2003 Archives

1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 20092010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | Mailbag Questions Archive | Newsletter Archive 2003 Native American News Highlights ---Anna Mae Aquash (also known as Anna Mae Pictou Aquash or, legally, Anna Mae Pictou; first name also spelled Annie Mae; Mi'kmaq name Naguset Eask) (March 27, 1945 – mid-December 1975) was a Mi'kmaq activist from Nova Scotia, Canada who became the highest-ranking woman in the American Indian Movement (AIM) in the United States during the mid-1970s. She was murdered in 1976. After decades of investigation and the hearing of testimony by three federal grand juries, in March 2003, Arlo Looking Cloud and John Graham (also known as John Boy Patton) were indicted for the murder of Aquash. Looking Cloud was eventually convicted in 2004 and Graham in 2010; both received life sentences. Thelma Rios was indicted along with Graham, but she pled guilty to charges as an accessory to the kidnapping. In 2008 Vine Richard "Dick" Marshall was charged with aiding the murder, but was acquitted of providing the gun. As of 2011, authorities continue to investigate the murder, as they believe that higher ranking AIM leader(s) ordered the execution in the mistaken suspicion that Aquash was an informant.

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American Indian dance documentary coming to NBC on April 19th

THE WORLD OF AMERICAN INDIAN DANCE PREMIERES ON NBC TELEVISION NETWORK SATURDAY, APRIL 19 AT 3 P.M. (EST)/NOON PT One Hour Documentary Is Produced By Four Directions Entertainment, An Enterprise Of Oneida Indian Nation Los Angeles, CA: March 21, 2003 … Continue reading

Discovery in Wisconsin stirs scientific debate: Did two different cultures meet?

Nestled in a beautiful, verdant valley along the Mississippi River, a great feast took place nearly 1,000 years ago.

In what appears to be something like an ancient Thanksgiving dinner – albeit with dog meat instead of turkey – people of two different cultures met, exchanged food, ideas and possibly gave birth to an entirely new cultural tradition.

FELTER V. NORTON.. Response brief filed for Uinta Mixed Bloods of Utah

Just wanted to let everyone know that our attorney, Dennis G. Chappabitty, just filed our response brief to the government’s “Motion to Dismiss” in Felter Vs. Norton on Monday, October 6, 2003 by electronic mailing. It was filed in Washington … Continue reading

Sacred Lands Protection Events -Fall 2003
Statement of the Tetuwan Oyate, Teton Sioux Nation Treaty Council