Friday, January 10, 2003

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After two years of restricting nominees to "traditional" artists, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) this week announced a rather different set of picks for the Best Native American Music Album....

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

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Republicans in the House assigned new leadership to the chamber's legislative committees on Thursday, making two key changes affecting Indian affairs....


Members of Washington's Congressional delegation are preparing to introduce bills to recognize two tribes that were denied federal status by the Bush administration....


"It's in the interest of the Indians to support a regulated casino because the wildly excessive profits of an unregulated casino really fosters a culture of greed and a fast buck and greed and a fast buck can never be the cornerstone to revitalizing a culture....


The Norwich Bulletin in an editorial today says racism wasn't a factor in the state legislature's decision to repeal a law that paved the way for Indian gaming....


"[President] Lincoln's armies, after decimating and destroying the South in the War for Southern Independence, turned its war criminals loose on the Indians of the Great Plains and the Southwest....


"In response to William Safire's Dec....



New Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano signed a gaming compact with the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona on Thursday....


The National Indian Gaming Commission on Thursday cleared the chairman of a California tribe of wrongdoing in an incident at the tribe's casino....


Louisiana Governor Mike Foster (R) wrote Secretary of Interior Gale Norton in support of the Jena Choctaw Tribe's request to create a 54-acre reservation....


A school board in South Dakota has agreed to implement changes aimed at making sports teams at a high school in Rapid City more inclusive of American Indian students and others....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has a new secretary and treasurer, The New London Day reports Charlene Jones was elected secretary and replaces the retiring Pedro Johnson....


The Mexican government on Thursday accused the United States of violating the rights of Mexican nationals on death row in the U.S....


Indian Country Today is not a profitable venture for the Oneida Nation of New York, a tribal official said....


Environmentalists aren't the only ones upset with the selection of Representative Richard Pombo (R-California) as chairman of the House Resources Committee....


Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) has been named Deputy Majority Whip by the Republican leadership....


About 45 members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana, mostly young men and boys, completed the 400-mile Breakout Memorial Run on Thursday....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) disputed claims by the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska that the agency owes $200,000 in back rent....


Acting Assistant Secretary Aurene Martin won't recognize the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma's recent land purchase in New York....


Tex Hall, president of the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) and chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, made an address to the North Dakota Legislature on Thursday....


Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) plans to introduce legislation to extinguish historical accounting claims of willing Indian beneficiaries....


The following documents were filed on January 6 by the Department of Interior as an attachment to reform plans for the Individual Indian Money (IIM) trust....


Efforts to get rid of the Navajo Nation's three-branch government are supported by the incoming political leadership....