Friday, March 28, 2003

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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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These are some notes of support for Lori Piestewa, the Hopi soldier missing in action in Iraq, her family and others serving in the military....

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With Congress set to rewrite a major federal transportation bill, Indian Country advocates are lobbying for more funds to repair some of of the worst roads and bridges in the United States....


The Spirit Lake Nation's manufacturing company has seen a boost in military business....


The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-9 along party lines to advance the nomination of a Texas judge to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals....


A Montana House committee held a hearing on Thursday to address a proposal to create a special entertainment and casino district....


A 27-year-old Alaska man with a history of mental illness has been charged with killing his mother at the home they shared....


A bill that takes money from a renewable energy program and gives it to the Prairie Island Indian Community is "shortsighted," The Minneapolis Star Tribune says in an editorial today....


Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius won't negotiate for a casino with two tribes because land for the proposed project hasn't been taken into trust....


Construction of a new bridge on the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota will cost $55.4 million, $13 million more than expected, the Associated Press reports....


Officials at the South Stokes High School in North Carolina don't want to eliminate their "Mighty Sauras" Indian mascot....


A bill that was meant to help clean up abandoned mines near the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana was killed on Thursday....


The Connecticut Suns, the newest women's professional basketball team, unveiled a new logo based on a traditional Mohegan tribal symbol....


The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community of Arizona is donating $5 million to help fund diabetes research....


The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of three members of the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, alleging voter discrimination in a South Dakota county....


The Navajo Nation asked the state of Arizona's Department of Homeland Security to station National Guard troops on the reservation but the request was turned down, The Arizona Daily Sun reports....


An Alaska Native village corporation distributed $200,000 to 147 shareholders recently....


The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona held a honoring ceremony on Thursday for tribal members in the military....


The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation of Kansas has submitted public comments in opposition to a proposed highway project near Haskell Indian Nations University....


The Native American Rights Fund, National Congress of American Indians, and the Washington, D.C....


The family of a Hopi woman considered missing in action in Iraq says the struggle is bringing Hopi and Navajo people together....


An Alaska Native regional corporation is seeking to obtain title for lands it is promised under federal law....