Wednesday, October 02, 2002

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Bush administration attorneys last month suggested they might challenge an Indian trust fund ruling if resolution of the 30-year-old dispute doesn't go their way....

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The House on Tuesday approved legislation to compensate two Sioux tribes for more than 4,000 acres of lost land after Republicans tacked on a controversial amendment....


The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Tuesday ruled against a group of Skull Valley Goshute tribal members who oppose plans to store up to 44,000 tons of nuclear waste on their Utah reservation....


New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone sought but eventually turned down a chance to replace Senator Robert Torricelli on the upcoming ballot for Senate, The Washington Post reports....


The Ford Foundation on Tuesday honored two Arizona men for promoting Tohono O'odham culture and health....


The Bureau of Land Management in Nevada plans to auction cattle seized from two Western Shoshone sisters who have refused to pay grazing fees on land they consider aboriginal territory....


The Oneida Nation of New York has paid for a study to help resolve sewage problems in a local town....


Crowds in Kansas have turned out in force to see a statue representing a Kanza Indian, to the surprise of its creator....


Christopher Bighorse was failing high school before he discovered the joy of reading and writing....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs has closed the comment period on the federal recognition application of two Nipmuc tribes from Massachusetts....


Indian gaming comes in many forms in many states but has grown to become an economic powerhouse over the past decade, generating $12.7 billion in revenues for tribal governments....


The Denver Post in an editorial today makes the case for scientists to study the remains of the 9,000-year-old Kennewick Man....


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, an independent federal agency, has sued an Arizona restaurant over a policy which forbids Navajo employees from speaking Navajo....


The House on Tuesday passed a bill to ban Americans from using Internet sites to gamble....


Edward Kisto, a former Tohono O'odham Nation council member, died at his Arizona ranch due to complications from throat cancer and kidney failure....


When thousands of acres of Kiowa and Comanche lands to white settlement in 1901, Oklahomans decided a land run was "not very civilized." So instead they held a land lottery instead....


A bill to change the way land belonging to members of Oklahoma's Five Civilized Tribes is on hold pending discussions with the oil and gas industry....


A group of Seminole Nation tribal members held a protest on Tuesday against the Bureau of Indian Affairs' resistance to recognize their elected leaders....


About 1,500 to 2,000 people use the Tohono O'odham Reservation in Arizona to enter the United States every day....


The House on Tuesday approved legislation to pay three Oklahoma tribes $40 million for more than 7,000 acres of lost land....


Wyoming's only Congresswoman, a Republican, feels shafted by her own party leadership on a bill to sell 1,000 acres of federal land to the Mormon Church....


The Senate Indian Affairs Committee on Tuesday approved two of President Bush's Indian affairs nominees....


A federal judge has been asked to hold Secretary of Interior Gale Norton in contempt of court for violating a settlement agreement over endangered manatees in Florida....


A federal judge on Monday ordered Secretary of Interior Gale Norton to continue to reimburse an Indian trust fund investigator....


Kathleen Merle Fleury, the former Indian affairs coordinator for the state of Montana, died recently....