Wednesday, January 02, 2002

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Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb gave state and local governments a belated Christmas present last week, reopening the debate on a controversial policy that allows tribes to open casinos on land far away from existing reservations....


In an editorial, The Washington Post criticizes the Department of Interior for making no progress on fixing the broken trust fund, saying there is "little confidence" Secretary Gale Norton's proposal to strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its core duties will work....


Will Secretary of Interior Gale Norton be able to pull off her proposal to create the Bureau of Indian Trust Assets Management? That's the big political question of the new year as a federal judge continues his contempt trial in Washington, D.C., this week....


The Department of Interior has revised regulations affecting the distribution of trust assets following the death of an individual Indian landowner....


Two factions of a Connecticut tribe filed for federal recognition last year, competing with a third whose status is due to be acted upon by the Bureau of Indian Affairs in August....


The National Indian Gaming Commission is finalizing a set of gaming rules covering all aspects of tribal gaming....


The Indian Health Service, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, is seeking comments on whether it should conduct an annual survey of tribal and health leaders....


A group called the New York Brothertown Tribal Nation is challenging the claims of the Brothertown Nation, a Wisconsin group seeking federal recognition....


The leaders of three Connecticut towns have asked their Congressman to start an investigation of the 1983 Mashantucket Pequot Settlement Act....


"Since [Robert] Redford owns Sundance, it’s not that surprising that we saw him there....


"They say that when those who are great leave this Earth, they are escorted to the spirit world by ancestors on tumultuous clouds of rain or snow....