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In The Hoop
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2001

Welcome to In The Hoop, Indianz.Com's occasional column about assorted Indian issues.

In The Hoop: The Scorecard
Is it Friday already? That means it's time for the weekly list of the movers and shakers in Indian Country and beyond.

The Winners
Predictive Systems Inc. - You managed to break into the Department of Interior (like it was difficult). And now you've managed to win a federal contract to fix the problems. How convenient.

National Congress of American Indians President Tex Hall - "We just want the money," remarked the chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota. 'Nuff said.

PCs for Dummies - We hear the Department of Justice has just entered into a federal contract with your publisher to purchase books for all the litigation attorneys in its civil division. Congratulations!

Clatsop County, Oregon - For having the decency to recognize a 90-year-old Chinook woman's right to be buried with her ancestors. Oddly enough, it fits with the Bush administration's attempt to bury the tribe for good.

The Losers
Secretary of Interior Gale Norton - For neglecting computer security vulnerabilities, thereby plunging your department into chaos. And for telling tribal leaders to visit your (rather lame) indiantrust site but neglecting to inform them IT DOESN'T WORK. (As of noon, Eastern Standard Time.) And could you have picked a less original name? COUGHRIPOFFCOUGH!

Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb - For plunging your bureau into chaos.

Environmental Groups - The Department of Interior? Not consult with tribes? Who would have thought? Get with the program.

Arizona Commission on Indian Affairs - For facing elimination. They said you didn't do much anyway. Oh well.

In the Middle
Indianz.Com - In The Hoop can't help but wonder if Norton hatched this whole scheme so her employees couldn't read our site. Or maybe Dom Nessi did it. Either explanation works.

In Your Hoop
Who were your winners and losers? Email In the Hoop and let us know.

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