Thursday, June 27, 2002

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A senior government official, who swore in court declarations that he is in charge of Indian trust, has refused to questions about the Department of Interior's obligations to tribes and individual Indians....

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Federal regulators have approved hundreds of pages of rules affecting the $10 billion Indian gaming industry despite lingering questions over their legality....

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Tribal leaders on Wednesday insisted on the creation of an independent federal commission to ensure proper management of billions of dollars in Indian trust funds....


A Navajo Nation tribal member hopes to stimulate the economy in the Four Corners area of New Mexico by opening a country-western dance hall....


Voters of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana chose council members on Tuesday....


A Christian group has come to the Navajo Nation to remodel and repair Navajo homes....


A poultry farm in Oklahoma is the target of a lawsuit which says a rancher didn't obtain proper permits from the state and a tribe....


A New York hotel doesn't plan on selling to the Seneca Nation so the tribe can open a casino....


The Colorado River Indian Tribes of Arizona dispute the results of a gaming study that concludes the state will receive less money than anticipated....


A House subcommittee has approved language in a funding bill to give the Department of Interior a great role in the restoration of the Florida Everglades....


An unidentified group has set up a web site that claims to be the future online home for an Indian casino in Connecticut....


Dead Indian Creek in Oklahoma will be getting a name change in response to complaints it was offensive to Native Americans....


A Florida man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing money from the Miccosukee Tribe....


Navajo ranchers in Arizona dealing with a drought got a gift of hay from the Colorado River Tribes....


A federal appeals court on Wednesday ruled the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional....


The Department of Agriculture in a recent report recommended a 4H program eliminate its use of Indian themes and symbols....


A member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma might run for Congress if Representative JC Watts (R-Okla.) retires, Roll Call reports today....


The House Interior Appropriations subcommittee has restored $3 million in funds to the United Tribes Technical College....


Two Florida men were charged on Wednesday for knowingly removing and reburying human remains dating as far back as 2,000 years....


An Eskimo man from Alaska died on Wednesday during a gray whale hunt....


A Washington tribal jury has found a former Confederated Colville Tribes council member guilty of fraudulent credit card use and misuse of public funds....


A federal jury in Montana has indicted five Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Service workers on fraud and conspiracy charges, The Billings Gazette reports....


Anti-Indian sentiments have resurfaced as a massive fire in Arizona consumes more than 400,000 acres....


The lead plaintiff in the billion dollar trust fund lawsuit rallied with tribal leaders yesterday to support independent oversight of Indian assets....


Elouise Cobell, the lead plaintiff in the Individual Indian Money (IIM) lawsuit, will meet with Navajo beneficiaries next week....


Eight state-recognized tribes in Virginia are urging the University of Virginia not to take part in a telescope project....