Monday, November 04, 2002

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A senior Bureau of Indian Affairs official brought good news and more good news to attendees of an Indian law conference in Washington, DC, last week....

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Indian account holders who fail to challenge trust fund statements that have been questioned by a federal judge stand to lose their rights under a new Bush administration policy....

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Efforts to tell Indian beneficiaries how much money they are owed continue to vex the Department of Interior and the courts....


A New Mexico county has sided with a group of ranchers who want Isleta Pueblo to allow people to cross tribal property....



Tribes gave more of their money to Republican interests than previous election cycles, Gannett News Service reports....


A federal judge in Montana has extended a temporary restraining order against the Bureau of Indian Affairs that prohibits the Flathead Nation from holding a vote to change its enrollment policy....


Tribes all over the country are trying to restore the once great buffalo herd....


The federal government settled a malpractice lawsuit filed against the Indian Health Service for $3.5 million....


"Friday kicked off a monthlong celebration of American Indian culture, the result of the American Indian Heritage Month Act, passed by Congress on Aug....


In what professors are calling an emerging national trend, colleges in Arizona are offering classes on Indian gaming law....


Voters of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new set of leaders....


Pamela Squires reviews an November 1 performance of the Lakota Sioux Dance Theatre for The Washington Post, calling it a "refreshing" presentation of Lakota culture....


"No matter how I try to spin the notion that gangs on reservations are nearly harmless, I am wrong....


The Federal Trade Commission is continuing its investigation into fake Alaska Native arts and crafts....


The Navajo Nation council voted 63-0 to fund Dine College with $2.3 million, The Farmington Daily-Times reported....


PBS premieres "Alcatraz Is Not an Island," a film about the American Indian take-over of the former prison, this month....


Two candidates for the Montana Legislature, who also happen to be tribal members, were mentioned in a campaign mailing by an Indian organization that apparently does not exist....


The Oglala Sioux Tribe is holding another tribal primary tomorrow because the results of the earlier one could not be verified....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton said she won't stop at drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....


Reports dating back to the 1970s identify problems with the Department of Interior's law enforcement staff but no concrete action occurred until Secretary Gale Norton ordered reorganization....


The Department of Interior's Office of Historical Trust Accounting (OHTA) is hiring again....


When the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Tribe of Arizona, like a number of other tribes, was told it had to use the federal government's trust fund accounting system, it refused....


The Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been awarded a $1 million grant to develop Yup'ik language teaching programs....