Wednesday, May 01, 2002

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The California Valley Miwok Tribe has demanded Secretary of Interior Gale Norton intervene on its behalf to prevent continued "prejudice and retaliation" from the Bureau of Indian Affairs' second-in-command....

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A United States grand jury indicted a Colombian rebel group on Tuesday for the murders of three Native American activists killed while protesting oil drilling on traditional Indian land....


San Ildefonso Pueblo is moving to settle an outstanding land claim....


The US Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday announced it was suspending about 150 water projects....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton is considered unlikely to overrule a department ruling the gas industry is opposing....


Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) is opposing changes to the management plan for the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument in New Mexico. A spokesperson for Bingaman said the monument already has a plan developed with the approval of Cochiti Pueblo, Sandoval County and the Department of Interior....


GOP lawmakers in Massachusetts are proposing to authorize three casinos as a means of resolving some of the state's budget woes....


Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Chairman Kenneth Reels is asking Connecticut lawmakers to oppose a casino-related bill....


A document purporting to tie a 19th century massacre to Mormon Church leader Brigham Young contained telltale signs of forgery, a forensic expert said this week....


A bill under consideration by the Senate creates an office to help Native-owned small businesses....


Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico has been awarded a $250,000 five-year emergency preparedness contract....


A bill under consideration in California outlaws the use of Indians as mascots at public schools and colleges....


A federal panel on Tuesday recommended changes in how federal contracts are awarded....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs appears to be hedging on a court-imposed deadline to resolve the federal recognition petitions of two Connecticut tribes....


The Wyandotte Nation has agreed to remove about 200 slot machines from downtown Kansas City, Kansas....


The Stoney Nakoda First Nation of Alberta is threatening to cut all oil and gas leases on the reserve....


Members, elders and officials of the Fort Peck Tribes of Montana held a naming ceremony and burial on Tuesday for an infant found at a local landfill....


Ron Volesky, the only Native American running for governor in South Dakota, said he supports a railroad project opposed by several tribes....


The Seneca Nation held the first of two informational sessions on a proposed gaming compact on Tuesday....


Peabody Coal's use of water in northeastern Arizona is again coming under fire from an environmental group that supports the Hopi Tribe....


The Farmington Daily-Times criticizes the Bureau of Indian Affairs today for not adopting a policy against drunk driving earlier....


A Black Seminole from Oklahoma whose lawsuit was dismissed by a federal judge last week plans to appeal the case....


Russell Means went to the State House in New Mexico on Tuesday to prove he is fit for public office....


The Mescalero Apache Nation of New Mexico has received three letters threatening more fires on the reservation unless President Sara Misquez resigns....