Monday, April 07, 2003

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"Throughout America, especially in Native American communities -- Americans are grieving the loss in combat of Army Private First Class Lori Piestewa....

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One dead, one alive, both forever free, Two women who've served us overseas. Both are beloved, both soldiers true, Both with hearts red, white, and blue....

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Image by Quentin Estes, 20, Salem, Oregon....


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Lori Ann Piestewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, was killed in action in Iraq after her military unit was ambushed March 23, the Department of Defense confirmed late Friday....

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The first message was posted at 1:11 a.m....

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The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in the latest challenge to tribal rights....

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Vice President Frank Dayish Jr has issued an executive order for Navajo Nation flags across the Nation to be flown at half staff April 7th and 8th, in honor of Pfc....


The Department of Interior has given approval to an open-ended gaming compact between the state of Wisconsin and the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe, The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports....


The Blackfeet Nation tribal court upheld the ouster of former chairman William "Allen" Talks About....


The Supreme Court of Canada heard oral arguments last month in two cases affecting Metis rights....


Dorreen Yellow Bird interviews Kevin Washburn, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, for her "Prairie Voices" feature....


"Although on the surface, Lloyd Omdahl - noted North Dakota politician, legal professional, and columnist - may have admirable reasons for wanting a Native American billionaire, his column in March 31 Herald has some problematic features....


Leander McDonald: "I am from the Spirit Lake and Three Affiliated Tribes here in North Dakota....


Efforts to eliminate the use of Indians as mascots continue across the country, with some defeats and successes....


"Last week, I stepped out into the fickle spring weather to visit Lincoln, Neb., on Herald business, to follow the Lewis and Clark trail in Nebraska and to visit with the project director of the Lewis and Clark bicentennial....


The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board, an independent review board of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will hold a hearing on a revised plan to store nuclear waste on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation....



The new director of the South Dakota Office of Tribal Relations is Roger Campbell....


New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) signed the state's Indian Education Act into law on Friday at a ceremony with tribal leaders....


All seven Indian lawmakers in Montana voted against a bill that would allow a hunting season on bison that wander out of the Yellowstone National Park....


The cover story of the Boston Globe Magazine this Sunday was "The Big Fix?" a look at whether gaming will be legalized in Massachusetts....


Spring is whale-watching time for fans of the gray whale as the animals make their annual migration....


The Prairie Island Indian Community will have nuclear waste in its backyard until 2038 at the earliest, and possibly until 2062, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports....


The Cayuga Nation of New York will ask the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take land into trust for an off-reservation casino, The New York Times reports....


It's been a month since the Senate Indian Affairs Committee approved, on a near party-line, the nomination of Ross Swimmer as Special Trustee at the Department of Interior....


The trust fund case is about forcing the federal government to be accountable to individual Indians, the executive director of the Native American Rights Fund said....


A light snow was reported in northeastern Arizona over the weekend, a sign in Hopi culture of the return of one's spirit....


The House floor will hear debate on an energy bill that includes provisions to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to development....