Tuesday, July 30, 2002

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Special Trustee Tom Slonaker, the federal government's top Indian trust official, resigned from the Bush administration today....

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Casino compacts with more than 60 California tribes do not violate the US Constitution, a federal judge ruled on Monday....

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The Quinault Nation of Washington is spearheading an historic event this year, the first-ever American Indian and Alaska Native Sovereignty Run....


The Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Oklahoma has fired two of its three housing commissioners amid a federal investigation....


President Bush has submitted legislation to reduce power plant emissions....


Nebraska Democrats are meeting this weekend for to choose a state chairman and reconsider its stance on gaming....


The St Regis Mohawk Tribe won't open its casino in the Catskills region of New York until 2005 at the earlier, Steve Israel reports today....


Representative Brad Carson (D-Okla.) has introduced a bill to help rural law enforcement fight methamphetamine....


Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado was closed on Monday in response to several wildfires....


"When you live on the wet, eastern side of the state and drive west, the extreme drought that people are experiencing in western North Dakota and South Dakota is shocking. I went camping in that area for five days last week....


Pope John Paul II is in Guatemala today to canonize the country's first saint, an advocate for Mayan Indians....


Heavy rain over the weekend and poor infrastructure have caused the Cat Lake First Nation to declare a state of emergency....


President Bush on Tuesday signed into law stricter corporate accountability measures....


"Fired from jobs they loved by an administrator and directors they despised, three physicians are planning to open a new clinic in the Phillips neighborhood of south Minneapolis in September....


Casino industry experts believe California's tribes could bring in $4 billion a year, The Los Angeles Times reports....


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday announced it won't rehear a case challenging the sovereign immunity of a California tribe....


A federal judge on Monday upheld a controversial tribal land acquisition authorized by President Bill Clinton in one of his final acts in the White House....


Three First Nations in the Yukon Territory on Monday signed a forest management agreement with the Canadian government....