Mashantucket Tribe joins appeal over taxation (May 20, 2004)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, is supporting a tribal member who is challenging state taxation. $P Jo-Ann Dark Eyes is claiming an exemption because she derived her income as a tribal official while living on fee land within...
Bush administration a no-show at Campbell hearing (May 20, 2004)
Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) lashed out at the Bush administration on Wednesday for failing to send a witness to his hearing on a bill to expand the self-governance program. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson was on the...
Indian artists honored for lifetime achievement (May 20, 2004)
Several Indian artists were presented with Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts on Wednesday. $p Ramoncita Sandoval, an embroiderer from San Juan Pueblo; Ignacia Duran, a potter from Tesuque Pueblo; Dextra Quotskuyva, a Hopi potter; and...
Navajo Nation still not sharing drunk driving records (May 20, 2004)
A pledge by Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. to share the tribe's drunk driving records with other jurisdictions remains unfulfilled, The Farmington Daily Times reports. $p Shirley, who lost a daughter to a drunk driver, said he wanted to...
Nebraska tribes may start another recall petition (May 20, 2004)
Two Nebraska tribe might try to recall their county attorney after failing to turn in a petition on time earlier this week. $P The Omaha Tribe was tasked with delivering the petition to the Thurston County courthouse. But tribal spokesperson...
State seeks to limit Miccosukee Tribe's role in case (May 20, 2004)
The state of Florida is trying to limit the Miccosukee Tribe's role in the Everglades cleanup case. $p The state claims the tribe doesn't have the right to question cleanup activities that do not affect tribal lands. The ancestral home...
Pow-wow guide with Mary Lou Salter, Suquamish (May 20, 2004)
Learn more about the Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow with Mary Lou Salter, a member of the Suquamish Tribe of Washington. $p Salter has been volunteering at the pow-wow for three years. She also makes dancing regalia and other arts...
Janklow cites diabetes in manslaughter appeal (May 20, 2004)
Former South Dakota governor and U.S. congressman Bill Janklow filed a brief to challenge his conviction of felony manslaughter. $P Janklow is raising his diabetes as a defense for the August 6 accident that killed Randy Scott, a motorcyclist. He...
Native actors joining cast of Pocahontas romance (May 20, 2004)
Several Native actors have joined the cast of "The New World," a film about the Jamestown settlement and the romance between Pocahontas and European John Smith. $p Wes Studi, August Schellenberg, Raoul Trujillo and Michael Greyeyes are set to play...
Official inquiry into Native teen's death wraps up (May 20, 2004)
The inquiry into the death of a Native teen in Saskatchewan heard closing arguments on Tuesday. $p Neil Stonechild, 17, was found frozen to death in field outside of Saskatoon. His family says the police were involved in the death...
Native mother's miscarried baby sent through mail (May 20, 2004)
A Native family from Ontario, Canada, is upset after a hospital sent the body of their miscarried child through the mail. $p The mother believed the hospital was going to take the baby to a funeral home. Instead, the hospital...
Tribes gain non-voting seat on Yellowstone panel (May 20, 2004)
The Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative has been given a non-voting seat on the Greater Yellowstone Interagency Brucellosis Committee. $p Tribes have seen seeking a say in federal bison policy. In particular, they oppose a federal agreement with the state of Montana...
Bill seeks compromise over Goshute waste dump (May 20, 2004)
The House Resources Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that seeks to block a nuclear waste dump on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah and clarify use of an Air Force training range. $p Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) modified...
Consideration of U.S. apology resolution delayed (May 20, 2004)
Consideration of a resolution to apologize to Native peoples for "official depredations and ill-conceived policies" of the United States was delayed on Wednesday. $p The Senate Indian Affairs Committee was to take up the measure at a business meeting. But...
Senate to move forward with transportation bill (May 20, 2004)
Republicans and Democrats in the Senate agreed to move forward with negotiations on the federal highway and transportation bill. $p Democrats were refusing to name negotiators for a joint Senate-House conference committee on the bill. They said they were being...
House narrowly approves $2.4T budget for FY2005 (May 20, 2004)
The House voted 216-213 on Tuesday night to approve a $2.4 trillion budget for fiscal year 2005. $p All Democrats and nine Republicans voted against the measure, which faces a tough vote in the Senate. Conservative Senate Democrats are already...
Federal judge to hold hearing on man's 'Indian' status (May 20, 2004)
Ed. Note. The ex-BIA agent's name is Duane Garvais, not Justin Quackenbush, who is the federal judge. The names were inadvertently mixed up in an earlier posting. A federal judge in Washington is trying to decide whether an ex-Bureau of...
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