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Mormons postpone council; leader to meet with Edmonds teacher (WASHINGTON) -- The Lynnwood stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided to postpone indefinitely a disciplinary council that could have led to the excommunication of a local Mormon scholar who challenged a central tenet of the faith.

Mormon Dissidents Rally Behind Scholar (WASHINGTON) -- A small article in an obscure book that could lead to the excommunication of a local anthropology instructor from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has turned into a national cause célèbre among some disaffected Mormons.

Mormon Graduate Student May Be Excommunicated For Writings (UTAH) -- A graduate student at the University of Washington with deep Mormon family roots says he likely will be excommunicated next week for articles he has written questioning the validity of the Book of Mormon.

Educators Renew Dedication to Indian Students (UTAH) -- Elliott and Leona Eyetoo 's 14-year-old daughter was written up so many times for infractions at Blanding's Albert R. Lyman Middle School, they feared she would drop out.

Judge rejects lawsuit by dissident members of Utah Indian band (UTAH) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which some members of the Skull Valley Band of the Goshute Indians challenged the Bureau of Indian Affairs' continued recognition of Leon Bear as the tribal chairman.

New book theorizes Brigham Young ordered pioneer massacre (UTAH) -- Almost 145 years after the darkest chapter in Utah's history - the murders of 120 California-bound pioneers by a group of Mormon settlers and their Indian allies - a new book laying blame for the massacre at the feet of Mormon prophet Brigham Young is causing a sensation in Salt Lake City.

Churches oppose gambling Diverse religions fear the adverse effects of the vice (UTAH) -- A common perception in Utah is that the only religion strongly opposed to gambling is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Not so.

Park sends ancient shields to Navajo Tribe (UTAH) -- The Navajo Tribe is poised to gain control of three of the oldest known North American Indian shields over the objections of descendants of the shields' discoverer.

LETTER: Allow Goshute Gambling (UTAH) -- The state of Utah is currently fighting, by every means necessary, the proposed Private Fuel Storage "temporary" spent nuclear fuel storage facility to be located on Goshute tribal lands in Skull Valley.

Mormon land buy advances (MONTANA) -- A House committee approved a plan to sell The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints an area in the Wyoming highlands where nearly 150 Mormons died during a blizzard in 1856, after scaling back the proposal at the insistence of opponents.

Indian tribes watching sale of public land to Mormons (WASHINGTON, DC) -- Indians who have been lobbying the government for greater protection of their sacred sites on public land are watching a House bill that would order the sale of 1,640 acres in Wyoming to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Which tribe will get shields? (UTAH) -- The oldest leather shields ever discovered in North America may be turned over to the Navajo Indian Tribe, even though they were discovered in a Utah location far from Navajo country.

New Census Numbers Show Gaps Between Utah's American Indians (UTAH) -- Pay a visit to a typical American Indian home in Utah. The people living there will probably be younger than in non-Indian homes, there will be more of them, and they are more likely to be renters than owners.

First Nation exhibit (UTAH) -- From the Kaibab tribe of the Southern Paiute comes a rabbit skin robe, woven just this year, using yucca cordage. From the White Mesa tribe of the Ute Mountain Utes comes a carrying basket, circa 1900. From the Skull Valley band of the Goshute comes another hundred-year-old piece, a pitch-covered water jug.

A Chance for Tribes To Tell Their Stories (UTAH) -- Nola Lodge put 1,500 miles on her truck last year visiting the Navajo reservation in southern Utah

Te-Moak dancers to perform at Olympics (NEVADA) -- More than two dozen American Indian dancers from the local Te-Moak tribe will perform in opening ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.






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