Four Oklahoma tribes endorse Carson for Senate (October 27, 2004)
The leaders of Oklahoma's four largest endorsed Rep. Brad Carson (D-Oklahoma) for U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Cherokee Nation Chad Smith, Choctaw Nation Chief Greg Pyle, Muscogee Chief A.D. Ellis and Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby said Carson supports tribal issues....
Cobell endorses Republican Renzi in Arizona (October 27, 2004)
Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Indian trust fund lawsuit, on Tuesday announced her endorsement of Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Arizona) for re-election. Cobell said Renzi, a first-time Congressman, has stood up for Indian Country. She cited his opposition to...
Senate panel asks Coushatta Tribe for tapes (October 27, 2004)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee has asked the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana to turn over tapes of council meetings during which two Washington insiders under investigation may have appeared. The Lake Charles American Press reported that the tribe was asked...
Inquiry links Native teen's death to police officers (October 27, 2004)
An inquiry into the death of a Native teen blasted police on Tuesday for a "superficial and totally inadequate" investigation but officials said not enough evidence existed to bring charges against officers suspected of involvement. In an explosive and lengthy...
Bush, Kerry campaigns spar in New Mexico (October 27, 2004)
The presidential race took to New Mexico on Tuesday with the campaigns sparring over which candidate is better for Indian Country. Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) thanked tribal leaders in the state for supporting him. Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr.,...
New Mexico Democrats hold rally on Navajo Nation (October 27, 2004)
The Four Corners area of New Mexico is considered Republican country but Democrats held a rally on Saturday to show that it's Indian Country too. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) joined Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr., National Congress...
San Pasqual families grateful for new homes (October 27, 2004)
Eight families on the San Pasqual Reservation in California moved into their new homes on Tuesday, a year after being hit by a devastating fire. The eight homes were built through AMERIND, a Native American housing consortium. The new owners...
Appeal of Nipmuc Nation recognition accepted (October 27, 2004)
The Department of the Interior's Board of Indian Appeals has accepted the Nipmuc Nation's recognition case. The Bureau of Indian Affairs denied the tribe recognition in a final decision. The BIA said the tribe didn't meet four out of seven...
Herseth to wrap up campaign with reservation visits (October 27, 2004)
Freshman Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D-South Dakota) will spend the last days of her campaign with visits to several reservations. On Sunday, Herseth will hold rallies on the Crow Creek Sioux Reservation, the Lower Brule Sioux Reservation, the Standing Rock Sioux...
Daschle, Thune in virtual tie in final stretch (October 27, 2004)
The race between Sen. Tom Daschle and Republican John Thune is being called too close to call as the campaign enters the final stretch. A poll shows Daschle with a small 2-point lead over Thune. Daschle's lead dropped from 5...
Viejas Band spreads donations to Nevada GOP (October 27, 2004)
The Viejas Band of Kumeyaay Indians is based in California but is spreading its money to campaigns across the nation. The tribe gave an unspecified amount of money to the Nevada County Republican Central Committee. The committee then gave the...
Canada asks court to end First Nation school protest (October 27, 2004)
The Canadian government is asking a court to end a protest that has shuttered a school on the Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan. Members of the community shut down the school in protest of an experimental curriculum. Parents were angered...
Schwarzenegger takes on Agua Caliente development (October 27, 2004)
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) is taking his fight against the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians further than the tribe's gaming initiative. Schwarzenegger traveled to Palm Springs to express opposition to the tribe's development plan for its own land....
Agua Caliente Chair: Union wrong to fight tribe (October 27, 2004)
"Unfortunately, some local community activists have become involved in the nefarious tactics of certain labor union organizations. Pandering to their concerns for the community, H.E.R.E, the Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees Union, has inflamed these residents with blatant disregard for...
Makah Nation celebrates with Russian Natives (October 27, 2004)
A celebration on the Makah Reservation in Washington brought together two distinct but related cultures. The Makah Nation welcomed a group of Natives from Chukotka, Russia. The Makahs thanked the Russians for sharing a portion of their whale hunting quota...
Campbell bill drops rancheria casino provision (October 27, 2004)
A technical corrections bill has been stricken of a provision that would have helped a California tribe obtain land for a casino, The Marysville-Yuba City Appeal-Democrat reports. The original bill didn't mention the Enterprise Rancheria by name, the paper said....
Utah tribe's company lands contract worth $100M (October 27, 2004)
A company owned by the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation has been awarded a federal contract worth up to $100 million. As a preferred source with the Department of Labor, NWB Technology will offer a variety of information technology...
Intertribal Bison Cooperative to help park with bison (October 27, 2004)
The Intertribal Bison Cooperative will help Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota distribute excess bison. The park is rounding up bison this week. ITBC has agreed to send the animals to the Modoc Tribe in Oklahoma, the Cheyenne River...
Chippewa Cree man seeks re-election to Legislature (October 27, 2004)
Jonathan Windy Boy, a member of the Chippewa Cree Tribe, is seeking re-election to the Montana Legislature. Democrat Windy Boy faces Republican Jeffrey Pattison. The race is unusual because both candidates represent districts that are being combined into one. Windy...
Montana tribe blasts county for voting rights appeal (October 27, 2004)
The Fort Belknap Indian Community of Montana says a county's appeal of a Native voting rights case proves there is continued racism against Indians. Members of the Assiniboine and Gros Ventre tribes asked Blaine County officials not to appeal to...
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