Thursday, February 06, 2003

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When Cris Stainbrook makes a presentation, he likes to document the gradual loss of the Indian land base with a map of the United States....

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President George W....

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The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a confirmation hearing on February 12 for Department of Interior nominee Ross Swimmer....

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Six Department of Justice attorneys were personally sanctioned by a federal judge on Wednesday for attempting to "cover up" their role in the botched deposition of a senior trust official....


Three men were killed on Wednesday in an accident on San Felipe Pueblo....


The White House told lawmakers it will veto the omnibus spending bill still being considered by both chambers of Congress....


Blackjack became legal at Arizona's tribal casinos on Wednesday, with reports of big crowds and heavy gambling....


The General Services Administration is seeking public comment on plans to transfer an old Army site to the state of Kansas....


Biologists have recorded elevated levels of stress hormones in bison in Yellowstone National Park, according to The Washington Post....


Some Navajo Nation council delegates weren't satisfied with President Joe Shirley's recent tribal address....


Lawmakers in Minnesota have introduced a bill to allow more nuclear waste to be stored at a facility near the Prairie Island Dakota Reservation....


Fearing federal approval of a nuclear waste site on the Skull Valley Goshute Reservation, some in Utah are advocating a "Plan B" to start a state-controlled repository....


The Gila River Tribe of Arizona will retain rights to more than 212 billion gallons of water under a settlement with the federal government....


A group of American Indians in Indiana staged a rally on Wednesday to call for the creation of a state Indian affairs commission....


Cherokee actor and hip-hop mogul Litefoot spoke to members of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, encouraging youth to keep their faith and spirit alive....


The Senate on Wednesday began debate on one of President Bush's controversial judicial nominees....


New legislation under consideration in the Florida Legislature would prevent state jurisdiction over crimes on the Miccosukee Tribe's land....


A witness in the murder trial of a man accused of raping and murdering an Alaska Native woman tested the patience of the court and got into shouting matches with a defense attorney, The Anchorage Daily News reported....


A federal judge in Montana sentenced the brother of former Crow chairman Clifford Bird in Ground to three years of probation for his role in a tribal fraud and bribery case....


A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Bureau of Indian Affairs employee to 18 months in jail for rigging government contracts....


A Montana state legislative committee heard testimony on Tuesday on a bill to repeal the state's "English only" law....


"In the ongoing battle between Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun to see who can control New England gambling, I'm rooting a little bit more for the Mohegans....


The General Accounting Office (GAO), the investigative arm of Congress, released a report last week outlining performance initiatives at the Department of Interior....


One of the Department of Justice attorneys sanctioned by a federal judge on Wednesday for his handling of the trust fund case is a personal friend of President Bush, The Washington Post reports....


The federal judge overseeing the Indian trust fund case on Wednesday ordered acting special trustee Donna Erwin to submit to another round of questioning....


The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday approved a measure to allow Eskimo whalers in Alaska to claim tax exemptions on whale hunts....