Friday, October 04, 2002

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A federal appeals court on Wednesday agreed to rehear a contracting dispute that could change the way tribes throughout the nation receive federal dollars....

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A Very Special Loser Shoutout goes to Eric Ruff and his lackeys at the Department of Interior's communications office! Their treatment of Indian Country for the past year has been sorely lacking....

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The federal judge overseeing the Indian trust debacle has cleared the way to probe the contemptuous behavior of Bureau of Indian Affairs officials who sent an employee home after she questioned efforts to fix the broken system....


Athabaskan elder John Starr died on Tuesday after suffering an aneurysm last week....


Legislative leaders in Connecticut aren't rushing to repeal a law that allows casino gaming in the state....


Robert DesJarlait, an Ojibwe artist and writer, will receive a grant to study Indian communities....


The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is appealing the dismissal of land claim suits filed against private landowners....


The Canadian government is offering Native veterans $20,000 in compensation, an amount many feel is grossly understated....


Members of the Flathead Nation of Montana are protesting a proposed change in enrollment requirements....


Navajo poet Luci Tapahonso has canceled today's appearance at San Juan College in New Mexico....


Arizona's tribes are poised to make new strides in gaming but observers don't think the state will turn into a second Las Vegas....


The Return to Your Roots conference on Indian diabetes began in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Thursday....


The Shiprock Northern Navajo Nation Fair is in full swing in Shiprock, New Mexico....


Public hearings are being held to discuss the use of the Navajo Nation's 3-percent sales tax....


Tribes in north Idaho have garnered the support of 12,000 residents to back a voter initiative on Indian gaming....


Attorneys for the Republican Party asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to intervene in New Jersey's senate race....


Haskell Indian Nations University in Kansas has run out of grant money to pay tutors so the tribal college is asking for volunteers....


Ruey Haozous Darrow, chairwoman of the Fort Sill Chiricahua / Warm Springs Apache Tribe of Oklahoma, died this past Monday at the age of 76. Darrow was the first Native American Medical Technologist....


Funeral services are being planned for a New Mexico woman who police say drowned herself and her two children at a river this week....


American Indian Movement activist and actor Russell Means will face Oglala Lakota President John Yellowbird Steele in the South Dakota tribe's upcoming November 5 election....


The Nez Perce Tribe and a group of local governments and school district are finalizing an agreement on how to resolve their disputes....


Critics of federal recognition process say Neal McCaleb's new reform plan doesn't do enough to address problems at the Bureau of Indian Affairs....


A National Park Service superintendent said he will retire than be transferred to a park where the Cherokee Tribe of North Carolina wants to swap land....


Jerry Haney resumed control of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, more than a year after he was ousted as the tribe's principal chief....


The Organization of American States has urged the United States to cancel today's auction of cattle seized from two Western Shoshone sisters....


After complaining pretty loudly about the role of a trust fund monitor, the Department of Interior is all of a sudden quiet about a judge's ruling affirming his court's oversight....


"At this point in the history of American race relations, our inability to abandon racial symbol patterns set in the 1930s reveals a community dragging its feet reluctantly into the 21st century when it comes to race relations....