Tuesday, February 18, 2003

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Federal regulators seeking to bolster oversight of the $12 billion Indian gaming industry will have to wait awhile before a proposal to increase their budget is accepted....

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Ross Swimmer gets his confirmation hearing before the Senate, Congress finally approves money for the federal budget, status of ancient Native remains still in dispute, and battle looms over tribal sovereignty....

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Congressional appropriators plan to review a Bush administration proposal to eliminate dozens of Indian Health Service (IHS) jobs and relocate more than 200 employees....


"In the fairy-tale setting of Yellowstone National Park, it's easy to imagine the majestic bison as a free-roaming creature, symbol of the not-quite-vanished Western frontier....


A study of oil in and around the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge shows a high quality product....


Expanding gaming in Washington isn't fair to Indian Country, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer says in an editorial today....


A New Mexico man on death row for murdering a Navajo mother of five awaits trial for the murder of a Navajo man....


"Journalists of color believe words matter and being racially conscious matters....


A New Mexico lawmaker who represents part of the Navajo Nation wants to rename and renumber a highway....


The Navajo Nation is promising to share sales tax revenue with local chapter governments but the distribution formula still has some confused....


Archaeologists presented results of their new research into Pueblo communities at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science....


The Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area in Nevada was dedicated on Monday....


Banks across the country are finally lending money to tribes for casino projects, The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports....


The stars appear to be lining up in Congress for federal recognition of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina but the tribe's neighbors might need convincing....


"I'm privileged to be the second American Indian ever to hold a leadership position in the Montana Legislature....


"For the handful of you who have never been to Cache Creek — and you are a very lucky group of individuals — let me paint a picture of how the thing works. Four to six individuals — college kids — usually in varying degrees of intoxication, drive 45 minutes to an hour out to Godknowswhere....


A new team of tribal college students will be working on reznet, a web site for Indian journalism....


Three Idaho tribes are opposing Republican-led efforts to tax their economies....


The Crow Tribe of Montana has been plagued with scandal and controversy for much of the past decade....


"At one time, treaties between Indian tribes and the U.S....


Although complaints date back several years, two recent incidents prompted the Bureau of Indian Affairs to take over the police department of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana....


Students at an Arizona high school have received a $3,000 grant to study traditional Indian medicine....