Tuesday, January 15, 2002

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A federal judge overseeing the Individual Indian Money (IIM) class action released a report on the status of the Department of Interior's information technology (IT) shutdown....

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A witness testifying on behalf of Secretary of Interior Gale Norton said on Monday that her company's expensive and fledgling software system has not corrupted individual Indian trust data, contrary to published reports....

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When Department of Interior official Bob Lamb took the stand in defense of his new boss Gale Norton yesterday, he must have thought he stepped onto the set of Forgive or Forget....

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A court monitor's highly critical report on the Department of Interior's failure to conduct an historical accounting of the assets of 300,000 American Indians is "too skewed" to be entirely credible, a senior government official said on Monday....


A federal judge on Friday issued a permanent order barring the tribal court on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana from exerting authority over a school....


An archaeologist who attributed his discovery of mummified children in the Andes to sacrifice said he believes a 5,300-year-old Iceman discovered in the Alps of Europe died the same way....


Neighbors of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant in Kansas offered suggestion Monday night on what to do with the decommission site....


Two tribally-owned casinos in Connecticut reported an increase in slot machine revenue last month....


The fall of Enron is looking more and more like the Department of Interior's trust fund debacle with the disclosure of an internal memo which warned Chairman Ken Lay of an imploding situation....


An alternative to various gaming options being circulated in Nebraska has been offered by a state lawmaker who doesn't support gambling....


The tribal council of the Seneca Nation has approved a compact with the state of New York but made some changes....


Bald eagles are returning to the Klamath basin to rest this winter and are just one of many interests competing for resources in the troubled area....


The Department of Interior on Monday released an environmental assessment approving an exploratory drilling project in the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida....


The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) on Monday agreed to head back to the negotiating table with President Andres Pastrana, who told rebel leaders their control over territory in southwestern Colombia would expire on Sunday....


A group of 55 former employees of the Crow Tribe have filed suit in federal court, seeking severance pay and damages for what they are calling wrongful termination....


Oral arguments were heard on Monday in a case affecting the authority of the Navajo Nation over a county-owned health clinic in Utah....


Sen Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) has accepted more money from lobbyist in the first half of 2001 than any other member of Congress, according to the Center for Responsive Politics....


The leaders of two north Idaho tribes on Monday criticized an anti-gaming group for trying to thwart their constitutional initiative....


"Interior Secretary Gale Norton is so often featured on the Web site "Indianz.com" and in tribal newspapers such as Indian Country Today, that people on the reservation probably recognize her face almost as easily as that of their chairman....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton made an appearance on the radio on Monday, talking briefly about her department's Internet shutdown....


"The name of Washington's pro football team is a badge of honor for some, a slur to others, and never the twain shall meet. Most recently, a Manhattan Beach man who played for the Redskins in the 1950s was told by the California Department of Motor Vehicles to turn in his "1REDSKN" license plate, which was deemed offensive after a Native American activist complained....


he Bush administration on Monday announced it would be easing restrictions on wetlands protections in an effort to streamline a permitting process that benefits the industry....