Wednesday, April 02, 2003

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An historic Army fort that was the subject of a closely watched Supreme Court case reflects 130 years of changing Indian policy, the White Mountain Apache Tribe's top historic preservationist said on Tuesday....

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A treaty-based right to affirmative action is unconstitutionally permissible, a lawyer for three white students who were denied admission to the University of Michigan told the Supreme Court on Tuesday....


Navajo Nation farmers in northern New Mexico are being offered money if they stop planting crops for the year and shut down their irrigation systems....


Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin are going to file a state lawsuit against Democrat Governor Jim Doyle to oppose a new tribal gaming compact....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is planning a $99 million casino and infrastructure expansion project....


The Minnesota House Governmental Operations and Veterans Affairs Committee voted 10-8 against a plan to build an urban casino that would support two remote Ojibwe tribes....


The Montana House voted 59-41 to kill a proposal that would have created a special entertainment and casino district....


The Montana House Taxation Committee considered a bill that would raise taxes on video gambling machines and direct some of the money to tribal colleges....


The Mission San Xavier del Bac on the Tohono O'odham Reservation in Arizona has a new pastor....


Universities and colleges offer programs to increase the number of American Indian and Alaska Native teachers, the Associated Press reports....


The Senate voted 58-41, largely along party lines, to confirm Timothy Tymkovich, a Colorado attorney, to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals....


A Crow elder will receive an honorary doctorate from Montana State University....


The House Resources Committee is holding a field hearing on Saturday in Kaktovik, an Inupiat Eskimo village....


The Rhode Island Special House Commission to Study Gaming released a 133-page report on Tuesday calling for a special state election to authorize the development of one casino....


After ten weeks, testimony in the trial of a Joshua Wade, charged with raping an murdering an Alaska Native woman, ended on Tuesday....


A group of 200 bison have wandered out of Yellowstone National Park, the Associated Press reports....


Members of the Kanesatake Mohawk First Nation in Quebec, Canada, continued their blockade of the only road leading to the reserve....


A second "Walk for Justice" will be held on Thursday for Lucas Grey Day-Ghost Bear, a Lakota man who was shot by a police officer in Rapid City, South Dakota, on March 9....


The Minnesota Court of Appeals on Tuesday ruled that most of the information in tribal casino audits must be made public....


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing today on the reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act....


Arlo Looking Cloud, 49, has pleaded innocent to one charge of first-degree murder for the 1976 death of American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash....


The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in two cases challenging the affirmative action policies of the University of Michigan....


There are more than 12,000 American Indians, Alaska Natives and Canadian Aboriginals serving in the U.S....


Jessica Lynch, an Army soldier who is a member of the same unit as Lori Piestewa, a Hopi woman considered missing in action, has been rescued....


An Alaska Native corporate executive is promoting Native ownership of a proposed gas pipeline....