Ho-Chunk Nation buys property in Chicago suburb (August 27, 2004)
The Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin has purchased a 40-acre property in a suburb of Chicago. The newly renamed Ho-Chunk Sports Complex will play host to indoor soccer matches. The tribe might expand the facility to include other athletic amenities. The...
Dispute threatens Navajo Boys and Girls Clubs (August 27, 2004)
The Navajo Boys and Girls Club is in limbo due a dispute involving Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley Jr. The 14 clubs on the reservation are run by a non-profit. But Shirley proposed bringing them under the tribal government, saying...
'Just Move It' campaign targets diabetes among Natives (August 27, 2004)
With diabetes at epidemic rates among American Indians and Alaska Natives, a new program seeks to reverse the trend. Through "Just Move It," the Indian Health Service hopes to improve physical activity among 1 million Natives Americans. The program has...
Company seeks to dismiss tribal Superfund lawsuit (August 27, 2004)
A Canadian company accused of polluting the Columbia River is asking a federal court to dismissed a Superfund lawsuit filed by the Confederated Colville Tribes of Washington. Tribal members want Teck Cominco to abide by an order to clean up...
Skull Valley Goshute meeting ends with arrests (August 27, 2004)
Two members of the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah were arrested on Thursday after a meeting at the tribal offices turned into a shouting match. Rex Allen and his sister, Mary Allen, tried to ask chairman Leon Bear, who...
Data shows little change in economic status under Bush (August 27, 2004)
Poverty rates, income levels and insurance coverage among American Indians and Alaska Natives showed little improvement under the Bush administration, the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Thursday. Reflecting a nationwide trend, poverty among Native Americans increased slightly from 2001 to...
Bush takes photo with Navajo Nation vice president (August 27, 2004)
President George W. Bush met briefly with Navajo Nation Vice President Frank Dayish Jr., during a campaign stop in New Mexico on Thursday. According to The Farmington Daily Times, Bush and Dayish took a photo together. A local Navajo Democrat...
Plains tribes first to host Lewis and Clark event (August 27, 2004)
The first Lewis and Clark bicentennial event to be hosted by tribes began in Chamberlain, South Dakota, on Thursday. "Oceti Sakowin Experience: Remembering and Educating" promotes cultural awareness. The event features dances, cultural exhibits and a Lakota, Nakota and Dakota...
Interior awards $9M in wildlife grants to tribes (August 27, 2004)
The Department of Interior on Wednesday announced $9 million in wildlife grants to tribes across the nation. Under the Tribal Landowner Incentive program, tribes will receive $3 million to support 25 projects for a total value of $4.4 million. Under...
Cops who abandoned Native man want to be cleared (August 27, 2004)
Two former police officers who abandoned a Native man in the freezing cold are getting support in an attempt to clear their names. Dan Hatchen and Ken Munson were convicted of unlawful confinement in the case of Darryl Night. They...
Omaha Tribe honors veterans at 200th pow-wow (August 27, 2004)
The Omaha Tribe of Nebraska is honoring veterans for its 200th annual pow-wow. Family members and friends raised a flag yesterday for Robert "Bob" Stabler. While serving in World War II, Stabler was killed in Italy. He was 19. For...
Mashantucket Tribe holds Schemitzun pow-wow (August 27, 2004)
The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut kicked off the 12th annual Feast of Green Corn and Dance on Thursday. The pow-wow, also known as Schemitzun, is one of the largest in North America. Spread out over four days, it...
Indians getting ready for Republican convention (August 27, 2004)
The Republican National Convention kicks off next week in New York City and there will be plenty of Indians in town. John Guevremont, a member of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut, Dan Lewis, member of the Navajo Nation,...
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