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Census weighs changes to counting American Indians

...Dee Ann Alexander, a census tribal specialist, said past censuses didn't ask whether someone was an enrolled tribal member. She says there was an American Indian box to check with instructions on describing a tribe.Officials say the bureau...
More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day

...smallest demographic, making up about 2 percent of the U.S. population. In recent decades, a significant number of tribal members have moved from reservations to urban areas, where a large majority live today. The shift makes the cities' resolutions...
Nation and World
EPA: Agency did not shirk responsibility in West mine spill

...tribe. Testifying at a separate hearing Wednesday before the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, Begaye said three tribal members have committed suicide since the spill. The deaths were due at least in part to uncertainty and stress caused by...
Kenaitze tribe studies ancestral remains for high-risk diseases present and future generations by finding if tribal members have a high risk to diseases, such as cancer and...more studies that involve genetic samples from living tribal members.___Information from: KTUU-TV, http...
Empire Editorial: Bennett's visit reason for cautious optimism

...and others in Canada were listening and engaging with stakeholders, concerned citizens, officials, politicians, tribal members and the media about the risks on our side of the border.For that, we say "thank you" to Bennett and his staff...
Letter: Totem pole return warrants celebration, not recrimination

The Oct. 23 Associated Press article about the return of the Tuxecan totem pole (Alaska tribal members to get back totem pole taken by actor) deserves further comment.While the removal of the pole was regrettable and entirely unjustified...
Alaska man hits 300-pound fur seal on drive to work

...he hit, the seal lifted up its head.Public safety director Nick Hunnicutt said he had to shoot the seal, which tribal members were able to butcher for the local food pantry.Julie Speegle, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
Alaska tribal members to get back totem pole taken by actor

...of a Hawaii museum was returned Thursday to Alaska tribal members.Screen legend John Barrymore was traveling along...and Repatriation Act.On Thursday, seven Tlingit tribal members who traveled to Honolulu from the southeast village...
Tribe to open nation's first marijuana resort

...same way that many tribes rely on casinos - to make money for community services and to provide a monthly income to tribal members. The existing enterprises support family homes, a senior living community, a clinic and a community center offering...
Nation and World
New life for the Thane Ore House

...Gardner said, is to teach tourists about the Tlingit and Haida cultures and also to create job opportunities for tribal members.Gardner estimates it will create about 200 jobs, ranging from landscaping and restoration jobs once the renovations...


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