Tuesday, February 04, 2003

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Diabetes treatment, contract health services and sanitation improvement were the highlights of the Indian Health Service (IHS) budget released on Monday....

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A federal appeals court on Monday rejected a South Dakota tribe's bid to become a party to a 10-year dispute that threatens its land base....

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The Bush administration on Monday proposed historic increases to carry out its trust reform initiatives but, in a repeat of the current budget, little else in terms of Indian programs at the Department of Interior....


Lisa Odjig, a Odawa-Ojibwe woman from Canada, won the 13th annual World Hoop Dance Contest....


The Tucson city council has approved a water rights settlement with members of the Tohono O'odham Nation of Arizona....


A lawmaker in Connecticut has proposed a bill to add a $10 toll to enter two of the state's reservations....


An attempt to remove three Flathead Nation council members who supported a controversial blood quantum referendum has been squashed....


Fresh off two back-to-back parts, and that bit in "Thunderheart" starring Val "I'm an Indian too" Kilmer, Lakota actor Moses Brings Plenty is ready for bigger and brighter things in Hollywood....


"In isolated areas, we are sometimes insulated from national incidents....


A Montana legislative committee held a hearing on Monday to address a bill that would give school districts with more than 50 percent Indian students the option to give hiring preference to Indians....


President Bush on Monday rolled out a $2.23 billion budget built on increased defense spending, tax cuts and a deficit....


The January 28, 1863, massacre of at least 250 men, women and children of the Northwestern Shoshone Tribe needs to be "burned into our collective memory," The Salt Lake Tribune says in an editorial....


A man from the Crow Reservation of Montana is facing his ninth DUI conviction in state court....


The murder trial of a man accused of raping and killing an Alaska Native woman is filled with "minidramas," The Anchorage Daily News reports....


An incredible number of White Earth Ojibwe tribal members and reservation residents have gone to college at Harvard University, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports....


New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson (D) has appointed more than 30 tribal members to top positions in his administration....


The state of South Dakota has filed a lawsuit in federal court against the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, seeking enforcement of subpoenas on the reservation....


President Bush's 2004 budget request cuts $10 million from an Alaska Native education program....


The president of a tribal college in North Dakota blasted the Bush administration's new budget on Monday for cutting funds to his institution....


The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments in the Cobell trust fund case....


Entrepreneurs on the Navajo Nation have to go through a lengthy bureaucratic process to get their business leases approved....