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February 27, 2004
9th Circuit rules on Alaska Native land selections (02/27)
Sculpture in honor of late activist returns home (02/27)
Expedited appeal of Pequot recognition opposed (02/27)
Housing campaign seeks to build 100,000 homes (02/27)
Kiowa Chair: 'Indians do not want to be governed' (02/27)
Crow reservation man sentenced for brother's death (02/27)
Pueblo man seeks city council spot to work with tribes (02/27)
Mass. high court to hear tribal immunity case (02/27)
Several pow-wows on the circuit at Utah universities (02/27)
Navajo police captain gets special FBI assignment (02/27)
Rock the Native Vote concert to take place in Okla. (02/27)
Bill introduced to allow tribes to thin federal forests (02/27)
Mohegan chairman says recognition bill unfair (02/27)
Strong race seen for tribal member's political bid (02/27)
University narrowing field for Native program director (02/27)
Investigators in six states probe murders of women (02/27)
Column: Florida Seminoles a tribe of 'high rollers' (02/27)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe signs roads deal with state (02/27)
McCain calls for investigation into tribal spending (02/27)
Campbell treated at hospital for chest pains (02/27)

February 26, 2004
Report finds low graduation rate for Natives (02/26)
Challenges await Anderson on federal recognition (02/26)
Tim Johnson to undergo surgery for prostate cancer (02/26)
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe could fund arts center in N.Y. (02/26)
Navajo Nation continuing work on water settlement (02/26)
Northern Cheyenne Tribe sues BLM to stop drilling (02/26)
Seminole Tribe works with NIGC to keep casinos open (02/26)
State seeks tribal participation for Lewis & Clark (02/26)
Bill to provide funds to fight tribal recognition (02/26)
Mich. tribe facing opposition over health clinic (02/26)
Pueblo woman raising funds to cover heart operation (02/26)
Wax museum would depict Native life in SE Alaska (02/26)
Tribal chair denies wrongdoing over enrollment (02/26)
Indian housing council holding legislative conference (02/26)
Comments sought on No Child Left Behind Act rules (02/26)
BIA to publish replacement school construction list (02/26)
Senate panel to hold hearing on BIA reorganization (02/26)

February 25, 2004
Tom Daschle: Leave no Indian child behind (02/25)
Column: New Aztec mascot a 'waste of money' (02/25)
Campbell's office center of possible criminal probe (02/25)
Anderson touts benefits of Cobell trust fund case (02/25)
Tribal leader who asked for help locked out of office (02/25)
Study: Alaska Natives spend more time in jail (02/25)
Man sentenced for stealing Navajo Nation artifacts (02/25)
Arguments set for appeal of Cayuga land claim (02/25)
Students launch canoe they built for Haida Tribe (02/25)
Heart, cancer death rates falling for Mich. Natives (02/25)
Court won't halt Skull Valley nuclear waste dump (02/25)
Northern Cheyenne healer explains philosophy (02/25)
Hawaii senators consider deal on recognition bill (02/25)
Bush calls for amendment to ban same-sex marriage (02/25)
Appeals court to rehear Wash. tribe's treaty case (02/25)
Tribe donates $4M to UCLA to support Indian center (02/25)
Kerry picks up more primary wins in Idaho and Utah (02/25)
Slate Explainer: How do you get tribal enrollment? (02/25)
BIA loan finances purchase of convenience store (02/25)
Seminole Tribe pledges to reign in lavish spending (02/25)
Controversy swells over BIA actions on Calif. tribes (02/25)

February 24, 2004
Anderson's BIA ceremony almost perfect affair (02/24)
Tribal leaders focusing on votes in 2004 (02/24)
Senator Daschle at NCAI Winter Session 2004 (02/24)
Yellow Bird: Tribal justice program to bring some good (02/24)
Talks continue to mediate Cobell trust fund suit (02/24)
S.D. tribes unhappy with gutting of ICWA bill (02/24)
LaDuke supports Nader's right to run for president (02/24)
Mont. sheriff charged for fraud in Indian ag program (02/24)
Wild West: Tribe willing to share despite our greed (02/24)
Column: Science the winner in Kennewick Man case (02/24)
'Super Chief' Wadena on ballot again at White Earth (02/24)
Lumbee student moves to next round in American Idol (02/24)
Senate, House panels to hold hearings on budget (02/24)
GOP Congressman wants probe into tribal enrollment (02/24)
Former Canadian PM testifies in mismanagement case (02/24)
BIA to fund repairs at Crow Creek Sioux school (02/24)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe signs $26.5M road deal (02/24)
Alaska Native corporation diversifies portfolio (02/24)
Yaquis in Mexico threaten blockade of major highway (02/24)
Groups question Alaska tribal contract for refuge (02/24)
Wis. tribe to build new cultural center for museum (02/24)
