Wednesday, May 15, 2002

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The Bush administration has asked the Supreme Court to allow a tribe to implement potentially strict water quality standards over the objections of the state of Wisconsin....

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In the past, the summer movie season didn't kick off until Memorial Day Weekend....

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The Bush administration's emphasis on education takes a spin in Indian Country this week with two top officials pushing construction and reform of tribal schools....


Native American students in Washington are protesting a delay involving their school's "Indians" mascot....


The Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comment on whether certain policies violate the First Amendment....


The Environmental Protection Agency is revoking an exemption granted to farmers in California who were allowed to skirt provisions of the Clean Air Act....


Connecticut's two tribes took in more than $123 million on slot machines in April 2002....


The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation of Arizona could play host to a $350 million football stadium if current plans fall through....


An Arizona legislative panel held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss stalled tribal gaming compacts....


The Narragansett Tribe has reduced the size of its proposed $400 million casino....


The Bush administration is backing off a proposal to ease regulations which require lead testing of low-income children....


Voters of the Seneca Nation on Monday narrowly approved a casino compact with the state of New York....


A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the race-based admissions policies of the University of Michigan Law School....


The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals this week heard oral arguments in a case affecting taxation of land owns by the Oneida Nation....


A whaling crew was rescued in Alaska on Sunday after an ice shelf cracked off and began to drift into the Arctic Ocean....


The Republican party raised $33 million at a fund-raiser in Washington, DC, last night....


The Fort Belknap Tribes of Montana will submit their own voting plan for a local county because they weren't consulted properly....


Several Washington tribal leaders are questioning the Puyallup Tribe's new per capita payments....


The Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma is building a 6,032-square-foot health care facility for tribal members and other Native Americans....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's deputy chief of staff knew so little about the Department of Interior that she had to find out its duties by reading them online, Al Kamen of The Washington Post reports today....


A federal-state partnership in Alaska is aimed at combating fake Native art....


Fort Belknap tribal officials are welcoming the construction of an $11 million bombing test range near their reservation....


An ancient Modoc village and burial site has been desecrated at the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon....


Maryland Governor Parris Glendening on Tuesday vetoed legislation to require the state to act on a tribe's recognition claim within 120 days....


"Rod Steiner recalled the racism he encountered in the 1940s when he competed as a boxer....



he Department of Interior supports the intent of a proposed sale of land to the Mormon Church but questions whether the potential impact on other sacred sites....