Tuesday, January 21, 2003

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The federal judge overseeing the Indian trust litigation asserted continued control of the case on Friday even as he expressed weariness about the growing debacle....

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Indian Country looks at trust fund options, President Bush files Supreme Court brief against affirmative action, Lewis and Clark commemoration begins, and courts rule on labor union and breach of trust disputes....

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Representatives of several Indian nations whose ancestors greeted explorers Lewis and Clark braved the bitter cold on Saturday to mark the start of a multi-year, multi-state and multi-tribe bicentennial commemoration of the historic expedition....

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is expected to decide today whether to recognize the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe of Connecticut....

Not all municipalities in Connecticut are backing an anti-casino effort, The Norwich Bulletin reports....

Officials in Orange County in New York are fearful of the traffic tribal casinos will bring to the long-dormant Catskills....

Tribal leaders in Arizona will meet with state lawmakers today for the 17th annual Indian National and Tribes Legislative Day....

Montana's public school system has been an "abysmal failure" when it comes to Indian students, The Billings Gazette says in an editorial....

The new president of the Navajo Nation is putting a priority on education and economic development....

"From a long cultural history with animals such as the bear, the current proposal by Rep....

The city of Everett, Washington, is looking for a suitable home for an 80-year-old totem pole carved by a Tulalip tribal leader....

"A hundred years ago, the question of what American concert music might sound like fueled a roaring debate....

The two highest-ranking African-Americans in federal government said they don't support President Bush's blanket opposition to the use of race in college admissions....

Two ex-Canadian police officers who admitted they abandoned a Native man in the freezing cold went before an appeals court on Monday to challenge their conviction and prison sentence....

Members of the Flathead Nation of Montana on Saturday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to eliminate a blood quantum requirement for tribal enrollment....

An Arizona woman was convicted on Friday for murdering three of her children at their home on the Navajo Nation....

Senator Lisa Murkowski, Republican of Alaska, has been named to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee for the 108th Congress....

Non-Indian farmers on two Nebraska reservations are opposing tribal efforts to take over pesticide control from the federal government....

On January 15, Senators John McCain (R-Arizona), Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) and Tim Johnson (D-South Dakota) introduced S.175, the Indian Trust Asset and Trust Fund Management and Reform Act of 2003....

The Bureau of Indian Affairs today said it plans to deny federal recognition to the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe of Connecticut....

Schools on two Nebraska reservations have the largest number of poor students in the state....