Supreme Court asks for DOJ brief in Oneida case (02/24)

February 23, 2004
CDC documents premature deaths from heart disease (02/23)
Calif. panel members dispute tribe's claim of racism (02/23)
Picuris Pueblo sues to stop mining of sacred site (02/23)
Dave Anderson to be sworn in as head of BIA (02/23)
Four tribes spent $45M on lobbying and PR firms (02/23)
NCAI holding annual winter session in DC this week (02/23)
Tribes look to tourism to boost opportunities (02/23)
Bush puts judge on court without confirmation (02/23)
Canada has spent more on lawyers than abuse victims (02/23)
Supreme Court could rule on Miccosukee Tribe's case (02/23)
Former Canadian PM to take stand in royalty case (02/23)
Supreme Court move expected on Oneida Nation case (02/23)
Ex-aide suggests Campbell approved kickback (02/23)
Norton continues to question Native Hawaiian bill (02/23)
Nader joins race for president as an independent (02/23)
Mark Trahant: Division marked another major war too (02/23)
Yellow Bird: Indian perspective on Lewis & Clark (02/23)
BIA opens rolls of Calif. tribe to employees (02/23)
Embattled Coushatta chairman asks BIA police for help (02/23)
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'Open our communities to them': Doug George-Kanentiio on refugees
We must not permit these Native children to be tossed about the country, living in fear.
'Locked in cages': James Singer on forced separation of families
Immigrant children and families being separated by our government is a despicable policy and must stop now.
Aaron Payment: Innocent children victmized again by our government
There are so many parallels to the internment of innocent immigrant children with Indian boarding schools and forced reservation policy.
'The administration has the power': Trump team defends family separation policy
Republican John McCain called the forced separation of families an "affront to the decency of the American people" as the Trump team stood firm.
Cronkite News: Secretary Zinke pressed on uranium mining ban at Grand Canyon
Secretary Ryan Zinke has no plans to revisit uranium mining in and around the Grand Canyon but a coalition of sportsmen’s groups is worried.
The Conversation: Indigenous communities are no strangers to mathematics
Inspired by Indigenous storytelling traditions, the Math Catcher Outreach Program attracts youth to the study of mathematics.
Landowners from Umatilla Tribes see another round of Cobell buy-back offers
Landowners from the Umatilla Reservation are benefiting from a second round of the Land Buy-Back Program for Tribal Nations.
Alaska in focus at Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on subsistence
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is focusing on Native subsistence just as the Supreme Court takes up a case with potential impacts.
'I am not shocked': Harold Frazier on forced separation of families
At what point does the United States have to realize they are the bad guys?
Mark Trahant: Indian Country remembers the trauma of forced separation
Indian Country remembers. This is not the first administration to order the forced separation of families.
Cronkite News: Basketball standout from Navajo Nation makes next move
JJ Nakai, 18, is blazing a trail for younger Native American basketball players.
Study pushes back earliest date of tobacco usage in North America
The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians helped finance a study of a limestone pipe that was used for tobacco.
Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes report mixed slot machine revenues
Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes saw mixed results in slot machine revenues as they get ready to break ground on a new development.
Supreme Court poised to take action on some major Indian law petitions
Tribal interests fared surprisingly well at the Supreme Court this term. But the drama isn't over yet.
Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gains steam
Bipartisan efforts to repeal an outdated ban on distilleries in Indian Country continue to gain momentum on Capitol Hill.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on subsistence
Key members of Congress are taking a look a subsistence, just a week after tribes scored an unusual victory in a treaty rights case.
'A new chapter': Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation breaks ground on new casino
More than two decades after the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation famously stood up for its sovereignty, the tribe is embarking on a new era in Indian gaming.
Eastern Cherokees begin work on $200 million casino expansion project
The Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in North Carolina keeps getting bigger, with a 725-room hotel and a convention center on the way.
