Australian tribe offers to loan artifacts to museum (July 29, 2004)
An Australian tribe is offering to loan back artifacts is has claimed from the British Museum. The Dja Dja Wurrung Tribe used a national law to prevent the artifacts from being sent back to Britain. The items include three bark...
Indian issues share spotlight at Democratic convention (July 29, 2004)
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson may be a star at the Democratic National Convention but another governor made his mark in Boston on Wednesday. Stuwart Paisano, the governor of Sandia Pueblo, gave a three-minute speech at the opening of the...
City puzzled over Seminole Tribe's role in contract (July 29, 2004)
Officials in Hollywood, Florida, can't figure out whether the Seminole Tribe has a role in an $18 million deal to dump processed waste on the reservation. A company called Schwing Bioset and a tribal member said the tribe agreed to...
Amnesty program yields return of some artifacts (July 29, 2004)
About two dozen artifacts have been returned as part of a federal amnesty program that ends next month.. Some of items include a 300- to 500-year-old canteen from Jemez Pueblo, a 1,000-year-old Puebloan pot and a 300-year-old Navajo pot. The...
Judge sides with tribes on proposed water spill (July 29, 2004)
A federal judge sided with tribes and environmentalist on Wednesday in blocking the federal government from reducing a water spill that benefits endangered salmon. The National Marine Fisheries Service proposed to push more water through turbines rather than flush the...
Forum explores traditional Navajo view of justice (July 29, 2004)
The traditional Navajo way of justice was explained at forum at Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas. Robert Yazzie, a retired chief justice of the Navajo Nation Supreme Court, and Philmer Bluehouse, a traditional Navajo peacemaker, spoke to the forum....
Indian Eddie: Tribes should be involved in Utah site (July 29, 2004)
"In 1989, a rancher stalking a mountain lion in the Book Cliffs region of Utah, southeast of Salt Lake City, discovered a network of Fremont Indian community sites dating to 900 and possibly being up to 4,500 years old. It...
Meeting held on Navajo Nation water settlement (July 29, 2004)
An open meeting was held on the proposed Navajo Nation water settlement. The deal would provide finality to the tribe's rights on the San Juan River. The tribe would receive $900 million in public works projects, including a pipeline from...
Peltier supporter finds a little love in Boston (July 29, 2004)
Interest in imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier is low at the Democratic National Convention, The Native American Times reports. Wanti Wancus-Waters, a member of the Montauk Tribe, went to Boston in hopes of drumming up support. He says...
Native American caucus at DNC a popular stop (July 29, 2004)
The Native American Caucus at the Democratic National Convention met twice this week and drew some important and high-profile visitors. Former presidential candidate Howard Dean, Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack and Sen. Tom Daschle of South Dakota were among those who...
No evidence of abuse found at Rosebud hog farm (July 29, 2004)
South Dakota attorney general Larry Long said there was no evidence of abuse at a controversial hog farm on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. Humane Farming Association, which opposes the farm, alleged the animals were being mistreated. The group published pictures...
Native women call attention to missing sisters (July 29, 2004)
The Native Women's Association of Canada has launched the "Sisters in Spirit" campaign to call attention to an estimated 500 Native women who are missing or have been murdered. The group is seeking 10 million in federal funds to...
First Nation to have role in killer whale's future (July 29, 2004)
The Mowachaht-Muchalaht First Nation of British Columbia is working on an agreement to take over management of a killer whale believed to be the embodiment of a late tribal chief. The First Nation and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans...
Klamath Basin tribes gain attention for salmon (July 29, 2004)
Representatives of four Klamath Basin tribes said their trip to Scotland to seek greater protections for fish was successful. The protest by the Klamath, Karuk, Hoopa and Yurok tribes drew significant media attention. One member of Scotland's Parliament filed a...
Two Montanans appointed to top positions at BIA (July 29, 2004)
Two members of Montana tribes have been appointed as regional directors at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. William Benjamin, a member of the Blackfeet Nation, is the new director of the Great Plains region. Clayton Gregory, a member of the...
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