Monday, August 12, 2002

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A casino company with close ties to the $10 billion Indian gaming industry was warned months in advance of a crucial stock plunge that its flagship product was illegal to operate in Oklahoma....

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Reports prepared in the 1990s by convicted accounting firm Arthur Andersen are playing a critical role in several trust fund disputes over the objections of tribes who say the shoddy work is being used against them....

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New Indian trust fund investigation released, Sioux tribal members challenge South Dakota voting laws, Makah Nation gets green light on whale hunt, and Alaska Natives lose a leader....


The Sioux Falls Argus Leader in an editorial today praises a proposed study of Native Americans in South Dakota prisons....


The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut has voted to keep an estimated 500 members on its tribal rolls....


Talks to settle a land claim between the Oneida Nation of New York and the state have apparently fizzled, leading on anti-sovereignty and anti-treaty rights group to call them a full-scale fiasco....


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"The Three Affiliated Tribes' request to conduct gaming on Lake Sakakawea in western North Dakota was turned down by the state....


Alaska Native leaders are reacting with caution about a suggestion to combine as many as 10 Native villages....


The Kenai Natives Association of Kenai, Alaska, informed shareholders on August 1 that it is near bankruptcy....


Republican lawmakers in Montana are accusing Democrats of creating Indian-majority districts to favor Democrat candidates....


The Quinault Nation on Saturday welcomed more than 23 tribes to its Washington reservation, the final stop on a inter-tribal cultural exchange....


The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska is drawing opposition for its plans to end crop-dusting on its reservation....


Ira Vandever grew up on the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and recalls being enthralled by his grandfather's experiences as a Code Talker in World War II....


All four members of the Oneida Nation's business committee are women, believed to be a first for the Wisconsin tribe....


The Sealaska Heritage Institute of Alaska is receiving a private collection of more than 50 Native artifacts....


The Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe is willing to settle its land claims with the state of Connecticut for a casino....


Members of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona voted down plans to build a $15.2 million museum in a tribal district....


Police in Alaska have discovered a note left by the woman they say fatally shot Alaska Native executive Glenn Godfrey on August 3....


Officials at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado won't disclose the location of about 400 tribal ancestors in their possession....


The Tohono O'odham Nation spans two countries and tribal members say U.S.-Mexico border policy is breaking them apart....


The Skull Valley Goshute Tribe of Utah has signed a lease with eight private utility companies to store up to 44,000 tons of nuclear waste on its reservation....


It took months of convincing, but the Nez Perce Tribe of Idaho agreed to lend its name and culture for a new doll....


The Billings Gazette continues its ongoing series on the Nez Perce War of 1877....


The Bureau of Reclamation is consulting with several tribes about a burial site uncovered at a reservoir in northwest Kansas....