Tribes worry Anderson not getting support at BIA (May 24, 2004)
When Dave Anderson took over the Bureau of Indian Affairs earlier this year, tribal leaders welcomed the arrival of the non-politically connected businessman. "That breath of fresh air that you bring, I hope it continues," Randy Noka, council member for...
Tribal college camp to immerse students in Lakota (May 24, 2004)
Si Tanka University on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota is holding a weeklong camp where nothing but Lakota will be spoken. $p The June 1-6 course is geared towards adults and teachers. The college will bring...
Arizona tribes say phone programs not promoted (May 24, 2004)
Two Arizona tribe served by Qwest say the company isn't promoting a program that helps low-income reservation residents with their phone bills. $p The Clinton administration announced the Tribal Lifeline and Tribal Link-Up programs in 2000. But the members of...
Pascua Yaqui Tribe's flag to join county display (May 24, 2004)
The Pascua Yaqui Tribe's flag will be added to the Pima County, Arizona, administrative building during a special ceremony on Wednesday. $p The tribe's flag is the only one missing from the county display. It will join flags representing Spain,...
Return of sacred site a high point for California tribe (May 24, 2004)
The chairwoman of the Wiyot Tribe of California is still buzzing over the return of one of the tribe's most sacred sites. $p Cheryl Seidner has worked to regain Indian Island since the 1970s. The effort has paid off with...
Cayuga land claim proposal draws opposition (May 24, 2004)
A proposal to settle the Cayuga Nation 64,000-acre land claim is running into opposition from local leaders and residents. $P Gov. George Pataki (R) is offering the Cayuga Nation gaming rights in the Catskills. The tribe would give $3 million...
Community depends on Oregon tribe's philanthropy (May 24, 2004)
The Confederated Grand Ronde Tribes operate one of the top 10 charitable foundations in Oregon. $p The Spirit Mountain Community Fund is seeded with gaming revenues. The tribe gave out $4.6 million last year in grants for a total of...
Cheyenne-Arapaho program offers jobs for money (May 24, 2004)
A new program offered for members of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes seeks to end the criticized practice of "emergency assistance funds." $p The leader of a tribal district is now offering jobs to those who are able to work....
Lakota teenager's death inspires sobriety drive (May 24, 2004)
Lakota Rose Madison's death on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in South Dakota has inspired youth to pledge to remain free of drugs and alcohol. $p Lakota Rose, 17, was struggling to stay sober when she died after a drinking...
Burrito business booms on Pine Ridge Reservation (May 24, 2004)
If you're looking for Mexican food on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, head on over to La India Bonita Burrito in Kyle, The Rapid City Journal says. $p Angie and Jesse Reyes started selling burritos when Jesse had...
Editorial: Mohegan Tribe's trust request good news (May 24, 2004)
The Mohegan Tribe's request to have 75 acres put into trust is "good news" for the city of Norwich, The Norwich Bulletin says in an editorial. $p Since 27 acres of the tribe's request are within Norwich, the city would...
Indian on GOP ticket in Montana ruled ineligible (May 24, 2004)
An Oglala Sioux man on the Republican ticket in Montana is ineligible for public office because he does not meet the state's residency requirements. $p Dave Mihalic, governor candidate Pat Davison's running mate, did not live in Montana for two...
Indian Country working to turn out more voters (May 24, 2004)
Tribal leaders, Indian volunteers and other activists are hoping to increase Native American turnout at the polls this year. $p Although American Indians and Alaska Natives are less than 1 percent of the U.S. population, they have the power to...
Anderson rejects abuse as cause of BIA jail deaths (May 24, 2004)
Assistant secretary Dave Anderson says deaths in the Bureau of Indian Affairs jail system are not the result of abuse. $p Anderson told the Associated Press that the deaths were not out of the ordinary in a prison setting. "My...
Third Native family reports hospital mailed fetus (May 24, 2004)
The health minister in Ontario, Canada, ordered an investigation into reports that Native families were mailed the remains of their miscarried fetuses. $p Two families from the North Caribou Lake First Nation and another from the Fort Hope First Nation...
Yellow Bird: No outlet for North Dakota holy water (May 24, 2004)
"One of those low spots that once was a reservoir for glacier ice and spring melt is Devils Lake - a name white people think is appropriate right now. This devil of a lake has visited all those houses that...
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