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March 19, 2004
Mashantucket Pequot group strives for tribal unity (03/19)
Jesuit superior apologizes for testimony in abuse suit (03/19)
Native children living in poor, single-parent homes (03/19)
Friends, family shocked by INS agent's suicide (03/19)
Thousands expected for 30th Denver March Powwow (03/19)
Hundreds pay tribute to Crow elder statesman (03/19)
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe seeks deal to end land claim (03/19)
Tribes file civil rights complaint against Neb. county (03/19)
Osage artist plans 17-story statue of Indian (03/19)
Man. police seek help in locating missing teen (03/19)
B.C. inquiry rejected into death of Native man (03/19)
Narragansett tribal member ends hunger strike (03/19)
Police officer can't recall night teen went missing (03/19)
Hopi Tribe to protest against snowmaking plan (03/19)
Students support keeping Chief Illiniwek mascot (03/19)
Neal McCaleb criticizes Tex Hall and Judge Lamberth (03/19)
Chippewa Cree members want audit of tribal finances (03/19)
Lumbee Tribe revising housing contractor policy (03/19)
Anderson won't comment on BIA student's death (03/19)
Scalia won't step down from Cheney energy case (03/19)

March 18, 2004
Chair of Alaska Native corporation removed (03/18)
BIA student struggles familiar ground for Anderson (03/18)
Campbell letter pushed for award of $1.2M contract (03/18)
Ex-Chemawa students recall holding cell experiences (03/18)
AFN to hold annual convention to Fairbanks in 2005 (03/18)
Study shows health disparities for urban Indians (03/18)
New DOI office changes standards for appraisals (03/18)
Northern Cheyenne soldier back from year in Iraq (03/18)
Northern Plains Tribal Arts festival in S.D. canceled (03/18)
Professor's research helps Cayuga land claim (03/18)
Editorial: Recognition of Conn. tribes without merit (03/18)
Norton meets with Conn. AG over tribal recognition (03/18)
ASU refutes claims of misuse of tribal members' blood (03/18)
DOI claims Internet shutdown affects BIA schools (03/18)
Indian school students warm to Anderson's message (03/18)
Calif. tribe hopes advert dispels rumors about project (03/18)
Discussions continue on tribal-town police plan (03/18)
Police chief suspended for inquiry in teen's death (03/18)
NMAI: From saving Indians to honoring them (03/18)

March 17, 2004
Peabody continues top-level access at Interior (03/17)
IHS doctor charged in two separate assaults (03/17)
Mont. tribe votes against practice bombing range (03/17)
Sac and Fox Nation uses road funds for community (03/17)
Haskell's Houser statue headed to new Indian museum (03/17)
Bush investigating Native Hawaiian scholarships (03/17)
Tribes aim to revive Mohegan-Pequot language (03/17)
Mohawk Tribe threatens suit over river ice breaker (03/17)
Norton urged to probe BIA recognition decision (03/17)
Griles told investigators 'good luck' in ethics probe (03/17)
Tribal fishermen worry about state ban on killing fish (03/17)
Tribes seek more input into Army Corps decisions (03/17)
Appeals court to hear Wash. tribe's treaty dispute (03/17)
Native youth meet for suicide prevention conference (03/17)
Police officer still on stand in Native teen's death (03/17)
Narragansett council member on hunger strike (03/17)
Pro-union hearing blasts Calif. tribe for sovereignty (03/17)
Report blames lax culture for Griles ethical 'train wreck' (03/17)
INS special agent, tribal member, found dead (03/17)

