Wednesday, April 03, 2002

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Native American youth have the highest rate of smoking in the nation despite being the smallest segment of the population, a federal report released on Tuesday shows....

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The Department of Interior is sitting on top of $67 million in trust funds for Indian beneficiaries who cannot be properly identified, according to a recently released independent audit....


Donald Trump's contract to manage a casino for the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians of California still hasn't been approved by the National Indian Gaming Commission....


"The firings will have to end soon at the Indian Health Board, a little clinic in south Minneapolis....


A lawsuit has been filed in New Mexico state court on behalf of a Navajo man alleges he was unfairly detained for several days at a detoxification center near the Navajo Reservation....


An agreement has been reached to protect salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River....


Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and environmentalists toured the Walker River basin on Tuesday....


The Department of Interior never makes decisions based on political interests....


The Jena Band of Choctaws aren't commenting on the possibility of opening a casino in Hancock County in Mississippi....


The Navajo Nation might develop an extradition agreement concerning the transfer of tribal members to federal authorities....


Four gaming bills were introduced in the Arizona Legislature on Tuesday as part of a special session aimed at approving new compacts with the state's tribes....


Two bills are making the rounds in the Arizona Legislature affecting a new $350 million Arizona Cardinals stadium....


The Bush administration is endorsing an Indian scientist whose views on global warming appear more in line with the industry charged with causing climate change....


The state of Wyoming has released a report which claims the Department of Interior has underestimated the amount of natural gas in the Jack Morrow Hills....


The Rhode Island Legislature must adequately fund a study of casino gaming and complete it in sufficient time or else The New London Day will be forced to admit the Narragansett Tribe is right in criticizing the proposal....


The Bush administration quietly ousted two inspectors general in February, naming replacements so quickly that similar appointees wonder if they will be next....


The nation's top Indian gaming regulator on Tuesday urged tribes to commit some of their casinos revenues to education....


The federal judge overseeing the Oneida land claim issued a ruling last week dismissing many of the state of New York's objections to the suit....


Out of 100 interviews, 27 finalists have been selected in the trial of a white man accused of murdering a Navajo mother in New Mexico....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs isn't yet classifying a recent fire on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico as arson....


The Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine has set up a form on its web site to encourage people to report drug crimes on the Pleasant Point Reservation....


The New York Attorney General's office is raising questions about Internet kiosks the Oneida Nation has placed in convenience stores to sell cigarettes....


A 17-acre Lenape burial site has been declared an emergency historic site by the the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection....


Nearly three out of every four voters in Anchorage voted on Tuesday to urge Alaska state lawmakers to put a subsistence amendment on the November ballot....


Controversial author Jeff Benedict is accusing James Cunha, chairman of the Paucatuck Eastern Pequot Tribe of Connecticut, hindering his run for Congress....


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2002 Activist and actor Russell Means plans a walking tour of New Mexico to support his gubernatorial run under the new Independent Coalition Party. The walk will start in Santa Fe on April 21 and end on July 4....


Financially successful tribes are more than happy to pay Jack Abramoff, a Republican lobbyist, $500 an hour to argue their cause in Washington, D.C....


The Indian Association at the University of North Dakota is holding the 33rd annual Time Out Wacipi this week....