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In The Hoop
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 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 its time for the weekly list of who were the movers and shakers in Indian Country and beyond.

The Winners
Mexican President Vicente Fox - For coming to Washington, DC and showing up the President. But will the United States take your countrymen? All those low-paying jobs must be worth some sort of legal status.

Former Attorney General Janet Reno - For taking the plunge. Can you bridge the gaming gap between the state and tribes? Only lots of lobbying will tell.

Minority-owned businesses - For possibly getting some extra attention under the Bush administration. Look for conservative Republicans, labor unions and others to complain as a result.

Indigenous activists - For sticking it out in South Africa after your own country left you. Everyone thanks you!

The Losers
The Department of Interior - For missing a deadline and delaying the latest trust fund report. We wonder if certain Bureau of Indian Affairs managers were allowed a peek at this one.

The United States - You walked out of the World Conference Against Racism based on offensive language towards Israel. But why haven't you said a peep about suppression of Native rights worldwide?

The Department of Justice and 20 States - For being rebuffed by the a certain government agency. What divas were at work on this flap?

Suspended Chief Jim Billie - For being sued by the Seminole Tribe. We're still wondering about your domain...

In The Middle
The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma - Sure, a federal judge told you to shut down those games. But we're pretty sure that the National Indian Gaming Commission will come to your rescue.

Anne Heche - So you're insane. We can understand that. But does that explain that horrible movie you made with Vince Vaughn?

Skull Valley Goshute Tribe - For being without a leader. But will this affect your free bottled water supply from the Environmental Protection Agency?

In Your Hoop
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