Thursday, October 03, 2002

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Tribal leaders are moving forward with renewed plans to correct more than a century of trust fund mismanagement in the wake of a virtual breakdown in talks with Department of Interior officials....

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The Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians has just enlisted the lobbying services of Jack Abramoff, a Republican with close ties to the House GOP leadership, The Washington Post reports today....

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In response to threats of Congressional intervention, the Bush administration is moving forward with an aggressive revamp of the federal recognition process, including promotions and raises for staff whose work has been questioned....


A 19-year-old New Mexico man died in a one-car accident on the Navajo Reservation on Tuesday....


Mormon Church leaders in Wyoming wrote a critical letter to members of Congress last month, accusing the Department of Interior of poorly managing a sacred site....


Livestock officials in Montana sent three bison to the slaughterhouse because they wandered out of Yellowstone National Park....


A poll conducted by the University of Connecticut shows opposition to a third casino in the state....


A request to repeal Connecticut's casino law was rejected by state legislative leaders and Governor John Rowland (R)....


The Wiquapaug Eastern Pequot Tribe of Connecticut has filed an appeal to the recent federal recognition of the historic Eastern Pequot Tribe....


YMCA chapters have been making changes to their "Indian Guide" and "Indian Princesses" programs in response to complaints by Native Americans....


The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is fronting the cost of a $7 million water pipeline....


Navajo Nation police on Tuesday arrested a council delegate with orders to extradite him to the state of New Mexico....


The Shiprock Northern Navajo Nation Fair begins today in Shiprock, New Mexico....


Navajo poet and professor Luci Tapahonso will read from her works at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico, this Friday....


Denver Post readers react to legislation by Senator Ben Nighhorse Campbell (R-Colorad) to grand residency to an 18-year-old Mexican national....


The New Jersey State Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with Democrats and allowed their candidate for Senate to appear on the upcoming November ballot....


Police in southern California have identified a second man they believe is responsible for the murder of a Kiowa tribal member....


Arizona tribes have put gaming dollars to good uses not always seen by outsiders....


Oklahoma state regulators and the oil and gas industry have concerns about a bill to reform land transactions affecting the Five Civilized Nations....


After years of receiving accolades from the journalism community, the Wotanin Wowapi newspaper on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana will be honored by its own....


Department of Interior officials on Wednesday said at least 20,000 salmon have died in the Klamath River in northern California....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton said Wednesday she hoped Congress will pass legislation to implement President Bush's forest thinning initiative....


Critics of the federal recognition process in Connecticut are welcoming Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb's strategic reform plan....


Republicans in the House on Wednesday approved a proposal to allow drilling in the 1.5-million-acre coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....


A new study by an environmental group shows that Alaska Natives who live near a decommissioned military base have nearly 10 times as many toxic chemicals in their blood as average Americans....


Bill Janklow is running for South Dakota's only House of Representatives seat....


About 200 members of the Fort Belknap Tribe of Montana are protesting a tribal contract that takes over real estate and trust services from the Bureau of Indian Affairs....


A member of the Gila River Tribe of Arizona faces harsher sentencing for killing a man based on sexual orientation....