Monday, February 25, 2002

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The Jena Band of Choctaws received major play in the Louisiana press this past week, and the weekend was not an exception....

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Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's contempt trial concludes, computer shutdown affects Indian beneficiaries, Supreme Court looks at Indian law cases, and Oneida land deal unravels....

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A new agency aimed at handling the $3.1 billion in assets belonging to hundreds of tribes and thousands of American Indians is not absolutely necessary, Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's legal team has admitted....


The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas is objecting to proposals that would expand gaming in the state....


"Suddenly it was decided that we were going camping....


Montana Governor Judy Martz (R) has been stepping on a few toes during her reign, environmentalists included....


A memorial service was held on Saturday for Lloyd Kiva New, the influential artist, educator and founder of the Institute of American Indian Arts....


Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi is extending benefits to military personnel who developed radiation-related cancers after working on Amchitka Island in Alaska....


The Fairbanks Native Association has a special program to help elders combat addictions....


You're either for more gambling or for less....


A Nebraska county judge on Friday held a hearing for a Native activist arrested June 1999 for protesting liquor sales near the Pine Ridge Reservation....


Connecticut Governor John Rowland (R) still opposes using state funds to help fight the federal recognition of Indian tribes but Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is finding allies in the Legislature....


The New York State Historic Preservation Office has finalized an archaeological study that clears the way for a water project....


Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.), a top ranking member of the Senate, is filing a legal brief in federal court to urge a federal judge to make public the records of Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force....


About 130,000 old tires have been removed from the golf course owned by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma....


"For the several years now, I have been researching material for a book about the history of the Sahnish people....


The Army Corps of Engineers has formally apologized to Cochiti Pueblo of New Mexico for destroying sacred sites and harming the tribe's culture....


The Oneida Nation of New York and the village of Canastota have reached an agreement over public services....


The Ute Tribe of Utah has started a company that puts tribal members in a rural part of the state to work on high-tech projects....


In an editorial today, The Farmington Daily-Times questions how the Navajo Nation could have spent $2.2 million for an Olympic pavilion but not approve $2.4 million to start work to repair a crumbling student dormitory....


Larry Curley is running for President of the Navajo Nation and says he is ready to kick the tribe into high-gear....


The boys basketball team from Browning High School on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana has won the state A championship tournament for the second year in a row....


Four Native clothing and jewelry designers recently opened up a unique fashion boutique in Santa Fe, New Mexico....


The Department of Interior on Friday said it was sending our $1.8 million in oil and gas royalty checks to thousands of American Indians throughout the country....


A federal judge will decide in the coming weeks whether to sanction Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb for their handling of the Individual Indian Money (IIM) trust fund....


The Department of Interior is seeking contractors to help conduct an historical accounting of the funds for 300,000 American Indians....


In an editorial posted in the online edition of Indian Country Today, Secretary of Interior Gale Norton has removed comments she made regarding her belief that the Bureau of Indian Trust Assets Management (BITAM) is the "superior" solution to trust reform....


The rhetoric is sometimes heated and the history often troublesome but according to an Inupiat Eskimo lobbying for opening the Arctic National Wildlife refuge to oil and gas drilling, the relationship with the Gwich'in Nation is friendly....