Wednesday, April 09, 2003

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The Navajo Nation on Tuesday lost a second attempt to increase the amount of money needed to administer welfare programs for the largest tribal population in the country....

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British Columbia's top law enforcement minister faced a barrage of criticism on Tuesday for remarks Native leaders and some government officials characterized as racist and insensitive....


Joshua Wade did not rape and murder Della Brown, an Alaska Native woman, a jury in Alaska was told on Tuesday....


In an interview with a Baptist publication, Secretary of Education Rod Paige said Christian values belong in public schools....


Two Ojibwe tribes in Wisconsin are waiting for federal and state approval of an off-reservation casino The Bad River and St....


Three of the top 10 soft money donors in Wisconsin are tribal governments, according to the group Common Cause....


A Montana man pleaded not guilty in federal court to killing a man during a domestic violence incident on the Fort Peck Reservation....


Mashantucket Pequot tribal leaders are considering moving the tribe's offices to their museum, The New London Day reports....


The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of California is in talks to buy a historic hotel property that has cultural significance....


A former Bureau of Indian Affairs employee from the Crow Reservation in Montana was sentenced to three years probation for accepting kickbacks, The Billings Gazette reports....


Fort Peck Reservation: Keno is a Class III game and is illegal on the Fort Peck Reservation, tribal regulators have determined....


A Navajo Nation committee voted 11-2 to start water rights negotiations with the state of Utah, The Farmington Daily Times reported....


Research published in today's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association compares the quality of life of obese children to young cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy....


The Miami Nation contributed more than was allowed to the campaign of Representative John Sullivan, The Daily Oklahoman reports....


New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) fulfilled a campaign promise to elevate Indian affairs in state government....


Tribal leaders at the 12th annual National Indian Gaming Association membership meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, warned of attacks on tribal sovereignty....


Nambe Pueblo in New Mexico has agreed to stop distributing gasoline in exchange for a $20 million payment from the state....


The state of New York, two counties and 7,000 private landowners have filed a 249-page brief challenging the Cayuga Nation land claim....


The Billings Gazette calls on Montana state senators and Governor Judy Martz (R) to reject a proposed hunt on bison that wander out of Yellowstone National Park....


KICK International, announced its new Youth Development Drive today in St....


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee continues its focus on Indian health issues with a hearing on three pieces of legislation....


The Arizona Republic in an editorial yesterday said Squaw Peak in Arizona should be renamed Piestewa Peak in honor of Lori Ann Piestewa, the Hopi woman killed in the Iraqi war....


Lori Ann Piestewa, the first U.S....


Representative Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep....