Wednesday, December 18, 2002

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With his trademark cowboy hat in tow, a prominent tribal leader made an appearance on C-SPAN on Tuesday to discuss a controversial magazine report on Indian gaming....

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Neal McCaleb is set to depart his job as head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs soon....

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Dissatisfied with the lack of information they have received from the Bush administration, a group of tribal leaders on Tuesday moved to halt a reorganization of Indian affairs within the Department of Interior....


Billy Mills, an Olympic gold medalist and a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, spoke at a sports tournament in South Dakota on Tuesday....


Minnesota state regulators must grant a full hearing to address complaints about the effects of a hydropower project on a Cree First Nation in Canada, The Minneapolis Star Tribune says in an editorial today....


"Are Indians being taken advantage of by investors? William Safire thinks so....


"Delphine Red Shirt's recent column in The Hartford Courant condemning mixed-blood Connecticut tribes as somehow being ‘less than Indian' brings into the light of day a sad fact among American Indian tribes—the scourge of intertribal prejudice by some Indians against Native Americans of mixed blood....


"I'm all for exposing anyone who might have mishandled a few votes in our last election, but the Republican lawyers' team investigation looks far more like a fishing expedition to find some unproven details they can blow out of proportion, while keeping people tightly wound and writing whiny or shrill letters to the Argus Leader....


Allegations of voter fraud in South Dakota could intimidate Native Americans and keep them from going to the polls, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader says in an editorial today....


The Navajo Nation's sovereignty doesn't outweigh public safety, The Farmington Daily-Times says in an editorial today....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut plans to host a high-stakes charity bingo game to raise money for a local high school....


Indian women in central Mexico have launched a successful campaign against the sale of alcohol in their communities....


State, federal and tribal officials are investigating a fire that occurred near Whiteclay, Nebraska....


An Alaska Native regional corporation is trying to restrict spending, The Anchorage Daily News reports....


The American Civil Liberties Union has appealed a voting rights case on behalf of voters on the Blackfeet and Flathead reservations in Montana....


A Republican-led efforts to repeal a law that paved the way for tribal casinos is up in the air, The Hartford Courant reports....


Indian students at a high school in South Dakota are getting ready to make their first public appearance....


The Eastern Band of Cherokees of North Carolina are conducting an audit of their tribal rolls, The Waynesville Smoky Mountain News reports....


A former chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Canada's largest inter-tribal organization, apologized on Tuesday for remarks that embraced the Jewish Holocaust....


The only American Indian in the Senate has come to the defense of Trent Lott (R-Mississippi) over racially divisive remarks made by the incoming majority leader....


Residents of a Yup'ik village in Alaska are going through some hard times due to a fire that destroyed the main store and post office, The Anchorage Daily News reports....


A federal judge in Florida dismissed charges against three men accused of stealing $2.7 million from the Seminole Tribe....


A Montana state study shows that American Indian infants and children die at higher rates than their counterparts....


Three children from the Pauingassi First Nation in Manitoba were taken into custody recently and held naked in a drunk tank for 24 hours, CBC reports....


"While the relationship between the U.S....


Home > News > Headlines Printer friendly version Opinion: Indians victimized by Norton WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2002 "History may remember 2002 as the year of the accounting scandals....


A senior Department of Interior official who appeared to defy a court order to testify about her role in Indian trust reform stormed out of a federal courtroom in tears on Tuesday....


The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado swore in a new chairman on Tuesday....