Friday, June 06, 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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The largest tribe in the nation voiced opposition this week to the energy policy bill under consideration in the Senate, calling it a "severe weakening" of the federal trust relationship....


The members of the Southern Ute tribal council "have no communication, trust, respect, and can't work together," a council member said in a statement to The Durango Herald....


The Tulalip Tribes of Washington held an invitation-only grand opening of its new $78 million casino....


A Navajo Nation council committee approved a gaming compact to authorize Class III gaming in the community of To'Hajiilee....


A New Zealand tribe will sign a $10.5 million settlement over the Treaty of Waitangi....


Students in Calistoga, California, want the city to correct the spelling of a street named for the Wappo Tribe....


Two parties have dropped support for a lawsuit challenging a Department of Interior decision to restore flows in the Trinity River of northern California....


The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission implanted computer chips in lake trout as part of a study to better understand fish movements....


St Cloud State University in Minnesota has launched a multi-year campaign to raise funds to expand the school's American Indian Center....


The South Dakota Archaeological Research Center believes remains found near a school in Brandon date back 1,000 years....


The St Regis Mohawk Tribe of New York will hold an election on Saturday....


Eastern Cherokee principal chief Leon Jones was voted out of a tribal primary Thursday....


The Forest County Potawatomi Tribe and the state of Wisconsin have already amended a gaming compact they recently signed....


"A review of Times-Dispatch editorials on two subjects in recent years has disclosed certain variations....


The Department of Justice has objected to legislation that includes programs for Native Hawaiians, The Honolulu Advertiser reports....


The InterTribal Bison Cooperative (ITBC) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) have resurrected an idea the Clinton administration put off as part of a bison management plan for Yellowstone National Park....


A march from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to the border town of Whiteclay will take place tomorrow....


The California Assembly, for the second year in a row, defeated a bill to ban the use of Indian mascots without consultation and approval with tribal governments....


A California superior court jury on Thursday found Marlon Taylor, 20, not guilty for murdering Shane Zotigh, 20, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma....


A federal judge in South Dakota dismissed one lawsuit against a massive hog farm operation on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation....


A public school district in New Mexico is challenging a $4 million sexual abuse settlement made in Zuni tribal court....


A National Park Service spokesperson defended the agency's plans to send 16 officials to South Africa for an upcoming conference....


When Deputy Interior Secretary J Steven Griles held a conference call with his former lobbying partner and industry representatives, it was about golf, not business....


The Yakama Nation of Washington plans to sue the Department of Energy for cleanup efforts at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation....