Tuesday, January 14, 2003

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Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Connecticut), a noted critic of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, announced on Monday that he was running for president in 2004....

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Officials in British Columbia began distributing a new health handbook to 27,000 Aboriginal homes on Monday as part of a comprehensive, multi-year effort to improve the well-being of First Nations communities....

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With the 2003 State Legislature now in session, water is again a key environmental issue being considered by the state lawmakers....


"Monday will be remembered as the day Julie Holmquist's murder case came to a conclusion....


The prevailing joke about the Democratic contenders for president in 2004 refers to a field of seven....


A failed dog track is suing the state of Wisconsin to get rid of Indian casinos....


A Nebraska state lawmaker is proposing to simplify the debate over gaming by putting the issue to voters....


A school district in Idaho has hired a new liaison for Indian students....


Arthur "Archie" LaRose, the secretary-treasurer for the Leech Lake Ojibwe Tribe of Minnesota, is being targeted for removal for numerous alleged infractions....


Seventeen-month old twins who were successfully separated by doctors in California returned to their home in Guatemala on Monday....


An Alaska Native health organization contributed more than $44 million to the southeast Alaska economy in 2001, according to a new study....


The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is being sued for not developing land it purchased within an industrial park....


The Oneida Nation of New York is finalizing a deal with a local town to buy water for a casino expansion....


The Bush administration will submit a Supreme Court brief in support of white students challenging affirmative action, The Washington Times reports....


A museum at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas is returning four ceremonial kachina masks to the Hopi Tribe of Arizona....


President Bush has ordered Department of Justice lawyers to prepare a Supreme Court brief opposing the affirmative action policy of a university, according to news accounts....


Representatives of Oklahoma's 39 tribes were on hand yesterday to inaugurate Governor Brad Henry (D)....


American Indian Movement activist Russell Means says women shouldn't try to be equal to men because men are failures at leadership....


Six people arrested for protesting a Columbus Day parade in Denver, Colorado, want to be tried by a jury instead of accepting a deal with city prosecutors....


The Navajo Nation will inaugurate a new president and vice-president today in a ceremony that is expected to draw 10,000 people....


The Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe of Minnesota continues to oppose efforts to store more nuclear waste at a facility next to the reservation....


Danielle Spotted War Bonnet, a 17-year-old teenage girl from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation in South Dakota, has not been seen by her family for five days....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs does not owe the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska $500,000 in back rent, a government official told Indian Country Today....


John McCoy, a member of the Tulalip Tribes, was sworn in to the Washington State Legislature on Monday....