Friday, January 04, 2002

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Indian Country rang in the new year without receiving millions of dollars in oil, gas and other royalty payments, a situation not likely to change any time soon, top Bureau of Indian Affairs officials said on Thursday....

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More than 30 tribal leaders on Thursday asked Secretary of Interior Gale Norton to delay the creation of a new Indian trust agency, even as her top officials acknowledged the proposal was being slowed down by the Bush administration and Congress....

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The Department of Interior will hold at least four more consultation sessions on a proposal to create a new Indian trust agency, Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb said on Thursday....

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After a holiday break, US District Judge Royce Lamberth today will resume testimony in a contempt trial against Secretary of Interior Gale Norton and Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb....