Thursday, February 07, 2002

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In case you weren't there, or didn't listen to the five-hour ordeal on the Internet, Secretary of Interior Gale Norton gave Indian Country the big middle finger yesterday at her testimony before the House Resources Committee....

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Secretary of Interior Gale Norton had little progress to report to lawmakers on Wednesday, saying her department still remained crippled two months into a court-ordered Internet shutdown....

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Secretary of Interior Gale Norton went before skeptical members of Congressional on Wednesday to defend her controversial plan to strip the Bureau of Indian Affairs of its core responsibilities, once again angering tribal leaders in the process....


A New Mexico state lawmaker has introduced a bill to give 33 percent of slot machine revenue from Santa Clara Pueblo's casino to the city of Española....


A bipartisan but mostly Democratic group of House members told President Bush in a letter on Wednesday that his executive order banning forced unionism deprived government employees of their rights. In one of his first actions in office, Bush banned forced unionism for federal contractors....


The Washington Redskins debuted new uniforms on Wednesday that replace the Indian head logo with a spear and feathers....


The leaders of three Connecticut towns are again asking Congress to help find the original copy of a map outlining the boundaries of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation....


In an editorial today, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer criticizes the Bush administration for moving forward a plan to store highly radioactive waste in Nevada without completing critical studies....


The Bush administration should live up to the government's promises to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington, The Seattle Times writes in an editorial today....


An internal government report concludes that state and federal scientists did not intend to undermine a lynx study when they submitted fake samples to a testing lab....


Nevada Governor Kelly Guinn (R) will get his chance today to tell President Bush in person that that putting a national nuclear waste dump in his state "stinks." Guinn plans to tell Bush he will vote the Yucca Mountain project. Congress would have to then resolve the dispute....


The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island and Boyd Gaming are again partnering up to open a casino in West Warwick, The Pawtucket Times reports....


The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians of Louisiana are planning to build a large casino and 500-room hotel complex, according to a tribal spokesperson....


The Bush administration on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to reinstate a state law which prohibits partial birth abortions....


The fiscal year 2003 budget for the state of Connecticut doubles the money five communities get from a casino impact fund....


An investigation into the campaign of Los Angeles Mayor James K....


An inter-tribal and environmental dispute over a well-known California landmark has cost one Native man his life-long prayer ceremony....


After being uninvited by his own tribe for a ceremony honoring the men who helped win World War II, David W....


A Bureau of Indian Affairs criminal investigator whose vehicle dragged to death a deaf, 21-year-old Pueblo woman has pleaded innocent to a traffic citation....


The National Academy of Sciences' interim report on the Klamath Basin is available online....


The Department of Interior has "no credibility" in Indian Country or anywhere else, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader writes in an editorial today....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton testified today for nearly two hours before a packed hearing of the House Resources Committee....


A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the state of Wyoming to negotiate a gaming compact with the Northern Arapaho Tribe within 60 days....