Harold Frazier: Tribes once again deprived of voice in Keystone XL fight
I am constantly amazed about the ability of the powers that be to keep doing what is morally wrong while justifying it as legally right.
Bill John Baker: Cherokee Nation works to protect Native women and children
Native women suffer from violent crime at some of the highest rates in the United States.
Tim Giago: Not all Lakota people are happy with the 'memorial' to Crazy Horse
The people behind the Crazy Horse Memorial continue to make mistakes because they do not have a traditional Lakota elder on hand as an advisor.
Mark Charles: Separating families of color is a long tradition in America
Throughout our history, the United States has used the separation of families as a means of controlling people of color.
Rosalyn LaPier: Supreme Court case reminds us about tribal connections to food
A new generation of scholars and activists are learning about and reviving indigenous food systems.
Graham Lee Brewer: Indian Country needs a voice in the Trump administration
Tara Sweeney, an Inupiaq woman from Alaska, could become the second Native woman to head Indian Affairs.
'But Trump won': Children's biography about the president draws controversy
Parents and teachers aren’t angry over what the a new children's book says about the president, but rather what it leaves out.
Colville Tribes enter second year of hemp production with bigger grow
The Colville Tribes are expanding their hemp operation in Washington state.
Mashantucket Tribe announces unexpected passing of top gaming executive
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation is mourning the death of Felix Rappaport, the tribe's top gaming executive.
'They ran me over, bro': Tohono O'odham Nation investigates Border Patrol incident
The Tohono O'odham Nation has opened a criminal investigation after one of its citizens was struck by a Border Patrol vehicle.
'I grow food for survival': Indigenous women farm for their families
Threatened by a mining company, indigenous women in the remote highlands of Guatemala are marching, increasing productivity, and planting trees.
Republican leaders derail bipartisan immigration reform legislation
Republican leaders derailed an attempt to force a vote on a bipartisan package of immigration reform bills, drawing outrage from Democrats.
Four children who died at Indian boarding school being returned to families
Four students who died at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania are being returned to their tribal families.
Native ancestor laid back to rest more than 10,000 years after burial
An ancestor of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians has been laid to rest again in California.
Tribes dealt setback with dismissal of challenge to Keystone XL Pipeline
Two tribes have lost a legal challenge to the Keystone XL Pipeline as others try a new approach in hopes of blocking the controversial project.
Tribal opposition leads to decision against geothermal development
A portion of the Santa Fe National Forest has been closed to geothermal development in order to protect tribal sacred sites.
Study questions American origin of turquoise found at sites in Mexico
Turquoise used by Native societies in Mexico did not come from the American Southwest as previously thought, according to a new study.
'Sovereign nation helping sovereign nation': Sauk-Suiattle Tribe finally opening casino
The Sauk-Suiattle Tribe is getting into the gaming industry for the first time thanks to a fellow Indian nation.
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians welcomes action on homelands bill
A bill to place 1,400 acres in trust for the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians is closer to becoming law.
'Very little progress': Lawmakers question Trump administration's Indian affairs record
Federal agencies that oversee Indian affairs are not making enough progress to satisfy key members of Congress.
The Conversation: Bringing Indigenous knowledge to our students
Innovative resources are integrating Indigenous perspectives into schools through inquiry, video, images and activities.
Jana Richman: Discovering the healing power of the desert
Nature offers solace for a man living with depression and a lesson in acceptance for his anxious partner.
Tribes plan to break ground on long-awaited casino in Connecticut
Despite being kept in the dark by the Trump administration, the Mashantucket and Mohegan tribes plan to open a new casino in 2020.
'Economic self-sufficiency': Pamunkey Tribe pursues casino in Virginia
The Pamunkey Tribe is in for the long haul as it seeks land for a casino in Virginia.
Gun Lake Tribe shares another $7.6 million in gaming revenues with community
The Gun Lake Tribe just shared more than $7.6 million in gaming revenues in Michigan, bringing the total to date to more than $109 million.
Land-into-trust fix added to controversial federal recognition bill
A controversial bill to strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its federal recognition powers has just gotten more messy.
Ponca Tribe marches toward sovereignty with long-awaited gaming project
Chief Standing Bear’s people, who took the long walk home to Nebraska 139 years ago, are continuing their march toward sovereignty and self-sufficiency.
