Thursday, July 03, 2003

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The federal government doesn't have a trust responsibility to "maximize" oil and gas revenues for Indian beneficiaries, a federal judge ruled last month....

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The Bush administration is appealing a case to the Supreme Court that tribal leaders say is an important test of their sovereign rights....


A group of 21 investors has contributed $10.5 million to a casino project in California, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports....


The Rhode Island Legislature wrapped up work on Wednesday without approving a bill to put a casino before voters....


A budget provision in the new Wisconsin budget overrides the revenue-sharing provisions of the Oneida Nation's tax agreement....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut has donated more than $40,000 to a local high school....


The Navajo Nation Supreme Court cleared a mining company of violating the tribe's Navajo preference act....


An accountant for the Navajo Nation has gone missing, along with $39,000 in tribal dollars intended for a chapter government, The Farmington Daily Times reports....


A Montana district judge on Wednesday invalidated a law that stripped a state commission of its power to draw the state's legislative districts....


An 18-year-old teen died Wednesday after a hit and run accident on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota....


July 2 was the 140th anniversary of the Fort Bridger Treaty, signed by Shoshone Chief Washakie and the U.S....


The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has asked the state of Wisconsin to make tribal casino audits public....


The Department of Interior is continuing talks with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes over a proposed takeover of the National Bison Range....


The state of Alaska will open millions of acres of state and Alaska Native corporation lands around Bristol Bay to exploration....


A commercial ship ran aground in Alaska's Kachemak Bay last week, destroying the salmon fishery for two Native villages....


Members of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana held a Victory Dance Celebration for Lomar Wandering Medicine, a U.S....


One faction of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa has agreed to the creation of an election board....


National Indian Gaming Commission Chairman Phil Hogen spoke at an Indian gaming conference on the Flathead Reservation in Montana on Wednesday....


The Arizona State Board on Geographic and Historic Names voted Wednesday to rename a peak in honor of Lori Piestewa, the Hopi woman killed in action in Iraq....


Special trustee Ross Swimmer is finally off the stand in the Cobell trust fund trial, having endured six days of testimony in federal court in Washington, DC. Swimmer first went before U.S....


The Confederated Umatilla Tribes of Oregon have rounded up a bison herd that was set loose on the reservation....