Russell Means ready to give up on Republican Party (June 3, 2004)
American Indian Movement activist Russell Means is ready to give up on the Republican Party after Tuesday's poor showing for a GOP candidate. $p Indian voters on reservations chose the Democrat, Stephanie Herseth, by wide margins. On the Pine Ridge...
Ed. Note: This is a copy of an opinion published in the June 3, 2004, edition of The Apline Avalance. It is reproduced here because the text at http://www.alpineavalanche.com/articles/2004/06/03/news/opinion/opinion01.txt is corrupted and difficult to read. Prepare for water war with...
Opinion: Get ready for 'war' against Tigua Tribe (June 3, 2004)
"Our neighbors are gearing up for a new Indian War, but unlike the battles of the past, this one will be fought by lobbyists, lawyers, politicians and citizens' groups. Yes, after over 100 years, the Indians are back, big time....
Questionable artifacts removed from museum exhibit (June 3, 2004)
Artifacts that may have come from burial sites were removed from an exhibit at the Heard Museum in Arizona. $p The items, from the collection of Dennis and Janis Lyon, included jewelry and pots dating back several hundred years. The...
Art dealer indicted for selling Navajo blankets (June 3, 2004)
A New Mexico art dealer has been indicted for selling Navajo blankets on consignment without paying the owner, The Albuquerque Journal reports. $p Joshua Baer faces one count of embezzlement. He allegedly took three blankets from former Security and Exchange...
Alaska Native leader succumbs to throat cancer (June 3, 2004)
Sam Jackson, the president and chief executive of the Kake Tribe's corporation died of throat cancer last month at the age of 41. $p Jackson is credited with bringing Kake Tribal Corp., a village corporation, out of bankruptcy. The company...
BIA: Law enforcement head offered to be reassigned (June 3, 2004)
The Bureau of Indian Affairs' top law enforcement official volunteered to be reassigned, an agency spokesperson said on Wednesday. With the ongoing investigation into poor conditions and deaths at BIA detention facilities, speculation was that Bob Ecoffey was removed as...
Tribal company's mission is to get out of casinos (June 3, 2004)
Ed. Note: Ho-Chunk Inc., the economic development corporation of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, owns Indianz.Com and AllNative.Com. "The mission for Ho-Chunk Inc. is to get out of the casino business. We see gaming as a means to an end,...
Voting problems reported by South Dakota Indians (June 3, 2004)
South Dakota state officials are investigating complaints that Indian voters were turned away from the polls on Tuesday. $P Complaints originated from the counties of Buffalo, Dewey, Shannon and Todd. All are located within reservations and have significant Indian populations....
Buffett's Indian production to debut in Nebraska (June 3, 2004)
"Spirit - The Seventh Fire," a Indian dance and multimedia production by Peter Buffett will debut in Nebraska next month before hitting the road. $p The show is about a man who comes to grip with his Indian heritage. Buffett,...
BIA sued for rights-of-way on Ute Reservation in Utah (June 3, 2004)
Three members of the Ute Tribe of Utah have filed suit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs over rights-of-way granted to irrigation companies. $p The landowners say the BIA allowed two companies to trespass and damage their trust property. The...
California tribe first to recognize Mexican IDs (June 3, 2004)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California is now accepting identification cards issued by the Mexican consulate. $p The tribe is the first in the U.S. to recognize the cards. The issue came about when a Mexican national...
Fallout continues over judge who abused Native girls (June 3, 2004)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police now says it didn't follow up on allegations that a judge abused Native girls because they were based on "third and fourth-hand" rumors. $P Police say they heard of allegations involving ex-judge David Ramsay as...
Jury convicts men for stealing government property (June 3, 2004)
A federal jury in Nevada convicted to men of stealing government property but returned not guilty verdicts for removing archaeological resources believed to be more than 1,000 years old. $P John Ligon, 40, of Reno, and Carrol Mizell, 44, admitted...
Dancers ready for Red Earth festival in Oklahoma (June 3, 2004)
The Red Earth cultural festival will be held at the Oklahoma State Fair Arena in Oklahoma City this weekend. $P The three-day arts, powwow and music event starts on Friday and will feature a performance by the blues group Indigenous....
Oklahoma tribes discuss environmental regulation (June 3, 2004)
Environmental regulation by Oklahoma's tribes was discussed at the 2004 Sovereignty Symposium on Wednesday. A total of 13 tribes are seeking approval from the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate water, air and other related issues. Tribes in other states have...
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