Thursday, January 09, 2003

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The US Supreme Court made news in 2002 but not for any rulings it handed down....

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Some Department of Interior officials reacted with glee yesterday upon reading a Denver Post column that defended the Bush administration's (in)action on the trust fund and criticized attorneys representing 500,000 Indian beneficiaries....

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The Bush administration is again asking for permission to communicate with Indian beneficiaries despite a federal judge's rebuke of a policy that limits their rights....


The Navajo Nation and mayors of border towns are signing an agreement to help combat alcoholism, The Albuquerque Journal reports....


Research being reported today in the New England Journal of Medicine says that drinking alcohol every day can "significantly" reduce the risk of heart attack....


Three men have been charged in Minnesota state court for the death of a man on the Mille Lacs Ojibwe Reservation....


The Douglas Tribe of Alaska hasn't had elections in two years due to problems with its leadership, The Juneau Empire reports....


American Indians donated at least $45,000 to help pay for the inaugural bash of new Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle....


A judge in California heard oral arguments on Wednesday in a case testing the application of state election law on tribal governments....


The Michigan Court of Appeals released an opinion on Tuesday allowing state courts to use tribal court convictions to justify harsher punishment....


The Department of Interior will begin reviewing gaming compacts the state of Arizona has finalized with 17 tribes....


The Métis National Council has asked President Gerald Morin to resign because he is facing assault charges....


The Navajo Nation has funded the Shiprock Police Department in New Mexico for 45 officers but only 32 are on staff....


A Nevada congressman has reintroduced a bill to return land to the Washoe Tribe....


The leader of a racist group that is relocating its headquarters near a reservation in Wyoming has been charged with plotting to kill a federal judge....


Jim Billie is determined....


A former Bureau of Indian Affairs employee who worked on the Crow Reservation in Montana pleaded guilty to accepting kickbacks, The Billings Gazette reported....


Native and Jewish leaders met in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday to improve relations a month after a prominent Aboriginal leader made comments in support of the Nazi Holocaust....


A bill to federally recognize the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina will be delayed pending a vote by tribal members on the tribe's traditional territory, the Associated Press reports....


Opening arguments were heard on Wednesday in the first full day in the federal trial of a Navajo mother accused of murdering three of her children....


The state of Nebraska and the Omaha Tribe are pursuing an agreement to allow the tribe's police force to enforce traffic laws on non-Indians....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been given 30 days to move out of a tribally-owned building on the Winnebago Reservation in Nebraska, Winnebago chairman John Blackhawk announced on Wednesday....


A federal judge in Oregon has cleared the way for scientists to study the remains of a 9,000-year-old Native man....


The Department of Treasury this week said it would not file plans regarding the management of 300,000 Indian trust fund accounts....


New Mexico's Congressional delegation is making another attempt to settle Sandia Pueblo's claim to the Sandia Mountains....