Wednesday, December 04, 2002

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Keeping cases out of the Supreme Court has been a primary goal of tribal leaders and Indian advocates....

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The Supreme Court was packed on Monday for two hours of oral arguments for what will be the most anticipated Indian law decisions in years....

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A group of Indian law experts expressed surprise on Tuesday at the reception the Supreme Court gave to two tribal trust mismanagement cases....


Bureau of Indian Affairs jails are notoriously overcrowded, underfunded and understaffed....


"A non-white woman who murdered two beautiful non-white children was sentenced to only eight years in prison....


The Sioux Falls Argus Leader in an editorial today welcomes the correction of a plaque at the Colorado State Capitol that properly refers to the November 29, 1864, massacre at Sand Creek....


The Norwich Bulletin in an editorial today says it is "just" to recognize the Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut but that "another casino is simply a bad idea." The paper says two tribal casinos are enough....


The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation of Connecticut has waited at least 30 years to hear from the federal government about its federal status....


The Shoshone-Bannock Nation of Idaho is considering changes to its enrollment policy....


John Herrington isn't the first American Indian to go into space....


An Oklahoma city wants to determine whether the Absentee Shawnee Tribe can legally operate a casino on trust land within city limits....


An Oneida Nation official is disputing a local city's attempt to prosecute him in city court....


An Indian Health Service study being published in a medical journal today confirms an extremely high infant mortality rate among tribes in the northern Plains, with most of the deaths attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)....


The state of Minnesota and eight Ojibwe bands have reached a deal affecting tribal fishing rights....


The Massachusetts gambling commission gambling commission held another public hearing on Tuesday to discuss the legalization of casino gaming in the state....


Outgoing Arizona Governor Jane Hull (R) is expected to sign gaming agreements with 17 tribes after another attempt by the racetrack industry to stop her failed....


The Heart of America Indian Center was founded in Kansas City, Kansas, by a Choctaw man and his wife who wanted to keep Indian culture alive....


The Crow Tribe of Montana is undergoing major changes in law enforcement....


The Miami Nation of Oklahoma is suing the Department of Interior over a legal opinion that said the tribe has no right to a parcel of land in Kansas....


Testimony on the second day of a fraud and theft trial involving the Seminole Tribe of Florida weakened the government's case against three associates of former chief Jim Billie, according to news accounts....


A grocery store in Winnipeg, Manitoba, has apologized to a Native woman after refusing to sell her hairspray....


A man born in India sees nothing wrong with using American Indians as mascots....


The Navajo Nation Council will hold a special session Friday to consider a proposed pipeline to alleviate Peabody Coal's use of water in northeastern Arizona....


Frank LaMere, a member of the Winnebago Tribe who is active in Democrat politics, is organizing a protest of the sale of liquor to Native Americans in Nebraska....


Is Secretary of Interior Gale Norton looking for a new job? The former Colorado attorney general is eyeing a federal judgeship, Al Kamen of The Washington Post reports today....


Tribal sources reported today that Assistant Secretary Neal McCaleb plans to announce a reorganization of Indian affairs at the Department of Interior....


After more than 30 years on the job, Leonard C....