Friday, May 16, 2003

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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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A bill to expand the education of Native languages drew so much support at a Senate hearing on Thursday that just about everyone asked to be a part of it....

A Tohono O'odham Nation court will hear a suit Monday challenging the way Mexican tribal members are registered to vote....

In 2000, Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) sponsored legislation to restore the federal status of the Coast Miwok Tribe....

Senate Republicans plan to resurrect the nomination of Charles Pickering to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals....

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center have completed a study that shows a drug used for treating seizures also reduces the craving for alcohol....

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut will lay off 30 employees and transfer 225 more as part of a "right-sizing" of the tribal government operations, The New London Day reports....

A Navajo man was sentenced to 25 years to life for murdering a Hopi woman in Arizona....

Alaska Congressman Don Young (R-Alaska), chairman of the House Transportation Committee, wants to spend $375 billion on highway construction and transportation....

The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island plans to open a tax-free tobacco shop, The New London Day reports....

The Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona will become the sixth tribe in the country to form its own boxing commission....

The tribes on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming are continuing work on a 20-year land use-development plan....

Katie Baros is graduating with top honors today....

The Kickapoo Tribe and the Sac and Fox Nation of Kansas have finalized an urban casino agreement with two local governments....

A 17-month-old boy is expected to recover after being rescued from a submerged car in an accident at the Spirit Lake Nation in North Dakota....

The Department of Interior held a public hearing on Thursday to discuss handing management of the National Bison Range to the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation of Montana....

The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado can exercise civil jurisdiction over non-members, a tribal court ruled this week....

Oklahoma tribes are negotiating a "model gaming compact" with the state, according to news reports....

New York lawmakers overrode Governor George Pataki's vetoes of their budget measures on Thursday, restoring a provision that directs the state to collect taxes on the sale of goods to non-Indians....

The state of Wyoming is opposing the Northern Cheyenne Tribe's coalbed methane lawsuit....

In 1685, the historic Delaware (Lenape) tribe lost 1,200 square miles of land in what is now Pennsylvania....

A Navajo Nation council panel delayed hearings into charges of nepotism among the tribe's top leaders....

The state of New Mexico has asked a utility company to submit additional information about its plans to build a mine near a sacred lake....

A march will be held June 7 to protest the unsolved murders of Oglala Lakota men who were found dead near the town of Whiteclay, Nebraska....

"To be honest, I am not a big fan of George W....

Three students took part in commencement exercises at the Top of the Kuskokwim School in Nikolai, Alaska....