Thursday, August 01, 2002

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A federal judge this week agreed to strike down a decades-old Bureau of Indian Affairs decision to terminate separate relations with the Delaware Tribe of eastern Oklahoma....

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While in Washington, D.C., this week, Northern Cheyenne President Geri Small received a warm welcome by one of her most well-known constituents on Tuesday....

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Legislation to settle a long-standing New Mexico tribal land dispute cleared a key Senate committee on Wednesday, and its chief sponsors hoped for final passage this year....


The tribes on the Fort Belknap Reservation of Montana are suing to enforce cleanup of abandoned mines....


A fire burning in Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado burned more than 2,400 acres as of Wednesday....


A group claiming sovereign tribal status has been told to pay $19,000 in fines for trying to ignore the authority of a Connecticut city....


The 50th annual Lincoln Indian Club Pow-wow takes place this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska....


Doyon Ltd., an Alaska Native regional corporation, has won a concessionaire contract for Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska....


Pope John Paul II canonized the first Indian saint during an Aztec-inspired Mass in Mexico on Wednesday....


Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien unexpectedly stopped at the 2002 North American Indigenous Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Wednesday....


The ninth annual Association of Interior Native Educators conference began in Alaska on Wednesday....


The Crow Tribe is testing out a new curriculum at its Apsa'alooke Warrior Youth Camp this summer....


Bureau of Indian Affairs employee Brian Neil Klinekole pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to setting fires in southern New Mexico....


A Senate subcommittee held a hearing on the Superfund program on Wednesday....


Seven Oklahoma tribes are upset that the Indian Health Service hasn't acted on their request to fire a hospital administrator....


The South Dakota Legislature's State-Tribal Relations Committee plans to study Native Americans in the state prison system....


Senators Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) and Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) are seeking to attach a rider to a spending bill that would affect the recognition of Indian tribes, The Norwich Bulletin says in an editorial today....


A Senate subcommittee on Wednesday held a hearing on a bill to build a water system affecting the Rocky Boy's Reservation and other communities in Montana....


Pacific Northwest tribes and their members are struggling with a new federal study which finds that consuming large amounts of fish can lead to cancer and other health problems....


Sandia Pueblo Governor Stuwart Paisano wants the Senate to consider changing a bill to settle a claim to 10,000 acres in the Sandia Mountains in New Mexico....


The United States has violated the human rights of two Western Shoshone sisters, a preliminary report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has found....


White House officials told Rob....


Tom Slonaker, the Department of Interior's former top Indian trust official, continues to speak out about his forced resignation....


The Mille Lacs Ojibwe Tribe of Minnesota opened its Language and Cultural Center two years ago but tribal officials say not enough people are participating....