Friday, November 08, 2002

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Finding Alaska Native and American Indian resources online is a little bit easier thanks to a new web site dedicated to Indian health issues....

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Is it Friday already? That means it's time for the weekly list of the movers and shakers in Indian Country and beyond....

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In the wake of a record Indian turnout at the polls, the state of South Dakota has agreed to seek federal review of election laws affecting Native voters....


The Gay Head Wampanoag Tribe of Massachusetts has been forced to sell off property, close tribal businesses and liquidate $1.2 million of stock, The Vineyard Gazette reports....


New Mexico governor-elect Bill Richardson (D) has named two tribal leaders to his transition team....


The Arizona Indian Gaming Association is cautious as votes are still being counted on an Indian gaming ballot measure....


Senator Pete Domenici (R-New Mexico) might become the new chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, the Associated Press reports....


An agreement to settle the Wyandotte Nation land claim in exchange for a casino has been approved by a Kansas County....


A Cherokee woman who went to a country club to pray on an Indian mound was found guilty by a jury of trespassing....


Sam Billison, one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, shared his World War II experiences at the Alaska Native Veterans Association meeting on Thursday....


The newly elected chairman of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut was praised by local leaders on Thursday for trying to improve their often rocky relationship....


A surge in votes for Navajo Nation President Kelsey Begaye couldn't help the incumbent win re-election over challenger Joe Shirley Jr....


The Blackfeet Nation of Montana had a 10-hour council meeting on Thursday to address leadership disputes, The Great Falls Tribune reported....


John Herrington, a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma, will become the first tribal member in space when the Space Shuttle Endeavour is launched this coming Monday....


A reported 100 people turned out on Thursday night to discuss a drilling proposal on the Crow Reservation in Montana....


President Bush held a press briefing on Thursday to identify his agenda with respect to a Republican-controlled Congress....


Environmentalists fear a Republican-controlled Congress will join White House efforts to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling....


The First Nations Development Institute is holding the first-ever Native Food Summit this month....


The University of Oklahoma journalism school hosted a Native media conference this week....


Tribal leaders criticized Montana Governor Judy Martz (R) for not consulting them earlier about proposed state budget cuts....


Seven Indian lawmakers will serve in the 2003 Montana Legislature....


Tribal leaders in Oklahoma are citing their Indian voting initiative as crucial to the election of Democrat Brad Henry for state governor....


Election day turnout on reservations in South Dakota Dakota were at record levels, according to news accounts....


Bullying and harassment among student appear to have contributed to problems in the Yup'ik village of Tununak....


A key Republican lawmaker wants to repeal a law that exempts non-Indians from state sales tax at Indian-owned businesses....


An unprecedented campaign among Native Americans in a South Dakota county has been successful....


A Montana county is considering new names for Squaw Creek and Squaw Nipple....