Thursday, March 28, 2002

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Native Americans are being urged by federal health officials to get tested for a newly named condition in an effort to prevent full development of diabetes, a disease which has reached epidemic proportions in Indian Country....

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In another test of recent changes to a law aimed at eliminating fraud and misrepresentation of Indian arts and crafts, a federal judge in Illinois has given permission for a case against a non-Indian company to continue....


The second of four conferences promoting Navajo family values and cultural awareness was held in Shiprock, New Mexico, on Wednesday....


President Bush is coming under quiet fire for his "stealth signing" of the campaign finance reform bill on Wednesday....


The Maine Legislative Council has dedicated money to start a task force to study a tribal casino proposal....


Five Connecticut towns located nearest to the state's tribal casinos could get an extra $175,000 this year....


Arizona Governor Jane Hull said she would sign a bill ensuring tribes can host a $350 million Arizona Cardinals football stadium....


The chief proponent of a gambling study in Rhode Island is rejecting a call by the Narragansett Tribe to complete work in time for the November elections....


The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is offering $7 million to help pay for a regional water project....


The Little Shell Chippewa Tribe of Montana is working to close comments on its federal recognition petition by July....


Accusing former Assistant Kevin Gover of running the Bureau of Indian Affairs like a "runaway train," The Norwich Bulletin in an editorial today calls on Congress to reimburse $1.2 million for a lawsuit filed by three Connecticut towns....


Television pioneer Milton Berle died at his home in California yesterday. He was 93....


Texaco will pay $850,000 for 88 oil spills and other environmental violations that allegedly occurred on the Navajo Reservation in Utah....


The Hopi Tribe and a Texas company have signed an agreement to consider building a 1,200-megawatt, coal-fired generating station on the tribe's Arizona reservation....


Army Secretary and former Enron executive Thomas White defended his handling of his financial affairs on Wednesday and said he is not considering resigning....


President Bush last year signed an executive order which was basically written by an oil lobbyist who pushed for federal agencies to consider the impact of their policies on the energy industry....


Alleging a double standard based on race, an activist group on Wednesday said it is considering suing the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission over the sale of beer in the border town of Whiteclay....


The Northern Cheyenne Tribal School and its board are the target of discrimination lawsuit filed by a former superintendent....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton will release water to Klamath Basin farmers by personally opening the headgates at a federal facility in Oregon tomorrow....


Montana State University is hosting "Protecting Mother Earth," a four-day conference focusing on sacred sites....


The Montana Districting and Apportionment Commission on Wednesday approved new districts for the state, including three new House districts with a majority Indian population....


A Montana county may not be appealing a federal judge's ruling which found its voting system to discriminate against Native Americans....


A British Columbia Supreme Court judge on Wednesday turned down a request by the Hupacasath First Nation to stop the province from mailing a treaty referendum to voters....


Randy Castillo, a New Mexico native and former drummer for Ozzy Osbourne, died Tuesday after a bout with cancer....


An attorney defending a white man accused of murdering a Navajo woman is trying to suppress evidence of bias against Native American....


Elouise Cobell, lead plaintiff in the Individual Indian Money (IIM) class action, will receive an honorary doctorate from Montana State University....


Flags were flown at half-mast on the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota on Wednesday to honor Roger Jourdain, the tribe's longtime chairman who passed away last week....


The White Mountain Apache of Arizona and federal officials signed an agreement on Wednesday to allow up to six packs of the endangered Mexican gray wolf to roam on the reservation....