Summer camp blends Native and Western biology (September 7, 2004)
An Alaska Native corporation has started a summer camp in hopes of creating jobs and economic opportunities in the biology field. Nunivak Island Cultural Education, a subsidiary of the Nunivak Island Mekoryuk Alaska, began a 10-day course for 10 students....
Disputes continue within Timbisha Shoshone Tribe (September 7, 2004)
Rival factions of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe of California are battling it out over a proposed casino. One group, led by Dan Shoshone, was challenging chairwoman Shirley Summers. But the Interior Board of Indian Appeals upheld Summers' election. A new...
San Manuel Band opposes tribe's land acquisition (September 7, 2004)
The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians says its opposition to another tribe's land acquisition is not about gaming. The San Manuel Band operates a successful casino. But chairman Deron Marquez says the tribe is trying to protect its ancestral...
Indian Republican says issues ignored at convention (September 7, 2004)
A member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota says Indian issues were ignored at the Republican National Convention. Bruce Whalen, an alternate delegate, said he still supports the GOP. But he said he party should do more to...
Authorities questions status of tiny California tribe (September 7, 2004)
Federal authorities are questioning whether a tiny California tribe seeking a casino near Gilroy has been properly organized. The California Valley Miwok Tribe only has five adult members. One, the son of the last recognized member, is in prison. The...
Column: Eastern Cherokees give money to enemies (September 7, 2004)
"Ever since all the accolades were doled out for the Congressional hearings on Lumbee recognition a few months ago, things have been very quiet up on Capitol Hill. Shortly after a large entourage of Lumbees and their supporters went to...
Yellow Bird: A Sasquatch story from the Nez Perce (September 7, 2004)
"On my recent trip to the Bitterroot and Salmon River mountains in Montana and Idaho, I heard some chilling stories about sightings of Bigfoot or Sasquatch. Do these and other stories I've heard about this so-called myth have any credibility?...
Scientists offer another theory on Native population (September 7, 2004)
The first Indian "tribe" wasn't actually Indian, according to British researchers who studied the skulls of a tribe based in Mexico. Researchers from Liverpool John Moores University say the skulls of the Pericues Tribe aren't similar to those of current-day...
Squaxin Island Tribe restoring Olympia oyster (September 7, 2004)
The Squaxin Island Tribe of Washington is hoping to restore the Olympia oyster to its former glory. Tribal members ate Olympias nearly every day. They were also used as currency with other tribes. But the oysters began to decline in...
Appeals court says sacred sites worthy of protection (September 7, 2004)
A government policy discouraging development of a sacred site does not violate the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled last week. In a victory for the state of Arizona, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the state's protections...
Fort Peck Tribes sign child welfare agreement (September 7, 2004)
The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana signed a child welfare agreement aimed at improving foster care services on the reservation. The tribes, the state of Montana and the Bureau of Indian Affairs will collaborate on foster care cases. The goal...
Bankrupt mining company pulls out of sacred site (September 7, 2004)
A bankrupt company mining has suspended operations at a site held sacred by Picuris Pueblo of New Mexico. The tribe has been fighting the mica mine for decades. Tribal members use the site to gather mica for pottery and to...
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