Monday, February 03, 2003

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The leader of the largest inter-tribal organization on Friday delivered what was billed as the first ever State of the Indian Nations address, calling on the federal government to honor its obligations to American Indians and Alaska Natives....

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The plaintiffs in the billion dollar trust fund lawsuit filed court papers on Friday challenging the Bush administration's attempt to limit an accounting owed to more than 500,000 American Indians....

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Senate renews fight over President Bush's judicial nominees, Neal McCaleb criticized in court investigator's report, taxation issues vex Indian Country and police in Minneapolis accused of brutality....


A collection of 70 baskets and other items dating to the late 1800s is being returned to the Confederated Chehalis Tribes of Washington....


"Is the purpose of diversity training helpful to those exposed, or can those ideas be detrimental in uniting a nation? A recent Minnesota Public Radio survey found that 83 percent of listeners found diversity among the population a good aspect of society - that was good to hear, because I agree....


A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the conviction of a Native man who brought eagle feathers and parts into the United States from Canada....


Native Americans in Nebraska are 3.4 times more likely to be arrested than whites and are incarcerated at higher rates than whites, according to the results of a comprehensive two-year study....


Government scientists and Navajo community members met last week to discuss uranium mine problems on the Navajo Nation....


John McCoy, a member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington and the only Native American currently serving in the state Legislature, tells young people never to apologize for being successful....


Montana Republicans moved forward a bill to kill a redistricting plan that creates seven Indian-majority voting districts....


Australia's painful treatment of its Aboriginal population is examined in a movie that is playing in the United States....


The president of the Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico is seeking to remove two political opponents from the tribal council....


The last fluent speaker of Mohegan died 95 years ago....


Six Republicans in the Senate said they oppose GOP efforts to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development....


Water rights, land use, mining and government reform are the top priorities of the Dine Bidzill Coalition, which represents 23 grassroot organizations throughout the Navajo Nation....


The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) has issued its first Request for Proposals (RFP) and is conducting a survey seeking the opinion of Indian people throughout Indian Country....


The Canadian government is bestowing a royal honor upon Bessie Cooley for her efforts to promote the Tlingit language....


The Seminole Nation is in federal court today to prevent federal prosecutors from shutting down its casinos....


A small Indian allotment in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, was recently leased for $72,000 a year by the Seminole Nation....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs has given the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma to clean up its affairs within 45 days or lose control of three federally funded programs....


Tribal members in Washington grieved with the nation as it reacted to the deaths of seven astronauts who were aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia when it disintegrated upon re-entry on Saturday....


President Bush today will release a $2.25 trillion budget to fund the federal agencies....


Attorneys for Secretary of Interior Gale Norton are refusing to compensate a court official for work he has done on the Indian trust fund lawsuit....


The Senate's version of the 2003 budget bill includes $100,000 to fund a cultural center for the Lummi Tribe of Washington....