Monday, January 07, 2002

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Who will win this year's Native American music GRAMMY? Unless you're a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, you won't have any ability to voice your opinion directly....

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Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's contempt trial resumed on Friday as a federal judge accused top government officials of game-playing by not disbursing millions of dollars in critical payments to thousands of American Indians throughout the country....

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The contempt trial against Secretary of Interior Gale Norton resumed today in federal court with government attorneys finally getting a chance to question a senior trust official....

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If the Department of Interior cannot make payments to as many as 300,000 beneficiaries to the Individual Indian Money (IIM) trust as soon as possible, top officials should be thrown in jail, attorneys for the account holders said today....

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The GRAMMY music awards heralded the new year with a second round of nominees in the Native music category on Friday, choosing six recordings to compete for Best "Best Native American Music Album." Heavy on pow-wow music and two record labels, the Native hopefuls were among the scores announced at a star-studded press conference in Beverly Hills, California....

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The new year is upon us so that means it's time for a fresh start here at In The Hoop....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs has found that the current leadership of the Miwuk Tribe of the Buena Vista Rancheria of California is not legitimate....


President Bush on Saturday said he would help white farmers in the Klamath Basin of Oregon get the water they have been denied over the past year....


A Republican lawmaker testified on Friday that a map he proposed for the New Mexico House would create six majority Indian districts....


Traditional feasts were held at 15 New Mexico Pueblos on Sunday to bring in a new year of leaders for the tribes....


The Peabody Museum at Harvard University in Massachusetts recently repatriated nearly 200 sets of human remains to Iroquois Confederacy tribes in New York....


The Peabody Essex Museum in Peabody, Massachusetts, is hosting an exhibit of 71 Edward S....


A new book documents the life of Esther Ross, a leader of the Stillaquamish Tribe of Washington....


To experts in the gaming industry and those who live with it, the question of casinos is not whether they will impact a community but by how much....


"Once a slim, winding water snake ate a community and became a fat and bloated boa they named Lake Sakakawea....


Henrietta Mann, a Montana State University professor, and her daughter, Montoya Whiteman, were recently invited to the site of the World Trade Center disaster in New York City by the Red Cross Spiritual Care Center....


"Dream catchers, coincidentally, were the subject of an article in the Dec....


The price of a first-class stamp would raise from 34 cents to 37 cents as part of an agreement made between the Postal Service and the mailing industry....


Native Women for Justice is hosting a public meeting on January 19 to discuss a proposed water compact between the state of Oklahoma and two tribes....


If the Nebraska Legislature doesn't act to allow casino gaming on the state's reservation, the Santee Sioux Tribe will try to get the issue on the 2002 ballot, vice-chair Thelma Thomas says....


Several development projects on the Shoalwater Reservation in Washington are near completion this year, bringing hope to a tribe long neglected by the federal government....


The Department of Interior has agreed to take into trust 49 acres of land for the United Auburn Indian Community of California....


Tribes in New Mexico and the energy industry are welcoming a national energy legislation bill proposed by Sen....


"The guy plays pro football for the Washington Redskins in the 1950s, scores a rookie touchdown on a 99-yard kickoff return, and rides through the twilight 40 years later in a little Toyota pickup with a plate that says "1 REDSKN." There he is in Manhattan Beach now, 71 years old, and it's been seven years since wife Wanda sprung the vanity plate on him as a Christmas present....


The Quechan Nation is preparing to fight a gold mine on sacred land in California although the Bush administration claims its reversal of a legal opinion that prevented the development doesn't necessarily mean the project will be approved....


The Southern Ute Tribe of Colorado is one of a number of investors in Enron Corp trying to move the failed company's bankruptcy case to Texas....


The Supreme Court without comment today declined to review an appeal by the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma over a proposed casino in Kansas....


The Department of Interior is denying it hasn't taken all steps possible to send out millions of dollars in payments to beneficiaries to the Individual Indian Money (IIM) trust....


A notice was published in the Federal Register on Friday regarding the affirmed recognition of the Cowlitz Tribe of Washington....