Thursday, March 07, 2002

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Tooth decay among young American Indian and Alaska Native children is "worsening" and will lead to more problems later on in life, according to recent report by the Indian Health Service....

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The Department of Interior has extended for another 30 days the comment period on the reorganization of Indian trust....

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McCaleb been doing for the past four months when it comes to the recognition of the Chinook Nation of Washington? Absolutely nothing, if you ask Chinook representatives....

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The Department of Interior is balking at increasing funding and support for a tribal task force on trust reform even as Secretary Gale Norton says she is committed to working with Indian Country....


In a case expected to take years to resolve, the Haida First Nation has laid claim to the Queen Charlotte Islands in British Columbia....


The Senate Judiciary Committee today will probably delay a vote on controversial appeals court nominee Charles Pickering....


The FBI, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal police are investigating the recent death of an elderly man at Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico....


Federal officials have placed into custody a man for trying to prevent the capture of bison in Yellowstone National Park....


The Department of Energy on Wednesday said it would ask for an additional $433 million to clean up the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington....


The head of the Army Corps of Engineers was forced to resign from his post on Wednesday for questioning budget cuts proposed by President Bush....


Alaskans in Fairbanks gazed with awe at the sky Wednesday morning as "sundogs" surrounded the sun, signaling more cold weather in Alaska Native tradition....


Senate sparring continued on Wednesday as the chamber debated an energy policy bill and approved an amendment to route a natural gas pipeline through the state of Alaska....


Republicans in the Senate are hoping to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling but Democrats say they would filibuster such a proposal....


Revenue at Arizona's tribal casinos would have to increase 50 percent within a year to meet state projections, an independent analyst has told an Arizona paper....


Citing high unemployment and a need for revenue, the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming wants to operate Class III games, said a spokesperson....


Representative Chris John has written Secretary of Interior Gale Norton to ask for a delay on a gaming compact with the Jena Band of Choctaws in Louisiana. John says more local input is needed before Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb acts....


The Senate Agriculture Committee on Wednesday held a hearing into the nomination of Department of Agriculture nominee Thomas Dorr....


A final decision on the recognition of the Chinook Nation of Washington has again been delayed by the Bush administration....


The state of Nevada will be installing a statue of Sarah Winnemucca, a Paiute woman who sought peace among Indians and non-Indians, at the Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C....


The McQueen School in Kivalina, Alaska, could reopen for classes as early as next week, a school official said....


In an editorial today, The Spokesman Review says state Sen....


In an editorial today, The Grand Forks Herald says mascot opponents can no longer claim a majority of Native Americans oppose the use of Indians as team names, nicknames or other symbols....


Poor Gale Norton....


The Individual Indian Money (IIM) trust should be stripped from the Department of Interior and handed to a court-appointed receiver, The St. Petersburg Times writes in an editorial today....


"Jon Whirlwind Horse's Feb....


Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb has rejected a proposed gaming compact between the Jena Band of Choctaws and the state of Louisiana....


The Oklahoma House on Wednesday approved a measure that requires state voters to approve the sale of water to another state....