Monday, March 04, 2002

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Although Secretary of Interior Gale Norton has backed off plans to create an Indian trust agency and says no funds are being used to implement it, her department won't detail how much money is being spent in transition costs, officials said....

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The Supreme Court today has accepted a case that could prevent three Alaska Native corporations from losing their investment in a wireless telecommunications venture....

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If Secretary of Interior Gale Norton had her way, her vision of trust reform would be a reality by now....


In an editorial today, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader praises the arrival of the United Sioux Tribe Development Corp....


March 9 has been declared "David Tsosie Day" in honor of the Navajo Code Talker who will finally get his Congressional silver medal after a long wait....


Saying he still has unfinished work, Navajo Nation President Kelsey Begaye is seeking to run the largest tribe in the country for another four-year term....


Although former Army Colonel Kit Carson and his men forced 9,000 Navajos to walk 300 miles to an interment camp where more than 1,000 died, it turns out he could have killed many more had he just put his mind to it....


A scholarship fund has been set up at the University of Oklahoma School of Dance to honor Native ballerinas....


Students, parents and elders packed into the gym of a now-closed school in Kivalina, Alaska, to discuss the problems that led to its shutdown....


The Navajo Nation's Office of Navajo Government Development will be holding a convention in May to discuss reforming the tribal government....


Students can now get up close and personal with the caribou herd at the center of the debate over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....


If gaming on Nebraska's reservations is allowed, look for the state to seek a cut of the money, reports The Omaha World-Herald....


"In 1992 The Post endorsed a movement to change the team's name. WTOP radio refused to say "Redskin" on the air for two years....


The fired director of New Mexico's Commission on Indian Affairs is accusing a co-worker of filing a sexual harassment claim to get back at him....


"Columnist, old friend and snappy dresser Roger Clawson once referred to me in one of HIS columns as "artist, columnist, and friend of the gray wolf." One out of three ain't bad....


Maria Pearson has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work on repatriation issues in Iowa....


In what is being hailed as a sign of the times, the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority will likely select a tribe as a finalist for an Arizona Cardinals stadium....


For her work in covering Native issues, Jodi Rave Lee of The Lincoln Journal Star is receiving an excellence in journalism award by Columbia University....


A New Mexico county is appealing the Bureau of Indian Affairs' decision to take 55 acres of land into trust for the Jicarilla Apache Nation....


The Supreme Court last month declined to review the state of Idaho's attempt to force tribes to pay state gasoline tax....


A plastics factory owned by two Alaska Native corporations will be shutting down in June, resulting in layoffs for 157 employees....


Santa Ana Pueblo is hoping to resolve a lawsuit it filed against a former state lawmaker for a business deal gone bad....


New York tribes with pending land claims have been discouraging Gov. George Pataki from negotiation settlements with out-of-state tribes....


The Yakama Nation of Washington has joined a high-profile fight over the disposal of nuclear waste....


In an opinion piece published in The Denver Post, Sen....


In an editorial, The Denver Post blasts the Department of Interior for not withholding millions of dollars in payments to American Indians....


"The problem with trust reform is not that Secretary Norton and the Interior Department do not care about it....


How many editorials and columns must Secretary of Interior Gale Norton write before she gets the trust fund debacle right? No one can say for sure, but she's taken yet another shot at it....


In an editorial today, The Christian Science Monitor says Congress should limit political contributions by tribes....


The Department of Interior hasn't yet decided whether it will review the federal status of more than 200 Alaska Native governments, a request that has drawn the ire of tribal leaders....