Tribal authority over all Indians still unsettled question (June 23, 2004)
Expect more challenges to tribal sovereignty even though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of tribes in a recent case, tribal advocates said on Monday. The high court's decision in U.S. v. Lara, issued in April, was widely seen...
Indian Affairs Committee meeting, hearing (June 23, 2004)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a business meeting and hearing today on high-profile issues. $p The meeting will consider the S.J.Res.37, a resolution to apologize for Native peoples on behalf of the United States., and S.1996, the Oglala...
Editorial: Anderson wrong to step away from gaming (June 23, 2004)
"Dave Anderson, head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, says complaining senators don't understand why he went to Washington, D.C. He's got it backwards. He needs to understand why he was invited to Washington. Anderson has come under harsh criticism...
Ruling allows non-Indians to use peyote in Utah (June 23, 2004)
In a unanimous decision, the Utah Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that members of a Native American Church can use peyote even if they are not Indian. Police raided the Oklevueha Earth Walks Native American Church and seized 13,000 buttons...
California tribe ponders next move in labor case (June 23, 2004)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is debating its next move in a labor case that has drawn national attention. $p The National Labor Relations Board overturned 30 years of precedent and ruled that it has jurisdiction over tribal...
Trial into beating death on Leech Lake Reservation (June 23, 2004)
The first suspect accused of beating to death a blind man on the Leech Lake Reservation went on trial on Tuesday. $p George Allen Raphael Boswell was 16 when he allegedly participated in the beating of Darrell "Louie" Bisson, 48....
'Super Chief' Wadena alleges fraud in election he lost (June 23, 2004)
Darrell "Chip" Wadena says he lost the recent election on the White Earth Ojibwe Reservation because his opponent received votes from deceased and non-enrolled tribal members and from illegal absentee voters. $p Wadena lost the June 8 election to Erma...
First Nation boaters try again to stop capture of whale (June 23, 2004)
A deal to allow the capture of an orca believed to be the spiritual embodiment of a late First Nations chief appears to have fallen through. $p The Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nation had reportedly agreed not to interfere with the capture....
Apology offered for school's handling of fight (June 23, 2004)
A board member for a high school in Nevada offered an apology for the handling of a fight between an Indian student and a Hispanic student. $p Carson City School Board trustee James Hukari said Indian students weren't made to...
Anderson sent top officials to leadership seminar (June 23, 2004)
Two Democratic senators are questioning why Bureau of Indian Affairs head Dave Anderson spent $28,000 to send top officials to a leadership seminar. $p Anderson said he sent 14 central office employees to a seminar run by motivational speaker Tony...
Discovery of remains halts work at housing site (June 23, 2004)
Construction on a two-acre housing site in northern California has been halted due to the discovery of a major burial ground. $p About 80 sets of human remains and artifacts have been uncovered and just as many are believed to...
Historic federal agency won't be returned to tribe (June 23, 2004)
Commissioners in Redwood County, Minnesota, rejected a plan to return an historic federal site to the Lower Sioux Tribe. $p The state is closing the 242-acre Lower Sioux Agency Historic Site to save money. The site was the location of...
Seneca Nation not worried about out-of-state tribe (June 23, 2004)
The chairman of the Seneca Nation tribal council says out-of-state tribes don't have any sovereign rights in New York. $p Barry Snyder says he is not worried about a deal Gov. George Pataki (R) is negotiating with the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe...
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