Monday, February 04, 2002

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Long before his infamous "imploding" memo became the subject of media coverage, Congressional testimony and a court monitor, the first project manager of a $40 million trust accounting system warned that the government was spreading "misinformation" about the now-failing effort....

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An electronic copy of the final EDS report on trust reform is available for downloading....

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Consultation continues on Indian trust plan tribes oppose, contempt trial over individual trust resumes, White House gets notice of lawsuit, and President Bush delivers State of the Union....

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The court official appointed to watch over the Department of Interior unleashed some of his boldest and far-reaching criticism on Friday, questioning whether true trust reform can occur under existing conditions....


Frank Arrowchis, a member of the White River band of the Northern Ute Indian Tribe, is welcoming the Olympic torch into the state of Utah with an Indian ceremony....


Still reeling from its past involvement with bankrupt company Enron, auditing firm Arthur Andersen on Sunday announced changes in the way it does business....


The 154th anniversary of the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was marked this past Saturday in Santa Fe, New Mexico....


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The treaty rights of Minnesota's Ojibwe tribes have always been a source of contention in the state....


A federal appeals court has cleared the way for New Mexico Attorney General Patricia Madrid to continue suing two tribes who refuse to share casino revenues with the state....


"If something more rollicking than the "Alaska's Flag" hymn is desired, consider John Pingayak's "Kaaka-gguq Cauyalriitqaa" ("Listen to the Drumming")....


"My non-Indian friend stared at me in wide-eyed disbelief....


Tribal leaders and lawmakers in Montana are expressing disappointment over the results of an economic study of the state's seven reservations and the Little Shell Chippewa Tribe....


The Northwest Reno in Reno, Nevada, held its first Native American Storytelling event on Saturday, drawing a crowd to listen to Native storytellers....


The Navajo Nation's drug court is not shutting down, the tribe says....


Citing an adverse environment, the ex-chairman of failed energy company Enron has canceled his appearance before a Senate committee today....


An interim report by the National Academy of Sciences has found that federal wildlife officials based their decision to shut off water to non-Indian farmers in the Klamath Basin on faulty science....


Bureau of Indian Affairs officials never knew one of their employees had eight drunk driving citations or arrests, let alone his four convictions, according to The Albuquerque Journal....


President Bush rolls out his $2.13 trillion fiscal year 2003 budget today, delivering it to Congress wrapped in the American flag....


A federal appeals court on Friday sided with the Miccosukee Tribe of Florida, ruling that state officials have to comply with federal law before pumping polluted water into the Everglades....


Jim Shore, the general counsel for the Seminole Tribe of Florida, has been in hiding since he was released from the hospital after being shot in what authorities have called a mob-style hit....


"The owner of the Washington football club is working his legal team and press flacks overtime, scouting Indian country for anyone who is Indian or "part-Indian" and likes the team's name....


The Department of Interior's computer shutdown enters its third month this week....


The media was out in force this past Friday at a Washington, D.C.-area hotel for the seventh Indian trust meeting....


The latest Indian Country Today poll finds an overwhelming majority of Native Americans have little confidence in Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's handling of the trust fund....


In response to a federal judge's ruling, the Bush administration will be reviewing the endangered and threatened status of two dozen species of salmon and steelhead....