Monday, December 09, 2002

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Congratulations, Bushies....

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Supreme Court considers breach of trust, Bush administration announces Indian affairs reorganization, tribal sovereignty heads to high court, and Connecticut tribe denied recognition....

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The Bush administration on Friday launched a broad challenge to a federal judge's ruling that declared Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and Indian affairs aide Neal McCaleb "unfit" to manage money belonging to 500,000 American Indians....


The Salt Lake Tribune in an editorial says the Bush administration's proposed reorganization of the Department of Interior is a "small and tardy response" to a federal judge overseeing the Indian trust debacle....


President Bush has picked another corporate executive as his Treasury Secretary, according to news accounts....


"When June Conklin Lockwood stepped up to the microphone at the funeral of her uncle and my relative, I thought how much she looked like an elder - the lines of character and the rounded middle....



The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has recruited 100 Poland nationals to work at its casino....


Research published last week in the journal Science reports the development of the earliest known writing system in the Americas....


Three former employees of the Indian Health Service in Montana pleaded guilty last week to using government credit cards to buy light bulbs....


Montana state officials were spared a contempt of court citation on Friday but the Montana Supreme Court handed a significant victory to the Flathead Nation nonetheless....


The Seminole Nation is developing an Indian-owned restricted allotment in Oklahoma City....


The Ute Mountain Ute Tribe of Colorado is undertaking a $10 million casino expansion project....


Members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes of Arizona voted three council members out of office who were among the most supportive of the tribes' costly but unsuccessful Indian gaming initiative....


A Mormon scholar who says his research proves that American Indians are not a lost tribe of Israelites is facing expulsion from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints....


Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana cruised to re-election on Saturday, her 52 percent to 48 percent win indicative of the party-line split her victory leaves the Senate in....


American Indians suffer from high rates of diabetes and other problems because the federal government hasn't lived up to its promises, The Arizona Republic says in an editorial....


"Opening arguments were heard this week in the U.S....


The federal government must stop treating American Indians and tribes with "shabby disregard" and deal with them honorably, The Denver Post argues in an editorial....


The federal government needs to be held accountable for managing Indian trust assets, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader says in an editorial....


"With her scripted, photo-op advocacy of Bush environmental policies -- and a tough coal lobbyist running day-to-day operations backstage at her department -- Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton has gained a nickname, "the Stepford Secretary." Strangely, though, Norton has been keeping a low profile in this part of the West, where Interior has vast land holdings....


"The latest news coming out of the Indian trust accounts debacle leaves little doubt those in charge haven't a clue what they are doing. It seems the bureaucrats running the show aren't sure exactly what their duties are and, in a very Clintonesque move, have asked for those duties to be defined....


TIME Magazine is running a stories on Indian gaming that can be boiled down to three types: Indian gaming has not benefited the poor, Indian gaming has enriched non-Indians, Indian gaming has led to membership disputes....


"That should be the name of the new strategy by Interior Secretary Gale Norton, et al, at the Interior Department these days in the Individual Indian Money account case, especially since they have lost every round to the Cobell plaintiffs....


A federal judge today dismissed the General Accounting Office's attempt to force Vice President Dick Cheney to reveal information about his energy policy task force....


An aide to Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb has been called to testify about her knowledge of destruction of e-mails against court orders and government policy....


The Bush administration on Friday asked a federal appeals court to set aside three rulings in the Indian trust fund case....


The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission will decide this week whether to purchase a 250-acre historic Indian site, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports....