Audit of Navajo Nation Boys and Girls funds ordered (April 20, 2004)
The Navajo Nation council voted 73-1 to order an audit of the tribe's Boys and Girls Club office. $p The council tacked the audit onto President Joe Shirley Jr.'s State of the Navajo address yesterday. A council delegate said there...
Profits, revenues down at Alaska Native corporation (April 20, 2004)
Cook Inlet Region Inc., an Alaska Native regional corporation, reported a drop in revenues and profits in 2003. $p CIRI posted a $19.4 million profit on $83.3 million in revenues. This was down from 2002, when CIRI showed a $36.6...
Lara case lawyer worries about homeland security bill (April 20, 2004)
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Duro v. Reina case could lead to tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians, the lawyer who handled the Lara case says. $P Attorney Alexander Reichert says a homeland security bill by Sen. Daniel Inouye...
Washington tribe helping with removal of remains (April 20, 2004)
The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and archeological workers are removing remains and artifacts from a work site in Washington. $p The state is spending $4.5 million to rebury tribal ancestors. Of the amount, $3 million will be used to buy...
Indian education topic of meeting in New Mexico (April 20, 2004)
The New Mexico Public Education Department is holding a meeting today to discuss Indian education. $p The meeting will bring tribal leaders, state officials and public school educators together to promote collaboration. The department has held the meetings for several...
Judge limits damages in BIA drunk driving case (April 20, 2004)
A federal judge on Monday limited the potential damages in a wrongful death suit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs. $p The judge said the family of a Nebraska couple killed by an ex-BIA employee was driving drunk cannot collect...
Supreme Court affirms tribal powers over all Indians (April 20, 2004)
Reversing a decision widely seen as an erosion of tribal sovereignty, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that tribes have criminal jurisdiction over all American Indians and Alaska Natives. In a closely watched case with significant implications, the justices...
Pombo visit to South Dakota highlights tribal issues (April 20, 2004)
Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Calif.) visited South Dakota on Monday to spend time on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and to campaign for a fellow Republican. $p Pombo used his visit to highlight concerns with the Endangered Species Act. He wants to...
South Dakota hosts first Indian education summit (April 20, 2004)
South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds (R) kicked off his first Indian Education Summit on Monday. $p Tribal leaders and educators met with state education secretary Rick Melmer to press their concerns about public school system. They cited inadequate school buildings,...
Nebraska tribes holding Native Vote 2004 forum (April 20, 2004)
The Omaha Tribe and the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska are holding a Native Vote 2004 candidates' forum. $p The tribes have invited candidates for the Thurston County Board of Commissioners and the Omaha and Winnebago boards of education. The county...
Saginaw Chippewa Tribe wonders where $14M went (April 20, 2004)
The new leadership of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan is still trying to figure out where $14 million in lobbying and public relations fees went. $p The tribe had contracts with Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his close associate,...
First Nations seek closer relationship with PM (April 20, 2004)
About 70 First Nations leaders met with Prime Minister Paul Martin on Monday to discuss issues facing Canada's 1.4 million Natives. $p Tribal leaders described the meetings as a success. Martin promised to ensure First Nations have a "full seat...
Supreme Court rejects Peltier's parole hearing case (April 20, 2004)
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier to seek early release for the murders of two FBI agents. $p Without comment, the justices refused to review a decision by the 10th...
Climbers say sacred rock belongs to everyone (April 20, 2004)
The federal government is defending a pending ban on climbing at Cave Rock in Nevada. $p The Washoe Tribe considers the rock a sacred place that should not be bothered. But the Access Fund, representing a group of climbers, says...
Land, racism and health issues test Brazil's Indians (April 20, 2004)
As Brazil commemorates its national Indian Day, indigenous leaders say the government is failing to address land, health and discrimination problems. $p Brazil's Indian population was once believed to be around 5 million but now number about 400,000. They suffer...
Tim Giago drops Senate bid and endorses Tom Daschle (April 20, 2004)
Newspaper publisher Tim Giago a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, has dropped his U.S. Senate bid and is endorsing former rival Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.). $P Giago first entered the race as a Democrat then said he would run...
Judge weighs ruling in Pechanga disenrollment (April 20, 2004)
A California county judge held a hearing on Monday in a disenrollment case affecting the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians. $p According to the Associated Press, Riverside County Superior Court Judge Charles D. Field questioned whether people being ousted...
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