March 16, 2004
BIA to lose 30 percent of police force in new budget (03/16)
Western Shoshone payout bill stalled in House (03/16)
Okla. doctor to study diabetes among Indian youth (03/16)
Agua Caliente Tribe holding election for council slots (03/16)
Alaska village woman files suit alleging priest abuse (03/16)
Havasupai Tribe files $50M suit over misuse of blood (03/16)
Lamberth defends special master against attack (03/16)
Computer shutdown applies to all DOI systems (03/16)
HUD says Lumbee Tribe fixing housing program (03/16)
Editorial: Court must exonerate Nisqually Chief Leschi (03/16)
Tribe objects to plan to help homeless farm workers (03/16)
Wash. tribe to sign agreement for reburial of ancestors (03/16)
Chumash Tribe to turn land into housing community (03/16)
Report on racism against Calif. tribe delayed (03/16)
Yellow Bird: Saying goodbye, the Native way (03/16)
Lawmaker weighs ban on off-reservation acquisitions (03/16)
Osages testify in support of tribal membership bill (03/16)
DOI's Internet connection shut down for third time (03/16)
Officer can't recall night Native teen went missing (03/16)

March 15, 2004
Appeals court hearing Cobell disqualification dispute (03/15)
N.E. tribes basis for Mohegan historian's new book (03/15)
Fairbanks hosting three Alaska Native meetings (03/15)
Anchorage fears loss of Alaska Native convention (03/15)
Keetoowah Band survives despite CNO opposition (03/15)
Virginia tribes seeks support for recognition bill (03/15)
Woman mulls fate of former reservation in Calif. (03/15)
Tribal member spearheads reservation cleanup (03/15)
Pokagon Tribe finishing work on elder housing complex (03/15)
Blackfeet Nation seeks to reclaim police powers (03/15)
Non-Indians complain about bill that took year to pass (03/15)
Descendants of Calusa Tribe may be in Cuba (03/15)
Osage Nation tells story of Lewis and Clark (03/15)
Yellow Bird: Human rights in North Dakota (03/15)
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Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
Winnebago Tribe fights back in court after 'attack on sovereignty'
A raid on the Winnebago Tribe's tobacco operations has spawned a new lawsuit in federal court.

HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands
HEARTH Act remains popular as tribes assert more control on homelands
Tribes are making the federal government get out of the way when it comes to leasing on their homelands.

Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project
Video: Navajo Code Talker Roy Hawthorne shares his story for veterans project
The Navajo Nation lost one of its heroes with the passing of Roy Hawthorne, Sr., one of the famed Code Talkers.

Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
Native Sun News Today: Mining near sacred site has 'torn up' roadway
Gold prospectors are drilling on land adjacent to Pe’ Sla in the Black Hills, a sacred site held in trust for tribes.

Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship
Mark Trahant: Trump administration sabotages the treaty and trust relationship
The Trump administration maintains tribes are a race rather than sovereign governments, implicating the flow of Medicaid dollars to Indian Country.

Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
Graham Lee Brewer: A bipartisan meltdown over the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act
A bill exempting tribal nations from labor regulations fails in the Senate as union concerns trump sovereignty.

Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
Cronkite News: White Mountain Apache Tribe water project stalls in Washington
Labor unions and Indian water rights aren’t usually associated with one another. But to the White Mountain Apache Tribe they’re currently tightly entwined.

MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship
MSU News: Northern Cheyenne student lands prestigious Udall Scholarship
A Montana State University student is one step closer to his goal of developing renewable energy projects for the Northern Cheyenne Tribe.

Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe faces local questions about homelands bill
The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe is seeing support in the nation's capital for a bill to protect its homelands but the situation looks a little different back home.

Gila River Indian Community ranks third in top lobbying contracts in DC
Gila River Indian Community ranks third in top lobbying contracts in DC
The Gila River Indian Community spends big in the nation's capital, with a team of lobbyists working on health care, education and other key issues.

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to include tribes in jobs for every American program
Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to include tribes in jobs for every American program
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is drafting legislation to guarantee a job to every willing American.

Ho-Chunk Nation still waiting for movement on off-reservation casino
It's been more than five years since the Ho-Chunk Nation has since action on its off-reservation casino. What gives?

Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Tribes prepare for takeover of troubled Indian Health Service hospital
Citing chronic underfunding and inaction at the federal level, tribes in the Great Plains are planning to take over a troubled Indian Health Service hospital.

Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
Navajo Nation mourns passing of Code Talker Roy Hawthorne at age of 92
'I always stress to people that we aren’t heroes,' said the late Roy Hawthorne, Sr. 'We were chosen to serve in the Marine Corps and bring liberty to the enemy.'

Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gets first hearing
Bill to repeal old ban on distilleries in Indian Country gets first hearing
A bill that repeals a remnant of a more paternalistic era in federal Indian policy is getting its first airing on Capitol Hill.

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe weighs in on local election with three citizens on ballot
The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe is getting out the Native vote ahead of an upcoming election in New York.

Chippewa Cree Tribe breaks ground on youth-driven skate park on reservation
Chippewa Cree Tribe breaks ground on youth-driven skate park on reservation
A skate park is coming to the Rocky Boy's Reservation thanks to action from Chippewa Cree youth and some high-profile support.

Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
Native Sun News Today: Oglala Sioux Tribe weighs rights for off-reservation citizens
An Oglala Sioux Tribe task force wants citizens who live within treaty boundaries included in elections.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down
Editorial: President Trump is tearing the Republican Party, and America, down
What is normal and what is not in the Donald Trump era? Morality has been thrown out of the window.

Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first.
Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu: I am Kanaka first. I am Native Hawaiian first.
Aloha allows us to always have a commonality, regardless of our politics or gender expression.

Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Top Trump officials skipped out on tribal consultation session amid big changes
Tribes are being excluded as the Department of Health and Human Services refuses to take a stand on Medicaid and the first Americans.

Tribes welcome probe of Trump administration's handling of key agreements
The Trump administration is facing another internal investigation, this one over the handling of gaming agreements for the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe.

Comanche Nation citizens warned of big hit from rival Chickasaw Nation casino
The Comanche Nation is expecting a 25 percent decline in revenues at one of its gaming facilities, and tribal citizens will feel the pain too.

Pamunkey Tribe connected to acquisition of land by gaming company
The recently recognized Pamunkey Tribe is moving full steam ahead with plans for a gaming facility in Virginia.

Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru
Man accused of killing indigenous healer dies in apparent lynching in Peru
Olivia Arévalo, an 81-year-old indigenous leader, was killed in Peru and her community apparently took justice in its own hands.

Fired police officer won't go to trial for death of Native man until next year
The Native community is demanding justice for the death of Zachary Bearheels at the hands of police officers in Omaha, Nebraska.

Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
Native Sun News Today: Spotted Eagle promises 'Faith, Hope and Leadership'
A strong sense of place dictates Faith Spotted Eagle's priorities as she seeks public office in South Dakota.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: An Indian man walks into court and asks a judge to do the right thing
It was an astonishing day for Chase Iron Eyes as he went before a white-man judge in North Dakota.

YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people
YES! Magazine: Native language schools are taking back education for their people
The last fluent speakers of Wôpanâak passed away more than a century ago. A school is working to revive the language.

Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved
Jaclyn Lanae: Another Earth Day is upon us. Here's how you can get involved
There are many reasons to gather together around a single idea, a particular cause but Earth Day is perhaps the single most important cause.

James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway
James Giago Davies: A dozen Lakota drivers race into action at the Speedway
Folks in Lakota country would be surprised at the number of Native drivers that make up the grid at the Black Hills Speedway in South Dakota.

Mechoopda Tribe: 'Enough is enough' as appeals court rules in homelands case
The Mechoopda Tribe is still willing to sit down with local opponents to discuss plans for a long-delayed casino in northern California.

Only caribou herd in lower 48 United States declared 'functionally extinct'
The only caribou herd in the lower 48 United States has been declared 'functionally extinct' because it is down to just three animals.

Tribes kept in the dark as Trump administration rolls on with reorganization
Despite claims by the Trump administration that it won't move forward with a reorganization without Indian Country's input, tribes continue to be excluded.

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