Friday, April 05, 2002

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In a classic David versus Goliath clash with a Native twist, the Wall Street Journal, an international publishing giant whose parent company reports revenues in excess of $2 billion, has taken on Indian Country Today, a tribally-tied newspaper with reservation roots....

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The following is a statement from David Hollis, director of communications for the Oneida Indian Nation of New York, in response to "Indian Casinos Today." April 5, 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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Citing the status of trust reform and the ongoing class action suit aimed at correcting years of financial mismanagement, a federal judge has asked a court official to continue investigating the Department of Interior for at least another year....


The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that employees of the Mohegan Tribe cannot be sued in state court....


Army Secretary and former Enron executive Thomas White received free rides on the failed company's jet while his confirmation was pending in the Senate, The Washington Post reports today....


Senator Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, on Thursday rejected an offer from Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge to participate in briefings rather than formal testimony....


Connecticut Congressional hopeful Jeff Benedict on Thursday filed a primary challenge in the town of Norwich....


A casino in study in Maine is near final approval in the Legislature....


The Rhode Island House on Thursday delayed a vote on a casino study the Narragansett Tribe has characterized as a waste of time....


A Mescalero Apache legend is dying....


Louisiana Governor Mike Foster (R) claims opposition to a rejected compact he signed with the Jena Band of Choctaws was mounted in part because he refused to endorse a fellow Republican....


A protest was held in Washington, D.C, against a Clinton administration approved plan that allows Montana state officials to shoot bison that wander out of Yellowstone National Park....


The Department of Interior is trying to resolve conflicts between the energy industry and ranchers and farmers who say coalbed methane drilling hurts the land, a top-level official said on Thursday....


"I am not Native American nor am I personally acquainted with anyone employed by [the Indian Health Board]....


A special Department of Justice commission on Thursday released its report on security measures at the FBI, blasting the agency for allowing weak protections to go uncorrected....


The Bush administration has refused a $250 million request from the federal judiciary to beef up security at courts nationwide....


Several management changes are underway at Natchiq Inc, an oil field services subsidiary of Arctic Slope Regional Corp, an Alaska Native corporation....


A federal judge in New York will hear arguments next month about a round of land claims suits filed by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin....


The Connecticut town of North Stonington is seeking an additional $58,000 to fight the federal recognition of two Pequot tribes....


A wide array of issues of importance to the Navajo Nation will be discussed at a meeting in Shiprock, New Mexico, on Saturday....


"A group of students at the University of Northern Colorado, unable to persuade an area high-school to change a Native American mascot it considered offensive, named its intramural basketball team "The Fightin' Whites." The team is made up of Native Americans, Hispanics and Anglos. Players wear jerseys that say "Every thang's going to be all white." "The message is, let's do something that will let people see the other side of what it's like to be a mascot," Solomon Little Owl, one of the players, said when the team was formed last month....


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on Alaska Native subsistence next week....


Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) on Thursday wrote a letter to Secretary of Interior Gale Norton to determine whether politics affected a decision to review an Arctic National Wildlife Refuge report....


Two Alaska Native villages and several plaintiffs are challenging the state of Alaska to ensure they are being served by the justice system....


A jury was selected on Thursday in the trial of a New Mexico man accused of murdering a Navajo mother....


President Bush on Thursday signed into law a bill to allow certain contract disputes on the Gila River Reservation in Arizona to be addressed in federal court....