Friday, April 04, 2003

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Lori Ann Piestewa, a member of the Hopi Tribe of Arizona, was killed in action after her military unit was ambushed March 23 in Iraq, the Defense of Department said on Friday....

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My deepest condolences to you and your family and tribe and city....

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The Bush administration is again finding a sympathetic ear in members of Congress as it seeks to limit the federal government's responsibilities to individual Indians....

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Steve Griles - You can have a high level government position and still get paid to be a consultant....


A proposal for an urban casino that would benefit two remote Ojibwe tribes has "merit," The Minneapolis Star Tribune says in an editorial today....


The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to rehear a gasoline tax case affecting tribal members....


Kathryn Harrison, ambassador for the Confederated Grand Ronde Tribes of Oregon, will receive an honorary doctorate from Portland State University....


Three Washington tribes are supporting a state salmon recovery plan....


A proposal to pay Navajo farmers if they cut back on their water usage " is a positive step toward addressing potential water shortages this year," The Farmington Daily Times says in an editorial today....


A judge in Virginia has rejected a treaty rights claim of the Mattaponi Tribe....


The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut is holding a mail-in election for the Council of Elders....


Former Seminole chief Jim Billie filed a federal conspiracy lawsuit against Florida tribe....


The Norwich Bulletin in an editorial today recommends listening to "Casino Reservations," a documentary about two tribes and their gaming experiences....


The National Indian Gaming Commission is investigating whether the Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma can operate a gaming facility on land in New York, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports....


A proposal to legalize up to eight casinos in Nebraska was approved 25-20 in a second round vote on Thursday....


Antoine Predock, an architect based in New Mexico, has been chosen to design the a new Indian Community School in Franklin, Wisconsin....


The wife of an Alaska Native police officer who served as Alaska's first public safety commissioner has filed a $2 million claim against the estate of the woman responsible for her husband's death....


The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island opposes a recommended vote on gaming in the state, chief sachem Matthew Thomas said....


The member tribes of the Iroquois Confederacy of New York submitted an amicus brief in support of a tribal claim to 9,000-year-old remains known as the Kennewick Man....


Tribes all over the nation are contributing millions to political campaigns....


The United States may have to ask the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for assistance in locating a second man wanted in connection for the murder of Anna Mae Pictou-Aquash....


The family of a Lakota man whose death at West Point Military Academy in New York was ruled an accident still wants an independent investigation into the suspicious incident....


"I am opposed to a war with Iraq....


Nine of the 11 bodies that were found in this week's rescue of an American soldier in Iraq have been shipped to the United States....


An Army National Guard unit with at least 24 tribal members was deployed to Kuwait last Wednesday, The Navajo Times reports....


An American soldier who was rescued in Iraq this week doesn't have "definitive information" about Lori Piestewa, the missing Hopi woman, The Arizona Republic reports....


Navajo and Hopi communities in northeastern Arizona continue to pray for the safe return of Lori Piestewa, a Hopi solider considered missing in action in Iraq....


The Walk for Justice Committee held a second march in Rapid City, South Dakota, on Thursday....