Friday, June 07, 2002

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President Bush on Thursday called for the creation of a new Cabinet department to handle security within United States borders, outlining the most significant restructuring of the federal government since World War II....

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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 coalition of tribes with billions of dollars worth of outstanding trust fund mismanagement claims has expressed reservations about the Bush administration's attempt to move towards a settlement....


Dennis Coan, the founder and leader of the Long Walk Descendants, a Navajo drum group, died last week....


Very few people were involved in the development of President Bush's proposal for a Department of Homeland Security....


The Ancient Traders Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota, features the works of three Native artists in an a new exhibit....


The award-winning all-Inuit film "The Fast Runner" is opening in the United States to positive reviews....


Certain test scores of Native American students in Washington show improvement....


Sacred Native sites are getting national attention with the addition of two locations on the "most endangered" list of the National Trust for Historic Preservation....


The US Border Patrol has made 120,000 fewer arrests along the Mexican border with Arizona since the September 11 terrorist attacks....


In 1880, a cattle rancher in Montana witnessed the carnage of bison by Army soldiers, an attack on tribes who depended on the animal....


A member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Maine has received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts....


A group of Mohawk tribal members in New York are challenging the legitimacy of the three-chiefs form of government....


The ousted chairman of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa in North Dakota wants his job back....


An Alaska Native corporation is closer to being able to distribute profits from a proposed Nevada casino to shareholders....


The FBI agent whose critical and pointed letter to Director Robert S. Mueller III sparked a media and political storm appeared before a Senate committee on Thursday....


Red Earth, the arts and pow-wow fest, will kick off today in Oklahoma with a special ceremony at the state capitol....


There may be a gang problem in some parts of the Navajo Nation but not in New Mexico, readers of a local newspaper complain....


The AARP, formerly known as the American Association of Retired Persons, is reaching out to Native American elders in Arizona in a first of its kind program....


The US Fish and Wildlife Service, an agency of the Department of Interior, will be holding consultation sessions in New Mexico to discuss a proposed critical habitat for the endangered silvery minnow....


Native activists are protesting the unsolved deaths of Oglala Lakota men at their annual march to Whiteclay, Nebraska, this weekend....


Is the Crow Tribe of Montana moving towards a major leadership disaster? With three groups claiming authority, it looks that way....


We're Proud of the Jobs Our Casino Offers Mexicans I was filled with sorrow to see Viejas Casino portrayed in Joel Millman's May 7 story as making money by taking advantage of Mexican nationals and abusing our status as sovereign governments....


The Navajo Nation in January gave $500,000 to the Department of Interior and is still waiting to get the money back....


Arson is the cause of a fire which gutted a historic church at Tesuque Pueblo in northern New Mexico, according to investigators....


The Yankton Sioux Tribe of South Dakota is in federal court today to ask a judge to stop work at a site where state workers uncovered and removed tribal ancestors....


Archaeologists in southern Florida have uncovered a sophisticated water system dating back 1,700 years....