Monday, April 08, 2002

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Performance rates at the Department of Interior fell 8 percent during the first year of the Bush administration, a drop attributed to a lack of leadership....

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American Indians and Alaska Natives experienced the worst rate of violent crime in the nation in 2000, according to a Department of Justice study released on Sunday....

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Federal goverment fined on trust fund as lawsuit heats up, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge report dismissed by Bush administration, high smoking among Native youth documented, and Indian gaming debated....


The No Borders Indigenous Theater Company performed at the Montana-Wyoming Indian Education Association conference on Sunday....


The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut on Friday said it fired Arthur Andersen as its auditor....


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Blaine County in Montana will hold a series of public hearings to redraw voting districts after a federal judge found the existing system discriminates against Native Americans....


A former New Mexico state lawmaker is being sued by Santa Ana Pueblo for a failed investment in an overseas business deal....


The Navajo Nation is missing out on millions of dollars because the tribe hasn't asserted its water rights, according to a tribal hydrologist....


An investigation into a civil rights complaint filed by an Alaska Native student against the University of Alaska at Anchorage has turned up no wrongdoing at the school....


The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board will begin holding technical and public hearings on a proposed nuclear waste storage facility on the Skull Goshute Reservation in Utah....


A special session of the Alaska Legislature will begin May 15 to address subsistence....


The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday ruled that a hog farm company doesn't have the right to run a facility on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. Sun Prairie filed suit against the Bureau of Indian Affairs after acting Assistant Secretary James McDivitt voided a lease between the company and the tribe....


The Arizona Legislature will hold a hearing on three bills affecting gaming in the state....


The Senate Judiciary Committee is delaying hearings on nominees Democrats on the panel consider too conservative for the federal bench....


The Alaska Anthropological Association recently held its annual meeting, featuring more than 100 reports about Alaska Native history....


David Duncan, the former Arthur Andersen partner who was the lead accountant for Enron, will plead guilty today to one federal charge of obstruction of justice for destroying documents related to the burnt energy company....


The third annual Montana-Wyoming Tribal Leaders Council health conference began in Billings, Montana, on Sunday....


Haskell Indian Nations University will host the American Heart Association Heart Walk on April 20....


A Connecticut man who claims to be the rightful leader of the Mohegan Tribe says he has been ripped off by a group of artists selling Indian crafts....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's political aides pushed for a re-evaluation of a report which said drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge would hurt a caribou herd considered sacred by an Alaskan tribe....


A battle over a proposed kitty litter operation in Nevada is shaping up as a key test of an 1872 mining law....


First Nations in British Columbia are challenging a voter referendum on treaty rights....


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