Tuesday, December 10, 2002

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South Dakota's top law enforcer is largely rejecting Republican allegations that voter fraud on Indian reservations contributed to Democrat Senator Tim Johnson's slim victory more than a month ago....

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A Reorganization Contest Now that the first member of the Bush Cabinet has resigned, In The Hoop is running its own contest! The five readers who correctly guesses which high-level Bureau of Indian Affairs manager will leave as a result of the pending reorganization and comes closest to the departure date will receive a lovely gift from the folks at AllNative, our sister e-commerce site....

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Radmilla Cody, a former Miss Navajo Nation who has used her musical career to position herself as a role model in Indian Country, has been sentenced to nearly two years for her role in a drug ring that she says was linked to an abusive relationship....


Three tribes with casinos in Arizona are benefiting from a trust fund in California designated for non-gaming tribes....


Alaska Governor Frank Murkowski (R) named Ernesta Ballard, former chief executive for an Alaska Native village corporation, to his administration....


The 19th annual Governor's Conference on Tourism is being held in Reno, Nevada, this week....


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation of Connecticut is donating more than 300 computers to the local community....


The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma is moving forward with plans for a Class II bingo hall in New York, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports....


The Spokesman Review in an editorial today opposes a proposal for an off-reservation casino in Idaho....


The proposed collegiate hockey Hall of Fame, automobile museum, agricultural museum and national collegiate aviation Hall of Fame at the Alerus Center seem to be too many in the same theme - perhaps overkill....


The city of Albuquerque and 19 Pueblo tribes have come to an agreement on the development of the old Albuquerque Indian School in in New Mexico....


Connecticut lawmakers held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss repealing a law that paved the way for tribal casinos....


The Norwich Bulletin in an editorial today supports an effort by the Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut to recruit Polish citizens to work at its casino....


A federal judge on Monday said Vice President Dick Cheney does not have to release information about his energy task force to Congressional investigators....


Senator Trent Lott (R-Mississippi), the new majority leader, issued a statement on Monday apologizing for what were characterized by others as racist remarks....


A group of Indian law experts met last week to discuss the Supreme Court's oral arguments in two breach of trust cases....


President Bush on Monday nominated the executive of a railroad company as his new Treasury Secretary....


Indian children were among the most undercounted in Montana on the 2000 Census, the Associated Press reports....


Members of the Shoshone-Bannock Nation of Idaho are being warned not to adopt a proposed blood quantum requirement for tribal enrollment....


A new National Indian Gaming Commission will be sworn in this week, The Syracuse Post-Standard reports....


The Pueblo of Santa Clara in New Mexico has charged a tribal officer with driving while intoxicated and assaulting a state police officer....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the FBI are investigating the shooting of man by a police officer for Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota....


The trial into alleged theft of funds from the Seminole Tribe of Florida elicited testimony from a former employee who said he was told to fake business invoices and hide the evidence....


A 30-year veteran of the National Park Service is leaving federal service because he says the Bush administration wanted him to push through controversial projects....


"On November 28, due to 'outbreaks of violence' on South Dakota reservations, Representative Case (Rep SD) is preparing a bill to vest law enforcement authority in state and county officials....


Proposed changes at the Bureau of Indian Affairs are a good first step, even if they don't address core issues of trust fund mismanagement, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader says in an editorial....


The following are excerpts of an article "Bad Lands, Bad Votes: Putting Tim Johnson over the top, by any means necessary" that was published by the National Review in its December 23 issue....


The following documents of note were published in today's Federal Register....


The Alaska Native Education Summit kicked off in Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday....