Wednesday, October 09, 2002

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A federal appeals court on Tuesday ordered the state of Alaska to pay legal fees as part of its war against the subsistence rights of Alaska Natives....

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An overwhelming number of adult Americans are considered overweight and their numbers are increasing every year, according to new studies....

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Attorneys for American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier were back in federal court on Tuesday to seek a reduction in sentence for the ailing prisoner....


A Lumbee woman who won the North Carolina beauty title only to have it stripped from her is in arbitration with state pageant officials....


Former FBI director Louis Freeh made his first public appearance in months to defend his record on terrorism against charges he was resistant to change and did not share information with other federal entities....


The House Resources Committee on Tuesday approved a bill to curb environmental and judicial review of logging projects on federal forest land....


The Suquamish Tribe of Washington is constructing a larger casino to replace its current one....


What does it take to get a two-ton Indian statue on top of the statehouse in Kansas? Workers are trying to figure that out....


The 79th Shiprock Northern Navajo Fair drew nearly 30,000 people to Shiprock, New Mexico, last weekend but police say a new parade route failed to alleviate traffic woes....


San Felipe Pueblo in New Mexico has completed a three-way land swap with the state and federal governments....


The Red Earth Native American Cultural Festival is moving from downtown Oklahoma City to a more "rustic environment" at a local park, an organizer said....


A federal employees' group on Tuesday released a report charging a federal forest manager with neglecting to protect Native artifacts and sites in California....


The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a dispute involving Alaska Native corporations and their billion-dollar investment in wireless licenses....


A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the right of the federal government to hold secret deportation hearings....


An opponent of several Connecticut tribes calls Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb's recognition reform plan a bit like "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic." Connecticut attorney general Richard Blumenthal opposes the two Pequot tribes, the Golden Hill Paugussett Tribe and the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is leading an investigation into a dump of methamphetamine chemicals on Quapaw tribal land in northeastern Oklahoma....


Opponents of Columbus Day shouldn't use their upcoming protest to "cross the line between legitimate protest and breaking the law," The Denver Post says in an editorial today....


Oglala Lakota President John Yellowbird Steele called for the state of Nebraska to enact a five-mile zone where the sale of liquor is prohibited....


Supporters of imprisoned American Indian Movement activist Leonard Peltier rallied outside a federal court on Tuesday....


The Department of Defense released chemical warfare and live biological agents in a traditional Athabaskan area in interior Alaska, according to government documents being released to Congress....


Mohegan tribal chairman Mark Brown is upset at a recent episode of the HBO mafia hit "The Sopranos" because he believes a tribal character was modeled after him....


Elouise Cobell, lead plaintiff in the Individual Indian Money (IIM) lawsuit, is described as "an activist of the people" for taking on the federal government's Indian trust debacle....


Federal agencies and the state of Alaska are investigating reports of fake Alaska Native art, thanks to a recent public relations campaign by the Federal Trade Commission....