Wednesday, March 06, 2002

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Production versus conservation dominated debate on the Senate floor on Tuesday as the chamber finally took up a long-delayed energy policy bill the White House said was troubling....

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Siding with two states and representatives of the fishing industry, a federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected an agreement governing the treaty rights of the Makah Nation of Washington....

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Angry that the Department of Interior won't release costs associated with controversial appointee Ross Swimmer, National Congress of American Indians President Tex Hall said he would demand the information at a meeting with government officials later this week....

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Holding Secretary of Interior Gale Norton in contempt of court will only allow "opponents" to derail trust reform and prevent the broken system from ever being fixed, her attorneys are arguing....


Two officials of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation have received awards from a national law enforcement institute....


Four candidates seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination are supporting extended compacts with tribes in the state....


A Hopi tribal court judge has dismissed trespassing charges brought against five Navajo women....


A group of Hawaii residents is seeking to have a $337 million Native Hawaiian trust fund be turned over to the state....


An audit of a new tax computer system being developed at the Internal Revenue Service has raised serious questions about its feasibility....


A federal judge on Tuesday ordered several government agencies to release thousands of documents used in the formation of President Bush's national energy policy....


The Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma credits a software program with improving its bottom line....


It's not scheduled to open for another month, but the new hotel and convention center at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut is bracing for a whole lot of business....


Members of Washington's Congressional delegation are urging Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb to stop delaying and recognize the Chinook Nation....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's top gaming regulator is leaving his job, The New London Day reports....


President Bush today is bringing embattled judicial nominee Charles Pickering to the White House for a last-minute rally but it probably won't do any good....


If you raised at least $100,000 for President Bush's political campaigns, you just might be a member of his administration....


There's a flurry of activity at the Statehouse in Maine, where lobbyists and their allies are trying to get gaming approved....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and the Mohegan Tribe are among the largest taxpayers in neighboring Connecticut towns....


Two members of Connecticut's Congressional delegation say an investigation into the Clinton administration's handling of federal recognition makes the case for reform....


"The racially motivated incident of Nov....


A Florida man has filed suit to stop a pageant that depicts children dressed up as Indians stabbing children dressed up as Spaniards....


Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) is introducing a bill to settle Sandia Pueblo's claim to the western face of the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico....


US Fish and Wildlife Service employees in Alaska are not being allowed to express their own views on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge....


Opening up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas development is one of the most debated topics in the nation these days, with both sides offering up their own "spin," as The Washington Post puts it, to promote their arguments....


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Tuesday held a hearing on President Bush's new budget with the top leaders criticizing the proposal....


The Haida First Nation in British Columbia, Canada, is filing a lawsuit claiming Queen Charlotte Islands....


A special division of federal appeals court today has ordered the release of the final investigative report into former President Bill Clinton's involvement with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky and Paula Jones, the woman who accused him of sexual harassment....


A sex offender who pleaded guilty to raping a 14-year-old girl on the Spirit Lake Sioux Reservation in North Dakota could receive a modified sentence for his crime under a federal appeals court decision issued on Tuesday....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton on Tuesday agreed to delay the recognition of the Chinook Nation of Washington by four months....


The Arizona state Tourism and Sports Authority on Tuesday picked two finalists to host a $350 million Arizona Cardinals football stadium....