Wednesday, November 27, 2002

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Tribes seeking to take greater control of their own affairs are limited by the amount of money the federal government considers appropriate, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday....

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They say you can never go home again, but for outgoing Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb, he's never really left....

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Draft budget documents indicate the Bush administration is prepared to seek historic increases for trust reform, potentially at the expense of other Indian programs at the Department of Interior....


NASA astronaut and Chickasaw Nation tribal member John Herrington took his first spacewalk on Tuesday as part of his mission on the space shuttle Endeavour....


In 1621, the first Thanksgiving was reportedly held....


Members of the Confederated Umatilla Tribes of Oregon will host a special Thanksgiving Day feast to give thanks to the creator....


The Indianapolis Star is on a one-paper crusade to help the Miami Nation of Indiana get federal recognition....


Pojoaque Pueblo in New Mexico was in court on Tuesday to oppose the state's attempts to limit its water usage....


The Fort Peck Tribes of Montana and a local county are semi-finalists i in a governance awards program sponsored by Harvard University....


Loretta Barrett Oden, a Potawatomi chef, is a busy woman these days....


A casino proposal by the Confederated Warm Springs Tribes is in the hands of incoming Oregon governor Ted Kulongoski....


The Los Angeles Times in an editorial today calls for protection -- and compromise -- on a proposed school development affecting an Indian burial ground....


The Oglala Lakota College on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota held elections for its board of trustees and local college center boards....


"The election is over, and Senator Tim Johnson, D-SD, was proclaimed the winner....


About 42 million people worldwide are living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, the United Nations and World Health Organization said on Tuesday, and nearly half of the cases are women....


Under a Congressional bill ready for President Bush's signature, the Navajo Nation could receive more than $9 million in funding to combat diabetes The funding is contained in a reauthorization of the Special Diabetes program....


Research being published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association suggests that eating nuts and peanut butter might help prevent Type II diabetes....


The Arizona Supreme Court has denied a request to prevent the state of Arizona from signing casino agreements with 17 tribes as a federal judge cleared the way for the deals to be approved....


The Department of Education on Tuesday issued the final rules implementing the No Child Left Behind Act....


The business committee of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribe of Oklahoma postponed a vote on an agreement to accept the land where the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 occurred....


An investigation into events surrounding the death of an Alaska Native executive and the shooting of his wife was been concluded....


Two community groups in South Dakota have completed a study on the American Indian and the immigrant populations in Sioux Falls....


An attorney whose work paved the way for the historic Boldt fishing rights decision died on Monday....


Sarah Ayers, a traditional Catawba potter, died on Monday in South Carolina....


The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina is seeking to gain full federal recognition through legislation....


The South Dakota Supreme Court has affirmed the Indian Child Welfare Act in a case affecting a Standing Rock Sioux custody dispute....


Update: The Associated Press has just reported that Ralph Engelstad died....


Secretary of Interior Gale Norton is allowing farmers in southern California to take more than their share of water from the Colorado River....


The Department of Interior and the Department of Agriculture have given approval for a $120 million geothermal power plant near a sacred site in northern California....


"Indian people generally know where most forms of racism are going to appear....


Due to the holiday weekend, Indianz.Com will not be updating on Thursday or Friday of this week....


The all new Indianz.Com message board is open for business! Thanks to all those who patiently waited....


The Muckleshoot Tribe of Washington has gained a reputation in and out of Indian Country as shrewd business dealers....