Wednesday, January 08, 2003

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A reform proposal submitted by the Indian plaintiffs in the trust fund case includes standards to guide the management of trust assets, a key demand of tribal leaders that has been resisted by the Bush administration....

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In an attempt to assimilate American Indians, the federal government in 1887 began parceling out land to individual tribal members....

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With the new year comes a new Congress, the 108th Congress will face not only unfinished business from last year but a new agenda of issues as well....


Former Idaho attorney general Alan Lance, who fought tribes in his state on land claims, taxation, gaming, and other issues, was nominated by President Bush on Tuesday to a court position affecting veterans....


Senator Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) surprised Democrats and close associates on Tuesday when he announced he would not seek his party's presidential nomination in 2004....


The Norwich Bulletin in an editorial today backs efforts to change the way the Bureau of Indian Affairs handles federal recognition petitions....


"On behalf of the 184-member Indian tribes of the National Indian Gaming Association, I write to express my disappointment with your Dec....


"Now is the time for a courageous corporate titan to show the Indians the power of capitalism: A self-determined, non-mandated future....


Tribal leaders in Connecticut, backed by minority state lawmakers and civil rights advocates, said the repeal of a casino law that paved the way for Indian gaming was based in racism....


A California county has filed a lawsuit against the National Indian Gaming Commission and Secretary of Interior Gale Norton in hopes of stopping a casino proposed by the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians....


The Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma is looking to buy land near a lake for a new casino, The Daily Oklahoman reports....


The Navajo Nation will inaugurate a new president and vice-president on January 14....


Faculty members at the University of North Dakota are leading an effort to stop the sale of merchandise bearing the school's controversial "Fighting Sioux" nickname and logo....


Representative JD Hayworth (R-Arizona) might give up his seat on the House Resources Committee, which has jurisdiction over Indian issues, The Arizona Republic reports....


The US Army Corps of Engineers has given its approval to a highway extension near Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas....


President Bush on Tuesday renominated 30 candidates for the federal bench, including a close friend of ousted Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Mississippi)....


After more than 100 years of political existence, a South Dakota county on Tuesday swore in its first Indian sheriff....


Democrats in the Senate are promising to defeat a Bush judicial nominee they say has a poor record on civil rights....


A lawyer who fought Alaska Native sovereignty at the Supreme Court was renominated on Tuesday for a federal appeals court position....


Jim Billie on Tuesday claimed he was the legal chairman of the Seminole Tribe of Florida....



A key part of a reform plan offered by the Indian plaintiffs in the trust fund case is a set of deadlines they want imposed on the federal government....


Michael Jandreau, chairman of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, has written a letter to the federal judge overseeing the Indian trust fund calling the Bush administration's "consultation" talks a "sham." Jandreau attended a December 16-17 meeting in Washington, D.C., over the proposed reorganization of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Office of Special Trustee (OST)....


The federal judge overseeing the Indian trust fund on Monday accepted a letter written by a New Jersey Congressman that accuses Secretary of Interior Gale Norton of making false claims about her proposed reorganization....


"It's a story that dates back to 1887 when the federal government set up the Indian Trust Fund to distribute the money generated by Indian land, "for the benefit of the Indian." On its face it sounds like a very generous thing to do - yes, we forced you on to itty bitty reservations, but the good news is, that when we start logging and mining those itty bitty reservations, you may get something....


"There is a metaphysical question presented by the dispute between American Indians and the U.S....


Alaska Natives are taking part in a clinical study to determine if prescription drugs can combat alcohol abuse....