooting deaths of two men at an Indian housing complex appears to be gang related, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Del Anthony Benjamin, 20, and Joseph Burns, 21, were...

Chicago Indian Center to open museum and gallery
The American Indian Center of Chicago will open a museum and art gallery next year in a Chicago suburb. The center will lease the property in Schaumburg for $1 a...

Native housing authority under investigation
A Native housing authority in Manitoba is under investigation for alleged nepotism and mismanagement. Aiyawin Corporation provides government-subsidized housing for low-income and elderly Natives in Winnipeg. The corporation receives about...

Metis Nation members stage sit-in over election
Members of the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan are staging a sit-in to protest the election of Dwayne Roth as their president. The 15 people are occupying the offices of Métis...

Santa Ysabel man wants to shape tribe's future
H. Lamar Price, a member of the Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueño Indians, was once expelled from high school and even dropped out of college after a year but his...

Michigan battles clinic associated with tribe
The state of Michigan has ordered a health clinic associated with an out-of-state tribe to stop seeing patients. The Department of Community Health says the clinic doesn't have a proper...

Chinook Nation boycotts Lewis and Clark events
The Chinook Nation of Washington is boycotting the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial over a dispute with event organizers. The Chinooks say the National Council of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial...

Bush taps Kellogg executive as Commerce Secretary
President Bush on Monday nominated Carlos M. Gutierrez, the Cuban-born chief executive of the Kellogg cereal company, as Secretary of Commerce. The selection of Gutierrez surprised many. Although he is...

Tim Giago: Racism continues in South Dakota
"It is hard for many South Dakotans to say the word "Indian" without placing the word "dirty" in front of it. Much of the prejudice can be attributed to common...

Descendants of prisoners of war plan reunion
The second reunion of the descendants of six dozen Cheyenne, Arapaho, Kiowa, Comanche and Caddo warriors who were imprisoned by the U.S. Army will be held in May 2005. John...

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