Monday, January 06, 2003

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The Bush administration isn't planning to account for the land, mineral and other trust assets owned by more than 500,000 American Indians, according to the sworn testimony of a senior trust official....

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Tribal and Indian leaders voiced outrage last week upon learning that former assistant secretary Ross Swimmer has been nominated to oversee the trust fund accounts that he once tried to transfer to a private bank....


"The two-part series in Time magazine investigating Indian gaming set off a lot of denial and angst in Indian country....


"[A]s many times as we are told how poor, disease-ridden and in need of rehabilitation we are, there are just as many that remind us there is a world beyond what outsiders see and read about in the newspapers....


The Navajo Nation signed a gaming agreement with the state of Arizona on Friday....


American Indian Movement activist and actor Russell Means was pardoned last week by outgoing South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow (R)....


A dispute over the boundaries of the Omaha Reservation in Nebraska is contributing to tensions among Indians and non-Indians....


New leaders of several Pueblo tribes in New Mexico are being officially sworn in today....


Native Americans are a big part of New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's Cabinet....


Members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe of South Dakota are suing the Department of Interior to oppose a $31.8 million loan tribal leaders have taken out....


Gilbert Blue, the recognized chief of the Catawba Nation of South Carolina, is being opposed by a group of tribal members who voted over the weekend to remove him from office....


The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is wrapping up work on tribal history project....


Nebraska's four federally recognized tribes have form the Coalition of Four Nations to push for expanded gaming....


Leaders of the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah are accused of retaliating against tribal members who oppose plans to store up to 44,000 tons of nuclear waste on tribal land....


Whoever replaces Neal McCaleb as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs will also be "chewed up and spit out" unless given the freedom to reform the troubled agency, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader says in an editorial....


President Bush on Friday announced his intention to nominate Ross Swimmer as Special Trustee for American Indians....


The appointment of Ross Swimmer to an Indian trust post is a sign of the Department of Interior's "uncaring arrogance," The Sioux Falls Argus Leader says in an editorial....


Radmilla Cody, a former Miss Navajo Nation, is reporting to a federal prison today to serve 21 months for her role in a drug smuggling ring....


The nominations for the 45th annual GRAMMY awards will be announced from New York City tomorrow....


The nation's top Indian gaming regulator has the power to close tribal casinos that don't follow the law, a federal appeals court ruled last week....


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week upheld a ruling that allows non-Natives to oversee trust programs designed to benefit Native Hawaiians....


Tribal leaders will meet in Washington, D.C., this week to continue efforts to reform the Indian trust despite a lack of commitment from the Bush administration....


The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation of Arizona and a local public school have created a club for young tribal members....