Monday, July 07, 2003

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After two months of testimony, Trial 1.5 in the Indian trust trust fund case saw special trustee Ross Swimmer take the stand in defense of the Bush administration....

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The Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Celebration is well underway but one tribe has been left behind....

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A federal appeals court last week sided with an Oklahoma tribe in a federal funding dispute, disagreeing with two other circuits on the way government agencies dole out money for self-determination contracts....


Traynor O Halftown, host of the longest-running children's television show in Philadelphia, died Saturday....


A collection of more than 40 Sioux artifacts has been given to the Lincoln County Historical Society Museum in Nebraska....


The Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation is holding a golf tournament to raise funds to buy land....


Canada's Department of Indian and Northern Affairs is defending its campaign to overhaul the way First Nations are governed....


Vera Franklin has been removed from the business committee of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma....


Tom Ranfranz has resigned his post as president of the Flandreau Santee Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports....


The Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota has removed council member Tez Duysak over a conflict of interest violation....


The elected chairman of the Meskwaki Tribe of Iowa said he will accept recall petitions only if a rival faction vacates the tribal offices....


The vice chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe of Arizona is on leave amid a political and leadership dispute, The Arizona Republic reports....


"Today, many of our Native people do not comprehend the importance of unity, but pray to the god of individualism....


Twelve Oklahoma tribes have rejected a tobacco compact proposed by the state....


"Although "Ten Little Indians" is somewhat uneven, it is with passages such as these that Alexie's gifts as a storyteller unquestionably win us over....


"Native people have asked sports teams, colleges, school districts and media outlets to stop using the offensive names - chiefs; braves; the outright racial slur, redskins - and to end the accompanying cultural theft and perversion, the painted faces and chicken feathers, the drum beats and tomahawk chops. These contortions and distortions do not honor our culture, as mascot supporters disingenuously claim....


Slated to open September 2004, the National Museum of American Indian will be the only building with "feminine architecture" on the National Mall, the museum's facility planner says....


Fires are burning on two Washington reservations....


Fire crews in northern New Mexico are battling a blaze that is threatening homes in Taos Pueblo and a sacred lake....


The Bureau of Land Management publishes notice today of its approval of a land conveyance to the Kuskokwim Corporation under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act....


The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing Wednesday on the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act....


Special trustee Ross Swimmer is scheduled to appear on Native America Calling, the nationally-broadcast radio program, this Wednesday....


Legislation to settle the Cobell trust fund lawsuit denied American Indians their legal rights, The Denver Post says in an editorial....


A legislative rider that settles the Cobell trust fund lawsuit was the work of Congressman Charles Taylor (R-North Carolina), The Seattle Times reports....


A proposed land swap between the National Park Service and the Eastern Band of Cherokees could upset rare species, according to a new report....