Riley Kucheran: Indigenous artists shine at inaugural fashion event
Indigenous people gathered on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee traditional territory for the inaugural Indigenous Fashion Week in Toronto.
'Attacking our children': Activists denounce separation of families at border
A new group called Free the Children Coalition is denouncing the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies.
Shinnecock Nation finalizes deal for golf tournament as protests begin
Protests continue as a popular golf tournament takes place on land stolen from the Shinnecock Nation.
Trump administration still mum on gaming agreement for Mashantucket Tribe
The Trump administration has yet to take action on a gaming agreement for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and lawmakers want to know why.
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians announces sports betting at casinos
The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will soon be offering sports betting following a landmark decision from the Supreme Court.
Sault Tribe faces doubts about long-stalled off-reservation casino
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians might be looking elsewhere for gaming opportunities thanks to the Trump administration.
Ponca tribes reclaim ancestral land along Trail of Tears in Nebraska
For the fifth year, farmers, friends, family and Native people planted Ponca sacred corn in the path of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Navajo Nation mourns loss of Code Talker Samuel Tom Holiday
The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of Code Talker Samuel T. Holiday, who passed away at the age of 94.
Arne Vainio: Don't wait too long to let someone know they are important
Words are not always the best way to communicate and when you use them, make sure they matter
Trump will 'probably end up supporting' marijuana bill that helps tribes
President Donald Trump is expressing support for a bipartisan bill that recognizes tribal and state sovereignty over marijuana.
Republican-sponsored Indian bills are back on agenda for key House committee
Bills to address blood quantum in Oklahoma, tribal recognition and the Indian Health Service are taking a step forward on Capitol Hill.
Witness list for Senate hearing on 'high risk' federal Indian Country programs
Federal officials are back on Capitol Hill to discuss whether they are making any progress in improving the people they serve.
'A fantastic day for Indian Country': Treaty tribes celebrate Supreme Court victory
Tribes in Washington state are rejoicing after the nation's highest court upheld a decision in favor of their treaty rights.
High Country News: Decision puts power plant on reservation closer to closure
The Trump administration's 'energy dominance' agenda is being put to the test in Indian Country.
Trump Administration: Domestic abuse or gang violence no longer grounds for asylum
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said immigrant victims of gang violence or domestic abuse will no longer be able to claim asylum in the United States.
Cherokee Nation hospital tests patients for infectious diseases after lapse in protocol
The Cherokee Nation has fired a nurse who broke protocol by reusing syringes at an Indian Health Service facility in Oklahoma.
Dakota Access Pipeline study still not finished after more than a year
Tribal opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline are still waiting on the Trump administration to complete a study on the controversial project.
'She's a woman ... you know, a female': Rep. Kevin Cramer explains Sen. Heidi Heitkamp
It's primary day in North Dakota and one Republican candidate is making some unusual comments about the incumbent Democrat's gender.
Treaty tribes score unusual victory in closely-watched Supreme Court case
A closely-watched treaty rights case has resulted in victory for tribes but the nation's highest court was so divided that it was unable to reach a decision.
Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians inches forward with homelands bill
Another tribal homelands bill is moving forward on Capitol Hill after years of bitter battles in California.
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs sets another hearing on 'high risk' programs
Is the Trump administration making progress in improving Indian education, health and energy programs?
Tim Giago: Try to see America through the eyes of a Native American
When you see a statue or sign that is supposed to evoke a feeling of American patriotism in your heart, think of how an indigenous person might look at the same thing.
Graham Lee Brewer: Native ancestors are often treated like collector's items
The discovery of a skull on a library shelf highlights the long history of treating Native ancestors as collector's items.
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation cites 'catastrophic' job losses from power plant
The Navajo Nation sees hope in a Trump administration proposal that could benefit a coal-fired power plant on the reservation.
Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe in limbo as gaming industry advances in Massachusetts
As the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe sits in limbo before the Trump administration, non-Indian interests make strides in Massachusetts.
Whitecap Dakota First Nation awards largest casino jackpot of $1.8 million
A Native man has joined the millionaire's club thanks to the Whitecap Dakota First Nation casino in Saskatchewan.
Ojibwe hockey star celebrates team's historic championship victory
Ojibwe hockey star T.J. Oshie made history as the Washington Capitals hockey team won its first Stanley Cup in more than two decades.

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