Monday, October 07, 2002

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American Indians and Alaska Natives in New Mexico are more likely to die in car accidents than any other racial or ethnic group in the state, according to a new study....

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Indian trust fund problems continue, Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb releases recognition reform plan, tribes lament loss of 20,000 fish in Klamath River and runners prepare for Supreme Court rally....

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With just a few days left in the Congressional session, New Mexico's senators and the Pueblo of Sandia announced a final agreement on a bill to settle the tribe's outstanding land claim....


Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) wants the Department of Interior's inspector general to investigate Secretary Gale Norton's reversal on a mine development in California....


"Ev'ry year 'round this time I has to wax poetic, although my writing skills they be somewhat pathetic....


The 79th Shiprock Northern Navajo Fair ended on Saturday, drawing thousands of visitors to experience Navajo culture, arts and dances....


Tribes in Oklahoma and Washington are beating the competition when it comes to gaming....


The Bureau of Land Management on Friday auctioned 232 head of cattle seized from two Western Shoshone sisters who claim aboriginal title to land in Nevada....


Clifford Bird in Ground, former chairman of the Crow Tribe of Montana, pleaded guilty on Friday to one count of bribery for using tribal money to buy cars for family and friends....


An Alaska Native corporation plans is redeveloping its old logging camp into a tourist attraction....


The New London Day is going after Senator Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), chairman of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, for remarks he made against a moratorium on federal recognition....


A hogan manufacturer on the Navajo Reservation is one business that will benefit from the tragic Rodeo-Chediski Fire in Arizona....


Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado) took in $20,500 at a fundraiser arranged by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut, Bill McAllister of The Denver Post reports....


Ten groups in Michigan are petitioning for federal recognition, according to The Lansing State Journal....


After years of never having a quorum, the Utah Native American Remains Review Committee is finally meeting to decide how to handle and repatriate remains to the state's tribes....


With his run for governor of New Mexico in the skids, Russell Means says he was called back home to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for one reason: to change the Oglala Lakota Tribe....


After their attempt to flee to Canada was cut short, five Nez Perce bands who refused to be confined to a reservation in Idaho were nearly wiped out by disease and mistreatment....


There's just not enough water to satisfy tribes, farmers, environmentalists and fishermen in the Klamath River Basin on the California-Oregon border, a federal official says....


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is "off base" by suing a non-Indian diner of discriminating against Navajo employees, The Farmington Daily-Times writes in an editorial today....


Individual Indian and tribal beneficiaries deserve an "honest accounting" of their trust funds, The Lincoln Journal Star says in an editorial....


The first ever Sovereignty Run ends today in Washington, D.C., with a tribal leader's rally at the steps of the Supreme Court....


Two competing groups will march on Columbus Day, this Saturday, in Denver, Colorado....