Friday, May 03, 2002

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Raising questions about reorganization efforts, and in potential violation of federal law, Ross Swimmer has amassed control over almost every single aspect of trust reform, according to court documents and government reports....

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A leading House Republican on Thursday asked Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb to look into potential conflict of interest claims regarding Wayne Smith, the top deputy at the Bureau of Indian Affairs....

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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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The escalating feud between Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and her top trust reform official burst into public again on Thursday with the release of a highly critical court report calling for an inquiry into her behavior....


Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge gave an informal briefing to Congress on Thursday amid growing doubts about his job....


The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma set fire to 30 acres of tribal land in order to test its emergency response system....


Although he publicly supports the project, South Dakota Gov....


The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has more than $1 billion in debt due to the expansion of its casino....


Hard Rock Cafe International will open two casino resorts on Seminole land in Florida under a recently concluded multimillion dollar deal....


"There appears to be a culture clash happening around Indian Country here in Connecticut, and it's not between the Yankees and the Indians....


A student at Si Tanka - Huron University in South Dakota pleaded not guilty on Thursday to knowingly exposing a woman to the HIV virus....


After complaining that Democrats were trying to stack the deck against drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Sen....


The Bureau of Land Management in Montana is looking into a recent ruling which overturned coalbed methane drilling leases in Wyoming....


Research published in today's issue of Science suggests the hole in the Ozone may be responsible for a cooling trend over the Antarctica....


Research published in today's issue of Science documents the discovery of a 125-million-year-old fossil in China....


The Arizona Legislature will vote Monday on a bill to implement gaming compacts the state's tribes signed with Gov....


Violence and threats against human rights workers in Guatemala have their supporters worried....


A New York appellate court on Thursday ruled the St....


US District Judge Royce Lamberth held the first emergency sessions of the ultra-secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court at 3 a.m....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton challenged Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Whitman about an internal memo regarding snowmobiles, The New York Times reports today....


The student government committee of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign voted 14-5 to retire the school's controversial Chief Illiniwek mascot....


With much of the battle over the Klamath Basin focused on the Oregon side, the salmon and tribes in California have suffered....


A jury in Alaska awarded $480,000 on Wednesday to a woman who blamed her son's death on an Alaska Native housing authority....


Law enforcement authorities on Thursday raided a bingo hall purporting to operate on Apache-owned bingo hall in Oklahoma....


Navajo Nation President Kelsey Begaye has vetoed gaming for the Baca-Prewitt chapter of New Mexico....


Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico plans to take the Department of Interior to court if approval to a mine near a sacred lake is granted....


The Bureau of Land Management and the state of Montana issued a record of decision on Thursday for the cleanup of a mine next to the Fort Belknap Reservation....


Whether cannibalism occurred among Puebloan communities in the Southwest will be discussed at an archaeology summit this weekend in New Mexico....