Friday, April 12, 2002

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Attorneys for Secretary of Interior Gale Norton on Thursday said the Bush administration won't support additional judicial oversight of trust reform unless their demands are met....

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A court official hurled another salvo against the Department of Interior on Thursday as part of a particularly acrimonious investigation that has lasted more than a year....

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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 state of Kansas on Thursday issued an arrest warrant for officials of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, escalating a fight over a inter-tribal commerce gas deal....


The Washington Post today issued a clarification on a commentary which said tribes received "reparations" for lost land....


The Navajo Nation Council on Thursday voted to restore $2 million in funds to the Navajo Preparatory School....


The Otoe-Missouria Tribe has asked treasurer Linda Francis to respond to allegations of misuse of funds....


Representative Frank Wolf (R-Va.), an anti-casino advocate and federal recognition critic, is opposing an effort to pay three Connecticut towns for their failed lawsuit....


Democrat Congressional hopeful Jeff Benedict is claiming he is being muscled out of a chance to represent voters in Connecticut....


The Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma is moving forward with plans to open a casino in Kansas against objections from the state....


A subsistence halibut fishery used for thousands of years in Alaska has been approved by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council....


A request to add an Indian Cultural Day as a school holiday was rejected by a New Mexico school district....


"A good friend (non-Indian) has been trying for over three years to get visitation with his son who was taken to the reservation by his (part) Native American mother....


The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is willing to spend $7 million on a regional water project to ensure its new hotel gets needed water....


The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday passed a bill to reauthorize the Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) program....


The US Fish and Wildlife Service has begun moving elk from the Hanford Reach National Monument to the Spokane Reservation in Washington....


Senate Republicans will introduce their proposal to allow drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge next Tuesday....


The International Criminal Court was officially created on Thursday by the United Nations....


The Indian mascot of the Issaquah High School in Washington is under debate....


The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday annulled the marriage of a 15-year-old girl to a 48-year-old man....


A regional Bureau of Indian Affairs official in Montana on Thursday admitted he didn't properly inform Chippewa-Cree Nation tribal members of a vote on tribal enrollment....


A Chicago company on Thursday filed a lawsuit in federal court to try and force approval of a kitty litter plant in Nevada....


Native Americans will commit crimes in Indian Country because they know they can get away with them, a chief of police in New Mexico told The New York Times....


The trial of a New Mexico man accused of murdering a Navajo mother continued on Thursday with graphic descriptions of her death....


Two Maine tribes have dropped their objection to state control of water quality on and near their reservations....


The FBI official who authored a report which explained away the deaths of dozens of American Indians during the 1970s has been promoted....


Special master Alan Balaran on Thursday released a report criticizing the Department of Interior's records management policies....


The state of Kansas continues to assert jurisdiction over an inter-tribal commerce deal....


A Democrat opponent of drilling in the House accused Secretary of Interior Gale Norton on Thursday of breaking the law....