Monday, July 01, 2002

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A federal judge on Friday extended a ban on construction work at a South Dakota recreation site, citing the federal government's failure to comply with a law designed to protect ancestral tribal remains....

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Bureau of Indian Affairs recognizes Eastern Pequot Tribe, Congress urges trust fund task force to move on solutions, outgoing Indian gaming regulators leave legacy, and Supreme Court finishes up term....

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A Bureau of Indian Affairs contract firefighter was indicted on federal charges this weekend for allegedly starting a blaze which has blossomed into the worst fire in Arizona's history....


The US Marines and Air Force have launched "Operation Footprint," an effort to bring more homes to the Navajo Nation....


he Bureau of Land Management in September plans to release an environmental impact statement affecting drilling at a site in Wyoming known for its unusual terrain, endangered species and sacred sites....


The Bush administration is cutting funds to 33 toxic waste sites and will eventually shift the cost of the Superfund program to taxpayers....


The word "Oriental" can no longer be used in statutes, codes, rules and regulations in Washington....


Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes have reduced contributions to political campaigns, The Norwich Bulletin reports....


In addition to state and local officials and lawmakers in Connecticut, U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Representative Rob Simmons (R-Conn.) are among those who can't figure out how the Eastern Pequot Tribe got recognized....


"Normally, I wouldn't be attending any event on a California reservation never had a reason to, never thought about it nor did I feel any connection to the land or people....


"So, like I was saying, we've moved again....


Money for a new federal court house in Wisconsin is being sought....


The Atomic Safety and Licensing Board is holding final hearings on a proposed nuclear waste dump on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation in Utah....


A member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma plans to run for Congress now that a close political friend is retiring....


A petition to expand gambling in Nebraska is due to be filed with the state this week....


The Heart of America Indian Center has opened its doors at a new location in Kansas City, Kansas....


Windtalkers, the flop which has contributed to the ouster of an MGM executive, failed because it was a story about white men instead of the Navajo Code Talkers, a woman researched the soldiers writes in an opinion today....


Thanks to an ambitious hatchery program, red salmon have returned to the village of Nanwalek in Alaska....


Twenty years ago, the Confederated Umatilla Tribes of Washington launched a risky scheme to get more water and money for dying salmon runs....


An historic Shawnee Nation dollar coin has been reissued featuring the bust of Chief Tecumseh....


Fire setting was a part of tribal life as recently as this century, according to historians and anthropologists....


White Mountain Apache tribal chairman Dallas Massey and residents of the Arizona reservation expressed shock over charges brought in the massive Rodeo-Chediski Fire....


Attorneys representing 300,000 American Indian beneficiaries to the Individual Indian Money (IIM) trust asked a federal judge to shutdown certain computer systems at the Department of Interior....


The ABC News program Nightline will present a report tonight on the Apache fire crews fighting the Rodeo-Chedeski Fire....


Federal Acknowledgment of the Historical Eastern Pequot Tribe The Bureau of Indian Affairs announces its decision to acknowledge the historical Eastern Pequot Tribe of Connecticut....


State and local officials in New York are trying to stop the Oneida Nation from offering cheap cigarettes to smokers....