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December 07, 2004
Agencies still in conflict over off-reservation gaming
The National Indian Gaming Commission has eased its stance against off-reservation gaming but still won't allow an Oklahoma tribe to operate an out-of-state casino. Earlier this year, the agency surprised...

Gold mining again poses threat to California tribe
The Karuk Tribe in northern California has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service to protect the Klamath Basin from gold mining enthusiasts. The tribe relies on the Klamath...

Two former leaders of Kickapoo Tribe arrested
The former chairman of the Kickapoo Tribe of Texas and his closest aide were arrested on Monday and jailed as part of a sealed criminal complaint. Raul Garza, 62, and...

Museum takes down marker that offended tribe
The Cheboygan County Historical Museum in Michigan has removed a marker that paid tribute to a sheriff who burned out a village of the Burt Lake Ottawa and Chippewa Indians....

Mohegan Tribe buys six properties for $7.1M
The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has paid $7.1 million for six properties but hasn't decided what to do with the land. The tribe has been in negotiations with the landowners...

Labor union challenges tribe's Indian preference
A Teamsters union seeking to organize on the Seneca Nation in New York says the tribe is wrong to favor tribal members and other Indians. Tribal law allows Senecas more...

Nearly 300 Yellowstone bison slaughtered this year
Nearly 300 bison that wandered out of Yellowstone National Park were slaughtered by the state of Montana this past spring. But nearly 600 calves have been born since, putting the...

United Keetowah Band elects new government
The United Keetoowah Band of Oklahoma has voted nearly every incumbent out of office. In a runoff election on Monday, voters ousted incumbent Chief Dallas Proctor and replaced him with...

Montana group proposes $23M for Indian education
The Montana Indian Education Association is calling on the state to provide $23 million over the next two years to fulfill the Indian Education For All act. The state constitution...

Indian political party wins Bolivian elections
Bolivia's largest Indian political party swept the country's municipal elections on Sunday. The Movement to Socialism party won nearly every local election, according to unofficial results. Indian leader Evo Morales...

Audit finds problems at Native housing authority
A confidential audit by Manitoba Housing's department has found major problems with a Native housing authority that received $2 million in government funds, CBC News reports. The review found that...

Supreme Court hears death penalty case again
For the second time in two years, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday heard a case alleging racial bias in the death penalty trial of an African-American man from Texas....

Bush appoints new head of Civil Rights Commission
President Bush on Monday appointed a new chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, replacing a Clinton administration appointee who has been critical of the Bush administration. Under chairwoman...

Congress puts finishing touch on $388B omnibus
The $388 billion omnibus appropriations bill was finally sent to President Bush for his signature after the House on Monday repealed a provision allowing Congressional staff to view anyone's tax...

Reid's Supreme Court comments stir debate
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), the incoming Senate minority leader, is already drawing controversy for his comments about the future makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court. In an interview Sunday on...

IRS targets tribal tax-exempt bond financing deals
The IRS issued a preliminary adverse determination against a $410 million bond financing deal that allowed the Seminole Tribe of Florida to build two hotel-casino complexes. The decision could affect...

Aquash murder suspect told medicine man of crime
A man charged with murdering American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash told a medicine man of his involvement in the brutal 1975 crime, a Canadian court was told...

Yellow Bird: Bridges tell history of North Dakota tribe
"That bridge was built in 1934 and is part of the history of the Three Affiliated Tribes. It connected the eastern part of the reservation near the town of Elbowoods,...

Oglala Sioux Tribe upgrades dispatch center
The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has created a new emergency dispatch center in hopes of reducing police response times on a reservation the size of Rhode Island. A...

Christmas comes early for Cheyenne River youth
The Boys and Girls Club of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of South Dakota will distribute more than 1,600 gifts to children on Wednesday. Toys, shoes, clothing and other items...

Lower Brule Sioux Tribe developing wind farm
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is working with a California company to build a wind farm. The tribe and Innovative Investments LLC plan as many as 1,000...

Colville Tribes council member resigns after conviction
A council member for the Confederated Colville Tribes of Washington has resigned after being convicted in tribal court. Louella Anderson was found guilty of embezzlement and misuse of public funds....

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