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Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb and deputy Wayne Smith at Indian trust consultation session. Window Rock, Arizona.  Washington. February 15, 2002.
Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb dozes off at marathon tribal consultation as deputy Wayne Smith struggles to pay attention. (NSM)
The Bush Administration
Tribal Consultation Still Going Strong
Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb falls asleep as Navajo delegates commandeer microphone and refuse to stop talking. Session has lasted more than two days with no end in sight.

Exclusive: Trust Reform Alternatives
Still stumped? Indian Country Tomorrow obtains internal documents to take you behind the Bureau of Indian Trust Assets Management (BITAM).

ON THE HILL
Senate Hearing Turns Raucous
Two of Indian Country's most powerful figures are at it again. This time it's war! Tensions between Congress and tribal leaders erupt in public as Sen Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colo.) and National Congress of American Indians President Tex Hall trade barbs.

MEDIA ROUNDTABLE
Editors, Reporters Lament Access
Covering the Department of Interior is like going into Afghanistan without an interpreter. A few brave souls share their experiences.

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Indianz.Com News
Those lazy fat cats at Indianz.Com have taken the holiday off. How dare they! But you can still catch up on all the news you may have missed last week. Plus, visit your friends and enemies at the Indianz.Com Message Board.