Wednesday, June 05, 2002

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Reversing a proposed out-of-state move, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has chosen a locally-based chief information officer to oversee its troubled computer and Indian trust systems....

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Tribal representatives and mid-level military officials presented divergent views on the federal government's protection of sacred lands at an occasionally emotional and crowded Senate hearing on Tuesday....

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In a stunning leadership shakeup, voters of the Osage Nation of Oklahoma have ousted their tribe's longtime and well-known chief along with most members of the tribal council....


Standing Rock Sioux tribal member Ron Volesky was defeated by a large margin in his attempt to seek the Democratic nomination for South Dakota governor....


President Bush on Monday admitted for the first time there was a failure to share information prior to September 11's terrorist attacks but that the problem has now been corrected....


Another Maine town is considering whether it wants to host a tribal casino....


President Bush and White House spokespersons downplayed a recent Environmental Protection Agency report which predicted major impacts of global warming but offered no change in policy to deal with them....


Federal agencies are fighting over water in the Klamath Basin of Oregon and California....


The tribes on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming have come to an agreement with the state regarding transportation funds....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut takes protection of the environment seriously, so much so that every product that comes through its casino is recycled....


The 22nd annual Indian Town Hall began in Arizona on Tuesday....


A commission assigned to review a New York school's "Chiefs" mascot failed to agree on a resolution....


The Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota and local law enforcement are sharing policing duties on tribal land....


Federal, tribal and local law enforcement are investigating the shooting death of a woman on the Fort Peck Reservation in Montana....


Washington, DC, dignitaries, politicians and semi-celebrities were treated to a premiere of the MGM movie "Windtalkers" last night....


The White House finally began turning over documents about its contacts with failed energy company Enron on Monday, five hours after the information was due to a Senate committee....


South Dakota Governor Bill Janklow won the Republican nod for the state's Congressional seat by a 2-to-1 margin on Tuesday....


Two tribes held council primaries on Tuesday....


Voters of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma replaced chairman Billy Evans Horse with Clifford McKenzie in a Saturday election....


A federal judge has approved a new voting map for a Montana county....


Preliminary results of a vote among members of the Western Shoshone Nation of Nevada clear the way for a languishing $128 million-plus land claim settlement....


Alaska Native leaders are testifying today before a House committee on various bills....


Wayne Smith began lobbying clients days after his firing from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the AP reports....


A South Dakota crew working on a Missouri River site admitted excavating Sioux tribal ancestors because state officials thought they weren't Native American....


The joint federal-tribal task force on trust reform has recommended three options for reorganizing Indian trust duties at the Department of Interior....


An angry Alaska Congressman blasted the Department of Interior today for failing to implement decades-old mandates regarding Alaska Natives. Rep....


Federal and state policies are changing the way Alaska Natives carry out their subsistence practices....