Indian law proposed for Washington bar exam (October 22, 2004)
Attorneys who want to practice law in Washington may soon be tested on their knowledge of Indian law. The Washington State Bar Association's board of directors will vote on adding an Indian law section to the state exam. New Mexico...
South Dakota tribes announce support for Daschle (October 22, 2004)
Leaders of all of South Dakota's tribes announced their endorsement of Sen. Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) on Thursday in one of the tightest and closely watched Senate races in history. Daschle, the Senate minority leader, is engaged in a rough...
National Park Service to donate firewood to tribe (October 22, 2004)
The National Park Service is donating firewood to the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The tribe plans to donate the wood first to the elderly and then to needy families. Officials say it will help low-income households that can't...
Native Voice newspaper to get out of the vote (October 22, 2004)
The Native Voice newspaper plans to print at least 125,000 of its upcoming issue in hopes of increasing voter turnout among Native Americans. The paper normally prints 12,000 copies but has obtained sponsors to print more. The Viejas Band of...
North Dakota tribe may ban felons from office (October 22, 2004)
Results are still coming in from a primary election on the Turtle Mountain Ojibwe Reservation in North Dakota, where voters were asked to approve an amendment barring convicted felons from holding public office. Councilman Les LaFountain said he sought the...
Alaska Native corporation land swap proposed (October 22, 2004)
Pressured by Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to make a speedy deal, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Alaska Native regional corporation have proposed a land swap affecting the Yukon Flats National Wildlife Refuge. Doyon Ltd. would convey 150,000 acres...
Metis man charged for hunting without license (October 22, 2004)
A Metis hunter licensed by the Manitoba Métis Federation has been charged by the province for hunting without a license. The Manitoba Métis Federation says it has a right to regulate hunting among members. Canada's Supreme Court ruled that Métis...
Investigators look into fire at Native center (October 22, 2004)
Investigators in Saskatchewan are trying to find out what caused a fire that severely damaged the Regina Friendship Centre. The building suffered fire and smoke damages on Tuesday night. The cost of the damages is estimated at $110,000 (Canadian). The...
HBO segment focuses on use of Indians as mascots (October 22, 2004)
Tuesday night's edition of the HBO program "Real Sports with Bryant Gumble" featured a segment on the use of Indians as mascots. Charlene Teters, a member of the Spokane Tribe of Washington and an activist and professor, criticized team names...
Pine Ridge Election: Profile of Russell Means (October 22, 2004)
KOTA Territory News profiles actor and activist Russell Means in his bid for the presidency of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Means, an American Indian Movement activist from the 60s, says he sees no difference in what he...
Jury finds no discrimination in firing of Indian man (October 22, 2004)
A federal jury cleared a bank of discriminating against a member of the Crow Tribe of Montana who said he was terminated because of his race and his age. Burton Pretty On Top Sr. said a bank official make a...
The Nation: NMAI viewed as a 'starting point' (October 22, 2004)
"Tuesday, September 21, marked the Grand Opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, an event attended by the largest gathering of First Nations people ever to assemble in the nation's capital. All across the mall,...
Mille Lacs diminishment case before Supreme Court (October 22, 2004)
The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to determine whether the Mille Lacs Reservation in Minnesota continues to exist. Mille Lacs County and a private bank contend at least 61,000 acres of the reservation has been diminished. They say the...
Coyote Valley Band in leadership struggle (October 22, 2004)
Members of the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians recently removed all five council members, including chairwoman Priscilla Hunter, from office. But there is confusion over whether the action was illegal. Tribal members met on Tuesday to consider the issue...
DeLay subpoenaed in fight over Texas redistricting (October 22, 2004)
House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-Texas) has been subpoenaed by a Democrat in his home state over his interference in a battle over a redistricting map. DeLay admitted ordering his staff to call the Federal Aviation Administration to track down...
Bush, Kerry consider new members of Cabinet (October 22, 2004)
Sen. John Kerry (D-Massachusetts) and President Bush are looking at appointing a diverse White House Cabinet if elected, according to The Washington Post. Kerry has spoken with New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D), who is Hispanic, about serving as Secretary...
Former Catawba Nation official pleads not guilty (October 22, 2004)
Wanda George-Warren, the former executive director of the Catawba Nation of South Carolina, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of stealing from the tribe. Warren is accused of wrongly billing the tribe $10,000 for trips she took on behalf...
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