Tuesday, January 07, 2003

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Department of Interior officials have backed away from pledges to conduct a full historical accounting of money owed to more than 500,000 American Indians....

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After months of talks with tribal leaders, the Department of Interior has arrived at a less than surprising conclusion: consulting with Indian Country consumes a significant amount of time and resources....

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The Bush administration on Monday unleashed more than 200 pages of what it said was part of an "ongoing" push to improve the management of the broken Indian trust....


Research published in the Canadian Medical Journal documents a high rate of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, among Native drug users in Vancouver, British Columbia....


"Joseph Colebut's Dec....


"Over the weekend, as my daughter and I were cruising the interstate, three deer jumped out in front of the car....


Supporters of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are hopeful this year will be the year Congress authorizes development....


Tribes in North Dakota passed a resolution calling on the state to restore an Indian education post....


The Stillaguamish Tribe of Washington has spent nearly $5 million to relocate 27 families from a village being torn down to build a casino, The Everett Herald reports....


Members of the Crow Tribe of Montana were on hand on Monday for the opening session of the 2003 state legislative session....


A federal judge in Arizona today opens the trial of a Navajo woman accused of murdering three of her six children at their home on the Navajo Nation....


Lawmakers in Connecticut voted to repeal a law that paved the way for Indian gaming....


The California Department of Fish and Game has released a report blaming the recent deaths of more than 30,000 fish on Secretary of Interior Gale Norton....


Senator Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota), one of the leading Congressional critics of the Bush administration's trust reform efforts, does not plan to seek the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004....


Aurene Martin has been named acting head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Secretary of Interior Gale Norton announced on Monday....


The nominations for the 45th annual GRAMMY awards were announced this morning, including the category Best Native American Music album....


The Bush administration will not perform an accounting of land, mineral and other trust assets owned by more than 500,000 Indian beneficiaries....


Deputy Interior Secretary Steven Griles will not settle the Cobell trust fund lawsuit because "there is no supporting evidence" that Indian beneficiaries have been cheated out of billions of dollars, The New York Times reports....


A court investigator for the Indian trust fund lawsuit is threatening to refer a government attorney for disciplinary action for her refusal to provide documents related to an historical accounting....


The Bureau of Land Management in Nevada is moving to seize more livestock belonging to two Western Shoshone sisters who refuse to pay grazing fees on land they say belongs to their tribe....