Monday, December 02, 2002

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In carrying out its treaty obligations with the Indian tribes, the Government is something more than a mere contracting party....

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Department of Interior casualties mount as trust fund battle continues, tribes lose challenge to funding for self-determination contracts, and FBI reports rise in hate crimes against Indians....

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Two tribes go to the Supreme Court today to try and make the federal government honor its trust obligations....


New funding from Congress will keep the diabetes program at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in Nevada alive....


An intramural team whose name draws attention to the use of Indian as mascots has raised $100,000 in scholarship funds for Native students....


Phillip Jackson was "a no-good Indian" who was convicted and imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit....


A plaque at the Colorado State Capital now properly refers to the November 29, 1864, slaughter of 150 Indians at Sand Creek as a "massacre." The plaque previously said the atrocity in which Army soldiers killed Cheyenne and Arapaho elders and children was a "battle." Former state Sen....


"The thing that makes gambling dicey is the twin populations of the tribes and nontribal owners and operators....


Two Connecticut newspapers are urging action on different fronts to prevent the spread of Indian gaming in the state....


Republican lawmakers in Connecticut are holding a series of hearings as part of their plan to halt the development of new tribal casinos....


The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana is hosting a legal forum at the tribe's college this week....


Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb is expected to issue a preliminary decision this week on the federal recognition of the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut....


The Snoqualmie Tribe of Washington is opening a new family health clinic today....


"Usually at this time of year I like to seize the opportunity to remind folks of life's abundant blessings that we should all be giving thanks for - 401(k) losses notwithstanding. Of all the things I'm thankful for, I'm especially thankful, of late, that my plane didn't fall out of the sky in a flaming, downward-spiraling ball of smoke and terror whilst on my way to Nashville....


Graduation rates among American Indian high school students in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have doubled, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports....


Alaska wildlife officials are considering a ban on hunting moose on the lower Kuskokwim River but a decision is being delayed to consider the impact on Yup'ik subsistence rights....


"The little games we play -- toning down words, replacing images of Indian heads on helmets with arrowheads, pretending that the team's name means 'courage' and has nothing to do with American Indians, as owner Dan Snyder does -- suggests a gradual, if still reluctant, realization that there is something wrong with using "Redskins" as a moniker....


Members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota are considering a class action suit to stop their tribe from using a trust fund to pay off $31 million in debt....


Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) gets mentioned in a new book by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Bill McAllister of The Denver Post reports in his Beltway Notebook column....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs has instituted a new driving policy in response to a fatal accident involving a former employee....


The Department of Interior has recognized the governing body of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, tribal officials said....


The Supreme Court today hears oral arguments in two cases testing the limits of the federal government's trustee relationship with tribes....


The Navajo Nation will be the only tribe with an official government representative at an upcoming United Nations human rights conference, The Farmington Daily-Times reports....