Wednesday, November 20, 2002

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Attorneys for Secretary of Interior Gale Norton on Tuesday demanded records of an inter-tribal trust fund organization in an apparent attempt to bolster their ongoing challenge to a federal court investigator....

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Secretary of Interior Gale Norton got off easy....

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Making good on an earlier threat, Secretary of Interior Gale Norton this week launched a challenge to a federal judge's decision that declared her and Indian affairs aide Neal McCaleb "unfit" to manage money belonging to 500,000 American Indians....


"Skinwalkers," the PBS movie based on author Tony Hillerman's Navajo cop series, premieres on PBS this weekend....


A judge in Utah agreed to lower charges against a woman accused of digging up an Indian grave site, The Salt Lake Tribune reported....


A Washington Supreme Court candidate who was opposed by tribes won't concede defeat in one of the closest races in the state....


In an effort to combat drunk driving, New Mexico's secretary of state wants tribal governments to share their records voluntarily, KRQE reported on Tuesday....


Native Americans need to take personal responsibility for their health, The Farmington Daily-Times says in an editorial today....


The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma has commissioned a $40,000 bronze statue to honor 17 tribal members who served as Code Talkers during World War II....


The Senate late Tuesday passed a bill to settle Sandia Pueblo's land claim to the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico, the Associated Press reports....


North Dakota State University shouldn't take an "official" stance on the "Fighting Sioux" nickname of rivals University of North Dakota, The Grand Forks Herald says in an editorial today....


Ira Vandever is one of the top-ranked college football players in Iowa but the Navajo tribal member doesn't plan on a career in the NFL....


A federal judge in Montana sentenced a Crow Reservation man to three years and five months in prison for shooting at a Bureau of Indian Affairs police car....


The Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma is moving forward with plans to open a new casino....


The Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota no longer operates a concession shop at Badlands National Park....


Portland General Electric, a power company, last week announced it will remove two dams in Oregon to help save dwindling runs of fish....


Students at North Dakota State University aren't the only ones challenging the "Fighting Sioux" nickname of rivals University of North Dakota....


The Senate voted 90-9 on Tuesday to create the Department of Homeland Security....


The Comanche Nation of Oklahoma has given more than $400,000 to an Indian Health Service hospital in Lawton....


"Happy simply to have regained Senate control, Republicans are letting Mr....


Senator Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota): "Your attack on the Oglala Sioux voters in South Dakota offers a sterling example of what minorities in this country can expect from hard-right editorial politics....


The South Dakota Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in a case affecting taxation of an Indian-owned business....


Edward Manuel, the chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona, was arrested last month after allegedly agreeing to pay an undercover police officer for sex....


An American soldier stationed overseas was killed over the weekend in Germany, apparently by fellow soldiers....


Lester Darden, the oldest member of the Chitimatcha Tribe of Louisiana died on Monday....


The Department of Interior received the lowest grade possible in a Congressional review of information technology security....


Voters on the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota went to the polls on Tuesday to choose a new set of leaders....


The following is a November 18, 2002, memo signed by Secretary of Interior Gale Norton to all department employees regarding communication with Joseph S....


Two companies with close ties to the White House are seeking $900 million in American loans to help fund a drilling development in Peru that could hurt Native tribes, The Washington Post reports....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb are seeking to appeal their contempt citation for their handling of the Indian trust....


The Shoshone-Bannock Nation of Idaho is renewing an effort to repeal state criminal and civil jurisdiction on tribal land....