Friday, February 28, 2003

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Tribal and Indian leaders reacted with caution on Thursday to a challenge to open their casino records to the public....

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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....

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Three states with significant Indian populations joined the battle over state police powers on Thursday by filing a brief in support of tribal rights in a closely watched Supreme Court case....

The Seminole Tribe of Florida began formal procedures to remove suspended chairman Jim Billie....

The newly recognized Eastern Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is looking for a host community for a casino....

The Nebraska Legislature on Thursday held the second day of debate on constitutional amendments to expand gaming in the state....

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin held a hearing on Thursday to address new tribal gaming compacts after passing a bill stripping the governor of authority to make them....

The Confederated Grand Ronde Tribes of Oregon are offering to pay for a baseball stadium in Portland in exchange for an off-reservation casino....

The Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians of California is seeking to obtain tax-free financing for a future casino project....

A man from the Crow Reservation in Montana pleaded not guilty in federal court to second-degree murder and two other counts....

The Department of Interior is starting an $11 million program to look at ways to resolve water disputes....

Congressman Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) introduced a bill to create a new 12th Circuit Court of Appeals....

A judge in Alaska won't force the father of a man accused of raping and murdering an Alaska Native woman to testify....

"In the fall of 1999, i had the privilege of covering the 90th national NAACP convention in New York City, where the main items on the agenda, along with celebrating the seminal civil rights organization's history, were recruiting young people and finding relevance for the 21st century. Sadly, a headline-grabbing push by the Norwich NAACP to take 17th century Indian slayer John Mason's name off a school administration building, built on the site of Mason's home, makes the local chapter look irrelevant and uninspired. The skirmish began with a Jan....

Two Ojibwe bands in Wisconsin are proposing to build an off-reservation casino in the city of Beloit....

The Navajo Nation is holding a Navajo Agricultural Products Industry meeting today....

The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma filed a report on its food assistance programs to prevent the loss of federal funding, The Daily Oklahoman reported....

The American Indian Movement and Nebraskans for Peace will march to the Governor's Mansion in Lincoln to protest the sale of liquor in Whiteclay....

The Cherokee Nation election board said chief Chad Smith can run for re-election....

Hundreds attended a march and other events on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota on Thursday to mark the 30-year anniversary of the Wounded Knee occupation....

A California court on Thursday rejected an attempt by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians to shield itself from the state's election laws....

The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday refused to allow the state to tax the sale of gasoline at an Indian-owned gas station on the Pine Ridge Reservation....

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today refused to rehear the controversial ruling that said the "under God" portion of the Pledge of Allegiance was a violation of church-state separation....

Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado), the only American Indian in the Senate, tells the Associated Press sports kept him from a life of crime, drugs and despair....

"On June 10, 1996, Elouise Cobell, former treasurer of the Blackfeet Tribe, filed litigation for the two-fold purpose of forcing the government to account for the billions lost and to permanently reform the system....

Native filmmakers will be a big part of the upcoming Taos Talking Picture Film Festival in Taos, New Mexico....