Ojibwas working to save wild rice traditions (October 13, 2004)
Ojibwas in northern Wisconsin hope to preserve their wild rice traditions for future generations but face several threats. One is the declining harvest. Half of the wild rice has disappeared over the past century, mostly due to roads, dams, logging...
Daschle, Thune fight for Native votes in South Dakota (October 13, 2004)
Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) and Republican John Thune are trying hard to capture the critical Native vote in South Dakota. American Indians and Alaska Natives make up about 8.3 percent of the state population. They have the power to...
Manitoba rejects assertion of Metis hunting rights (October 13, 2004)
Métis hunters in Manitoba face charges for hunting without a provincial license, the conservation minister says. The Manitoba Métis Federation issued hunting licenses to more than 175 people. But the province says the cards are not legal. The federation and...
Janklow accuses GOP vote program of 'cheating' (October 13, 2004)
Former South Dakota congressman and governor Bill Janklow (R) says the Republican National Party is "cheating" the electoral process in his state. The Victory program is designed to register voters and get them to the polls. But Janklow says the...
Archaeologist ruffles through tribe's trash pit (October 13, 2004)
An archaeologist at Wichita State University in Kansas says he is learning a lot about a tribe through its 800-year-old garbage. Donald Blakeslee has dug up several trash pits at a site on private land. He says he can find...
Chief accused of cheating First Nation on oil deal (October 13, 2004)
The chief of the Carry the Kettle First Nation in Saskatchewan is accused of cheating the band out of millions in oil royalties. Chief Barry Kennedy and other leaders signed a $6 million (Canadian) deal for and oil and gas...
Judge holds back tapes in Native man's death (October 13, 2004)
A judge in Ontario, Canada, is holding back the release of tapes related to the shooting of a Native man by police. Dudley George, 38, was killed when police opened fire on Native protesters at Ipperwash Provincial Park. One officer...
Telescope site opposed by tribes to be dedicated (October 13, 2004)
A telescope located atop a sacred mountain in Arizona will be dedicated on Friday although it is not yet complete. Tribes in the Southwest, most notably the San Carlos Apache and the White Mountain Apache, have fought the project for...
Oneida Nation negotiating service agreements (October 13, 2004)
The Oneida Nation is negotiating service agreements with two counties in Wisconsin. Under an agreement with Brown County that expired about a year ago, the tribe was paying $500,000 annually to offset property-tax revenues for trust lands. The county wants...
Arizona tribes hope to increase homeownership (October 13, 2004)
Tribes in Arizona are helping their members become new homeowners. Serena Norris is the first person to use the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's new mortgage-guarantee program. She is building a home on her trust land under a loan backed...
More remains discovered at Minnesota worksite (October 13, 2004)
The Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Community of Minnesota is renewing its call to protect a worksite where human remains have been discovered. The exact number of remains located at the site of a $700 million office-and-residential project is unknown. But over...
Editorial: Campbell's two words of mischief in NAGPRA (October 13, 2004)
"What a great deal of mischief two little words can work. The two little words are "or was," and Colorado Republican Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell is doing the mischief with an attempt to insert them into the Native American Graves...
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