Friday, December 06, 2002

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In what is likely to be outgoing Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb's last foray into the controversial subject, the Bush administration on Thursday denied federal status to one of the oldest historically recognized tribes in the United States....

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A trust fund organization whose employees have expressed strong dissatisfaction with their own management will be shuffled yet again under the Bush administration's proposed reorganization....

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Is it Friday already? That means it's time for the weekly list of the movers and shakers in Indian Country and beyond....


The entire police force serving the Chippewa-Cree Tribe of Montana has been suspended, the Associated Press reports....


Unlike other towns in the state, Mark Brown, the chairman of the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, says the local community has always embraced his people....


A Republican lawmaker in Iowa is asking tribes who operate casinos in the state to share their revenues....


Voters of the Colorado River Indian Tribes of Arizona are angry about the tribe's expensive and unsuccessful campaign to authorize continued gaming, The Arizona Republic reports....


Fewer than 1 percent of students at Florida State University claim Native descent but the American Indian Student Union keeps busy with a number of community events....


Joy Culbreath, the education director of the Choctaw Nation, was given a special awarded by the Oklahoma state regents on Thursday....


A federal mediator for the Oneida Nation land claim says talks appear to be productive, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports....


A council member of a California tribe and two others have been indicted in federal court for allegedly embezzling tribal funds....


Jerry Haney has been officially recognized as the principal chief of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma....


The Daily Oklahoman in an editorial today calls for tribes to share more of their tobacco revenues with the state....


The chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona is under more pressure to resign after being arrested in a prostitution sex sting....


The Muwekma Ohlone Tribe of California plans to sue the federal government to regain its status as a recognized tribe....


The high-stakes battle over high-stakes gaming in the state of Arizona was as high-stakes as people said it would be....


The fourth day of a trial into alleged theft of funds from the Seminole Tribe of Florida focused on one of the men accused of embezzling $2.7 million, according to news accounts....


The Bush administration late today filed a brief challenging a federal judge's decision to hold Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and Indian affairs aide Neal McCaleb in contempt of court....


At least seven tribes have dropped out of the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, according to press accounts, while 31 others have not paid their dues to the powerful lobbying organization....


A Navajo Nation enterprise has signed a development deal for a 470-mile power line....


The Cabinet chessgame is over....


The Bush administration has sided with a company who wants to develop a kitty litter plant next to the Reno Sparks Indian Colony of Nevada....


Kevin Gover, former assistant secretary for Indian affairs at the Department of Interior, is leaving his Washington, D.C., law firm to teach at Arizona State University next year, The Arizona Republic reports....


Politicians and resident of Connecticut were extremely pleased about the Bush administration's rejection of federal status for the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton isn't planning on leaving the Bush administration to pursue a federal judgeship, a department spokesperson said....


The proposed Bureau of Indian Affairs reorganization is unacceptable, says National Congress of American Indians President Tex Hall in a National Native News report....


Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb is being questioned under oath today about his destruction of e-mails against court orders....


The Samish Nation of Washington was told it didn't exist....