Bill would transfer land to Pechanga Band (August 26, 2004)
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-California) has introduced a bill to transfer 990 acres of federal land to the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians. The land is located next to the reservation and includes a cluster of rocks that looks like a...
Court won't throw out ex-Crow chairman's guilty plea (August 26, 2004)
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to throw out the guilty plea of the former chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana. Clifford G. Bird in Ground admitted taking bribes in a scheme to buy vehicles for tribal...
Domenici questions cost of water settlement (August 26, 2004)
Sen. Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico) won't support the current Navajo Nation water settlement because he says the cost is too high. Domenici, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, wrote a letter detailing his concerns. He told Navajo...
Navajo racer promotes diabetes prevention (August 26, 2004)
Preventing more Native Americans from developing diabetes is one of the top priorities of Cory Witherill, a member of the Navajo Nation who raced in the Indy 500. Witherill is taking his Team Diabetes across the country to encourage young...
Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe to build off reservation (August 26, 2004)
Some members of the Fallon Paiute Shoshone Tribe of Nevada are upset that their new administration building will be located off the reservation. Linda Oxborrow said she and about 40 other members asked the tribal council to consider an on-reservation...
Omaha elders work to preserve tribal language (August 26, 2004)
Elders of the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska are working with a professor to preserve the Umo`nhon language. In 1994, a survey showed that fewer than 1 percent of the tribe's 7,000 members spoke the language fluently. Of those, only 30...
Cherokee Nation funding petition bid in Memphis (August 26, 2004)
The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is helping fund a petition drive in Memphis, Tennessee, the Associated Press reports. The tribe has a contract with former local Democratic Party Chairman Sidney Chism, who said he hired a top aide to Memphis...
Ione Band, Chevron sue city to stop sale of land (August 26, 2004)
The Ione Band of Miwok Indians and ChevronTexaco filed suit in hopes of stopping the city of Richmond, California, from approving a land deal that would benefit a rival tribe. The Richmond City Council is scheduled to vote on a...
Oneida Nation invites artists to share experiences (August 26, 2004)
The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is kicked of its annual Lahnetaha'*wi International Sculpture Symposium this week. The 10-day event draws sculptors from around the world to share their works and experience with each other. This year, artists from France, Estonia,...
Seneca-Cayuga Tribe offers to pay for stolen land (August 26, 2004)
The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma is offering to give up its interest in a land claim judgment for the right to operate a casino in the Catskills region of New York. A federal judge awarded the tribe Seneca-Cayuga Tribe and...
Senate committee to hold hearing on tribal lobbying (August 26, 2004)
A highly anticipated hearing on the lobbying practices involving tribes that paid millions to Republican interests will be held next month. The Senate Indian Affairs Committee scheduled the oversight hearing September 14. The witness list has not been released publicly...
Daschle's record an issue in tough re-election race (August 26, 2004)
Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) has served his state for 26 years but his Republican opponent, John Thune, says he is not been loyal to the state's conservative residents. Thune claims Daschle answers to a "liberal Democratic caucus that is...
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