Native students subject to high rates of school violence (November 30, 2004)
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 data released on Monday. Last year, 22.1 percent of Native...
Samuelsen fought for Alaska Native rights (November 30, 2004)
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 from a whites-only school but remained proud of his Native...
Brazil's Indians face struggles over land, rights (November 30, 2004)
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 slavery, discrimination, neglect, disease and poverty. Participants said they were...
First woman to head Navajo Supreme Court dies (November 30, 2004)
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 in October 2003. She was nominated by President Joe Shirley...
South Dakota schools launch Lakota project (November 30, 2004)
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 focus on the four Lakota values of bravery, fortitude, generosity...
Preliminary recognition for South Carolina tribes (November 30, 2004)
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 decision is expected in January 2005. Six groups filed for...
Arrests made for cattle thefts at Pine Ridge (November 30, 2004)
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 their own brands on the animals. The men allegedly tried...
Shootings at Indian housing complex tied to gangs (November 30, 2004)
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 killed at the Little Earth of United Tribes complex early...
Native housing authority under investigation (November 30, 2004)
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 $2 million (Canadian) a year to help pay for mortgages...
Metis Nation members stage sit-in over election (November 30, 2004)
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 Employment and Training of Saskatchewan Inc. They want the Canadian...
Santa Ysabel man wants to shape tribe's future (November 30, 2004)
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 interest in politics and tribal affairs spurred him to continue...
Michigan battles clinic associated with tribe (November 30, 2004)
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 state license. But Anthony DeFeo, an executive with the clinic,...
Chinook Nation boycotts Lewis and Clark events (November 30, 2004)
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 is allowing an illegitimate group to participate in the events....
Bush taps Kellogg executive as Commerce Secretary (November 30, 2004)
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 known for reshaping Kellogg into a top company, he is...
Tim Giago: Racism continues in South Dakota (November 30, 2004)
"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 misperceptions. The wasicu see the intoxicated Indians staggering in and...
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