Tuesday, December 03, 2002

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Members of the Supreme Court on Monday pressed the federal government to detail its trust responsibilities to the White Mountain Apache Tribe of Arizona, whose economy was recently devastated by the worst fire in state history....

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The Supreme Court on Monday took its first Indian law case of the term, agreeing to consider whether state jurisdiction extends to tribal lands for crimes that allegedly occur off-reservation....

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The Supreme Court on Monday confronted one of the largest tribal trust mismanagement cases in history but seemed hard pressed to find any wrongdoing on behalf of government officials who suppressed and concealed vital information from the Navajo Nation....


A federal appeals court on Monday said a power line to a sacred mountain in Arizona cannot be stopped....


The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to review a law school's affirmative action policy....


A Connecticut city council voted Monday to negotiate a casino deal with a state-recognized tribe awaiting a final decision on its federal status....


The state of Wisconsin and 11 tribes are planning to negotiate new gaming compact with incoming Governor Jim Doyle....


An Oklahoma city council voted 3-2 to deny basic utility services to a casino proposed by the Absentee Shawnee Tribe....


The Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island has formed a gaming partnership with Harrah's Entertainment, a former rival....


In May, the Puyallup Tribe of Washington began distributing $2,000 in casino profits to its 2,800 members....


A nuclear power company in Minnesota whose plant is located next to the Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota Tribe is questioning limits on on-site waste storage....


The Bureau of Indian Affairs has been asked to independently investigate the circumstances of a fatal car crash on the Blackfeet Reservation of Montana....


A museum in Alaska is heading up an effort to keep the Alutiiq language from falling out of use....


The Canadian government has proposed legislation to allow First Nations to collect property taxes....


Natives in the Inuit territory of Nunavut are seeking an exemption from a Canadian gun control law....


A federal appeals court on Monday blocked the Bush administration's attempt to renew drilling off the coast of California....


The Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma is seeking intevenor status in the Seneca land claim....


Navajo community members and leaders held a march and rally in Shiprock, New Mexico, to observe World AIDS Day....


Two teens from the Cass Lake Ojibwe Reservation in Minnesota are being charged with brutally beating a blind man to death....


Beset with alcoholism, drug problems, sexual abuse, low-achieving youth and lack of basic infrastructure, the Innu First Nation at Davis Inlet, Labrador, is preparing to move to an entirely new location....


Research being published next year in the journal Human Evolution documents 13,000-year-old bones found in Mexico....


The trial of three former workers for the Seminole Tribe of Florida opened in federal court on Monday....


The Navajo Nation was "bilked of millions of dollars by a crafty politician who was doing favors for his friends in the coal industry," The Arizona Daily Star says in an editorial today....


The Supreme Court on Monday heard oral arguments in two breach of trust cases....


An attorney for the Native American Rights Fund said the Supreme Court's decisions on tribal trust cases probably won't affect the Cobell Indian trust fund lawsuit....


The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an attempt by state of Montana to tax an Indian-owned business....


A federal appeals court is considering two appeals for the Cayuga Nation of New York land claim....