Friday, March 08, 2002

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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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The Bush administration on Thursday rejected a controversial casino agreement that drew high-profile attention, and opposition, from state officials in Louisiana and members of Congress....

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Indian trust duties currently handled by the Department of Interior face being parceled out to third party contractors based on recommendations being made by a consulting firm whose qualifications tribal leaders have questioned....


The Sand Creek Massacre Historic Site in Colorado, quickly approved by Congress after Sen....


Twenty-three First Nation bands in Alberta are exempt from taxes, a federal court judge in Ottawa ruled on Thursday....


Ousted Seminole chief Jim Billie is prepared to ask Secretary of Interior Gale Norton to put him back in power, his attorney says....


John Galliano of Christian Dior debuted on Thursday what the press calls women's clothing inspired by Choctaw, Chippewa, Eskimo, Iroquois and South American Indian cultures....


Idaho lawmakers took three actions on Thursday that tribal leaders consider an attack on their sovereignty....


A New Mexico State Judge on Thursday cleared a Bureau of Indian Affairs criminal investigator of wrongdoing for the dragging death of a young, deaf Pueblo woman....


A parade of lawsuits have been filed against the Department of Interior alleging mismanagement of trust assets....


A 17-year-old member of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Nation of South Dakota has been removed from her basement cell to a juvenile facility....


A National Academy of Sciences panel examining the Klamath Basin faced heavy criticism on Thursday for a report that questioned the science behind a controversial decision to deny non-Indian farmers water....


The St Francis Band of the Abenaki Nation of Vermont is defending its fight to gain federal recognition amid criticism from state officials....


Thanks to profits from a financially successful casino, the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has opened a housing complex for tribal elders....


The Wall Street Journal has lost "serious respect" for a racist editorial it wrote about Gov....


Pueblo, Navajo, Hopi and Tohono O'odham cultures are documented in a new exhibit and book at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, New Mexico....


Students in northern New Mexico who participated in a riot at Española Valley High School face expulsion and other punishment....


Navajo Code Talker David Tsosie will finally get his Congressional silver medal tomorrow at a ceremony in Bloomfield, New Mexico.....


Hundreds of friends, family and others gathered in Massachusetts on Wednesday to say a final goodbye to Wampanoag leader Russell Peters....


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Thursday halted an order that required the Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah to disclose spending related to a proposed nuclear waste dumb....


Governor George Pataki (R) has told state agencies and colleges to limit contact with tribes to those "recognized" by the federal government....


Democrats and environmentalists on Thursday criticized Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman for testimony she made regarding pollution litigation....


The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday delayed by one week a vote on a controversial nominee to a federal appeals court....


Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are vowing repercussions for the firing of U.S....


States across the country are looking to gambling to increase revenue but ever the independent, Gov....


The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is looking to expand business opportunities beyond its casino, reports The New London Day....


Mescalero Apache Nation President Sara Misquez is considering renovating the New Mexico tribe's casino and inn, reports The Albuquerque Journal....


Residents in Chandler, Arizona, are seeking input into a proposal football stadium on the Gila River Reservation....


The St Regis Mohawk Tribe is no more....


The Oneida Nation of Wisconsin has filed additional land claims in the state of New York....


Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Thursday asked the Department of Interior to overturn the federal recognition bids of two Pequot tribes in the state....


A federal judge has sentenced two men for conspiring to bring methamphetamine to the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in Montana....


Thursday's rejection of a casino compact between the Jena Band of Choctaws and the state of Louisiana continues to be big news, focusing on what might happen next....